April is such an exciting month. Not only is Stampotique releasing new stamps, but the Stampotique Design Team is doing a collaboration with Lindy's Stamp Gang's Design Team! Lindy's Stamp Gang sent some of their wonderful products to us for use on our Stampotique projects this month. They also will send a prize pack to one of the participants at Stampotique Designers Challenges! The winner will be drawn at the end of April.
Here's a link to see Lindy's wonderful product line of colorful sprays, Magical Powders, embossing powders, and tools. We're kicking off our collaboration by participating in Lindy's Stamp Gang's Design Team's monthly color challenge!
Here's the color palette:
Here's the first card that I created with Cupcake Girl (Tera Callihan), which is one of April's new stamps. It also uses Skull Balloons (Arwen McMullen) and "Happy Birthday" (Janet Klein).
Cupcake Girl and Skull Balloons were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with black marker. They were set aside while I worked on a background for them.
Media Modeling Paste (DecoArt) was scraped over the Chequered Dots stencil (Ranger), the Dinky Arrows stencil (That's Crafty), and Dinky Circles stencil (That's Crafty) onto 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore) then allowed to dry.
When dry, Royal Peacock Fire Glitz Spray, Royal Emerald Fire Glitz Spray, Blue Hawaiian Blue Starburst Spray, and a tiny bit of Raspberry Lemonade Flat Fabio Spray was repeatedly sprayed and spritzed over the textured background until I was happy with the way it looked. The background was allowed to air dry, then heat set as well.
Cupcake Girl and Skull Balloons were adhered to the background. A thin black Sharpie pen was used to draw in the strings to the Skull Balloons. The image panel was matted with black cardstock, then adhered to a blue card. A scrap of the blue cardstock was die-cut with a nameplate die and "Happy Birthday" was stamped on it. The sentiment tag was adhered to finish this card.
Here's my second card with Cupcake (Terri Richardson), Plushy (Arwen McCullen), Hand (Josie Cirincione), and Ta-dah with Words on the Side (Kate Crane).
Cupcake and Plushy were both stamped twice. Hand was stamped once. All images were fussy-cut, though the Cupcake and the Cupcake's frosting were fussy-cut separately.
The Cupcake paper wrapper was sprayed with Royal Emerald Fire Glitz Spray and Royal Peacock Fire Spray then allowed to dry. The Cupcake's frosting was sprayed with Raspberry Lemonade Flat Fabio Spray. The spray was allowed to dry. The frosting still looked a bit flat to me, so Sidewalk Chalk Magical Powder was mixed with Raspberry Lemonade Flat Fabio Spray on a palette. The resulting color was applied with my finger and/or a sponge dauber. The Cupcake liner and frosting were set aside to dry.
The Plushies and the Hand were colored with Copic markers and edged with a black marker. The Plushies ' eyes were coated with several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen (Sakura) to make them shiny and dimensional. Gold gel pen was used to trace the Plushies ' earrings. The Plushies and the Hand both joined the Cupcake while I created a background for them.
140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock was die-cut with one of the dies from the Rectangle Frames die set (Die-namics). It was sprayed with Rusty Lantern Lime Stardust Spray.
Another piece of 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock was Royal Peacock Fire Glitz Spray and heat set. Then Royal Peacock Fire Glitz Spray, Blue Hawaiian Starburst Spray, and Raspberry Lemonade Flat Fabio Spray were sprayed over a Bubbles stencil (Ranger). This was repeated until I was happy with the coverage. The sprayed stenciled cardstock was heat set and trimmed to size.
A scrap of the sprayed cardstock was die-cut with a label die (Spellbinders) and the Ta-dah sentiment was stamped onto the die-cut.
Washi tape was added to the base of the stencilled sprayed cardstock panel. The Hand was adhered to the upper right of the panel The frame was adhered over it, then the Cupcake parts were pieced back together, and adhered to image panel. The Plushies were adhered as shown, and the Ta-dah sentiment was added to the frame and enhanced with a fuschia rhinestone flower. The card front was mounted onto a plain white card to finish the project!
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