Monday, January 22, 2018

Roll A Texture Cube for Quick Designs


Ever thought you might need a pattern paper or design custom as a maker? Stampendous has released new Texture Cubes, Ornate and Quest, and they are a mixed media friend! Yes, two more cubes join the Cube Club with Foliate Cube, Marble Cube, and Tiled Cube. Click to see them all here.


While I wouldn't attempt rolling the Texture Cube to stamp, I'd roll it around in my hands to see which one I was going to use next. I love both of the new ones, but I decided for my project I'd use the Quest Cube.

 I made a real quick background, but I can think of using them for some pretty unique impressions in embossing powder or use with paint and monoprints. It's just the right size for my small hands to go quickly back and forth from ink to paper. Check out the supplies and instructions below for more information.

Here's the Texture Cube hop. Stop by today's blogs and come back later in the week for more inspiration!
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Wednesday

Friday

Here's how I made my Happy Birthday card.

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Stampendous:
  • Funky Alphabet Perfectly Clear Set (AZ, STM)
  • Quest Texture Cube (AZ, STM)
  • Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Dot Sparklers Class A Peel Stickers (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Acrylic Stamp Handles (AZ, STM)
Plus:
  • My Colors by My Mind's Eye
  • Distress Oxide Ink Pads (Amazon Links) - Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves
  • ZipDry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • 3D Foam Adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L (AZ)
  • Ribbon by Creative Impressions
  • MISTI Tool by My Pretty Petunia (AZ, EH, SP)
  • Paintbrush (AZ)
Instructions:
  1. Stamp Quest Texture Cube with two colored inks and add the third from a palette and water loaded paintbrush.
  2. Tie ribbon around Quest stamped panel and glue onto 4 x 5-1/4 inch colored cardstock
  3. Die cut floral border from colored cardstock and glue across the bottom edge of the stamped panel. Add Dot Sparkler stickers to flower centers and on the top left of the panel.
  4. Stamp sentiment with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper, adhere with foam adhesive to card base next to ribbon.
  5. Glue to folded 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch color cardstock base.
I'm a maker who receives goodies for design team work, but I wouldn't do it if I didn't already like the products I receive, so comments I make are what I mean and not just because I received them to make my project. To see a list of these companies just scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Valentine Containers Tutorial


Happy Saturday everyone! I'm over on the Technique Junkies Blog again this time with a tutorial for these easy and fun Valentine containers using the Love You More Stamp Set.

If you do some shopping at Technique Junkies get a 10% discount on all regular priced items with code TJ10Janelle at checkout!


Wondering why I said I'm posting again on the TJ blog? I forgot to mention here on my blog that I did another tutorial at the beginning of the year with this cute image called The Kiss. Stop by this post to see the tutorial on how I colored these furry friends!


Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Such A Drizzling Challenge


Happy Friday all! Today I've got a mixed media card just to say hello! It's more than just a card it's a challenge day card!


I'm hosting the Mix-Ability forum starting today, and I decided I'd let the weather get the better of me. It's drizzling rain in our part of the world instead of snowing so we will drizzle something onto a background for the challenge!


For my card, I did two drizzles! I made a stencil with hot glue drizzled onto a craft mat and then sprayed my stamped background paper with instant coffee. The second drizzle was a silver glue stick drizzled as a border on the card background.


I hope you'll come and join us in the Mix-Ability forum at Splitcoaststampers!

One more thing before we move on to supplies and instructions. All this week there are Stampendous projects using the new 6 x 6 stamps. Check out the posts here, here and here.

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate, and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Stampendous:

  • Cling Mixed Mesh (AZ, STM)
  • 6 x 6 Clear Stamp Handle (AZ, STM)
  • Big Brush Hello (AZ, STM)
  • Stardust Embossing Powder (STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZ, STM)
  • Splatter/Spray Top Bottle (AZSTM)

Plus:

  • Poppy Red, Teal and Kraft cardstock
  • Distress Ink Spray Stains (Amazon Links) - Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon
  • Memento London Fog Ink Pad (AZ)
  • A Fine Line Glue by Adhesive Tech (AZ)
  • Metallic Silver Glue Sticks by Surebonder (AZ)
  • Instant Coffee (AZ)
  • Hot Glue Gun (AZ)

Instructions:

  1. Stamp Mixed Mesh onto Mixed Media White Paper with various Distress Inks.
  2. Create a drizzle stencil with clear glue sticks and hot glue gun onto nonstick craft mat. Let cool and peel off and set on top of the stamped background.
  3. Mix water with instant coffee in Splatter-Spray Top Bottle and spray over drizzle stencil. 
  4. Dry with the heat tool, trim to 3-3/4 x 5-inch size and layer onto color cardstock that is 1/8-inch larger than the size above it.
  5. Plug in glue gun with silver glue sticks and set aside.
  6. Stamp Big Brush Hello with London Fog onto the card base and quickly cover with Stardust Embossing Powder. Tap off excess into the container and finish setting it with a heat tool.
  7. Drizzle silver glue around the edge of Mixed Mesh stamped layer.
  8. Glue onto folded 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inch kraft card base. 

It's what I do! I'm a maker who receives goodies for design team work, but I wouldn't do it if I didn't already like the products I receive, so comments I make are what I mean and not just because I received them to make my project. To see a list of these companies just scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.


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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Loads of New Designs in Six Square Inches


Let's make time for some clock collage and script-like brush alphabets today! The folks at Stampendous sent me some pretty awesome stamps that are NEW for the January release called 6 x 6 stamps. 

They are perfect for quick cards or larger projects and you can see them now online or at the Creativation Show in just a few days within the Stampendous booth #2221! Stop by and say hi to them if you are there!


While I am mostly a card maker I can see using this 6 x 6 stamps for fabric bags, art journaling and sooooo much more! Have you seen my other 6 x 6 creations? Stop by my posts with Fresh Peony Blossom Scroll card and Sunny Sketch calendar for more ideas!

All this week there are Stampendous projects using the new 6 x 6 stamps. Check out the posts herehere and here. There just might be prizes up for grabs!

For today's project here's what I used and how it was made!


Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Stampendous:
  • 6 x 6 Clock Collage (AZ, STM)
  • 6 x 6 Clear Stamp Handle (AZ, STM)
  • Brush Alphabet Caps (AZ, STM)
  • Brush Alphabet Lower (AZ, STM)
  • Pirate Gold Embossing Powder (AZ, STM)
  • Versamark Watermark Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Versamark Watermark Pen by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Small Stamp Handle (AZ, STM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZ, STM)
Plus:
Instructions:
  1. Stamp Clock Collage with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color with Gelatos.
  2. Trim to 4 x 5-1/4 inches.
  3. Brush with static remover and stamp letters across the bottom of clock collage with Versamark ink and emboss with Pirate Gold.
  4. Add Pirate Gold embossing using Versamark Watermark Pen.
  5. Tie with ribbon and glue onto folded 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card base.

This blog post contains goodies I received for free from some of my favorite crafting companies. I blog about things I love to make and the comments I use are honest and my opinion.

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