Thursday, August 27, 2015

A Stamp. a Stencil and a Snowman.

Do you want to build a snowman?  Although it seems a little early to me, that is the theme this week for the Stampendous Team.  Of course, as a Dreamweaver ambassador of sorts, I had to add in a little stencil work.  (Very EASY stencil work).  This is what I came up with:

Here is what I used:

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Scotch® 1/2" Adhesive Tape by 3M®
Scotch® Removable Tape by 3M®
Chameleon™ Markers (Purple Grape, Crimson Red, Grass Green, Spring Meadow, Sunshine Yellow,  Seville Orange, Black, Bark)
Craft Knife
Sharp Scissors
Ribbon by May Arts
Foam Tape
Heat Embossing Tool
Paper Towel


  1. Cut the base card stock to 6 3/4" x 9" and fold on the side.
  2. Stamp the Whispered Wishes image on Multi Media Paper with Memento Ink.
  3. Cut out the wishes sentiment with sharp scissors or a punch (if you have one).
  4. Adhere the wishes sentiment onto burgundy card stock and cut the mat with scissors or a punch.
  5. Color the rest of the image with Chameleon Pens.
  6. Use the Versa Marker to mark areas that you would like to add more white to.
  7. Sprinkle the White Pearls Embossing Powder over the marked areas and shake off the excess.
  8. Use your Heat Tool to emboss the powder.
  9. Cut around the snowman image with sharp scissors and a craft knife. 
  10. Place the stencil face up on the dark blue card stock and tape down the edges with the removable tape.
  11. Tap your stencil brush in the Versa Mark Ink and tap off the excess on a paper towel.
  12. Rub the ink into the wells of the stencil in a circular motion.
  13. Remove the stencil.
  14. Cover the stencilled card stock with the 3D Embossing Powder and tap off the excess.
  15. Use your Heat Tool to emboss the powder.
  16. Mount the snowman to the blue snowflake paper with the 3D Foam Tape.
  17. Tie the May Arts ribbons around the bottom of the card.
  18. Adhere the card to the background.
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Dreamweaver Double Days

This week, the Stampendous theme is Dreamweaver Doubles.  We are supposed to use one stencil two ways or two stencils one way.
 I can tell how much I adore a stencil by the number of different ways I have used it.   There are certain stencils that I just LOVE. The LL 3004 Falling Leaves stencil is definitely versatile.  Let me show it to you not one, but five ways:

This one was very easy.  I simply ran the stencil through my Cuttlebug with the Stamping Details Rubber Embossing Mat.  Then, with the stencil still on, I used my stencil brush and pigment inks to add color.

This one used the Double Glitter Technique.

 This one was created with the Molten Magic Technique.  I used Gold Metallic Embossing Paste, dropped some Metallic FX mica powders in it while the paste was very wet, and then heated the whole thing with my embossing heat gun until it bubbled up and dried.

 This was simply Red Glossy Embossing Paste with some embossing powders through in while the paste was still wet.  You could use any color embossing paste for this one, as long as it was glossy.  The glossy is tackier.

This was teal coated aluminum run through my Cuttlebug with the Stamping Details Mat.  Then, I added some alcohol inks with a cotton swab on the leaves.  Finally, I sanded it.

Here are the other Double Days posts for the day:

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mousey Mischief and Dreamweaver

The theme this week is "Mousy Mischief" and, of course, this is Dreamweaver Thursday, so what is a girl to do?  Combine the House Mouse with a lovely Dreamweaver background.

To create it, I used the LJ 902 Black Eyed Susan Stencil with Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste.  I stamped the Potted Mouse Stamp on the Mixed Media Paper with Memento Ink. When the paste was dry, I colored it and the flower and stem on the stamped image with Spectrum Noir Markers.  Then, I colored the rest of the stamped image with my Prismacolor Colored Pencils.  Then, I simply mounted them on card stock and assembled the rest of the card.

Now that you have seen what I have done, check out all the rest of the participants today:

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Create Fall Harvest Candy Jar

Now that we're getting to the hottest part of the summer, we're all about ready for a little bit of Fall.  This week's theme is "Create Fall".  While this is a specific stamp set in the Stampendous catalog.  I don't have this stamp, but I do have a way to create fall with different stamps, a stencil, and an old mayonnaise jar.  Check out the instructions to find out how.

Double Sided Mounting Paper
Scotch® Removable Tape by 3M®
Chameleon™ Markers (Royal Blue, Fawn, Bark, Seville Orange, Hot Cocoa, Bisque, Summer Sun, Warm Sunset)
Twine by May Arts
Sharp Scissors
5" Machine and Permanent Adhesive by May Arts
Empty Mayonnaise Jar
Handmade Hawaiian Soap

1)  Stamp on the paper

2)  Use Chameleon Pens to color image
3)  Cut around Stamp
4)  Send the label through the Xyron
5)  Adhere to jar
6)  Trace around the jar lid on the Double Sided Mounting Paper, so that you can get it close
7)  Cut out the circle
8)  Soap the back of the stencil 
9)  Adhere the double sided mounting paper behind one of the leaves
10)  Cover the areas you do not want to see
11)  Sprinkle gold and copper glitter over the stencil and push into the well created by the stencil.
12)  Use the stencil brush to brush off extra glitter
13)  Place the stencil upside down on a flat surface and carefully remove the Double Sided Mounting Paper from the stencil.
14)  Cover the paper with the Crystal Glitter
15)  Brush off the excess glitter with the stencil brush
16)  Use your scissors to trim the paper to fit inside the lid and adhere
17)  Use the wet glue to run a quick rim around the paper and cover with the Gold Halo Glitter'
18)  Attach the ribbon

Now that you have checked out my "Create Fall" project, check out the rest of this week's players: