Thursday, July 16, 2015

Chameleon Collaboration

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.
Did we say prizes????     
Stampendous will offer three prize packages to winners in the US, UK or Canada.  Be sure to tell us where you live when commenting.
US or UK winners will receive a Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set and Perfectly Clear™Stamp Handle from us or our UK distributor, Woodware Craft Collection.
Winners from Canada will receive a $20 USD Rewards Card to spend on 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!
Today, I am participating in the Chameleon Hop, the Stampendous Christmas in July Theme AND Dreamweaver Thursday:
Although tomorrow, I promise much more coloring with these fantastic markers, I just wanted to point out one thing:  Chameleon Pens COLOR ON EMBOSSING PASTE (and when they color on metallic paste, they make a beautiful, shiny effect).
Plus:Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Scotch® Removable Tape by 3M®
Scotch® 1/2" Adhesive Tape by 3M®
"X" Adhesive by Xyron®
Chameleon™ Markers (Grass Green)
Time Holtz® Tea Dye Distress Ink by Ranger®
Distress Inking Tool
Foam Tape
Craft Knife


  1. Cut the card stock to 9 1/2" by 6"and create a fold on the top.
  2. Cut green card stock to 4 3/4" by 6" and adhere to the front of the card.
  3. Use removable tape to adhere the French Horn Stencil face up on top of a piece of multi media paper.  Make sure to put the initial strip of tape all the way across the top of the stencil, creating a hinge.
  4. Use the palette knife to place a strip of Gold Embossing Paste across the bottom edge of the paste spreader.  Make sure you have a long enough strip of paste to cover the entirety of the image from side to side.
  5. Place the bottom edge of the paste spreader directly on the top edge of the stencil with the paste facing you.
  6. Pull the paste spreader towards you across the stencil.  (Think of a squeegee).  The embossing paste should completely fill all the wells in the stencil.
  7. Carefully remove the tape from the sides and bottom of the stencil, leaving the hinge on top.
  8. Lift the stencil from a bottom corner, like a door and then remove it entirely from the area.
  9. Clean and thoroughly dry the stencil.
  10. Repeat steps 3-9, but use the Translucent Embossing Paste.  Focus only on the ribbon in the image, so you can cut the paper smaller, use less paste, and start the "pull" just above the bow.
  11. While the Translucent Paste is still wet, generously cover with Red Micro Glitter and let the glitter stay in place.
  12. When the Translucent Paste is completely dry, brush off the excess glitter with a stencil brush and cut around the ribbon and bow with a craft knife.
  13. Use the Chameleon Pen in Grass Green to color the holly leaves directly on the dry gold paste.
  14. Stamp the music image on ivory card stock and rip in half.
  15. Distress the edge of the music sheets with the Distress Blender and Ink.
  16. Run Sticky Panels around the edges of a rectangle about 1/4" inside the green card stock.
  17. Place music sheets on the Sticky Panels, adhering the inside of the sheets with another adhesive.
  18. Fill in the additional Sticky Panel edges with Mica Fragments.
  19. Use the Versa Marker to cover any additional areas that you would like gilded.
  20. Cover the Sticky Panel and Versa Marker areas with Aged Gold Embossing Powder and shake off the excess.
  21. Heat with the Embossing Tool to melt the powder.
  22. Trim closely to the French Horn image and distress with Distress Tool and Ink.
  23. Cut red card stock about 1/2" larger than the horn image on both sides.
  24. Mount the French Horn to the red card stock.
  25. Run the cut out ribbon image through the Xyron "X" machine and adhere directly to the corresponding places on the French Horn image.
  26. Use the foam tape to adhere the horn image onto the background.
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope to see you tomorrow for more Stampendous and Chameleon Fun!

So, here are all the participants in the Chameleon Hop today:


  1. Oh great tip on coloring with Chameleons on the paste!!! Beautiful card.

  2. Love this card. From alabama

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  3. BEAUTIFUL card Laura!!!
    LOVE your mica panel, LOVE your ELEGANT French horn and SPARKLING bow too!!!
    I confess that I zoomed in on your close-up pic and think that the leaves really do have a lovely glossy finish => THANK YOU for sharing this CLEVER metallic embossing paste colouring tip, PRACTICAL stencilling advice and your tutorial - I'm INSPIRED :)
    TracyM #6773 from Victoria, Australia

  4. Lovely card! thanks for sharing!
    Grettings from KS!

  5. Beautiful card.
    I love the gold piece in the background.
    The layering is wonderful and so is the coloring.
    thanks for sharing a great card

  6. I live in sunny, way too hot right now, Florida.

    This is a very pretty vintage looking card. Love the papers and the coloring.

  7. Floridians stay inside in the summer like many of you stay inside in the winter. Great time for stamping with these incredible stamps and blenders. Thank you for the detailed directions for each technique.

  8. Floridians stay inside in the summer like many of you stay inside in the winter. Great time for stamping with these incredible stamps and blenders. Thank you for the detailed directions for each technique.

  9. So pretty. Thank you for sharing. Ohio, USA

  10. I especially love the fab background layers! -FL

  11. WOW!!! this card is so pretty. I love the background and the color it adds to the whole project. TFS

  12. I like the idea of coloring on the embossing paste. That will come in handy for some projects.

  13. Love t his card.
    Debbie MO USA

  14. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing the details! From North Carolina, USA.

  15. Beautiful Layout!!!
    from MO, USA

  16. Beautiful card design.
    Sue in Ohio

  17. Love the vintage and old fashion feel of your festive card!
    I live in the USA btw specifically Orlando, FL!!

  18. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! LOVE! THIS! CARD!!! Never thought to color on my embossing paste! Definitely going to be giving it a go though!!! TFS!
    Barb in VT