Showing posts from August, 2015

All in One Fall Harvest

As we head into the fall and holiday seasons, we suddenly seem to be crunched for time. All those fabulous ideas that we've "pinned", and copied, now need time to create. This is the reason that Stampendous has released several new designs for fall and holiday card and craftmaking that are "All in Ones", meaning that they have a background, a focal point, and a sentiment all in one. They can  be simply stamped onto a card, tag, or gift bag...add a little color...and you're done! So simple that you could do this as a family night project, involving the kids, and the designs are so cute that everyone will love them.

One of these designs is this cute Harvest Owl. I just love his menswear-look plaid background, the fun shape, the doodles on him/her and the simple saying for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and fall harvest.

For this card I went a bit further than CAS (clean and simple), and added a stenciled I Beams  background on the golden yellow card. I sanded a pa…

Woodware: Sparkle and Texture and Fun...Oh My!

A texture challenge, eh? I've picked up the gauntlet, and run with it for this card! Woodware carries so many wonderful products for adding texture and dimension to your craft products, that I've only begun to scratch the surface...

Using the basis of the Double Glittertechnique, I've soaped up my Rolling Hills stencil on the back, and placed it on a panel of Dreamweaver Double-sided Mounting Paper which has been placed on a panel of white cardstock. Inside the "hills" I've added Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter, Mica Chips, Silver Micro Glitter, and some Woodware Tiny Holeless Beads in blues and greens. Once I removed this panel from the stencil, I filled in the lines that were left with Silver Micro Glitter.

For the tree, I placed a panel of the Mounting Paper on another panel of white cardstock, and ran this through my die-cutting machine with the Leafless Tree Die. I removed the backing from the sticky paper, and covered the paper in Stampendous Mixed Sil…

"Let it Go" and "Build a Snowman" with Stampendous and Dreamweaver

So...maybe there's no snow to play in, but I bet your favorite paper-crafting buddy would love to play in all of the Stampendous/Dreamweaver winter images and stencils, like the ones shown here!

For my post, I've mixed the Stampendous Build a Snowman set (Copic colored and fussy cut), with the Dreamweaver Snowflakes Background, which I've pasted in regular Embossing Paste, and covered in Stampendous' new Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder. Between the puff in the paste and the puff in the powder, once heated, these flakes are super dimensional. Brushed over with a bit of Tsukineko® VersaMagic ink in Sea Breeze to highlight the designs, and bring the design together, they really stand out! The "snow banks" are sections cut from a panel of the Dreamweaver Christmas Borders Embossing Folders on white cardstock, and brushed with the same ink as before along with Pretty Petunia color as well.

The sentiment stands out by die cutting and layering it from the small frames o…

"Let it Go" and "Build a Snowman" with Stampendous

The Stampendous team have been building snowmen all this week, featuring this fun Perfectly Clear Build a Snowman set. For my post today, I created an entire snow family in a pop up card. Easy to accomplish by using the Stampendous Pop Up Die Set. Think how cool it would be to create your own family of snow people. You could even personalize them to sent out to family and friends.

My snow family are dressed in matching plaid 'cuz i love plaid, almost as much as I love pompoms...which, you notice, adorn each hat!
I've die cut a few Stampendous snowflakes from the same Core'dinations Glitter cardstock as the card base, and added some extra sparkle with the Fran•tagé Spoonful of Snow. This product has a holiday-perfect mix of Chunky White Embossing Powder, Shave Ice, Crystal Glitter, etc.

Check out some more snow friends at the links below:

Stampendous Blog Amy Hurley-Purdie Louise Healy Alison Heikkila Jamie Martin Pam Hornschu (you're here)

Woodware: Happy Gears with Screwloose and Sparky

The Woodware team are "Mechanically" oriented this week. Normally, this is where I'd break out my distressed projects with the rusted gears, and torn edges, and Steampunk look, but nope. Yes, there are gears, but everything is done in a bright and fun way.
The base is a textured blue cardstock, ink-distressed, and stamped with random images from the Steampunk Gears set from Stampendous. One large gear was stamped on the edge, and the center punched out to reveal the Cling Sparky image on a Wobble Spring! The sentiment was added from the Perfectly Clear Happy Greetings set.
The focal panel's base was created using acrylic paints and inks on the Creative Palette Square set, which includes some square images as well. More gears and images were stamped over the panel, as well as the Cling Screwloose image. A screw brad fastener was added for one eye, and an extra monitor frame was stamped, cut out, and popped up for more dimension.
Such a fun card for the mechanically-ori…

Dreamweaver Double Days Finale!

For my post today, I thought I'd give you a double-dose of the Corner Flowers stencil done with two techniques...

This first card uses the Letter Press technique. The stencil was sprayed with Memories Mist Diet Cola. The white cardstock panel had been previously misted with Mango Lemonade and Pink Lemonade, and now was placed facedown on top of the sprayed stencil. The rubber embossing mat and two clear plates were placed on top before running all through my Big Shot Pro (any embossing machine will do). The dark ink transfers, and impresses into the panel, with only the color showing through the flower design. I used Card Candi in polka dots as the embellishment for a bit of whimsy.

For this card, I ran a panel of Core'dinations Black Magic with a pink core through my embossing machine, but this time the panel was placed upside down over the stencil so that the portion that was embossed was the negative portion of the design. When sanded, the flowers remain black, but the back…

Dreamweaver Thursday with Dreamweaver Doubles Day!

Dreamweaver Thursday has become Dreamweaver Double Days this week, so if you've missed any of the previous days (no post on Tuesday), I suggest you head back after today's link list to the Stampendous Blog for double the samples, and video tutorials to double the fun!
My post today is a variation on another cool technique with Dreamweaver paste called "Sludge Pasting". This is a great way to use up dabs of paste in different  colors that you just couldn't bring yourself to throw away. You don't mix the colors exactly, but you allow them to merge into each other for an ombré or marbled look. Of course, you want to consider the color wheel while doing this, or the result could be mud...not a good look.
My variation on this is that I mixed a bit of Pumpkin and Cosmo Pink Color Solutions inks into a dab of Glossy White Embossing Paste and placed some on the edge of my paste spreader along with a dab of the Translucent Embossing Paste. As  I spread the paste over …

Double Dipping with Dreamweaver

For today's post, I'm sharing a modified version of the Joseph's Coat technique with Dreamweaver Stencils. For my card base, I brayered a Kaleidacolor inkpad over the Waves and Dots stencil, and ink-transferred the design to the front of my white card.

A portion of the Leafless Tree Die was cut from orange cardstock to create the "coral". Finally, the same Kaleidacolor ink was brayered over a panel of white glossy cardstock. Ordinarily with this technique, you would take a black dye-based inkpad, and cover the surface with black ink. Then you'd place the stencil on the surface, and using a damp towel, or damp cotton swabs, carefully remove the black ink from the inside area of the stencil design, revealing the color beneath. However, in the case of this card, I tried to use Onyx Versafine by Tsukineko® instead. This is a "hybrid" ink which acts like a dye-based and a pigment, and really does not dry on a more non-porous surface. So, once I had clea…

Dreamweaver Double Days!

All of this week the Stampendous/Dreamweaver team are doubling the fun of playing with Dreamweaver products mixed with Stampendous.

My post today features the Poppy stencil, paste-embossed in Matte Black, with a second layer using the Crackle Paste on top of the dried black. The Crackle dries white, providing the perfect opportunity to ink-stencil your own colors over the top. I love to use the Splendor inkpads from Tsukineko as they are created like a palette of colors, and work perfectly with the Dreamweaver stencil brushes to apply a multitude of colors and shades.

I stenciled a sentiment on shrink plastic, which created a cute charm for the card.
Here are links for those posting  today:

Stampendous Blog Pam Hornschu (you're here) Janelle Stollfus

Dreamweaver Thursday with Mousey Mischief

You may have wondered just how we'd incorporate "Mousey Mischief" week in with Dreamweaver Thursday. Simple! With fun Dreamweaver backgrounds that go with anything!
The House Mouse Designs® "Potted Mouse" was colored and shaded on a panel of Mixed Media White cardstock, and from there, this card took a mixed media turn...
The card base was placed in a "spray box" (I love to use the boxes from Costco with three sides to protect my workspace from overspray), and Memories Mists in Mango Lemonade were sprayed through the Hexagons stencil randomly over the surface. 
A panel of Core'dinations Chalk Core cardstock was run through my Big Shot Pro with the Dreamweaver Black-eyed Susans stencil. I used a sanding block over the embossed surface, and swiped Tangerine Memento ink over the surface before tearing and distressing the edges and adhering this panel to the card.
The hexagons stencil was inked directly with Rich Cocoa Memento ink, and with the mouse …

Mousey Mischief Week

This promises to be a week of fun, and an overabundance of "squee", as we feature our sweet House Mouse Designs® images from Ellen Jareckie.

My card just bubbles over with fun as these cuties have a "Gumball Gathering", with messy results. Colored and shaded with Copic Sketch Markers, a clear epoxy circle for dimension, fun buttons, and the perfect sentiment from the Beary Mice Wishes Perfectly Clear set, this design becomes the perfect greeting to make anyone's day a bit brighter.

For more Mousey Mischief, be sure to visit the Stampendous blog all week, including these links for today:
Stampendous Blog Pam Hornschu (you're here) Kristine Reynolds

Woodware: The Mirror Cracked Challenge

Once again, Woodware UK is sponsoring the challenge over at "The Mirror Cracked" blog. The theme is "masks", which could be actual masks or masking techniques. Since I've been really swamped this week working on samples for the October Catalog for Stampendous/Dreamweaver, I'm posting a previous card I'd made featuring the Stampendous Cling Blossom Beauty set. The focal point for this set is the simple face, to which you can decorate in any way that your creative heart desires. Not precisely a true mask, I chose to work in a more "global" way. I also decided to not go for traditional beauty as I truly believe that life's lessons add beauty to the soul which is emphasized through the eyes..."the window to the soul". I've used markers to color the face. The hair covering was created by "masking" off the face and ink-stenciling the Dreamweaver Waves and Dots stencil in blues and purples from the Tsukineko Splendor Circ…

Dreaming of Fall

I created this table runner for the fall season almost a year ago, and I thought I'd share the process. I purchase this rough linen runner on clearance at Home Goods for $7, and its texture and plainness were begging to  be stenciled on. Here's the steps:

We hope we have you dreaming of crisp, cool days ahead as you follow the links to the rest of the teams posts:
Stampendous Blog
Louise Healy
Kristine Reynolds
Pam Hornschu
Lyn Bernatovich
Laura Drahozal
Lea Kimmel
Amy Hurley-Purdie
Tenia Nelson
Alison Heikkila

Bring on the Fall!

WHOOOO would think to color an owl in turquoise, lime, and orange? Me, of course! I just love this whimsical new Cling Harvest Owl stamp design from of several new seasonal designs in this fun square shape with cute overload. You can find them all on the Stampendous website, and shortly in your favorite rubber stamp/craft store.

I used my Chameleon Color Tones markers to create this colorful character, adding more color to the images plaid background as well. For a matching background, I used the same markers along with the Dreamweaver Plaidmaker stencil by tracing the striped lines down, and then across my kraft card.

Some bright and fun buttons were added for dimension, and just 'cuz I love them!
Check out WHOOO else is playing with our Fall theme for today:

Stampendous Blog Jamie Martin