Friday, June 21, 2019

Hang On Tight!

Here's the last House-Mouse Designs® card for the week! I must admit I do love sharing these with you all!



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
House-Mouse Designs® Dragonfly Ride Stamp
Fitted Frames B Cutting Die Set
Spring Borders Cutting Die Set
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko
VersaFine Clair™ Nocturne Ink Pad by Tsukineko

Other Supplies Used:
Copic® Markers:
  Mouse Skin: BV0000, E50, E51, E93, R20
  Mouse Fur: E31, E33, E35, E47, E53, E57, R01
  Mouse Noses: R21
  Dragonfly: B12, B14, B16, B28, RV000, V0000, B60
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah
Blue Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Double Dot Bold Patterned Papers by BoBunny Press®
Clear Spectrum Noir™ Sparkle Glitter Pen by Crafter's Companion

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of blue cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5". Score and fold to form an A2 card.
  2. Stamp the image and color with Copic markers.
  3. Use the Spectrum Noir pen to add clear glitter to the wings of the dragonfly.
  4. Die-cut the image panel with one of the dies from the Fitted Frames B Cutting Die set.
  5. Use the next largest die from the same set to cut blue cardstock and use this die-cut to mat the image panel.
  6. Cut three strips of blue patterned paper to 1.25" x 5.25", edge with blue marker and adhere to the card front.
  7. Using VersaFine Clair ink, stamp sentiment onto a scrap of patterned paper, then cut with one of the dies from the Fitted Frames B Die-cutting set.
  8. Use the next largest die from the same set to cut blue cardstock and use this die-cut to mat the image panel.
  9. Using one of the dies from the Spring Borders die set, cut blue cardstock and trim.
  10. Adhere the image panel, die-cut border, and sentiment as shown.
Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, June 17, 2019

Thank You for the Special Gift




Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
House-Mouse Designs® Tweet Treat Stamp
Best Day Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
VersaFine Clair™ Nocturne Ink by Tsukineko®
Spring Borders Die Set

Other Supplies Used: 
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah
Red Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Tim Holtz® Pumice Stone Distress® Ink by Ranger
Floral and plaid papers fro the Secret Gardens Patterned Paper Collection by Graphic 45™
Copic® Markers:
  Mouse Skin: BV0000, E50, E51, R20, R21, E04, RV95
  Mouse Fur: E21, E23, E25, E37; We, W5, W6, W8; E31, E33, E35, E47
  *Bird: E43, E44, E47, E59, E95, E97, E99,  YR18,   Bird Legs: E31, E41, E42, E43
  Bird Beak: Yr23, YR31,
  Fence: W00, W0, W1, W3, W5
  **Tree Branch: E71, E74, E77, E79
  Tree Leaves: B12, B14, YG25
  Tree Flowers: R00, R02, R05
Triplus Fineliner by Staedtler

*American Robin
**Dogwood

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of red 12x12 paper in half, score, and fold to form a 6" square card.
  2. Cut the floral patterned paper to 5.75" square and edge with Pumice Stone Distress ink.
  3. Use Memento ink to stamp the image onto white cardstock.
  4. Color with Copic markers.
  5. Mat the image panel with red cardstock, plaid patterned paper, and red cardstock.
  6. Use VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the sentiment onto a strip of patterned paper. 
  7. Using one of the dies from the Spring Borders die set, cut red cardstock. 
  8. Adhere the sentiment strip onto the die-cut border, then trim to 5.75" wide.
  9. Adhere the matted image panel and the sentiment strip onto the floral patterned paper square card front.
  10. Adhere the card front to the card.
Thanks for visiting today!




Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Choose Kindness Canvas

Here's a mixed media canvas using Stampendous' fabulous new Cling Fern Garden Rubber StampJungle Life Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set, and the Smile Sentiments Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set.


Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Cling Fern Garden Rubber Stamp
Jungle Life Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Smile Sentiments Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah
Copic® Markers:
  Blue Yellow Macaw: B04, B06, B16, B18, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09, Y15, Y17, Y19, T0, T1, T4, T5, T6, T7
  Blue Iguana: Same as Macaw plus B60, Y04, G43
  Branch: E21, E23
Media® Fluid Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®:  Blue Green Light, Translucent White, Pthalo Green Blue, Sap Green, Viridian
Brusho® by Colourcraft Ltd.®: Leaf Green, White
VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko: Green Oasis
VersaFine™ Ink by Tsukineko: Olympia Green
StazOn® Ink by Tsukineko: Jet Black
Media® Matte Medium by DecoArt®
6x6 Canvas Board
Metal Corners: Source Unknown

Instructions:
  1. Add a drop of Blue Green Light Media Fluid Acrylic paint (MFA) to a palette, spritz with water, then brush the wash over the canvas.
  2. Repeat this step with the other greens until you have a background that you like.
  3. Brush Media Matte Medium over top to seal the paints. Set aside to dry.
  4. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the parrot and iguana. onto white cardstock.
  5. Fussy-cut both images, color with Copic markers, and edge with a dark marker. Set aside.
  6. Ink the Fern Garden stamp with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair and Olympia Green VersaFine inks. Use a stamp positioner to stamp the canvas. Repeat if necessary for good coverage. Heat set.
  7. Sprinkle some Leaf Green Brusho onto a craft mat, mist with water, then splash onto the canvas. Heat set.
  8. Sprinkle some White Brusho onto a craft mat, mist with water, and use a fan brush to dab white marks along the fern leaves. Heat set.
  9. Place the iguana onto the canvas and use a charcoal pencil to create a hill for him to perch upon.
  10. Paint the hill/perch with Viridian MFA paint. Heat set.
  11. Use Matte Medium to adhere the parrot/branch and the iguana to the canvas. Let dry.
  12. Computer generate "It's a jungle out there" and print onto cardstock with a laser printer.
  13. Using Green Oasis VersaFine Clair ink, stamp "Choose Kindness" onto white cardstock. Heat set.
  14. Trim the sentiments and use Media Matte Medium to adhere them to the canvas. 
  15. Coat the canvas with another layer of Media Matte Medium.
  16. Edge the entire canvas with Jet Black StazOn ink.
  17. Finish the canvas with brass metal corners.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Happy Birthday!

Here's a birthday card using one of Stampendous' fabulous new House-Mouse Designs® stamps!



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
House-Mouse Designs® Icing Roses Stamp
House-Mouse Designs® Painted Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Fitted Frames A Cutting Die Set
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
VersaFine Clair™ Nocturne Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah
Dot Grid-Daisy-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints Patterned Paper by Doodlebug Designs, Inc. ™
Very Vintage Double Dot Designs Patterned Paper by BoBunny Press®
Brown Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Doily from my stash
Copic® Markers:
  Mouse Skin: BV0000, E50, E51, E93, R20, R21
  Fur: E21, E23, E25, E37
  Cake Innards: Y11, Y26, Y32, W1
  Frosting/Icing: RV53, RV63, RV91
  Roses: Y00, Y11, Y13, Y26
  Candles: E81, E84,   Doily: C0, C1, C2

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 brown cardstock in half, score, and fold to form a 6" square card.
  2. Cut a piece of pink daisy-patterned paper 5.75" square.
  3. Use the Memento ink to stamp the House-Mouse image onto white cardstock, then color with Copic markers.
  4. Mat the image panel with yellow daisy-patterned paper and again with brown/yellow polka-dot paper.
  5. Using the VersaFine Clair ink, stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of pink daisy-patterned paper.
  6. Cut the sentiment with one of the dies from the Fitted Frames A Cutting Die Set and mat onto brown cardstock that was cut with the next largest die from that set.
  7. Position and adhere the doily onto the card front.
  8. Adhere the sentiment onto the doily, then adhere the double matted image panel as shown.
  9. Adhere the card front to the card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

It's Your Birthday! Go Bananas!

Meet the cute new Monkey Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Die Set, which is sized perfectly to work with the fabulous WindowRama Die Set.

Here's the front:


Here's a side-ish view so you can see the dimension a bit better.




Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Monkey Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Die Set
WindowRama Die Set
Jungle Leaf Stamp and Die from the Elephant Cling Rubber Stamps and Cutting Dies Set
Jungle Leaves Metal Stencil
Speech Bubble Die from the No Probllama Die Set
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Green and brown Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Memento™ Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves Ink by Tsukineko
Copic Markers:
   Monkey Skin: BV0000, E00, E11, E21, E50
   Monkey Cheeks: R20
   Monkey Ears, Palms, and Soles of Feet: BV0000, R20
   Monkey Nose: R21, R22
   Monkey Fur: E33, E35, E37, E49
   Monkey Mouth: E04, RV32
   Leaves: B12, YB13, YG17, YG25, YG93, YG95
   Banana: Y0000, Y13, Y26, Y28, T0, T1
Triplus Fineliner by Staedtler
Premium Double-Sided Tape by HomeHobby™ by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L

Instructions:
  1. Use the WindowRama Base die and cut green cardstock three times.
  2. Sponge Cottage Ivy and Bamboo Leaves ink over the Jungle Leaves stencil onto one of green WindowRama Base die-cuts.
  3. Using the innermost score line, fold both sides of the stenciled card base forward, then set aside. This will become the back of the WindowRama card.
  4. Use the circle die from the WindowRama die set to cut two of the two green WindowRama die-cuts.
  5. Fold both sides of one of them to backward to form the front of the card.
  6. Reserve the other one for now.
  7. Use the vine-in-a-circle die from the Monkey Cling Rubber Stamp and Cutting Die Set to die-cut brown cardstock. Set this aside.
  8. Use the leaf die from the WindowRama Die set to die-cut green cardstock. Set aside.
  9. Use Memento ink to stamp the monkey, a banana, and the jungle leaf onto white cardstock.
  10. Use Copic markers to color them.
  11. Use the corresponding cutting dies to cut the images, then edge them with a dark marker.
  12. Take the brown circle/vine die-cut and adhere behind the circular aperture of the reserved green die-cut base from Step 6. Be sure that there is not any adhesive exposed.
  13. Cut along the scorelines that are 3/4" from either edge. Valley fold along the furthest scoreline on both sides, and adhere to the base/back of the WindowRama card.*
  14. Adhere the leaf die-cut over the vine as shown.
  15. Adhere the monkey die-cut so that one hand is on the vine and the other is on the leaf.
  16. Using a strong adhesive (tape or glue), adhere the front of the card to the back of the card.*
  17. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  18. Die-cut the sentiment with the speech bubble.
  19. Adhere the colored, die-cut banana as shown.
  20. Finish the card with the colored die-cut leaves.
*For more information about how to use the fantastic WindowRama Die Set, check out my WindowRama Tutorial.



Friday, May 10, 2019

Pirate Fun Shaker Card

I figured that since once again, shaker cards are popular, I'd have a go and what better way than with an underwater pirate scene with the shaken elements being glittery?

So, here's my shaker card with Stampendous' new Pirate Fun Stamp Set.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Pirate Fun Stamp Set
Build a Pop Up Die Set
WindowRama Cutting Die Set
Frantage Glass Glitter
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko®
VersaFine Clair™ Nocturne Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Copic® Markers:
  Crab: B64, B66, R14, R27, R30, YR12, E04,
  Seahorse: Y00, Y02, Y13, Y15, R02, YR04
  Pirate Hats and Belt: E33, E35, E37, E47
  Belt Buckle, Sword Hilt, Brass on Chest, Coins: Y04, Y11, Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
  Sword Blade: C0, C2
  Treasure Chest: E23, E25, E37
  Sea Plants: YG41, YG45, Y02, Y13, Y15, YR02, YR04
  Left Coral: E70, E71, E74, V00, V01, R30
  Right Tubey Plants: E70, E71, E74, V00, V01, R30, V95
  Sand: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
  Sea: BG13
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah
Rain Cardstock by Bazzill®
St. Tropez 8x8 Patterned Paper Pad by Prima Marketing®
Silver Metallic Cardstock by Recollections
Nameplate Die by Spellbinders®
Aquamarine Archival™ Ink by Ranger
Tim Holtz® Pumice Stone Distress® Ink by Ranger
Macarena Beadazzles™ by Ranger
Clear Acetate (from packaging)
Foam Tape by 3M
Clear Glaze™3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
White Gelly Roll™ Pen by Sakura
Clear Stardust™ Glitter Pen by Sakura
Static reducing thingy deal (its technical name)
Double-sided Tape by Sookwang
Mini Hardware Mechanicals by Prima Marketing®

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of cardstock to 7" x 10", score at 5", and fold to form a 5" x 7" card.
  2. Cut a piece of the wave patterned paper to 4.75" x 6.75" to become the card front.
  3. Cut another piece of the wave patterned paper to 4.25" square and use the circle die from the WindowRama die set to cut a circle in the center.
  4. Edge both patterned papers with Aquamarine Archival ink.
  5. Use Memento ink to stamp the Pirate Fun Stamp onto white card stock.
  6. Color with Copic markers. 
  7. Add white gel pen to the crab's claws.
  8. Add glitter pen to the bubbles and the antenna of the sea slug.
  9. Add several layers of Glaze pen to the eyes of the sea creatures, the crab's claws, the skull on the pirate hat, the crab's teeth, and the bubbles.
  10. Trim the image panel to 4" square.
  11. Using double-sided strong tape and/or liquid glue, a 3.75" square of clear acetate to the reverse of the wave patterned paper.
  12. Rub the static reducing thingy deal on the acetate.
  13. Fold lengths of foam tape in half and adhere around the circumference* of the circular aperture on the reverse of the wave-patterned paper over the acetate.
  14. Fold more foam tape in half and add to the edges on the reverse of the 4.25" square.
  15. Repeat step 11. Twice.
  16. Pour glitter and Beadazzles into the raised circular acetate window.
  17. Position double-sided tape around the circular aperture of the window, remove the backing, and  carefully adhere the image panel taking care to press firmly to secure the beads and glitter inside the aperture.
  18. Using the ticket shaped die-cut from the Build a Pop Up Card die set, cut white cardstock and color with BG11.
  19. Stamp the sentiment onto the ticket die-cut using Nocturne ink.
  20. Using the nameplate die, cut silver cardstock. 
  21. Adhere the sentiment onto the nameplate.
  22. Adhere the shaker scenic image panel to the card.
  23. Adhere the matted sentiment.
  24. Use screw-top Mechanicals to finish the card.
Thanks for visiting today.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Awesome on Porpoise

Stampendous's new release features several ocean-themed stamp sets that are all fabulous. Most of them were designed to be used with the terrific new WindowRama Die Set, though of course they're easily used on most any paper-crafting project!

Here's my WindowRama card with the new Porpoise Fun Cling Rubber Stamp Set.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Copic® Markers used:
 Porpoise: C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, E04, RV32
 Palm Tree Fronds: YG03, YG05, YG17
 Palm Tree Trunks: E41, E42, E44
 Coconut; E11, E15
 Island: G05, G19, G85, YG05
 Sky:
 Clouds: C00, C0, BV000, RV000
 Sea: B16 B18, B24, B37, BG49
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah
Metallic Silver Cardstock by Neenah
Grey Cardstock by Neenah
St. Tropez 8x8 Patterned Paper Pad by Prima Marketing®
Rings Die Set by WeR Memory Keepers®
Nameplate by Spellbinders®
Hardware Die Set by Frantic Stamper
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura
Clear Glaze™ 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
Tim Holtz® Hickory Smoke Distress® Ink by Ranger
Sky Rain Dots by Cloud 9 Designs/Fiskar's®


Instructions:
  1. Use the WindowRama Base die to die-cut the wood-paneled patterned paper and grey cardstock. 
  2. Use the circle die from the WindowRama die set to cut the wood-paneled die-cut. 
  3. Fold both sides of the wood-paneled die-cut towards the back to become the front of the card. 
  4. Edge both folds and all edges, including the circle opening, with the Distress ink.
  5. Fold both sides of the grey die-cut towards the front to become the back of the card.
  6. Use Memento ink to stamp the porpoise onto white cardstock.
  7. Use Copic markers to color the scene. 
  8. Use the rounded square from the WindowRama die set to cut the image panel.
  9. Use the white gel pen to add white highlights to tops of the waves. Also use the white gel pen to make horizontal marks along the water, then use a finger to smudge the ink.
  10. Use  the Glaze Glossy Gel Pen on the Porpoise's eye.
  11. Add the rain dots to the scene.
  12. Adhere the image panel to the center of the grey cardstock back.
  13. Use VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock. 
  14. Use a rectangle die from the Build a Pop Up Die set to cut the sentiment.
  15. Color the sentiment with a blue marker to match the sky.
  16. Use one of the dies from the Nameplate set to cut silver cardstock.
  17. Use the screws from the Hardware die set to cut silver cardstock.
  18. Adhere the sentiment to the silver nameplate and add the screws on either side.
  19. Adhere the sentiment to the wood-paneled patterned paper card front.
  20. Adhere the card front to the card back with either strong tape or liquid adhesive.
Thanks for visiting today!