Monday, December 5, 2016

Winter Friend in Winterland


Hi, folks! It's Monday and around here the air is getting colder and I'm personally hoping for snow! While I wait I have a great little penguin to share with you today from the Stampendous set Winter Friends.


Isn't he the cutest ever! He has two other wintry friends, an owl and a snowman, that share cute hats and icons for a fun exchange of gifts!

This little card came together quickly with a handmade pattern paper using the free template included in the stamp set. It's snowflakes!!!!! If you want to know more information about the card just keep scrolling down the post, but I wanted to tell you that you can find more inspiration over on the Stampendous blog! Be sure to stop by there.

Supplies:
Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used for Amazon (AZ) at no cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.

Stampendous:

  • Winter Friends Cling Stamp Set (AZ, STM)
  • Winter Friends Die Cuts (AZ, STM)
  • Spoonful of Snow Embossing Plus Kit (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Large Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle (AZSTM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZSTM)

Plus:

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Pimento, Madras Blue, Ocean Side (company website)
  • Colorbox Ink Pads by Clearsnap® - Scarlet, Royal Blue, and Robin's Egg ( AZ links) (company website)
  • Sketch™ Markers by Copic® - B01, B60, B63, B66, BV20, C00, C1, C2, C4, C5, C7, C9, R14, R22, R24, R29, G0000, G000, YR24, V91
  • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ, EH)
  • Ribbon by May Arts (AZ, company website)
  • Corner Chompers by We R Memory Keepers - 3/8 and 1/2 inch corners
  • Sponge or dauber (AZ - cut into smaller pieces, EH)

Instructions:

  1. Glue down Madras Blue and Ocean Side paper onto white card base. Set aside.
  2. Tape the snowflake template onto Mixed Media White paper and sponge Robin's Egg ink through the entire template. Repeat with Royal Blue after repositioning template. Add Scarlet dots around to fill out pattern.
  3. Trim to size and round corners on one side.
  4. Sprinkle Spoonful of Snow along edges and rounded corners, then heat from the back.
  5. Cut a piece of Scarlet cardstock larger than pattern paper and round corners to match pattern paper.
  6. Stamp penguin, present and extra arms with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  7. Cut out colored images with matching dies, add the present with foam adhesive and the extra arms glued to the main image on each side.
  8. Glue penguin onto embossed layers.
  9. Tie a bow around top and glue down to card base.


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Friday, December 2, 2016

A Really Mice Blog Post with Stampendous


I'm back again this week with another House-Mouse project. As I was finishing this one up I noticed something that I think is rather funny. I chose two stamps this week that have sleeping mice in them.
It must be subliminal to what I believe the effect the holidays have on most of us. You know I'm 99 percent right.

Anyway, here is my card for today.


I used House-Mouse Hearth Nap and colored with Copic Markers, then added layers of fun cardstock by My Mind's Eye with a ribbon bow from Creative Impressions and some embellishments to complete the card.

I have an apology to make. I looked high and low for my list of markers that I used and haven't found it yet. If I come across it I will definitely add them to the post.

Supplies:
Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used for Amazon (AZ) at no cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.
Stampendous:

  • HMR72 House-Mouse® Hearth Nap Rubber Stamp (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Large Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle (AZSTM)


Plus:

  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Firecracker Red, Mint Julep, Grape Vine (company website)
  • Sketch™ Markers by Copic®
  • Mono Multi Liquid Glue by Tombow (AZEH)
  • Red/Green Gingham Ribbon by Creative Impressions (company website)
  • Scary Buttons by Buttons Galore and More (AZcompany website)
  • Red Berry Crystal Drops by Nuvo (AZ)
  • 3L Scrapbook Adhesives Permanent Dodz, Small, 1/4-Inch (AZ)


Instructions:
  1. Stamp Hearth Nap in black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  2. Trim and adhere onto Firecracker cardstock.
  3. Trim Mint Julep cardstock same size as Firecracker mat, and adhere to Grape Vine cardstock that is 1/4 inch smaller than card base (5-1/2 square inch folded card base).
  4. Tie a bow and adhere to card base.
  5. Apply buttons with glue Dodz.
  6. Add Red Berry enamel dots around stamped image. Let dry.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Stampendous and Creative Impressions


Happy Monday, crafters! I'm stopping in for a quick post to share with the Stampendous Design Team for a House-Mouse in merry preparations for the holidays!

My card today uses House-Mouse® Snow Cap Nap and some sparkly silver ribbon by Creative Impressions. Creative Impressions carries some pretty nice ribbon that the design team has been using for a few catalog releases. A shout out to them for sending us such a great array of ribbons. The background is made with a Dreamweaver Stencil called Bricks which is going to be a lot of fun to use in future House-Mouse backgrounds.

Have fun on the rest of the hop with these other stops and we'll see you again later this week with more House-Mouse projects.

Janelle Stollfus - you're here!

Supplies:
Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used for Amazon (AZ) at no cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.

Stampendous:
  • HMCP55 House-Mouse® Cling Snow Cap Nap (AZ, STM)
  • SSC1231 Holiday Expressions PCS Set (AZ, STM)
  • DCP1007 Build A Wreath Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • DCP1005 Fitted Frames A Die Cut Set (AZ, STM)
  • DWLG610 Bricks Stencil (AZ, STM)
  • EP040 Stardust Embossing Powder (STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZSTM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZSTM)
  • Large Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle (AZSTM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZ, STM
Plus:
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye - Firecracker Red, Mint Julep, Parrot and Evergreen (company website)
  • Sketch™ Markers by Copic® - 0, BG11, BG18, BG34, BG39, BG49, BV31, BV34, E15, E18, E33, E35, E37, E44, E50, E51, E57, E59, E93, N2, N6, R22, R24, R35, R37, TG25, Y26, YG23, YG63, YG67, YR04, YR07, YR18
  • 3M Scotch 2090 Blue Painters Tape: 1-inch (AZ, Blick)
  • Mono Multi Liquid Glue by Tombow (AZ, EH)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ, EH)
  • Silver Ribbon by Creative Impressions (company website)
  • Perfect Paper Crafting Color Spritzer Airbrush Tool (AZ, company website)
Instructions:
  1. Fold a Parrot colored cardstock in half for a 5-1/2 x 4-1/4 inch card base. Set aside.
  2. Stamp Snow Cap Nap with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  3. Stamp again on copy paper and trim across the top of the bed and the hat, then tape down on colored image.
  4. Tape Bricks Stencil over masked image and use gray markers to airbrush onto top of colored image. Remove stencil and slide over to repeat. Add a scrap paper as a mask over the previous airbrushed bricks.
  5. Remove stencil, leaving the image mask in place airbrush cool gray over all the bricks.
  6. Remove masks and glue on Firecracker Red cardstock.
  7. Tie silver ribbon around bottom.
  8. Die cut needle die twice with Evergreen cardstock and glue underneath ribbon on each side of card.
  9. Die cut white cardstock and Mint Julep cardstock with fitted frames to size of sentiment desired.
  10. Stamp sentiment with black ink onto white die cut cardstock and adhere to colored cardstock.
  11. Adhere sentiment centered across ribbon with 3D foam adhesives.
  12. Sprinkle Stardust Embossing Powder around sides and top of image. Heat set from the back of card.
  13. Glue entire matted image onto card base.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Have a great Monday!

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dynamic Duos for Doodling or Watercoloring


Hello and a wonderful Wednesday to all! This week Stampendous is sharing all things stencils. They have some pretty amazing metal stencils and even more a new idea in stenciling with Stencil Duos.


I decided to challenge myself to go outside of the box with my Decorated Tree Stencil Duo Set and even include stencils from the other sets as well. I've very tickled about the outcome!

Let me show you what I made with a few step out photos.
  1. I cut a piece of watercolor paper the size needed and slightly smaller than the card base, for this project it was 4 x 5-1/4 inches, and taped it down around all edges. (not shown)
  1. Tape the open tree stencil down and with my Zig Art & Graphic Twin Markers made sweeps of Emerald Green and Light Green color. Not shown. Remove the stencil and watercolor with Pentel Aquash Water Pen. Let dry or use an Embossing Heat Tool for a quick dry.
  1.  Tape the patterned stencil over the tree and with markers brush different circles with color only in the bottom left side. Not shown, remove stencil and watercolor ornaments into a complete circle.
  1.  Repeat with a star at the top of the tree using Yellow and Light Brown.
  1.  Use parallel lines on the patterned stencil to make the tree trunk with Beige and Mid Brown markers.
  1.  Trace tree, star and trunk onto copy paper and trim out. Lay the pieces down over the watercolor elements.
  1.  Stencil Titanium White paint with a sponge or dauber around the tree using the patterned stencil from Snug Bird Duo and let dry.
  1. Apply Persian Blue marker ink onto a plastic palette (Tip: I use a laminated white copy paper) and spray with water to dilute, then use brush water pen to color over the white paint sky leaving an inch or so at the bottom unpainted for a snow drift. Let dry.
  1. Use the bumps and lines of the patterned stencil to trace a snow drift at the foot of the tree with Dawn Gray marker. Remove stencil and watercolor.

  1. Add it to a card base and send it off in the mail for the holidays.


Supplies:
Note: In this supply list affiliate links are used for Amazon (AZ) at no cost to you, though it means when you click the link and make a purchase I receive a few pennies as a commission. Stampendous (STM), Ellen Hutson (EH) and Blick Studio (Blick) links are also listed for non-affiliate shopping.

Stampendous:
  • FMSD107 Decorated Tree Stencil Duo (AZ, STM)
  • FMSD111 Snug Bird Stencil Duo (AZ, STM)

Plus:
  • 90 lb. Watercolor Paper (AZ, Blick)
  • My Colors Yellow Corn and Winter Lake Cardstock (company website links)
  • Zig Art & Graphic Twin Marker (AZ, Blick) - Yellow, Light Brown, Light Carmine, Carmine, Light Green, Emerald Green, Orange, Violet, Purple, Turquoise Green, Persian Blue, Beige, Mid Brown, Dawn Gray)
  • Decoart Media® Fluid Acrylic Paint - Titanium White (AZ)
  • Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Medium Fine  (AZEH)
  • Perfect Paper Crafting Mini Layers Tools (AZ)
Disclaimer: Stampendous supplies products for catalog promotional purposes, however I still choose the products I use for projects because I honestly like them.

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