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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Art Anthology, Stampendous and Santa

This week the Stampendous team is hopping with Art Anthology and we are so very excited to mix our goodies together on a few projects and share the results! Check back on the Stampendous blog for new blog links to follow.

Today's hop, you would have just come from Asia's blog to mine and then you'll jump on over to Amy's blog.

We’ll be giving away three terrific prize packages this week consisting of aStampendous Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate, a $20 Stampendous Reward Card to spend on our website, an Art Anthology Stencil, and one each Dimensional Crystal,Colorations Spray, and Dimensional Paint from Art Anthology (colors are random). Wow!! Now that’s something to slip under the tree for yourself! (PLUS – a little reindeer told us that Art Anthology will be giving away EVEN MORE paints and goodies over on their blog!!)

To be eligible to win, just comment on each blog post and each day of the collaboration with Art Anthology. Just so you are not confused we are hopping with Core'dinations today as well, so if you want to see the projects from that hop you can stop by here.

Oh my, this Dear Santa stamp is so fun to use, that I'm sick about it being so far into the season and I'm just now using it! LOL I know you can see it just as clear as I can. That Santa suit is popping off the page and then I'll tell you it's all paint and oil pastels, yep. Here's the supply list and a shortened version of my instructions to make this sweet Dear Santa card.

From Stampendous:
Jumbo Cling Dear Santa Stamp Set
Holiday Words Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
White Chunky Embossing Enamel
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Creative Palette Monoprinting Plate

Big Dip O'ruby Sorbet Dimensional Paint by Art Anthology®
Linen Sorbet Dimensional Paint by Art Anthology®
Plush Colorations Spray by Art Anthology®
Champagne Dimensional Paint by Art Anthology®
Gesso by Art Anthology®
White Cardstock by Core'dinations
Red Silk Cardstock by Core'dinations
Recycled Kraft Card by Darice®
Colored Pencils by Prismacolor®
Water-soluble oil pastels by Binney-Smith®
Acrylic Paints on the monoprint paper by DecoArt®
Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Medical tape
Odorless Mineral Spirits
0-1 liner paint brush
Heating Tool

  1. Cut monoprint paper down to size needed for card, around an A2 sized card.
  2. Use template from Dear Santa Stamp Set and apply gesso only to the inside of the template (shape of Santa).
  3. Stamp Dear Santa using a stamp positioning tool if desired, onto the dried gesso area.
  4. Use colored pencils and some odorless mineral spirits to blend a light layer of color on all areas of the image.
  5. Paint Big Dip O'ruby Sorbet paint onto Santa suit. Add Linen to white fur of suit. Let Dry.
  6. Stamp words around the edges of the kraft card base and set aside.
  7. Once the Sorbet is dry, cover Santa with mask from Dear Santa Stamp Set and spray Plush Colorations around image. Some paints will resist the spray, so carefully use a paper towel to soak up the puddles of color.
  8. Color dark oil pastel around image and rub in with finger or paper stump.
  9. Sprinkle Chunky White Enamel around edges and heat from the backside of the cardstock.
  10. Paint or color green slashes on the right and left sides of Santa.
  11. Cut a corner from red cardstock and adhere behind painted image then glue onto card base.
  12. Rub a bit of red acrylic paint onto a strip of medical paper tape. Stamp word collage from Dear Santa Set and when dry adhere to the bottom of Santa iamge. Angle it slightly if you like.
  13. Cut a thin strip of red Silk paper and glue onto paper tape.
  14. Stamp presents image from Holiday Words in black ink. Color present with green acylric paint, smudge a little oil pastel at the baswe and spray with Plush before trimming closely around image.
  15. Glue three sets of presents onto card base.

I'm sure there is a step I missed somewhere but I have covered the most important steps. Enjoy creating with this stamp

Stampendous Blog

Asia King

Janelle Stollfus

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Art Anthology Blog

Stamps: Jumbo Cling Dear SantaHoliday Words (Stampendous)
Paper: White cardstock, Kraft cardstock (Core'dinations/Darice)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), paints (Art Anthology), colored pencils (Prismacolor), water-soluble oil pastels (Binney-Smith)
Accessories: White Chunky Embossing EnamelCreative Palette Monoprinting Plate (Stampendous), Acrylic Paints on the monoprint paper (DecoArt), Zip-Dry™ Paper Glue (Beacon Adhesives), Medical tape, Odorless Mineral Spirits, 0-1 liner paint brush, Scissors, Heating Tool

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  1. I am loving the backgrounds on these cards...so much creativity!!!

  2. Your Santa card looks absolutely amazing Janelle. Love your colouring!

  3. Wow! Loving those bold, vibrant colors!

  4. All I can say about this is OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I am squirming in my seat, wanting to get up and do a Happy Dance! This is just fantastic!! LOVELOVELOVE it!!! TFS!

  5. marylouh

    this is so pretty. I love Santa and his list. Popping him off the page is a great idea. Really makes him stand out.
    thanks for sharing.

  6. Great card. Love the background.

  7. Wonderful stamping & painting on this Santa card. Has a wonderful artsy look.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. I love how you have done the Santa suit! The colors are so brilliant.

  9. Reca not believe you painted that! Fabulous job!

    1. Thank you, Kristine! I used paint, but I also used colored pencils and oil pastels. It's really a mixed media piece. :)

  10. What a wonderfully festive Santa card. I love how you fluffed him up. The fat Santa stamp is a must have!

  11. this is so cute!! Thanks for sharing

  12. Wonderful card!! That Santa is fantastic!! Love all the richness of your techniques.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    GIVEAWAY at www.HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

  13. The background is amazing, the colors that you use are awesome!

  14. This card is awesome and looks so fun to make! I love the background as it really sets off the Santa image. Great job!

  15. very cute, love the green in the background!!

  16. I'm hopeful that the cold winter allows for playing with this wonderful product. Great backgrounds. Of course we all love Santa.

  17. Great work! Thank you so much for sharing! It's just gorgeous!

  18. Never used red silk paper and I'm going to need to find some now :D you sure made a gorgeous card! thanks, con

  19. what a beautiful mixed media piece!!

  20. Great card! Love the purple and green in the background and how well it goes with the Santa! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  21. Beautiful card - love the Santa.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  22. FABULOUS card!!!
    LOVE your BIG RED Santa, LOVE your background too, it is MAGICAL!!!

  23. Beautiful bright and cheery Christmas card...
    Love it

  24. Fabulous background.
    Sue in Ohio


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