Thursday, August 27, 2015

Do You Want to Build a Snowman...

This week the Stampendous Design Team is Building Snowmen! 

Supplies Used:
Dreamweavers Gothic Snowflake, White Paste
Spectrum Noir markers
acrylic paint

Be sure to hop on over and check out the fabulous work the design team has whipped up! 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Baby Birthday Banner

I'm up on the Clear Scrap Blog today sharing this cute Birthday Banner for a baby's first birthday! 

  1. Sand one side of the banners with sand paper. 
  2. Sand both sides of the star borders. 
  3. Adhere star borders to the un-sanded side of the banner with Zip Dry. Trim edges.
  4. Add dots of acrylic white paint of various sizes using a toothpick or embossing tool to banner.
  5. Ink chipboard letters with Distress ink. Splatter with water and white acrylic paint. Allow to dry.
  6. Adhere letters to the banner with foam adhesive. 
  7. Embellish with die cut stars.

Supplies Used:
Beacon Zip Dry
Distress Ink

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Clear Scrap Acrylic Box

Today I'm sharing a project using one of the new Clear Scraps acrylic boxes that you decorate and assemble yourself. 

The sheet music design was heat embossed on the acrylic with gold, being careful not to overheat the acrylic. 

I airbrushed the Feather Mixer with alcohol markers. Next I mixed gold mica powder into Beacon's Fast Finish and splattered it on the other side of the feather. Allow to dry.

Finally assemble the box, embellish with washi tape, tag and feather. 

Supplies Used:
Stampendous (Musical Motif stamps, Gold embossing powder)
Beacon (527, Fast Finish)
May Arts ribbon
Pink Paislee (Snow Village Ephemera
Tsukineko (Versamark)
SEI Gold Washi tape
Spectrum Noir Markers
Mica Powders

Friday, July 31, 2015

Playing with Paste...

Today's card is another new Halloween stamp from the latest Stampendous release! 

    Supplies Used:
    • M325 Kitty Skirt
    • MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
    • Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
    • Dreamweavers LX7025 Crusade Stencil
    • Translucent Embossing Paste
    • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
    • Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
    • Chameleon Color Tone Markers: YG3, OR4, CG8


    1. Trim cardstock 5 inches by 12 inches. Score at 6 inches and fold to create card base.
    2. Apply Dreamweavers Translucent Embossing Paste through Crusade Stencil to card front. Allow to dry.
    3. Stamp Kitty Skirt in Memento ink and color with markers.
    4. Mat stamped image. Embellish with ribbon and adhere to card front.
    Be sure to check out what the Stampendous Design Team has created this week with paste!

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    Stampendous & Dreamweavers Paste...

    This week the Stampendous team is Playing with Paste! Dreamweavers paste is awesome for adding texture to cards and altered projects!

    I started by painting a bottle with Deco Art Bright Lime Green Patio Paint. Next I glued on cheesecloth in random spots.  I used the stencil from the Wired set, to add Matte Black Embossing Paste to the bottle randomly. When the paste was dry, I spray painted the entire bottle black with spray paint.

    Using Vintage Uppercase and Halloween Haunts clear sets, I stamped out a label for the bottle. Next I inked it with Distress inks in Dusty Concord and Black Soot. Finally I added a bit of spider web details with LJ816 Dreamweavers Stencil.

    Be sure to check out what the Stampendous Dreamweavers team has whipped up today...

    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Stampendous and Chameleon Pens...

    Chameleon™ Art Products is a company determined to change the way you think about marker pens. They pride themselves on having developed real innovation that enhances your ability to maximize your creativity. Their markers bring color control and simplicity to your art, and you can create stunning 3D effects, smooth transitions, highlights, and shading gradations all with one pen.

    When you combine this simple coloring versatility with Stampendous® and House-Mouse Designs® images, you can create fantastic projects quickly. Stampendous stamps are beautifully enhanced by the simple blending made possible with this range of innovative markers. The colorless blending tool acts as a “foolproof” finish for your project. You won’t believe the stunning range of colors that can be achieved with these markers, and the array of original projects you can create with the combination of Stampendous and Chameleon.

    Supplies Used:

    • Stampendous:HMR36 Christmas Characters, D188 Keep Christmas, NKCRS01 Cling Mish Mesh, MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper, MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®, SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
    • Chameleon Color Tone Markers: NU1, BR5, CG8, RD4, YG3, NU3, YO3
    • Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
    • Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


    1. Trim cardstock to 5.5 inches by 12 inches. Score at 6 inches and fold to create card base.
    2. Stamp Christmas Characters in Memento ink and color. Stamp Mish Mesh around edges to create distress effect.
    3. Mat stamped image and adhere to card front.
    4. Stamp sentiment.
    5. Ink with Distress ink. Splatter with water to create distress effect.
    6. Die cut sentiment and adhere to card front.
    Three prizes are up for grabs from commenters who post on our blog that of each designers blog during our hop this week.  Be sure to tell us where you live when commenting for a US or UK winner will receive a Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set and Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Handle from us or our UK distributor, Woodware Craft and a winner from Canada will receive a $20 USD Rewards Card to spend at our website. Deadline to comment is Sunday, July 19th, 11:59 pm PDT.  Chameleon will be offering a fantastic prize as well, so be sure to visit their blog for more details.
    There is more! Our Australian Distributor, The Stencil Specialists, are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise! Tell us where you live when you comment to be in the drawing!

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015


    Today's layout features Clear Scrap and Crafters Companion! I used a Clear Scrap blank 12 x 12 acrylic sheet and woven pattern paper strips to create a faux lattice effect. 

    To create the lattice effect, simply weave 1/2 inch strips of 18 inch pattern paper or cardstock.  When you are finished, trim and adhere the ends to the acrylic layout. Now take 1/8 inch strips of pattern paper or cardstock and frame the edge of the layout. 

    I colored the acrylic Pennant embellishment with an alcohol marker. To create the distressed look, I put a bit of alcohol down on my craft mat, dabbed a piece of burlap into the alcohol and then placed it on the colored pennant for approximately 5 seconds. The alcohol with lift the color on the pennant. I painted white acrylic paint on the back of the pennants to make the coloring pop. 

    I used the same technique to create a distressed look on the die cut. 

    Supplies Used: