Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Lily...


Today's lily card would make a sweet Easter card for someone special...


I die-cut Chantilly Lace twice and glued the top inch of the diecuts together to create a card.

Supplies Used:
Sheena A Little Bit Floral- Lily
Spectrum Noir Markers (CG1, DG1, PP1, PP4, BP2, BP6, EB3, BT1)
Die'sire Chantilly Lace

Friday, March 27, 2015

Stampendous and Woodware Blog Hop...


We're wrapping up an awesome week of Making Texture with Stampendous and Woodware! 

At Stampendous we’re very excited to be able to offer our products in many countries around the world. We’re able to do this thanks to our terrific distributors in those countries who help retail stores to stock our products. In the UK we have a very long and valued partnership with Woodware Craft Collection. These wonderful folks stock almost all of our products, and they even stock several classic items that have retired from our store here in the US. They also stock almost all of our new Dreamweaver Stencils line, so we thought it would be another great event to celebrate the addition of Dreamweaver to the Stampendous family.
This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ve enjoyed the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams have brought you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.


Supplies Used: Stampendous R222 Bird Gears, SSC1203 Royal Heart Quotes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps,  Aged Silver Embossing Powder, Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®, Bazzill Cardstock, Zip Dry, Spectrum Noir (TB4, TB7, IG2, IG4, IG5, IG7, GB3, TN6, GB9, BGR1), Dry Wall Mesh
Instructions

  1. Trim cardstock to 12 x 4.75 inches. Fold in half to create cardbase 6 x 4.75 inches.
  2. Adhere pattern paper to cardbase.
  3. Stamp image and color with markers. Using Gears Mascil and dry wall mesh tape as stencils, ink background.
  4. Sprinkle Aged Silver Embossing Powder over stamped image. Heat emboss.
  5. Adhere stamped image to cardbase. Embellish with tags, ribbon and staples.

Here are the designer’s sharing the projects today —

Stampendous Blog

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Asia King

Wendy Price

Lea Kimmel

Woodware Craft Collection Blog

Siobhan Fyffe

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

Lyn Bernatovich

Cindy Groh

Gill Wilson

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

Lynn Mercurio

Alison Heikkila

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stampendous and Woodware Hop...


We have a different sort of collaboration for you!

At Stampendous we’re very excited to be able to offer our products in many countries around the world. We’re able to do this thanks to our terrific distributors in those countries who help retail stores to stock our products. In the UK we have a very long and valued partnership with Woodware Craft Collection. These wonderful folks stock almost all of our products, and they even stock several classic items that have retired from our store here in the US. They also stock almost all of our new Dreamweaver Stencils line, so we thought it would be another great event to celebrate the addition of Dreamweaver to the Stampendous family.
This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.
I pulled out one of my absolute favorite Stampendous sets for todays card...Snowy Short Stack! I love how you can mix and match the critters to create the perfect character for your card!  


Supplies Used: Stampendous Snowy Short Stack, Stampendous Glitter, Dreamwweavers LJ808, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers (Ig1, Ig5, Ig8, DR4, DR7, EB1, EB2, GB8, BT1)
Here are the designer’s sharing the projects today —


Stampendous Blog

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Jamie Martin

Asia King

Wendy Price

Woodware Craft Collection Blog

Pam Hornschu

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

Cindy Groh

Louise Healy



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Church and Steeple diecuts...


Here's another one of the newest Die'sire Classiques Dies from Crafters Companions...Church and Steeple! I really tried to keep the design on this simple and let the beauty of the die shine. 

Instructions:
1. Diecut 2 Church and Steeple dies from white cardstock. 
2. Cut scraps of plastic. Note: I used part of the window plastic from and envelope and colored it with a Spectrum Noir (DR1).
3. Adhere scraps of plastic to the back of the window. 
4. Adhere the diecut to the other diecut with foam adhesive. Note: For the diecut in the back, I did not pop out all the roof cuts. In face, before removing it from the die, I applies a piece of tape to hold the pieces in place. 
5. Scribble some Spectrum Aqua on a stamp block and watercolor a background with them.
6. Stamp sentiment. 

Supplies Used:
Die'sire Church and Steeple
Spectrum Aqua (Navy, Aquamarine, Sea Green)
Sentimentals

Friday, March 20, 2015

oh no....SNOW?!


We have had gorgeous (almost) spring weather the past few days. Crocus are coming up! And snow is on the horizon for the weekend. ((sigh)) I really really love how this card turned out! Perfect for snowy weather! It features the new Die'sire Classique dies. 



Supplies Used:
Die'sire Classiques Dies: Head In The Clouds, Pennant Bunting
Moonbeam Meadow Magical Star
Spectrum Noir Markers (TB1, IG1, IG2, TB8)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Water Marbling on Clear Scrap Acrylic


I have been seeing so many tutorials lately on Pinterest for nails. The only problem is I don't have long nails to play with, so I started thinking why not use Clear Scraps acrylic. Today we're going to play with water marbling. Because the nail polish doesn't mix with water, it will float on the surface of the water. 

You're going to need: a variety of nail polish colors, Clear Scraps acrylic pieces, toothpick or bamboo skewer and a container of water (not pictured).

The first thing you will need to do is fill a container you don't mind throwing away with water. You may have to experiment with water temperature. I used room temperature water. 

Drop your nail polish in the container of water. The nail polish will hit the water and spread out. You can alternate colors, dropping the next drop within the last. I played around with adding drops of color through out the water surface. If you'd like a marble look, take the toothpick and drag it through the polish. Be careful when lifting the toothpick out of the water that you don't remove all the nail polish with it. 


Remove the protective coating off your Clear Scrap acrylic piece. Be sure to leave the coating on the one side to prevent the nail polish from coating both sides. Carefully dip the acrylic into the water, submerging it. The nail polish will cling to the acrylic piece. Before you pull the acrylic piece out of the water, take your bamboo skewer and drag it through the water picking up all the extra nail polish. Now pull your acrylic piece out of the water. Shake off extra water and allow to dry.


I used a bit too much nail polish when doing this tag and you can see how it clumped on the tag. No worries because I will be flipping the tag over to use on a project. The clumps will not be seen. 


Here is another tag I created using just white and red nail polish. It reminds me of candy!

And here is the finished tag! I decorated one of the tags with Stampendous images, bling and tulle. 

Supplies Used:
StazOn Black

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Dream Big...

How cool are the newest Die'sire dies released by Crafters Companion?! I used multiple diecuts of the bicycle die to create this fun background for my card. 



Supplies Used:
Crafters Companion Die'sire- On Your Bike, Scallop tags