Thursday, December 5, 2019

Gnome for Christmas Gift

Gosh. I love gnomes and I love bad gnome puns. Stampendous' new Holiday Gnomes Perfectly Clear® Stamp set is so much fun that I had to create a little milk carton gift container.


Here's my little container! Be sure to read the entire post, including the excruciatingly boring instructions. Just sayin'.




Close-ups of the front and back



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Red Cardstock
Milk Carton Die by Where Women Create™ by Sizzix®
Copic® Markers:
   Gnomes' Skin: BV0000, E000, E11, E21, E60, R000, R00, R01, R02, R20
   Gnomes' Beards: T0, T1, T2
   Wheelbarrow Gnome: YG23, YG25, B11, B13, R14, R17, R24, R37, E31, E33,  C2, C4, C6
   Sitting Gnome: YG23, YG25, BG11, BG13, R14, R17, R30, R32
   Girl Gnome: W1, W2, Y11 Y32 R31 R20, R21, R22, R30, R32, R35, B00, B12, YG23, YG25
   Bell Hat Gnome: R56, R59, E31, E33, B00, B12, Y11, Y23, Y26, Y28
   Pom-Poms and Cuffs: C00, C0, C1 B60, BV0000, RV000, 
   Background: BG1, C00, C1, C1, C2
Eskimo Kisses 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Basic Grey®
Tim Holtz® Fired Brick Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
White Glaze™ 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
Washi Tape: Source Unknown
Tim Holtz® Tiny Bells Idea-ology® by Advantus
Small Brass Binder Clips
Quickie Glue™ Pen by Sakura
Eclipse Tape by Judikins
Post-it® Notes by 3M
Copic® Airbrush System
Ribbon: Source Unknown
Thread

Instructions:
  1. Cut the red cardstock twice with the Milk Carton Die.
  2. Score on the score lines, fold, and adhere to form the box per the instructions.
  3. Cut four pieces of the ornament patterned paper to be slightly smaller than the sides of the milk carton. Edge with Distress ink and adhere to the sides of the milk carton die cut.
  4. Die-cut the scraps of the same patterned paper two times with a large ticket die from the Build A Pop Up Die set. Edge with Distress ink, and set aside.
  5. Cut four pieces of white cardstock 1/2" smaller than the patterned paper.
  6. Stamp the gnomes onto white cardstock and onto Eclipse Tape
  7. Fussy-cut the Eclipse Tape versions and place the fussy-cut gnomes over their counterparts.
  8. Place Post-it Notes along the bottom of each piece of the image panel.
  9. Airbrush the top of each panel with a BG11 marker.
  10. Remove the Post-it Note and reposition so that each of the notes is covering the top of the image panel.
  11. Airbrush with a C0 marker.
  12. Lift all masks and color each of the four image panels with Copic markers.
  13. Sponge all edges lightly with Distress ink.
  14. Use the glue pen to add glue to the cuffs and pom-poms of the Gnomes' outfits. 
  15. Sprinkle Flock over the glue, press lightly, and let dry. Brush off the excess. 
  16. Adhere all four image panels over the patterned paper on the milk carton.
  17. Stamp the sentiments onto patterned paper, die-cut with one of the ticket dies from the Build a Pop Up Die Set, edge with Distress ink, and adhere to the larger tickets.
  18. Adhere the matted sentiments two the front and back of the milk carton.
  19. Add Washi Tape to the top of the milk carton.
  20. Thread ribbon through the tops of the bells and tie onto one of the binder clips.
  21. Add ribbon to the binder clips then use the binder clips to close the milk carton.
And Guess What??? YOU can win this set by commenting on this post? How cool is that?

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Gnome for the Holidays

When you're in a hurry, you ride a unicorn, just like the Unicorn Gnome, one of the fabulous new stamps by Stampendous.


Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Unicorn Gnome Rubber Stamp (P334)
Holiday Gnomes Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set (SSC1324)
Tweet Birdie Die Set (QD5018)
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Green Cardstock
Copic® Markers:
   Unicorn: C00, C0, C1, BV0000, B0000, B000, B00, B01, RV0000, RV000, V000, Y11 Y21 Y23. Y26, Y28. E31, E33
   Gnome: G20 G30, G40, BV0000, E000, E11, E21, E50, R000, R01, R20
Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Christmas Paper Stash® by Advantus
Tim Holtz® Bundled Sage Distress® Ink by RaNger Industries
Copic® Airbrush System
A2 Card Creator Die Set by Spellbinders®
Eclipse Tape by Judikins

Instructions:

  1. Cut green cardstock to 6.25" x 9", score in half, and fold to form a A6 card.
  2. Cut patterned paper to 6" x 4.25" and edge with Distress ink.
  3. Using Memento ink, stamp gnome onto white cardstock and onto Eclipse Tape.
  4. Fussy-cut Eclipse Tape version to create a mask.
  5. Place mask over the stamped image panel.
  6. Cut the image panel with one of the dies from the A2 Card Creator Set.
  7. Leave the card in the die, place a piece of removable tape over the base of the image, then airbrush the background using a B21 Copic marker. Airbrush a tiny big of RV000 to add some pink tones to the "sky".
  8. Lift the tape, cover the top part of the image, then airbrush the base with C00 and C0 Copic markers.
  9. Remove the image panel from the cutting die. Clean the cutting die immediately with either hand sanitizer or rubbing alcohol.
  10. Color the gnome and unicorn with Copic markers as listed above.
  11. Touch up the background if needed.
  12. Use Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the sentiment, then die-cut with the speech bubble die.
  13. Assemble the card as shown.
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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Snowman Scene WindowRama Card

If you like to create Wintry Scenes, you're going to love the new Giving Snowman Cling Rubber Stamp and Stencil set. I've used it to create a WindowRama card!





Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Giving Snowman Cling Rubber Stamps and Stencil Set (CRS5108)
WindowRama Die Set (DCP1012)
Decor Cling Snowflakes Stamp (DCR102)
Build A Pop Up Die Set (DCP1001)
Winter Wonderland Sparkly Embossing Powder (E171)
Tuxedo Black Memento® Ink by Tsukineko®
VersaMark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers:
    Tree: E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, G85,  G99
    Bunnies: E31, E33, E47
    Snowman:     Basket: E21, E23, E27, E37
    Birds: E04, E70, E71
    Cardinal and Apple: R24, R27, R39
Grey/Blue Cardstock
Jet Black StazOn® Ink by Tsukineko®
Clear Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
White Gelly Roll® Pen by Sakura
Stamping Platform
Eclipse Tape by Judikins
Vellum by Strathmore®
Sookwang Tape

Instructions:

  1. Use the WindowRama base plate to cut blue/grey cardstock twice.
  2. Fold the WindowRama die-cuts on the innermost scoreline. Fold the flaps forward for the back of the card and backward for the card front.
  3. Stamp the Decor Cling Snowflakes stamp onto the card front using VersaMark ink. Heat set with Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder. 
  4. Center the circle die onto the stamped embossed card front and cut. Set aside.
  5. Secure white cardstock to the base of the stamping platform and position both the snowman and the tree/bunnies stamps face down as desired.
  6. Close the platform to lift the stamps, ink them with Memento ink, then stamp the image.
  7. Color the scene with Copic markers, then die-cut with the WindowRama base plate.
  8. Use the Glaze pen to add dimension to the Snowman's eyes, nose, and buttons. 
  9. Use the White Gelly Roll pen to add highlights to the apple and the cardinal's eye.
  10. Use the Glaze pen to add dimension to the snow.
  11. Trim the image panel on the innermost score lines and adhere to the back of the card.
  12. Use Sookwang tape or liquid glue to adhere the front of the WindowRama card to the back.
  13. Adhere a strip of Sookwang tape the vellum, stamp the sentiment using StazOn ink. Let dry.
  14. Adhere the stamped vellum to a piece of blue/grey cardstock, then die-cut with one of the ticket dies from the Build A Pop Up Die Set.
  15. Adhere the sentiment ticket to the card as shown.
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Sunday, November 17, 2019

Doodles Paper Playground and Stampendous Blog Hop v2.0

Welcome to the final day of the Doodles Paper Playground and Stampendous Blog Hop. My Stampendous teammates and I have had the chance to play with the wonderful Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. Be sure to visit Stampendous' blog to find out more information about prizes, get some inspiration, plus get links so that you can hop along and have the chance to win!

White Rose Crafts LLC., your online source for these Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blends, is offering a 30% discount promo off Sparkle Blends during the hop, which started Friday and runs through Sunday, November 17th! Use code: SPLURGE30 for your discount! They're also including a free gift with every order.

Here's my second shaker card with Cling Giving Snowmen Rubber Stamp Set and Vixen, Penguin Party, and Pixie Dust Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. I must admit that I went a little overboard and probably overstuffed my shaker, but in my defense, they're sooooo pretty and sparkly!



Products Used:
Stampendous Products Used:

Cling Giving Snowmen Rubber Stamp Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Vixen, Penguin Party, and Pixie Dust Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers:
   Snowman:    Scarf: R32, R30, R32,R56, R59
   Hat: C4, C6, C7, YG05, YG17, R35
   Snowman Arms: E74
   Carrot Nose: YR04, YR007
   Fawn: E31, E33, E35, E47
Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
A2 Layers Card Maker Dies by The Stamp Doctor
Eskimo Kisses 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Basic Grey®
Pink and Red Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Foam Tape by Craft Fancy
Eclipse Tape by Judikins

Instructions:
  1. Create a red A2 card. 
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the Snowman image onto white cardstock and onto Eclipse Tape 
  3. Fussy-cut the Eclipse Tape version and place atop the one on the white cardstock. 
  4. Brush Summer Sky Memento ink over the masked image. 
  5. Brush Angel Pink Memento ink over the masked image. 
  6. Lift the mask and save for another use. 
  7. Color the image panel. 
  8. Add several layers of Clear Glaze pen to the Snowman's nose, mouth, eyes, and buttons. 
  9. Using temporary adhesive, adhere the patterned paper to a piece of red cardstock. 
  10. Using the third largest die from the A2 Layers Card Maker Die set, cut the cardstock/patterned paper combination. 
  11. Choose a die from the same set to become the shaker opening, position the die onto the cardstock/patterned paper combo, tape the die down, and cut. 
  12. Use the next smallest die and cut pink cardstock. 
  13. Separate the patterned paper from the red cardstock and die-cut the patterned paper so that it's slightly smaller than the red cardstock. 
  14. Adhere the pink cardstock to the back of the patterned paper, then adhere to the red cardstock. This is the card front. 
  15. Position acetate on the reverse of the card front over the opening. Adhere. 
  16. Apply foam tape around the openinge. I used two layers of foam tape. 
  17. Add a combination of the Vixen, Penguin Party, and Pixie Dust Sparkle Blends to the well created with the foam tape. Don't be like me and overfill. It's not easy to resist. Be strong. 
  18. Seal the well with the stamped, colored image panel. 
  19. Adhere the shaker card front to the red card. 
  20. Realize that you've overfilled the shaker and that your layers are a bit wonky. Perfection is overrated, so get over it. 
Thanks for visiting today! Don't forget to visit the other participants for inpiration!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Doodles Paper Playground and Stampendous Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Doodles Paper Playground and Stampendous Blog Hop. My Stampendous teammates and I have had the chance to play with the wonderful Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. Be sure to visit Stampendous' blog to find out more information about prizes, get some inspiration, plus get links so that you can hop along and have the chance to win!

White Rose Crafts LLC., your online source for these Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blends, is offering a 30% discount promo off Sparkle Blends during the hop, which started Friday and runs through Sunday, November 17th! Use code: SPLURGE30 for your discount! They're also including a free gift with every order.

Here's my card with Stampendous' fabulous Gnome Love Rubber Stamp and Doodles Paper Playground Celebrate Sparkle Blend!

Products Used:
Stampendous Products Used:
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Other Products Used:
Celebrate Sparkle Blend by Doodles Playground
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers:
Gnomes: 
Skin: BV000, E000, E11, E21, E50, R20
Braids, Mustache, and Beard: YR30, YR31, Y11, Y32, W1
Clothing: R02, R05, C0, C1, C2, C4, C6
Making Merry 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Title Yellow Bicycle
Scalloped Heart Nestabilities® Die Set by Spellbinders®
Scalloped Stitched Rectangles Die Set by Oops, I forgot to record the company. Not its real name.
Red Cardstock
Foam Tape by Craft Fancy
Clear Acetate
Instructions:
  1. Create a red A2 card.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the Gnome Love image onto white cardstock.
  3. Use a Scalloped Heart die to die-cut the scalloped heart within the stamped heart.
  4. Color the image panel.
  5. Position acetate on the reverse of the card front over the opening. Adhere.
  6. Apply foam tape around the heart shaped aperture. I used two layers of foam tape.
  7. Add the wonderful and festive Celebrate Sparkle Blend to the well created with the foam tape.
  8. Seal the well with patterned paper.
  9. Die-cut patterned paper with the largest Scalloped Stitched Rectangle die.
  10. Adhere the die-cut paper to the card.
  11. Adhere the shaker card front to the card.
Thanks for visiting today! Be sure to hop to see some fabulous eye candy and get a chance to win!


Sunday, November 3, 2019

Kat's Tales Mini Album

Last Tuesday was International Cat Day and I didn't get to celebrate in the style that I had wanted. Instead we got to spend quality time with our kitties at the Vet. Domino had a runny eye, a cut on his nose that wasn't healing, and an upset tummy. We were worried that the cut (inflicted by his sister, the aptly named Harley Quinn) had gotten infected. so we made an appointment, the kitties voluntarily hopped into their carriers, got loaded into the car, then meowed pitifully the whole ride. Turns out that Domino has allergies, which caused his runny eye, which ran into the cut on his nose. So I didn't get to post my mini album.

Here it is!

Front Cover

Inside Front Cover 


Side View 


Products used:
Worn Cover Tim Holtz® Idea-ology®
Small Alphabet Die Set by All Occasions
Media@ Gesso by DecoArt@
Media® Matte Medium by DecoArt®
SnowflakeSherbert,  Zesty Zing, Hey Pesto Squid Ink, Candy Floss, and Rose Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylic Paints by Paper Artsy
Cat Sentiments Clear Stamp Set by Frantic Stamper.
Jet Black StazOn™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko
Pink Peony, Shadow Grey, and Watering Can Archival™ Ink by Ranger Industries
Tissue Paper
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers:
   Mouse: C2, C4, RV91, R81, YG21, YG25
   Cats' Fur: BV0000, BV000, BV20, B32, B34, B60, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, C6, C8, 
   Cats' Noses and Mouths: RV42, RV91, RV95, E04, YG21,YG23, YG25
Checkerboard Stencil by Carabelle Studios
Cat  Paw Stencil by KaiserCraft
Tim Holtz@ Distress@ Crazing Medium by Ranger Industries
Cat Print Patterned paper by Doodlebug Designs Inc.™
Ring Binders by Tim Holtz® Idea-ology®
Pink Glittery Brads: Source Unknown

Instructions:
  1. Using alphabet dies, cut black cardstock for the title. Brush the die-cut letters with Matte Medium to seal them.*
  2. Using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, stamp the cats and the mouse, fussy-cut, color with Copic markers, and edge with a dark marker. 
  3. Brush the cats and the mouse with Matte Medium to seal them.* Set aside to let them play while the notebook is altered.
  4. Stamp the Curious Cat onto tissue paper with StazOn ink.
  5. Flip the tissue paper and paint the cat's eyes, nose, and mouth with Fresco Finish paints. Let dry.
  6. When dry, use Snowflake paint to cover the painted eyes, nose, and mouth. Set aside to dry.
  7. Place the Worn Cover flat and apply gesso. Let dry.
  8. Paint the cover with pink(ish) paints. Let dry.
  9. Sponge grey Archival inks over the checkerboard and paw print stencils onto the painted cover. Heat set. Repeat as desired.
  10. Sponge grey Archival ink over the border of the Word Series stencil onto the base of the painted cover. Heat set.
  11. Using the darker grey Archival ink, randomly stamp "Meow" onto the cover. Heat set.
  12. Apply Matte Medium to the cover.
  13. Tear around the painted cat face on the stamped tissue paper.
  14. Liberally apply Matte Medium to the top portion of the cover. 
  15. Apply Matte Medium to the reverse of the the cat face tissue paper.
  16. Place as desired onto the wet Matte Medium on the cover and smooth. Let dry.
  17. Apply Matte Medium over the cat face and let dry.
  18. Apply Matte Medium over the entire front cover and place the alphabet, the cats, and the mouse. Let dry.
  19. Apply another coat of Matte Medium over the entire cover to seal the entire shebang.
  20. Discover bumps and see the seam because you didn't do steps 14 and 15 properly.
  21. Get clever and try to camouflage the seams and bumps by apply Crazing Medium onto the cover. Let dry. 
  22. Discover Step #21 was an epic fail and try to fix by painting over the cracks Sherbert Fresco Finish paint. Wipe back with a baby wipe. It's better, but is NOT going to win prizes.
  23. Seal the entire cover again with Matte Medium.
  24. Cut patterned paper to size for inside covers and the spine. 
  25. Guess what you're going to apply to seal the paper so you can paint it. Good guess.
  26. Paint the sealed patterned papers with Sherbert Fresco Finish paints. Let dry.
  27. Apply Matte Medium to the inside covers and adhere the painted patterned papers. 
  28. Seal the inside covers with Matte Medium.
  29. Sponge grey ink over the Cat Stencil onto the inside front cover. 
  30. Apply Matte Medium to seal.
  31. Use the pink glittery brads to adhere the Ring Binders.
  32. Apply Matte Medium to the spine of the notebook.
  33. Adhere the painted, sealed patterned paper. Seal with Matte Medium.
If you've made it through this, go reward yourself with a leisure beverage.

*I seal cardstock die-cuts and Copic colored images with Matte Medium before adhering them to the project and then sealing them with Matte Medium because I discovered that the ink from the cardstock and/or Copic markers can run onto the project, which is highly annoying. 

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I shall enter this album into the following challenges:

Friday, November 1, 2019

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



It's time for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Stampendous is a sponsor and I'm participating! Stampendous will be giving a grand prize of $25 in product the winner chooses from our website. U.S. Mailing Addresses only. 

You must make a project to win this prize. Stampendous will be offering the CLBH 3- Flash prizes of the House Mouse Designs® Cookie Crumbles Stamp. The winner may choose Cling or Wood mounted. PLUS, people who comment on the Stampendous DT's blogs, will have the chance to win this adorable stamp. For more information, visit Stampendous' Blog.



Here's a holiday card using Laurel Burch™ Feline Cup Rubber Stamp.



Products Used:
Stampendous Products Used:
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers:
  Cat: B32, B41, *B43, B45, C5, C6, C6
  Collar, Ribbon, Floors: R23, R35, R37, R59, B41, YG25
  Tea Cup and Saucer: B41, *B43, B45, YG13, YG25, E40, E41, E42, E70
Desert Sand Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko
Yuletide™ Designer Mat Pad by K and Company 
Black Sparkle Starburst® Gelly Roll® Pen by Sakura
Pleated Lace Rectangles Die Set by Gina Marie Designs
Fired Brick Tim Holtz® Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries

Instructions:

  1. Create an A2 card from dark Kraft cardstock. Set aside.
  2. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the Feline Cup onto white cardstock.
  3. Color the image with Copic markers.
  4. Cut the image panel with the second largest die from the Pleated Lace Rectangles Die set.
  5. Keep the image panel in the die and sponge Desert Sand Memento ink over the die and the edges of the image.
  6. Remove the image panel die-cut from the die and sponge Desert Sand Memento ink over the lace edges as shown.
  7. Place a piece of scrap cardstock or tape horizontally over the base of the image and sponge Desert Sand Memento ink to ground the image.
  8. Lightly edge the image panel die with Fired Brick Distress ink.
  9. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 4" x 5.25". Edge with Fired Brick Distress ink.
  10. Adhere the image panel onto the patterned paper to create the card front.
  11. Adhere the card front to the A2 card.
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