Friday, March 24, 2017

On the Road with Stampendous + MISTI Tool Alert

Hey folks, my week just flew by and I wanted to share some really fun cards I made from the Stampendous catalog.

I'm not sure if you know it, but I love trees. Love to draw them, but I love to color them even more so when the January catalog products were released to the design team I kind of had to squeal.

Where I grew up we had a birch tree in our front yard and try as I might I never climbed it, but I do remember getting close to the trunk and inspecting it. The white bark speckled with black rough patches was fascinating! That tree was one of the reasons I love sketching out trees.

Anyway, you can see my colored Birch Forest card (above) as a project page on the Stampendous website with a supply list and instructions, plus links to the Stampendous products I used.

I have a second card today that I made this week because I really wanted to try out stamping a background with my MISTI!!!!! Here's the card that I made.

I used Cling Camping Words Stamp with the MISTI with a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers.

Cling Camping Words Stamp

Here is the Splitcoaststampers forum where I've been stalking and watching all the videos to learn how to get more out of my MISTI. This video by Lydia Fiedler is what helped me create my card for today.

PLUS! The instructions and supply list for this card are on the Stampendous site here. I feel a sorry not adding it all here for you, but it is Friday before spring break for me and I want to squeeze in some more crafting time before my kids are home!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Mixed Media Fun with Stampendous and DecoArt

Happy Friday everyone! Today is our last day of the hop so you Stampendous fans know what that means... giant finale hop list!

If you are just popping in today, this hop started on the Stampendous blog and you may want to pop on over there for details about the hop and that there are PRIZES!!! 

And here is the hop list for today:

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!!!

Now for my project today!

This idea was brought to my attention by a tutorial last week on Splitcoaststampers and I just had to try it out! I created a folding 5-1/2 square inch diptych. When it's open it is 5-1/2 x 11 inches plus the binding tape.

 And here's the inside.

Here's how I made it!

Supplies:  (Note: I have Amazon Affiliate Links for most products below linked as AZ, but also provide company website links where available.)

  • Unexplained (AZSTM)
  • Cling Pretty Poppies (AZSTM)
  • Pretty Poppies Die Set (AZSTM)
  • Script Lines (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Creative Palette Rectangle (AZ)
  • Dreamweaver Palette Knife (AZSTM)
  • Stampendous Acrylic Stamp Handles (AZSTM)
  • Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
  • Matboard: two 5-1/2 inches square
  • Medical Tape
  • Various Paintbrushes
  • Bubble Wrap


  1. Mix Media Green Gold paint with Media Modeling Paste and roll it onto Mixed Media White Paper. 
  2. With a paintbrush and Yellow Green Light Paint, create swirls and letter x's randomly around the page.
  3. Stamp the numbers from the Unxeplained Stamp Set with mixed paint of Sap Green and Titanium White.
  4. Stamp randomly with bubble wrap using Media Blue Green Light paint as ink. Let dry, then cut to 4-3/4 inches.
  5. Color another Mixed Media Page with a mop brush and very diluted Pyrole Red and Vermilion. 
  6. Let the paper dry completely, then stamp the Poppies (4) with Versafine Black Onyx and let dry completely.
  7. Ink up Script Lines with Quinacridone Magenta using a dry brush or sponge and stamp in various places on the petals.
  8. Cut out flowers using the matching die set, set aside.
  9. Repeat handmade paper but with Quinacridone Violet and Dioxane Purple. Let dry.
  10. Paint the flower centers starting around the outside with Dioxane Purple and then a mix 1.5:1:1 of Purple, Cerulean Blue, and Titanium White. When dry add the green dashes with a mix of Green Gold and Titanium White.
  11. Stamp Have Faith phrase onto homemade paper and trim out.
  12. Paint Green Gold around edges, front and back, of matboard.
  13. Create your own washi tape with medical tape and green Media paints by smudging two greens with finger, and then stamp Poppies Leaf image onto the tape.
  14. Adhere the two matboards pieces together with a small gap between boards.
  15. Glue down Green Gold backgrounds to the inside of the panel board.
  16. Sprinkly diluted Titanium White around both pages and let dry. Repeat with Carbon Black paint.
  17. Paint around edges of the homemade paper with white paint and then again with Liner brush and Carbon Black paint. 
  18. Glue down three flowers in opposite corners of open canvas panel, then add purple paper and cut phrase.
  19. Trace around phrases with black paint and Liner brush.
  20. Repeat appropriate steps for the background on the front of the canvas adding another phrase from the Unexplained Stamp Set.

That's it, I think! If you have any questions just add them in a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Handle with Care and a Blog Hop!

Hey there everyone! I'm so excited to have you here today for day one of an enormously fun week of mixed media with Stampendous and DecoArt. 

The short details? Both design teams are going to be hopping with projects using new products from both companies that I have no doubt will get you excited to create projects of your own. Comment on participating blog posts for an entry to one of three HUGE prize packages.

Here is the hop list for Monday. Start at the beginning for all the hop details and prize information, then keep hopping for tons of inspiration today!

Janelle Stollfus - you are here!
Now for my project!

I created this to look like a rusted brush metal box with a special chain clasp opening and it was really a big learning experience for me. A great learning experience for me.

I'm so glad I took the time to watch videos with Andy Skinner that can be found at Stampendous and DecoArt YouTube channels plus various videos of Andy demonstrating these products, like on the HochandaTV Shopping channel. He always shares new techniques with the stamps and paints! Unfortunately, they are available only for a limited time and then gone, sorry I don't have any links for you.

Supplies: (Note: I have Amazon Affiliate Links for most products below linked as AZ, but also provide company website links where available.)

ASCRS07 Handle With Care (AZ, STM)
Vintage Blue Embossing Enamel (STM)
Aged Green Embossing Enamel (AZ, STM)
Sterling Silver Embossing Enamel (AZ, STM)
Clear Embossing Enamel (AZ, STM)
Seasonings Embossing Enamel (AZ, STM)
STF082 Versafine Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM)
VM01 Versamark Watermark Ink by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM)
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
SSH57 Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle (AZ, STM)
EPA50 Heat Embossing Tool (AZ, STM)

Chipboard (AZ)
Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Box, Square (AZ, Sizzix)
Tando Creative Arches - Straight Edged Small (Tando)
DecoArt Media® Fluid Acrylic Paints - Carbon Black, Silver, Quinacridone GoldDioxazine Purple, Diarylide Yellow, Titanium White (AZ links on paint color, DecoArt)
DecoArt Media® Antiquing Cream by DecoArt® - Patina Green (AZ, DecoArt)
DecoArt Media® Misters - Carbon Black, Shimmer White (AZ, DecoArt)
DecoArt Media® Liquid Glass (AZ, DecoArt)
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
Wide Lace
Antique Copper Metal Bead Chain and Connector, Brad and Metal Loop by Creative Impressions (company website)
Wood Disks or Beads (4)
Hole Punch
Paintbrushes (AZ)

  1. Make a box that opens using matboard and box die or use a found box.
  2. Use hole punch to make enough circles from thin chipboard to use as nails on wood disks or large beads (8 per disk were used shown above) and glue onto disks.
  3. Paint the following pieces with black then silver paint when dry; box, small arch frame chipboard, sheet of chipboard and the four wood disks or beads.
  4. Paint Quinacridone Gold around corners of box, arch frame and on wood disks where rusting may occur naturally. When dry paint a few spots with Patina Green Antiquing Cream.
  5. Ink dripped heart stamp from Handle With Care with Versafine Onyx Black ink onto front and sides of the box. Emboss with Clear Embossing Powder.
  6. Repeat step 5 with eye stamp onto top of box lid.
  7. Ink barbed wire with watermark ink onto sides of box and emboss with Seasonings Embossing Enamel.
  8. Apply Liquid Glass at each corner on the front of the box, let stand for 15 minutes and while the surface is slightly tacky gently repeat painting step 2 and step 4 with small round brush.
  9. Paint center of arch from top to bottom with Titanium White, Diarylide Yellow and Doxazine Purple.
  10. Mist lace with Carbon Black and a few squirts of Shimmer White Misters, let dry, then glue to the back of the arch window. Leaving lace larger than arch snip with scissors for fringe.
  11. Glue arch window and center of arch together and glue onto box front.
  12. Hole punch in the center of the lid flap, add glue and adhere metal loop securing with metal brad. Add a pull to metal loop with the bead chain and connector.
  13. Ink Handle With Care stamp with Versafine black ink onto a painted chipboard that is cut for the size of the stamp, emboss with clear embossing powder. Repeat step 8 on the front of this embossed chipboard. Glue on box lid above embossed eye stamp.
  14. Make a mixture of embossing powders that resemble the color of patina green with Ice Blue Embossing Enamel, Aged Green Embossing Enamel and Sterling Silver Embossing Enamel.
  15. Stamp winged heart with watermark ink onto painted chipboard and heat set with patina green embossing mix. Cut out wings.
  16. Stamp winged heart again with Versafine Black Onyx ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and paint heart with a mix of Titanium White and Phthalo Blue Green. Stamp over painted area again with black onyx ink. Cut out heart.
  17. Add wings and heart to the center of the arch window on front of the box.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Super-packed Birthday Card Ideas!

Happy Friday everyone! It's good to finally be at the end of the week and a chance to share some birthday theme cards I made for the Stampendous catalog release in January. 
House-Mouse® Helium Ride
It seems time flies just as fast as the balloons on my featured House-Mouse card today because I thought I would have already shared some of these cards with you by now. Anyway, here they are, and since it's a post long in photos, I'll make my words puddle small. {wink}

Chunky Birthday
The Stampendous design team has been sharing a Superstar Birthday theme this week, and while I don't have any stars on my projects today they are all birthday! For more birthday inspiration, I hope you'll find some time to stop by my teammate's blog posts. I know you'll be glad you did.
Superstar Birthday Batik
Each caption is a link to a project page located on the Stampendous website that has a list of supplies and instructions on how to create one of your own. If you want a quick link to the Stampendous products I used here is a list (affiliate links used) otherwise the project page will also have links to them as well.

  • Helium Ride (AZ)
  • Chunky Birthday (AZ)
  • Dreamweaver Regular Paste 4 Oz (AZ)
  • Confetti Balloons Stencil (AZ)
  • Superstar Birthday (AZ)
  • Batik Stencil (AZ)
  • Fitted Frames A Die Cut Set (AZ)

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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