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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Exciting new Stamps from Stampendous October Catalog


Only a few days left of our release week reveals. I know you've seen some wonderful samples from the days so far. It's a fantastic release of ephemera style stamps and those coloring qualified Kiddos. I have two stylish cards today that have a lot of bling in a clean and simple style. Here we go!

Some of the joys of  artistic stamps is bringing character to life of the image. This is Sir Toad. He's quite the gent and I think just perfect for an all-occasion card or those masculine cards we all have so much trouble putting together. I coupled his muted toad tones with the Stampendous Color Fragments for texture and it all gets nicely tied together with the embossed Leaf Sprig stamp.

Here is the enabler list for Sir Toad card.

Sir Toad Stamp
Leaf Sprig Stamp
Fresh Green Color Fragments
Ochre Color Fragments
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
Aged Green Embossing Enamel
Pirate's Gold Embossing Enamel
Aged Gold Embossing Enamel
May Arts Ribbon
Beacon Zip-Dry Glue
Kraft card stock
Treasured Sage card stock
Copic Markers

Here's another card with focus to embossing. I loved the bold sketch lines of Running Horse and wanted to enhance them by embossing with Midnight Black powder. I wanted to show the racing motion so I went to being inspired by Fran's signature Encrusted Jewel technique. She has a few sample cards that I fell in love with using only embossing as a frame! It was perfect for a rustic card like this one.

Here's the enabler's list for this card.
Running Horse Stamp
Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
Aged Copper Embossing Powder
Chunky Black Embossing Powder
Chiffon Color Fragments
May Arts Burlap Ribbon

To make the embossed border, lightly mark with pencil a desired border. Dab onto the edges with the stamp pad and then pour the embossing powder around the edges. Brush off any areas that might have been covered with the border powder. Check often as some of the chunky essentials like Color Fragments may move across the paper as you emboss and get stuck in the horses mane. :) I know what I'm talking about. Whenever the Encrusted Jewelry Technique is mentioned we always mean to heat from the back side of the paper, but even then sometimes the air can vibrate the paper enough to move some Essentials around on the paper. That's just part of the art in the technique.

For more fantastic samples hop over to these Designer blogs.

Thanks for staying through my post this long and if you want to see more delicious stamps and Essentials you can flip through the October catalog by clicking on the cover below. You can also print or download a pdf of it to your computer for future reference.

Stampendous October 2012 Catalog

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  1. Both cards are amazing Janelle!!! I'm in still totally smitten with the toads. hehe. I hope you have a great day!

  2. Love Mr. Toad! Haven't inked mine up yet but may start by casing this card!

  3. Gorgeous! I am loving how you totally transformed the backgrounds/bases with embossing, especially on the first one, really makes the main image shine!

  4. Love, love, love your frog card! Great colouring job! :)

  5. WOW!! I LOVE both of your BEAUTIFUL creations!! Such FUN designs!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  6. I love how you add textures to your project. the horse galloping is stunning and the frog card is fabulous. thanks for the inspirations.

  7. I like the backgrounds you created for both cards.

  8. What cool cards and techniques! I love that embossed border around the horse. Well done!

  9. Great cards, Sweetie! Must admit I'm partial to Mr. Toad, he's just such a gentleman! Love the embossed frame around the horse, too! Way cool!

  10. Love Sir Toad! Both cards have a touch of the magical...

  11. Awwww, very nice! Great job!


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