Monday, June 17, 2019

Thank You for the Special Gift




Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
House-Mouse Designs® Sweet Treats 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!

Saturday, May 4, 2019

So Sweet! Coffees, Cookie, and Mice?

Stampendous is a sponsor of the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers' Blog Hop. Some Stampendous DT members and I are participating by sharing our coffee-themed projects. Did I mention that there will be prizes? See below for more information about that!

Here's my card using the adorable House-Mouse Designs® Cookie Crumbles Rubber Stamps!



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used: 
House-Mouse Designs® Cookie Crumbles Rubber Stamps
House-Mouse Designs® So Sweet Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
Small Typewriter Alphabet Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
Tiny Typewriter Alphabet Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
Spring Border Cutting Dies Set
Small Heart from the Wings Die Set
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
VersaFine Clair™ Nocturne Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Botanical Tea Patterned Papers by Graphic 45™
Tim Holtz® Pumice Stone Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
PaperShaper® Corner Punch by EK Success
Copic® Markers Used:
  Mouse Skin: BV0000, E50, E51, E93, R20
  Mouse Noses: R21, R22
  Mouse Fur: E31, E33, E35, E47 and E21, E23, E25, E37
  Cup: R20, R21, R22, N0, N1, E47, E49
  Floor: E41, E43
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics

Instructions:
  1. Cut, score, and fold pink cardstock to create an A2 card. Set aside.
  2. Cut a piece of the rose-patterned paper to 5.25" x 4". Edge with Distress ink.
  3. Stamp the House-Mouse Designs image with Tuxedo Black ink and color with Copic markers.
  4. Cut a piece of pink cardstock .5" inches wider in width and height.
  5. Use the corner punch to punch the top edges.
  6. Insert the stamped image panel under the corner punched top edges and adhere to the pink cardstock.
  7. Cut a strip of coordinated polka-dot paper to .75" wide and use one of the Spring Border dies to cut the bottom edge. Mat onto pink cardstock cut 1/8" wider than the polka-dot strip.
  8. Using one of the heart dies from the Wings set, cut three hearts from pink cardstock.
  9. Using VersaFine Claire Nocturne ink, stamp the sentiment onto each of the hearts as shown.
  10. Adhere the image panel, the strip of matted cardstock, and the sentiment hearts.
Prize Information:
• Stampendous will offer a 25% discount on Coffee Themed stamps on their website with Promo Code CLBH2019.
• Three (3) House-Mouse Designs® Cookie Crumbles Rubber Stamps will be given away by us to US addresses for comments on our blogs. 
• Three (3) House-Mouse Designs® Cookie Crumbles Rubber Stamps will be given by CLBH on their blog hop as Flash Prizes.
• Stampendous will offer one $20 gift card to our site on their blog. 
All winners need U.S. Mailing addresses.

Thanks for visiting today!


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Cat Tracking - A Tale of the House-Mouse Detectives!

There's been a cat around and the House-Mouse Detectives are on the scene! They've left out a red inkpad so they're sure to catch that cat red-handed!

Here's the card.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
House-Mouse Designs® Cat Tracking Rubber Stamp
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Paper
Copic® Markers Used:
  Mouse Skin: BV0000, E000, E50, E51, R20, R21
  Fur: E21, E23, E25, E31, E33, E35, E37, E47, W3, W5, W7
  Wallpaper: E40, E81, R05, R17, B52, G16, G29
  Floor: E21, W0, W1, W3, W5
  Broom: Y26, Y28
  Footprints: R05
  Inkpad: C0, C1, C3, C6
  Stamp: E21, W1, W3, $05
French Country Paper Collection by Graphic 45™
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12"x12" cardstock in half, score, and fold to form a 6" square card.
  2. Stamp the image onto white cardstock and color with Copic Markers.
  3. Trim the image panel to 4.75" x 3.75" and mat with red cardstock.
  4. Trim the yellow patterned paper from the French Country collection to 5.75" square.
  5. Cut a 2.25" x 5.75" strip of the multi-striped patterned paper and mat with red cardstock.
  6. Adhere the matted strip of striped patterned paper onto the yellow patterned paper as shown.
  7. Adhere the image panel onto the card front.
  8. Adhere the card front to the 6" square card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Thank You Cat Card

You may know that I probably qualify as a crazy cat lady. I love cats, love my cats, and collect cat-themed stamps, dies, and cat-themed paper. Hence, I fell in love with Stampendous' new Purrfect Friends Cling Rubber Stamp Set.

Here's my first card with this super-cute cat set. For some reason, the cats ended up in a tree.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Purrfect Friends Cling Rubber Stamp Set
WindowRama Cutting Die Set
Tag from the Build A Pop Up Die Set
Bow from the Build A Wreath Die Set
Picasso Metal Shield/Stencil
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Pink Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Summer Sky Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko
Copic® Markers:
   YR61, YG65, YR68, YG23, E27, W1, W2
Green and BrownTriplus Fineliner Pens by Staedtler
Small Flower Punch by Fiskars®
Flower and Leaf Punches by Marvy Uchida®
Kitten Smitten 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Doodlebug Designs Inc.™
Embossing Stylus by McGill
Liquid Glue
Purple Stardust® Glitter Pen by Sakura

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" pink cardstock in half, score, and fold to create an A2 card. Set aside.
  2. Using Memento ink, stamp the cats onto white cardstock, fussy-cut, and color with Copic markers. Edge with a dark marker.
  3. Cut the cat text patterned paper to 4" x 5.25".
  4. Sponge Summer Sky Memento ink over the Picasso stencil onto the patterned paper to create a cloudy sky/text look. It's subtle, but it's there. Retrospectively, I should have used a darker blue ink. 
  5. Use the branch circle die from the WindowRama Cutting Die Set to cut white cardstock. Color with brown and black Copic markers as shown.
  6. Adhere the branch circle over the stenciled text paper.
  7. Punch leaves from green cardstock then detail with Fineliner pens.
  8. Adhere leaves to the branches.
  9. Punch small flowers from pink cardstock, shape slightly with a stylus, then adhere in bunches over the leaves using a liquid glue. Use the glitter pen to add a touch of purple glitter to the center of each flower.
  10. Adhere the cats so that they appear to be sitting on the branches, nestled in the leaves and flowers.
  11. Stamp the sentiment onto pink cardstock, then use the tag die from the Build A Pop Up Set to cut pink cardstock.
  12. Use the bow die from the Build A Wreath Die Set to cut pink cardstock.
  13. Punch a large and small pink flower from pink cardstock, shape with the stylus, and adhere to the bow.
  14. Adhere the bow to the circle as shown.
  15. Adhere the card front to the pink card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Time for Tulips.

Power Poppy is the sponsor this week at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends. I chose to use their lovely Hobnail Pitcher Digital Stamp Set, because it's spring (hallelujah!) and flowers are always a challenge for me. I wanted to use more subtle colors than my usual super-saturated colors, so you'll have to let me know how I did!

I also googled Hobnail pitchers because I thought they were metal. Imagine my surprise when I found out they're usually made from semi-opaque glass with a texture reminiscent of hobnail boots. So I went with an amber glass inspired by a photo.

Here's my card.


Supplies Used:
Circle Frames Die Set #1 by The Stamp Doctor
Scalloped Border Die Set by The Stamp Doctor
Circles Nestabilities® Die Set by Spellbinders®
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Artisan Style 8x8 Patterned Paper by Graphic 45®
Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints by Doodlebug Designs Inc.™
Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints by Doodlebug Designs Inc. ™
Copic® Markers: T0, T1, E81, Y0000, Y000, Y00, B60, G20, *G30, G40, YR20, YR23, YR30, YR31

*G30 is 50% G20 and 50% G40.

Instructions:
  1. Cut, score, and fold a piece of green cardstock to create an A2 card.
  2. Resize the digital image and print onto Neenah cardstock with a laser printer.
  3. Color the image with Copic markers.
  4. Using a circle die, cut the image panel.
  5. Using the next largest circle die, cut green cardstock.
  6. Mat the image panel onto the green cardstock.
  7. Using the largest die from the Circle Frames Die Set #1, cut the yellow polka-dot patterned paper. Edge with a yellow marker.
  8. Adhere the image panel onto the die-cut yellow polka-dot circle frame.
  9. Using one of the three dies from the Scalloped Border Die Set, cut the orange/yellow gingham patterned paper. Trim to 4" wide, and edge with a marker.
  10. Cut a piece of green patterned paper from the Artisan Style 8x8 pad to 4" x 5.25" to form the card front. Edge with a green marker.
  11. Adhere the image panel onto the card front as shown.
  12. Adhere the scalloped border atop the image panel.
  13. Adhere the card front to the green card.
I haven't decided what occasion to use this card for, so I did not add a sentiment at this time. I also misplaced my orange acrylic dots, which I would have wanted to add to the top left. Oops.

Thanks for visiting today!





Monday, April 22, 2019

Celebrating Nature and Spring at a Cozy Cottage

Here's a card using Stampendous' new Wisteria Cottage Cling Rubber Stamp Set




Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Wisteria Cottage Cling Rubber Stamp Set
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Purple and Green Cardstock
Fairy Dust 8x8 Patterned Paper Pad by Graphic 45™
Copic® Markers:
  Cottage Roof: E15, E17, E29
  Cottage Brick: E30, E31, E42
  Cottage Shutters and Door: E23
  Chimney Pots: T0, T1
  Light: Y26
  Window Glasss: BG10
  Shrubbery: G43, G46
  Grass: YG03
  Walkway: T0, T1, ^2
  Wisteria: V01, V20, V22, V25, YG03, YG17, B02, E25
  Sky:
Green Triplus® Fineliners by Staedtler®

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" purple cardstock in half, score, and fold to create an A2 card.
  2. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the Wisteria Cottage onto white cardstock. 
  3. Using a stamp positioner, stamp the Wisteria branch.
  4. Color both the images using Copic markers.
  5. Trim and mat with green cardstock.
  6. Cut a piece of the floral paper and mat with purple cardstock.
  7. Cut the star patterned paper to 4" x 5.25".
  8. Adhere the matted floral paper to the star patterned paper to form the card front.
  9. Adhere the matted image panel to card front.
  10. Adhere the card front to the purple card.
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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

Here's my Easter Box Card that features a whole bunch of dies from The Stamp Doctor, including the new A2 Card in a Box #2 that creates a horizontal box card. This set includes dies to cut the card base  and layers.
Here's the Box Card with daffodils in the background!


Here's a close-up of the top of the box card.

The card (somewhat) flattened. It will fit into an A2 envelope!

Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Colored Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers Used; E31, E33, Ed34, E35, E44, E47
Kitten Smitten and Petite Prints Patterned Paper by Doodlebug Designs Inc.™
House-Mouse Designs® Painted Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamps by Stampendous
Surprise and Delight Rubber Stamp by A Muse 
Vellum 
Red Liner Tape
Sookwang Tape
Glue Pen
Paper Edger Scissors by Fiskar's®

Instructions:
  1. Follow the instructions included with the A2 Card in a Box #2 Die Set to cut green cardstock.
  2. Use the grass die from the Egg Carton CIB Die Set - Add On Dies  to cut green cardstock three times. 
  3. Adhere the three green grass die-cuts to the green strips.
  4. Follow the instructions to assemble and create the box card.
  5. Cut two pieces of blue cardstock .25" than the back panel of the card. 
  6. Cut two pieces of plaid paper smaller than the blue cardstock and adhere.
  7. Cut one piece of blue polka dotted paper .25" smaller than the plaid paper and adhere as shown.
  8. Use the rectangle dies from the A2 Card in a Box #2 Die Set to cut plaid patterned paper and blue cardstock. Adhere to the base of the card as shown.
  9. Die-cut bunnies from white cardstock and color with Copic markers.
  10. Use glue pen to add glue to their tails, sprinkle Cottonball White Fun Flock over the glue, press lightly, then shake off excess.
  11. Cut patterned papers with the eggs from the Egg Carton CIB Die Set.
  12. Adhere the bunnies and eggs onto the grass strips.
  13. Using the Grass Edger Die, cut green cardstock twice, trim to the proper width, and adhere to the card front as shown.
  14. Cut one of the large eggs with a pair of Paper Edger Scissors.
  15. Adhere the bunnies and egg half to the card front.
  16. Die-cut blue cardstock with one of the dies from the Scalloped Border Dies and adhere as shown.
  17. Stamp the sentiments onto polka dot patterned paper with the Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink.
  18. Cut the sentiments with the one of the dies from the Tags #1 Die Set and one of the dies from the Rounded Rectangle Connectors Die Set
  19. Adhere sentiments as shown.
  20. Add Sookwang Tape to a piece of vellum and then cut two "clouds" with one of the dies from the Mini Tags #1 Die Set.
  21. Cut yellow cardstock with the Sun Die Set.
  22. Adhere one cloud, then the sun, then the second cloud to the background as shown.
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Friday, April 19, 2019

Mermaid at Heart

Here's a card with another of Stampendous' new ocean-themed stamp sets.

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



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Copic® Markers used:
  Mermaid's Skin: BV0000, E000, E11, E21, E50, R20
  Mermaid's Hair: W1, W2, Y32, YR31
  Mermaid's Tail: G02, G05, G17, BG49
  Mermaid's Bra: R32
  Mermaid's Pearls: C0, C1, B60
  Shell in Mermaid's Hair: R12, R14, V15
  Sand and Sandcastles: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
  Shell: R12, R14
  Coral: E70, E71: BG10, V01, V15
  Sea Horse: Y00, Y13, Y15, Y19, Y26, YR01, YR02, YR04
  Sea: BG11
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah
Metallic Silver Cardstock by Neenah
Grey Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Tim Holtz® Riveted Metal Texture Fades™ Embossing Folder by Sizzix®
Rings Die Set by WeRMemory Keepers®
Nameplate by Spellbinders®
Hardware Die Set by Frantic Stamper
Clear Glaze™ 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura

Instructions:
  1. Use the WindowRama Base die and cut silver cardstock twice. 
  2. Use the Riveted Metal embossing folder to dry emboss one of the the silver die-cuts.
  3. Use the circle die from the WindowRama die set to the embossed silver die-cut, then fold both sides backward to form the front of the card.
  4. Find the rings die that matches the size of the circular hole in the card. Use this die to cut silver cardstock.
  5. Use the screws from the Hardware die to cut silver cardstock and adhere the screws onto the die-cut ring. Adhere the die-cut ring over the circle on the card front.
  6. Use Memento ink to stamp the Mermaid scene 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 Glaze Glossy Gel Pen to add several layers to the seahorse's eye, the bubbles, the crab's eyes and claws, and the mermaid's shell and pearls.
  10. Adhere the image panel to the center of the silver cardstock back.
  11. Use VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock. 
  12. Use a rectangle die from the Build a Pop Up Die set to cut the sentiment.
  13. Color the sentiment with the BG11 marker to match the sea.
  14. Use one of the dies from the Nameplate set to cut silver cardstock.
  15. Use the screws from the Hardware die set to cut silver cardstock.
  16. Adhere the sentiment to the silver nameplate and add the screws on either side.
  17. Adhere the sentiment to the wood-paneled patterned paper card front.
  18. Adhere the card front to the card back with either strong tape or liquid adhesive.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Turtley Awesome

Today's card features Stampendous' new Turtle Fun Cling Rubber Stamp Set which is sized to work perfectly with the WindowRama Die Set. 

Here it is!



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Copic® Markers used:
  Turtle: YG05, YG17, B21, G85, YR12, YR27
  Tube Coral: B12, V15, V95
  Seaweed: G43, G46
  Boat: G43, G85, E23, E25, 37, BG11, BG93
  Crab: B66, B69, B99, R14, R27, YR12
  Fish: B12 V15, YG05, YG07, B66, B69, YR12, YR27
  Sand and Sandcastles: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
  Sea: BG11
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah
Metallic Silver Cardstock by Neenah
Wood Necessities 6x6 Pad by My Mind's Eye
Rings Die Set by WeRMemory Keepers®
Nameplate by Spellbinders®
Hardware Die Set by Frantic Stamper
Clear Glaze™ 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 Silver cardstock in half. Score and fold one piece to form a 6x6 card. 
  2. Trim a piece of the wood-grained patterned paper to 5.75" square to create the card front.
  3. Use one of the rings dies to die-cut a circle from the card front..
  4. Use the same die to cut a ring from silver cardstock. Set aside.
  5. Use the screws from the Hardware die to cut silver cardstock and adhere the screws onto the die-cut ring. Set aside.
  6. Use Memento ink to stamp Turtle Fun onto white cardstock.
  7. Use Copic markers to color the scene. 
  8. Add several layers of Glaze gel pen to the turtle's eyes, the fishes' eyes, the crabs eyes and claws, and the windows of the shipwreck.
  9. Adhere the image panel behind the circle cut in the wood-grained card front.
  10. Adhere the ring over the circle and adhere the screws to the ring.
  11. Use VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock. 
  12. Use a rectangle die from the Build a Pop Up Die set to cut the sentiment.
  13. Color the sentiment with the BG11 marker to match the sea.
  14. Use one of the dies from the Nameplate set to cut silver cardstock.
  15. Use the screws from the Hardware die set to cut silver cardstock.
  16. Adhere the sentiment to the silver nameplate.
  17. Adhere the sentiment to the wood-paneled patterned paper card front as shown.
  18. Adhere the card front to the silver card.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Toucan Do It Anniversary Card

Way back in the dark ages, we sent a punny wedding card to friends. The card featured two toucans and the sentiment "Two-Can Do It". So when I saw Stampendous' new Jungle Life Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set, I knew that eventually I'd get around to using the toucan from the set to recreate that card. However, there was only one toucan in the set and I really wanted the two toucans to face each other. Enter Stampendous' new Mirror Stamping Plate!

Here's the front view of my card.


Here's the side view of my card.


Supplies Used: 
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Jungle Life Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Mirror Stamping Plate
WindowRama Cutting Die Set
Fitted Frames A Die Cut Set
Jungle Leaves Metal Stencil
Gold Class A'Peels Stickers

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah
London Fog Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko
Copic® Markers: C6, C7, C8, R24, R27, R39, YR16, YR18, YG01, YG05, YG17, Y02, Y13, Y15, Y23, Y26, B12, B14, B24, E23, E27
Triplus® Fineliner Pens by Staedtler
White Gelly Roll® Pen by Sakura
Travel Travelogue Patterned Papers by Graphic 45
Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Heart Die by Spellbinders®
Tim Holtz® Forest Moss Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
Tim Holtz® Forest Moss Distress® Oxide Ink by Ranger Industries
Tim Holtz® Twisted Citron Distress® Oxide Ink by Ranger Industries
Misti® Stamp Tool by My Sweet Petunia

Instructions:
  1. Cut the jungle leaves patterned paper and green cardstock to 4 3/8" x 6 3/8". 
  2. Using the base die from the WindowRama Cutting Die Set, cut both.
  3. Fold the green cardstock forwards on both of the innermost score lines, ~1" from either side,  to create the back of the card. Set aside for now.
  4. Fold the patterned paper backwards on both of the the innermost score lines to form the card front.
  5. Center the heart die on the patterned paper, tape into place with removable tape, then run through a die-cut machine.
  6. Use a C8 marker to edge all edges of the patterned paper, including along the folds on either side.
  7. Set the front of the card aside for now.
  8. Using London Fog Memento ink, stamp the toucan onto white cardstock. Set aside.
  9. Place the Mirror Stamping Plate onto the cover of the Misti. 
  10. Remove the foam from the base of the Misti and place the toucan stamp onto the base.
  11. Ink the stamp thoroughly with London Fog Memento ink.
  12. Close the cover onto the stamp. This will leave an inked reverse impression on the Mirror Plate. Repeat if you don't think the impression is complete.
  13. Remove the stamp from the base of the Misti, replace the foam, place cardstock into position secured with magnets, close the cover, and stamp.
  14. Fussy-cut both toucans, color with Copic markers, and edge with the corresponding color, i.e. a C9 where the toucan is black, YG17 where the beak is green, etc.
  15. Add details with the Triplus Fineliner pens.
  16. Add white dots to eyes.
  17. Adhere the two toucans on either side of the heart-shaped aperture of the card front, making sure that there is no adhesive where the toucans overlap the aperture.
  18. Die-cut green cardstock with one of the small dies from the Fitted Frames A Die set.
  19. Add the sentiment sticker to the die-cut and adhere to the card front.
  20. Sponge or brush Forest Moss Distress ink over the Jungle Leaves Stencil onto the center of the card back.
  21. This proved to be a bit dark, so Forest Moss Distress Oxide ink was sponged over the stencil, followed by Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. 
  22. Lift the stencil and heat set the ink.
  23. Adhere the front of the card to the back of the card using a strong adhesive such as liquid glue or double sided tape.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Elephant Remembers, But I Don't Notepad

When I saw Stampendous' new Elephant Clling Rubber and Die Set,  I wanted to think outside the box a little. Since these days, I'm a me of little brain and can't remember squat-all. Elephants are know to have prodigious memory, I decided to decorate a little notepad to jot down lists of things I'm supposed to remember. When I have a little notebook to keep in my purse,  my list gets carried around with me, rather than left at home.

I should note that the Elephant Cling Rubber and Die Set is sized to be used with the fabulous new WindowRama Die Set!

Here's the front view.

Here's the side view.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Elephant Cling Rubber and Die Set
Meadow Edgers Die Set
Meadows Edge Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Grass stamp from the Scenic Meadow Cling Rubber Stamp Set
Picasso Metal Shield/Stencil
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko
Mixed Media White Paper

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers:
  Elephant: BV20, N2, N3, N4, N5
  Elephant's Ears: R81, R83, RV91
  Elephants Mouth: E04, R30, R32
Memento™ Sky Blue and Angel Pink Inks by Tsukineko
Fern Green Archival Ink™ by Ranger Industries
Tim Holtz® Life Quotes Remnant Rubs by Idea-ology®/Advantus
Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
"Remember" Word Die from Tim Holtz®  Friendship Words Thinlits™ Die Set by Sizzix®
Media® Matte Medium by DecoArt®
Pen Patterned Washi Tape
Kraft Notepad: Source Unknown*

Instructions:
  1. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the Elephant onto Copic-friendly cardstock.
  2. Color the elephant, die-cut him, edge him with a dark marker, and set him aside for now.
  3. Sponge Summer Sky Memento ink over the Picasso stencil onto Mixed Media paper. Repeat this step with the Angel Pink Memento ink until you are happy with the "sky".
  4. Die-cut green cardstock with the treeline die and the grassy border die from the Meadow Edgers die set. The grassy border die actually cuts grass blades into the cardstock, so you have to die-cut again by positioning the curved die over the grass.
  5. Use Fern Green Archival ink to randomly stamp the grass borders from the Meadow Edge Perfectly Clear Stamp Set and the the Scenic Meadow Cling Rubber Stamp Set.
  6. Edge all green die-cuts with the Fern Green Archival ink.
  7. Layer the green die-cuts over the blue/pink stenciled sky.
  8. Trim this piece to 3/16" smaller than the notebook.
  9. Cut green cardstock to 1/8" smaller than the notebook as shown and use the green cardstock to mat the image panel.
  10. Die-cut green cardstock with "Remember" from the Friendships Words Die Set.
  11. Adhere the elephant and the sentiment to the image panel as shown using Media Matte Medium.
  12. Coat the image panel with Media Matte Medium, then use the Matte Medium to adhere the image panel to the notepad.
  13. Unseat the flap of the notepad, place a piece of acetate* under the cover, then add several layers of Matte Medium over the image panel onto the notepad to seal and protect them. Let dry completely before going to the next step.
  14. Remove the acetate, then adhere the Washi tape to the bottom of the notepad as shown and rub on the "Note to Self" sentiment.
  15. Coat the Washi tape with several layers of Media Matte Medium to seal the sentiment.
*Helpful Hint: Always save the acetate packaging for use in other projects. These pieces make great shields, covers for shaker cards, and/or invisible pieces to hang/suspend images or die-cuts.

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Happy Birthday: To or From the Cat!

Whimsy Stamps is the sponsor this week at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends. As a certified cat lady, I had to use Kitty-ology, a fantastic digital stamp.

Here's my card.



I decided that I was going to create a side-step birthday card using The Stamp Doctor's fabulous  Side-Step Card Die Set. You can purchase this die which cuts and adds score lines for an A2 Side-Step card. Or you can be like me and get the whole combo which gives you a mess of other dies so that you can die-cut all the layers you'd want. Just go to the link and use the pull-down menu. OOH! Edited to add that if you use the code KathsTales, you'll get a 10% discount. Cool, eh?

You'll note that the smart kitty is colored like my cats who are mostly white with black/grey spots on their heads. Domino is a puffy long hair and his sister, Harley Quinn, has short hair and grey spots on her body. They're now a year old, having celebrated their birthday on March 21st.

Supplies used:
Kitty-ology, a digital stamp by Chrissy Armstrong for Whimsy Stamps
Side-Step Card Die Set by The Stamp Doctor
Lollipop Stamps - Birthday #1 by The Stamp Doctor
Circle Dies #1 by The Stamp Doctor (This set coordinates with the Lollipop Stamps!)
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Brown Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Oxford 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Basic Grey
Collectible Remarkable 6x6 Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye™
Necessities - Wood 6x6 Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye™
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko
Gathered Twigs Tim Holtz® Distress® Ink by Ranger
Potting Soil Archival™ Ink by Ranger
Clear Glaze™ 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
Kitties Stencil by The Crafter's Workshop
Copic® Markers:
  Cat's Fur: C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
  Cat's Ears and Nose:   Cat's Eyes: YG01, YG05
  Glasses: R27, R29
  Books: Y26, Y28, R27 R39, E81, W3, BG72, BG75, BG78, E23, E25, E27, W3, E40, C4, C6

Instructions:

  1. Use the Side-Step Base die to die-cut a piece of 8.5" x 5.5" brown cardstock.
  2. Fold along the score lines according to the instructions. 
  3. Use the Side-Step Combo sets if desired. I just measured and cut the patterned paper myself.
  4. Edge the patterned paper with Distress ink.
  5. Adhere the patterned paper to the card base.
  6. Resize and print the digital image onto Copic-friendly cardstock using a laser printer. 
  7. Fussy-cut the cat and color him (or her) with Copic markers.
  8. Run a black marker along the fussy-cut edges.
  9. Add several layers of Glaze pen to the cat's glasses, letting the glossy gel ink dry between layers.
  10. Lightly trace the base of the cat (his bum, feet, and tail) onto the wood-patterned paper using an E40 Copic marker. Fill in below to look like his shadow.
  11. Using Potting Soil Archival ink, stamp the sentiment circle onto patterned paper then die-cut it with the corresponding circle die.
  12. Edge the circle with Distress ink.
  13. Use Potting Soil Archival ink to sponge a paw print into the center of the die-cut sentiment circle.
  14. Die-cut brown cardstock using the next largest circle and use this circle to mat the sentiment.
  15. Adhere the cat and the sentiment.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Laurel Burch™ Hummingbird Box

Today I'm sharing the smallest from PaperMart's three Square Cap Top Box Wood set decorated with Laurel Burch™ Hummingbird Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set.


Top View


Side View


Supplies Used: 

Other Supplies Used:
Copic® Markers:  
Black Multiliner Pen by Copic®
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Media® Matte Medium by DecoArt®
StazOn® Jet Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Black cardstock
Baby Wipes
Liquid Adhesive
Stamp Positioner

Instructions:
  1. Take the boxes apart, separating the top and bottom from each of the three boxes. For this project, I've used the smallest box.
  2. Mix White and Tan Patina Vintage Effect Wash Acrylic Paint. Brush over the top and sides of the top and bottom of the largest box. Let dry.
  3. Repeat application to ensure full coverage, but wipe back slightly with a baby wipe so that the wood grain still shows. Let dry.
  4. Apply White Vintage Effect Wash in horizontal streaks using a baby wipe. Let dry and set aside.
  5. Repeat steps 2, 3, 4 with the insides of the box and the base of the box.
  6. Using a stamp positioner, stamp the floral border with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock. 
  7. Remove the border from the stamp positioner and place the hummingbird where you want him to be. Stamp him using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  8. Color both the hummingbird and the border with Copic markers. Use blue markers to add a sky, then use the E markers to add some dots to the background so that the painted box and the image panel coordinate. This step is not necessary if you plan all your color schemes ahead and paint and color accordingly. 
  9. Trim the image panel to 3.5" square and mat with a slightly larger square of black cardstock. 
  10. Use wet adhesive to adhere the matted image panel to the top of the box.
  11. Using Jet Black StazOn ink, stamp the sentiments and the decorative icons onto the box's side. Apply a bit more pressure than you'd ordinarily use because the painted surface is a bit uneven.
  12. Use a MultiLiner or fine-tipped black Sharpie to touch up the sentiments and icons.
  13.  Let dry, then brush the top and sides with Media Matte Medium. Let dry and repeat.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Laurel Burch™ Feline Friends Box

I'm back today with the middle box from PaperMart's three Square Cap Top Box Wood set decorated with Laurel Burch™ Feline Blooms Cling Stamp Set, Laurel Burch™ Cling Tribal Cats set Laurel Burch™ Perfectly Clear™ Icons Stamp Set, the new Meadow's Edge Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set, and the WindowRama Die Set.


Top View



Side View

Supplies Used: 

Other Supplies Used:
Copic Markers:
   R02, R30, R32, R35, R43, R46, Y11, Y13, Y19, Y21,Y23, YR16, YG00, YG05, YG07, YG17, FB2
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
White, Red,  Tan Vintage Effect Wash™ Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Hansa Yellow Media® Fluid Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Media® Matte Medium by DecoArt®
Memento™ Canteloupe, Dandelion, and Bamboo Leaves Ink by Tsukineko®
Baby Wipes
Liquid Adhesive


Instructions:
  1. Take the boxes apart, separating the top and bottom from each of the three boxes. For this project, I've used the middle box.
  2. Mix White, Red, and Tan Patina Vintage Effect Wash Acrylic Paint with a drop of Hansa Yellow Media Fluid Acrylic paint. Brush over the top and sides of the top and bottom of the largest box. Let dry.
  3. Repeat application to ensure full coverage, but wipe back slightly with a baby wipe so that the wood grain still shows. Let dry.
  4. Apply White Vintage Effect Wash in horizontal streaks using a baby wipe. Let dry and set aside.
  5. Repeat steps 2, 3, 4 with the insides of the box and the base of the box.
  6. Stamp the three cats image from the Feline Blooms stamp set onto white cardstock. Color with Copic markers. 
  7. Stamp the image a second time onto masking paper, fussy-cut, and adhere temporarily atop its colored counterpart.
  8. Using Bamboo Leaves Memento ink, stamp the grass border from the Meadows Edge stamp set around and below the cats. 
  9. Use Canteloupe and Dandelion Memento ink to stamp the sun above the cats. Color with Copic markers. 
  10. Lift the mask and use Copic markers to add a dotty background around the cats and the sun.
  11. Trim the image panel to 3.75" square.
  12. Adhere the top image to the top of the box with wet adhesive.
  13. Stamp the sentiment from the Tribal Cats Cling set onto white cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Die-cut with one of the dies from the Fitted Frames A Die set.
  14. Adhere the sentiment to the side of the box with wet adhesive.
  15.  Let dry, then brush the top and sides with Media Matte Medium. Let dry and repeat.
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