Friday, July 22, 2016

Mixed Media Hop with Tando Creative

Today is the final day of our hop with Tando Creative. Oh my has it been filled with great projects and I have so many ideas to do more with these fantastic new chipboard products.

There are PRIZES... three of them with Stampendous and Tando Creative goodies. Just stop by the Stampendous blog for more details, but just comment and check back on the company blog where they will announce the winners.

The hop today is BIG so if you are just getting started here you'll want to stop by on the Stampendous blog to get started. Now if you've been hopping with us you probably came from Dana's blog and after my blog you'll hop on over to Gez's blog.

And now here is my project in picture!

All these great images came from ONE Festive Background stamp!

R272 Festive Background 

Just take a look at all of them by themselves, they stand great on their own don't they.

If you are curious about my supplies and how I put this together keep reading...


Festive Background Rubber Stamp (R272)
Dream Text Stamp (RS-R105)
Spoonful of Snow Embossing Powder and Elements (EJS02)
Dreamweaver Regular Paste 4 Oz (DWDEP)
Build A Wreath Die Set (DCP1007)
Memento™ Tuxedo Black by Tsukineko® (MEM01)

Tando Creative:
Mini House Printer Tray 174mm x 114mm (MPTHOUSE)

Cream Cardstock
My Colors™ Green and Red cardstock by My Mind's Eye®
Ganache StazOn ink by Tsukineko®
MEDIA® Fluid Acrylics by DecoArt (Titanium White, Primary Cyan, Phthalo Green-Blue, Primary Yellow, Yellow Oxide, Raw Sienna)
White Media™ Gesso by DecoArt
Colored Pencils by Prismacolor (Lemon Yellow PC915, Sand PC940, Goldenrod PC1035, Orange PC918, Pumpkin Orange PC1032, Carmine Red PC926, Crimson Red PC924, Black Raspberry PC1095, Limepeel PC1005, Moss Green PC1097, Apple Green PC912, Grey Light Green PC289, Colbalt Blue Hue PC133, Indanthrone Blue PC208, Mediterranean Blue PC1022, Muted Turquoise PC1086, Slate Grey PC936, Light Umber PC941, Chestnut PC1081, Gingerroot PC1084, 30% French Grey PC1070, 70% Cool Grey PC1065)
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Various Thick and Thin White Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Paintbrushes (Round #8, 1/2" flat brush)
Plastic Palette
Scissors or craft knife


To assemble the Mini House Printer Tray:

  1. Glue the three tray divider pieces together and set aside to dry.
  2. Gesso the solid house chipboard and the two stand pieces, then the divider tray after it has dried.
  3. Paint the solid house piece and the divider tray piece with 1:1 Iron Oxide and Titanium White)
  4. Paint the stand pieces with a mix similar in proportion to 1:4:3:5 of Phthalo Green-Blue, Primary Yellow, Raw Sienna and Titanium White.
  5. Stamp Dream Text with Ganache StazOn ink onto solid house and front of tray divider.
  6. Glue divider tray onto solid house chipboard.
  7. Using the handle end of paintbrush, dab Dreamweaver Regular Paste onto corners of dividers.
  8. Sprinkle Spoonful of Snow over wet paste, tap off and carefully heat emboss to add puffiness and hold embossing and elements onto paste.
  9. Die cut three bows and two pine branches from color cardstock.
  10. Trim bow pieces to layer as decoupage and glue together with foam squares.
  11. Repeat Regular Paste and Spoonful of Snow steps on tips of pine branch.
  12. Glue to top of printer tray.
  13. Stamp Festive Background with Memento black ink and color specific elements with colored pencils.
  14. Trim out colored images and begin adhering them using glue or foam squares to adhere into place.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Stampendous and Tando Collaboration

Hello, happy Monday and welcome to the first day of a great blog hop this week with Stampendous and Tando Creative!

The Stampendous design team received tons of fabulous chipboard pieces to use in the July catalog AND for this week's blog hop so we have lots of great new product to share with you!

There are hop prizes! You can get all the great information about the prizes for this hop on the Stampendous blog today, but the short information on it is all you have to do is comment and tell us where you live, the more you comment the more entries you are submitting!

My project today is a sweet little Mini Theatre Stage Tall 1 chipboard product with a whole bunch of Pink Your Life stamps and Deco Art Media Fluid paint.

I absolutely love the combination of the sweet chipboard stage and the Pink Your Life images. I hope you might find parts of this piece interesting, so here are a few highlights.

I used 3D Foam Squares to pop out the house sign and lower window, plus my Whisper Friend.

This Whisper Friend has about 4 layers of paint on her face, lol. I just couldn't seem to get the shadow colors right so I quit while I was somewhat ahead.

To add a bit of whimsy to the piece I partially hand stamped (no acrylic block) text onto a few layers.

Before I give you my instructions, here are today's hop list.

Kristine Reynolds
Wendy Price
Janelle Stollfus - you are here!
Alison Heikkila 


Whisper Friends Perfectly Clear Stamps Set (SSCP103)
Whisper Houses Perfectly Clear Stamps Set (SSCP105)
Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle (HANDLES)

Mini Theatre Stage Tall 1 by Tando Creative LTD
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Marker by Tsukineko®
MEDIA® Fluid Acrylics by DecoArt (Paynes Gray, Titanium White, Primary Cyan, Phthalo Green-Blue, Primary Yellow, Yellow Oxide, Quinacridone Gold, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Cadmium Red Hue, Primary Magenta)
White Media™ Gesso by DecoArt
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Paintbrushes (Script Liner #1, Liner #5, 1/2" flat brush)
Plastic Palette
Scissors or craft knife


  1. Plan your scene by tracing the inside and outside edges of the step chipboard pieces on white paper and stamping images where you would like the to be in your scene.
  2. On Mixed Media White Paper trace chipboard pieces as many times as you have for the inside chipboard pieces.
  3. Paint images with acrylic paints and mixes below (adjust light or dark with Titanium White or Payne's Gray unless otherwise indicated).
    • Sky - 1:2 clean drops Primary Blue to Titanium White.
    • Pink - 1:1 Cadmium Red Hue to Titanium White used on flowers, dress, house sign and heart. Add Quinacridone Gold and Payne's Gray in very small amounts to darken.
    • Lavender - 1:1 Primary Blue to Titanium White then add a smidgen of Primary Magenta.
    • Green base - 1:1:1 Phthalo Green-Blue to Primary Yellow and Raw Sienna.
    • Stones - 1:1 Payne's Gray and Titanium White, 1:1 Quinacridone Gold and White, 1:1:1 Titanium White, Raw Sienna (then add a smidgen of Cadmium Red Hue, Payne's Gray watered down just a bit
    • Yellow - 1:1 Yellow Oxide and Titanium White. Darken with Raw Sienna.
    • White Hat - 1:1 Payne's Gray and Titanium White with a smidgen of Primary Blue.
    • Skin - 1:1 Quinacridone Gold and Titanium White plus a smidgen of Cadmium Red Hue.
  4. Cut out pieces keeping the traced chipboard edges for alignment. They can be trimmed away before gluing together. Use a black marker to hide the white edges of cut paper.
  5. Gesso the front and back chipboard pieces of the stage and paint with 1:1 Raw Umber and Titanium White.
  6. Stamp bubbles on front by sponging Raw Umber onto stamp and carefully pressing onto paint front and back chipboard pieces.
  7. Sandwich painted pieces with stage chipboard.
  8. Work from the back forward gluing painted pieces to stage frames.
  9. Glue painted flowers on top of theater stage.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Not Calling Favorites and the July Stampendous Release

It's the big 2016 Holiday Catalog release at Stampendous! Yay! I'm excited about so many of the products and given a special Narnia wardrobe to allow time to stand still, I would sit in my studio and design with almost every new product. There are just too many to call a single one a favorite... but I can call favorites on the samples I made so today I'm sharing one of them.

Here are some other designers sharing their favorites today as well as the Stampendous post for Stencil Thursday, it's a plethora of release information!

1. Stampendous Blog 4. Alison Heikkila
2. Kristine Reynolds5. Laura Drahozal
3. Louise Healy

And here's how I made my card!


SSC1068 Christmas Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
FMS4044 Holly Scroll Stencil
DCP1007 Build A Wreath Die Set
DP020 Detail Clear Embossing Powder
DWDEPT Dreamweaver Translucent Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSH46 Large Acrylic Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Handle
EPA50 HT400 Embossing Heat Tool

My Colors™ Mint Julep cardstock by My Mind's Eye®
Colorbox® Pigment Ink by Clearsnap® (Scarlet, Cranberry, Chianti, Lemon Grass, Moss Green, Green, Espresso)
Red Organdy ribbon by Creative Impressions®
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Glue Dots®
Micro Glue Dots®
Sponges or daubers
Removeable tape
Anti-static remover


  1. Fold half of a Mint Julep cardstock in half for a finished 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base.
  2. Sponge lighter reds and greens onto 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch white cardstock. Let dry.
  3. Sponge reds on 2 x 4 1/2 inches white cardstock.
  4. Use anti-static remover before stamping Christmas Wishes sentiment with Espresso ink.
  5. Sprinkle sentiment with clear embossing powder, tap off the excess and heat set.
  6. Trim edges into pennant tails.
  7. Tape down larger sponged paper onto flat surface and then tape Holly Scroll Stencil down.
  8. Apply translucent paste along one side of the stencil with palette knife.
  9. Change to the paste spreader and on a 30 degree angle drag along paste evenly over the stencil.
  10. Promptly remove stencil and place into warm soapy water with palette knife and spreader. Rinse and dry.
  11. Let paste dry on paper and then sponge darker reds and greens over stenciled paper ending with various spots in brown ink.
  12. Dampen a paper towel of cloth and gently remove ink from translucent embossing.
  13. Trim down embossed paper to fit on card base and tie a bow around the bottom with red organza ribbon. Glue to card base.
  14. Cut three holly leaves from Build A Wreath on Mint Julep cardstock. Cut berries from leftover sponged paper or red paper. Bend leaves at scored veins on leaves.
  15. Use 3D glue dots to adhere sentiment strip.
  16. Glue holly leaves and berries down as shown with Zip-Dry glue.

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Friday, July 8, 2016

Introducing Pink Your Life

Today is the last day of sneak peeks for this new fantastic line of stamps from Stampendous. All the images are just begging to be colored... why hasn't the president mandated more hours in a day! lol

These designs are created by Nicoletta Zanella for Pink Your Life, a company based in Italy and is the newest distributor of all things Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils. If you ask me I think it's a win-win!

These stamps are not quite yet available so you'll want to check back on the Stampendous blog for the release.... I hear from Laura Weed at Stampendous that there will be prizes after they release! Here is the master hop list for today, enjoy!

1. Stampendous Blog 5. Jamie Martin
2. Wendy Price 6. Kristine Reynolds
3. Pam Bray 7. Alison Heikkila
4. Janelle Stollfus

So now that we are all through that here is my sample I made for the July 2016 Catalog.


SSCP102 Mushrooms Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
SSC1231 Holiday Expressions Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
PK03 Gemstone Embossing Kit
EP111 Midnight Black Opaque Embossing Powder
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
STF082 Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
SSH46 Large Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle
EPA50 HT400 Embossing Heat Tool

My Colors cardstock in Mandarin, Goldenrod by My Mind's Eye®
Media® Fluid Acrylics Paint by DecoArt® (Titanium White, Raw Sienna, Primary Yellow, Phthalo Green-Blue, Cadmium Red Hue)
Media® White Gesso by DecoArt®
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Book page
Deli wax paper
Catalyst Blade by Princeton® or old plastic gift card
Anti-Static Remover 


  1. Fold half of a letter size cardstock to create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch card base from Goldenrod cardstock.
  2. Spread white gesso over book page with catalyst blade or plastic card. Let dry.
  3. Mix various shades of green with Titanium White, Raw Sienna, Primary Yellow and Phthalo Green-Blue from light to dark and paint from center of book page to outside of page. Dry.
  4. Trim to 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  5. Stamp flowers, grass blades onto bottom of painted book page with Versafine black ink and dry with heat tool. 
  6. Paint blades of grass with greens. Paint flowers with various shade of orange and reds using Cadmium Red Hue, Titanium White and Primary Yellow.
  7. Spread white gesso onto deli paper with catalyst blade and let dry or rapid dry with heat tool.
  8. Stamp large mushroom and small mushroom onto deli paper and dry with heat tool.
  9. Paint with Cadmium Red Hue, Titanium White, Raw Sienna and Primary Yellow.
  10. Trim and glue onto book page.
  11. Rub anti-static remover over area that sentiment will be stamped.
  12. Stamp sentiment from Holiday Expressions onto book page and sprinkle with Midnight Black embossing powder and heat set.
  13. Sprinkle Jade embossing powder from Gemstone Embossing Kit around bottom edge and heat set from the back side of the paper. Repeat on the top corner as well.
  14. Trim Mandarin cardstock to 4 x 5 1/4 inches and glue to card base.
  15. Position Mandarin cardstock onto card base at an angle and then place book page on top to align with the edges of the card base.
  16. Carefully glue layers together.

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