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Friday, April 15, 2016

Stampendous and Graphic 45 Papers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Friday finale hop with the Stampendous team while we have been on an adventure Beneath The Sea.

Hop that you have enjoyed hanging out with us this week, we, the design team, had a great time with our goodies from Graphic 45, we love getting these kinds of products to play with for catalog time.

Before I jump into my project, know that this hop comes with prizes and all you really need to know is that you can comment on the blog posts that happened this week and you are automatically adding an entry for some fabulous Stampendous and Graphic 45 goodies. Details are on the Stampendous blog!

Here is my siren card for the hop today. I had a great time putting this together with all the stamps, dies and paper that are part of the three prize packages up for grabs (remember to look on the Stampendous blog for the details.)

While the instructions are all at the end of my post, here are a couple of close up shots of the card.

Here is the master hop list, enjoy and we'll see you next week (there is a new hop with prizes in store)

Stampendous Blog

Pam Bray

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Janelle Stollfus - you're here!

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin


CRS5088 Mermaids Friends Cling Rubber Stamp Set
DCS5088 Mermaids Die Set
CRS5089 Sailboats Cling Rubber Stamp Set
DCS5089 Sailboats Die Set
CRS5090 Seashells Cling Rubber Stamp Set
DCS5090 Seashells Die Set
SSC1246 Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
STF082 Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Stamp Handle

Voyage Beneath the Sea Paper by Graphic 45 Papers®
My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye
Black cardstock
Sketch™ markers by Copic® (B01, B32, BG01, BG05, BG13, BG45, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG75, BV20, BV23, E07, E40, E42, E50, E53, E81, G07, R01, V91, V93, Y21, Y26, Y28, YG13, YG17, YR15, YR18, YR27, YR31)
Mono Multi Liquid Glue by Tombow®
Ribbon by May Arts
Airbrush System (Optional)
Precision Stamping Tool


  1. Fold a 6 x 12 inch cardstock in half for a finished 6 square inch card base.
  2. Cut out with printer paper the mermaid, large shell and waves from the Mermaids and Sailboats Die Sets.
  3. Stamp mermaid in Memento black ink onto white mixed media paper. Use mask and stamp waves.
  4. Keep the mermaid mask on and add a mask on the waves before stamping large shell. 
  5. Take off masks and color.
  6. Position the sentiment onto colored image and use stamp positioner to stamp a good impression of sentiment onto image with Versafine Onyx Black ink.
  7. Optional, add masks back on and airbrush background. Spray rubbing alcohol over it to bleach the airbrushed areas.
  8. Mat image and a square piece of pattern paper with black cardstock.
  9. Tie ribbon and twine around layers and glue down onto card base.
  10. Stamp shell and color, then cut out with die cut. Glue down underneath the ribbon bow.
  11. Trim out a sea star and mermaid stamp from Graphic 45 Papers and glue next to shell.

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  1. What a glamous mermaid come to life- in such attracive colors!

  2. Love it your colors and coloring are amazing.

  3. So very pretty! Love the sentiment!

  4. Beautiful. Love the airbrushed background.

  5. I love all the layers and the beautiful colors.

  6. LOVELOVELOVE this gorgeous card!! I really love how you did the big seashell layer and the offset placement of your layers!! Beautiful background too! TFS!

  7. Beautiful card - love all the pretty colors, design and details !!!

  8. What a lovely card! The colors in these papers are so beautiful and the stamps are a great addition to these projects. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is fabulous! Such a great use of all the new stamps for a sweet scene. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Love the layering.
    The shell peeking out from under
    the top layer is a nice touch.
    Great coloring of the mermaid.
    thanks for sharing.

  11. Wow, your mermaid is so beautifully colored. She's the prettiest I've ever seen. Love the design.

  12. So beautiful! I love your air brushed background on this card. The splatters are perfect for the watery look.

  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous... love the allusion of being under the sea created by your ribbon and the waves !!

  14. What beautiful coloring, wow! I like that shell image that you added too.

  15. Oh, how beautiful this is. Really breath-taking. xxx

  16. Thanks for sharing and the "lesson" is good and clear.

  17. your layering is OUTSTANDING!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

  18. What a spectacular card, Jenelle! She is colored absolutely beautifully!!! Thanks for the instructions on how to make one of my own!!! Super inspiring!!! :D

  19. This is gorgeous! I love the pretty mermaid!
    Take care!

  20. Stunning! I love the askew layering and little bits tucked under-one of my favorite things to do. Thank you so much for the fantastic tutorial!

  21. Beautiful colors and I like the layers.

  22. Your beautiful colors and layers match seamlessly!!

  23. Hi Janelle! I found this lovely creation over on Splitcoast and I thought I'd visit to take a closer look. It is really beautiful and your coloring is fantastic. I’d like to invite you to join my blog challenge this week if you’re interested, which is Gone Fishin', and this beautiful mermaid fits right in :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys


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