Thursday, October 10, 2019

CongRats - A Retirement Card

It's Thursday, which means it's time to post the second card that I created as October's Guest Designer for Topflight Stamps! It's a retirement card for my husband, who retired last week. When I first saw Katzelkraft's Les Rats des Villes - City Rats Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set, I knew that eventually I'd be making this card.




Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Katzelkraft's Les Rats des Villes - City Rat Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp set
Les Drôles Accessoires-Funny Accessories Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp set
Onyx Black VersaFine™ ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Tuxedo Black Memento™ ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers:
   Rat Fur: E30, E31, N0, N1, N2, N3. N4, N5, BV000, BV20, C3, C4, C6, C6, C7
   Rat Ears, Paws, and Tails: BV000, BV20, R00, R11
   Rat Eyes: B21, B23. YG01, YG03, Y13, Y19
   Podium: W00, W1. Y000, E21. E23, E37
   Track: E13, E15
   Stands: B60, N1, N3
   Crowd: Y11, Y13, Y19, YG07, R24 ,R59, B04, B06
   Trees: G24, G85
   Sky: C4, B21
Clear Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
Black and blue cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Black Soot Tim Holtz®Distress® ink by Ranger Industries
Speech Bubble Die set by Spellbinders®
Mixed Messages Clear Stamp Set by Paper Trey Ink
Banner Stamp by Stampotique
Glitter Alphabet Stickers by Making Memories

Instructions:
  1. Three rats from the Les Rats des Villes - City Rats Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock, fussy-cut, colored with Copic markers, then edged with a dark marker to get rid of those nasty white edges. The rats' eyes and teeth were coated with several layers of Clear Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen to add dimension and shine. 
  2. The winners' podium from Katzelkraft's Les Drôles Accessoires-Funny Accessories Red Rubber Stamp set was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto white cardstock. It also was fussy cut, colored with Copic markers, and edged with a dark marker.
  3. The rats and the podium were set aside while I worked on the background. They kept each other amused while I toiled. 
  4. I googled track and field race tracks, found a suitable free photo, downloaded it, then used PhotoElements to change it from color to a black and white charcoal background, which was lightened quite a bit before being printed onto Copic friendly cardstock using my laser printer. The background image was colored with Copic markers, softened even more with the colorless blender, then trimmed to be used as the card front.
  5. The banner was stamped with Memento ink, colored, fussy-cut, edged, then adhered to the background card front. 
  6. Glittery letter stickers were added to spell out "CongRats".
  7. The card front was edged with Black Soot Distress ink, then matted with black cardstock.
  8. Light blue cardstock was die-cut with a small speech bubble die twice and the tiny sentiments were stamped with Onyx Black VersaFine ink onto them. VersaFine ink always gives a wonderful clean impression when stamping small and/or detailed stamps.
  9. The winners podium and the rats were adhered to the card front and the tiny speech bubbles were added. 
  10. The card front was then mounted onto a 5x7 blue card.
BTW, Some links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! If you shop at Topflight Stamps, please use my coupon code, KATHIREREK855, for 10% off your order.

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Halloween Decor Skellie Style!

When I first saw Stampendous' new Seated Skeleton stamp, I knew that I had to use it to create some home decor. Once I got started, this project took on a life of its own!




Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Seated Skeleton (W211) Rubber Stamp
Beware Witch (QS5038) Stamp Set
Pumpkin People (SSC1321) Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Moroccan Mesh Stencil (FM44086)
Aged Bronze Frantage Embossing Enamel (FREG042)
Mixed Media White Paper
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
VersaMark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
5" x 7" Canvas Board
Black Media® Black Gesso by DecoArt®
Media® Matte Medium by DecoArt®
Media® Liquid Glass by DecoArt®
Tim Holtz® Regions Beyond Paper Stash® by Idea-ology
Shadow Grey Archival™ Ink
Fall Words Die Set by Frantic Stamper
White Chipboard Frames by Technique Tuesday
Tim Holtz® Occasions Small Talk Stickers by Idea-ology®
Copic® Markers:
   Floor: E21, E23, E25, W1
   Chair: E23, E25, E27, E29, E49, V17, BV09
   Tabl: E23, E25, E29, E29
   Candlelabra: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
   Candles: V15, V17
   Cat: N4, N6, N7, N8, RV42, RV95
   Book Covers: V17, BV09, YR04, E35, E39, R56, R59, G85, YR04, YR27
   Book Pages: E81, E84
   Skeleton: T00, T0, T1, E40, YR31
   Hat: N6, N7, N8, YR04, YR07
Copic® Airbrush System
Eclipse Tape by JudiKins

Instructions:
  1. Cover canvas board with black gesso, let dry, and set aside.
  2. Cut Mixed Media paper to 4.75" x 5.75".
  3. Stamp Skeleton scene onto white cardstock and onto Eclipse Tape.
  4. Fussy-cut the Eclipse Tape version and place its counterpart on the white cardstock.
  5. Using repositionable adhesive, adhere scrap paper horizontally over the image panel.
  6. Airbrush RV91 over the image panel.
  7. Brush Shadow Grey Archival ink over the Moroccan Mesh stencil to add visual interest to the "walls". The popular make-up brushes work fabulously with inks and metal stencils.
  8. Remove the horizontal strip of paper and make sure all the adhesive is gone before creating a wooden floor with Copic markers.
  9. Edge the image panel with Archival Ink.
  10. Remove and reserve the mask over the rest of the image then continue to color the image with Copic markers.
  11. Stamp the cat from the Beware Witch Cling set onto white cardstock. 
  12. Stamp the female pumpkinhead from the Pumpkin People Perfectly Clear Stamp set onto white cardstock.
  13. Color both images with Copic markers.
  14. Trim the Poe image from the patterned paper and color with Copic markers.
  15. Brush all three frames with Media Black Gesso and heat set. 
  16. Press all three frames into a VersaMark ink pad, add Aged Bronze Embossing Enamel, and heat set.
  17. Repeat step 13 until the desired finish is achieved.
  18. Adhere the frames over the cat, pumpkin head, and Poe portrait.
  19. Using the Halloween die from the Fall Words Die Set, cut black cardstock.
  20. Use Matte Medium to adhere the image panel to the canvas board. Let dry.
  21. Brush Matte Medium over the image panel. Let dry.
  22. Use the Matte Medium to adhere the title, the framed images, and the Chit-chat sticker strip. Let dry.
  23. Brush Matte Medium over the entire piece. Let dry. Repeat.
  24. Fill the frames with Liquid Glass and let dry overnight.


Saturday, October 5, 2019

Jack O'Lantern People

It's World Cardmaking Day. Since it's October, I'll likely be celebrating Halloween most of the month!

Don't you love the great costumes on Stampendous' super-cute new Pumpkin People? This clear stamp set also comes with a skeleton dog and a skeleton cat! Such fun!


Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Pumpkin People Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Grey Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Pumpkin Party 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Doodlebug Designs Inc.™
Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Doodlebug Designs Inc.™
Copic® Markers:
   Pumpkin Heads and hands: YR04, YR07, YR18, YG13, YG25, BG32, BG45
   Outfits: V09, V17, N4, N6, N8 BG45, BG49, BG57, E37
   Cat: C4, C6, C7
   Skellie Dog: T00, T0, T1, T3
   Background: Y32, Y35
   Ground: Oops. Forgot to record markers used. Sorry!
Jumbo Fishtail Banner Flags Stax Dies by Die-namics
Tim Holtz® Black Soot Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
Stamp Positioner
Eclipse Tape by Judikins

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of grey 12x12 cardstock in half, score, and fold to create a 6x6 carad.
  2. Cut the house-patterned paper from the Pumpkin Party pad to 5.75" square and edge with Black Soot Distress ink.
  3. Position the Pumpkin Couple image side down onto the base of the stamping platform. Press the lid into the stamps and lift lid.
  4. Use magnets to secure a piece of cardstock to the stamping platform.
  5. Ink the stamps with Memento ink and stamp the image. Re-ink the stamp and re-stamp if necessary.
  6. Stamp the feet and legs of the male pumpkin person onto Eclipse Tape, fussy-cut, and adhere over its counterpart on the image panel
  7. Use an acrylic block to stamp the skeleton dog. 
  8. Remove the mask and color the image with Copic markers.
  9. Trim image panel and edge with Black Soot Distress inks.
  10. Cut a piece of striped patterned paper 1/4" larger than the image panel. Edge with a YR04 Copic marker.
  11. Using one of the dies from the die set, die-cut purple polka-dotted patterned paper. 
  12. Cut the die-cut in half and edge with Black Soot Distress ink.
  13. Use VersaFine Clair ink to stamp the sentiments as shown.
  14. Adhere the banners and the image panel to the card front, edge with Black Soot Distress ink. and adhere to the card.
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Thursday, October 3, 2019

Three Cheers for Autumn, October, and Me!

Guess what! I was selected to be the October Guest Designer at Topflight Stamps. I was so over-the-top excited that I made two fall themed cards that both feature Lavinia Stamps to start my reign as Miss October!

Here's my Green Man card!


Products Used:
Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Small Green Man Stamp by Lavinia Stamps

Other Products Used:
Watercolor Paper by Strathmore®
Acorn and Pinecone Versa Fine Clair™ by Tsukineko®
Tea Dye, Frayed Burlap, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Bundled Sage, Crushed Olive, and Forest Moss Tim Holtz® Distress® Inks by Ranger Industries
Brown and Olive Green Le Plume II™ Markers by Marvy® Uchida
Brick/Wood Embossabilities™ Set by Spellbinders®
Autumn from the Fall Words Die Set by Frantic Stamper
Green and brown cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Blender Pen
Stamp Platform

Instructions:
  1. Cut brown cardstock to 6.25" x 9", score, and fold to form an A6 card.
  2. Cut a piece of watercolor paper to 5.75" x 4".
  3. Position the Green Man onto the Stamping platform, secure the watercolor paper, ink the stamp with Acorn VersaFine ink, and stamp. Re-ink the stamp with Pinecone VersaFine ink, and stamp again. Repeat if needed. Heat set.
  4. Brush Distress inks, in the order listed above (mostly light to dark), to both sides of the watercolor panel, concentrating the darkest colors at the edges. Heat set.
  5. Use Marvy markers (or other watercolor markers) to color the face of the Green Man image. 
  6. Place the image panel into the embossing folder and let it take a ride through the die-cut machine. Wheeee! 
  7. Position the "Autumn" die as desired. I used a magnetic platform, but you can always secure the die  in place with repositionable tape. Run it through the machine. 
  8. Die-cut the word again with brown cardstock.
  9. Edge the image panel with the darkest ink, then adhere it to green cardstock cut to 6" x 4.25".
  10. Inlay the brown Autumn word into the image panel, then glue the inked watercolor paper over it.
  11. Adhere the matted image panel onto the brown A6 card.
Here's my second card with the Oak Leaf Branch and Oak Leaf Branch stamps.


Products Used:
Topflight Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Brown Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Eclipse Tape by Judikins
Copic® Markers:
  Skin:  E000, E11, E21, E50, BV000, R20
  Hair: W1, W2, Y00, Y11, Y13
  Boots/Hat: E33, E35, E47
  Dress: BG70, BG72, BG90
  Stockings and Wings: BG70, B72, BG90, BV000, BV00
  Buckle: Y21, Y26, Y28
  Mushroom: R24, R37, E40, E42, E40
  Tree Branch: 374, E77
  Leaves: Y15, YR12, YR, 14, YR16, YR18, YR24, YR27, R24, YG01, YG03
  Grass: YG03, YG11, YG13
Summer Sky, Angel Pink, New Sprout, and Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
White Deco Marker by Pébéo
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura
Brown Triplus® Fineliner by Staedtler
Scalloped Stitched Rectangles Dies by Gina Marie Designs

Instructions:
  1. Cut a sheet of brown cardstock to 5.5" x 8.5", then score and fold to form an A2 card.
  2. Die-cut the other half of the cardstock with the larger Scalloped Stitched Rectangles die. Set aside.
  3. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp Hop Skip Jump Stamp  onto white cardstock and onto Eclipse Tape.
  4. Fussy-cut the Eclipse tape version, then adhere it over top of the image stamped onto white cardstock. 
  5. Tear a piece of paper and sponge or brush Sky Blue ink horizontally over the image to create a cloudy sky.
  6. Repeat this step with Angel Pink ink.
  7. Flip the torn paper and sponge or brush New Sprout ink to create the grass around the mushroom.
  8. Using New Sprout ink, stamp the Oak Leaf Branch onto the upper right hand corner.
  9. Lift the mask and color the branch, leaves, fairy, and mushroom with Copic markers.
  10. Use the green Copic marker to add grass over top of the sponged green background.
  11. Use Copic markers to add some leaves into the grass.
  12. Use the White Deco Marker to add white spots to the mushroom if needed. I needed as my reds bled a bit lot and turned my white dots pink.
  13. Then discover that the red Copic markers bleed through the acrylic paint in the White Deco Marker. Get irritated. 
  14. Use the White Gelly Roll Gel Pen to rescue the pink dots and make them white again. Say "Yahoo!" really loudly.
  15. Trim the image panel so that it will fit behind the brown die-cut scalloped frame.
  16. Adhere the scalloped frame over the image panel, then adhere the whole shebang to the brown A2 card.
BTW, Some links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! If you shop at Topflight Stamps, please use my coupon code, KATHIREREK855, for 10% off your order.

Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Skeleton Steps Out!

 Here's a card featuring the fabulous Cling Pumpkin Spooks 6x6 Rubber Stamp. I think it's "all together ooky." Don't you?


Supplies Used:
Cling Pumpkin Spooks 6x6 Rubber Stamp
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Navel (Orange) Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
140 lb. Mixed Media Paper by Strathmore®
Tim Holtz® Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, and Ripe Persimmon Distress® Oxide Inks by Ranger  Industries
Tim Holtz® Spiced Marmalade and Carved Pumpkin Distress®  Inks by Ranger Industries
Tim Holtz® Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, and Frayed Burlap Distress® Markers by Ranger Industries
Copic® Markers: W00, W0, W1, E40
Grab a Guy Gold Starburst Spray by Lindy's Gang®
Tim Holtz® Occasions Chitchat Idea-ology® Stickers by Advantus
Stamp Platform
Distressing Tool
Liquid Glue

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 orange cardstock to 6x12, score, and fold in half to form a 6" square card.
  2. Cut a piece of Mixed Media paper to 6" x 8".
  3. Smoosh Distress Oxide inks onto a craft mat, spritz with water, and press a piece of mixed media cardstock into the puddles of lovely color. Heat set.Spritz with water, dab with a paper towel, and heat set.
  4. Repeat steps #2 and #3 until you're happy with the result.
  5. Heat set the mixed media cardstock until absolutely totally dry. Then heat a bit more just because. 
  6. Position the Pumpkin Spooks 6x6 stamp stamping side down onto the base of a stamping platform then lift.
  7. Use magnets to secure the inked cardstock in place on the base of the platform.
  8. Ink the stamp with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink and stamp.
  9. Repeat step #8 until you are happy with the stamped image.
  10. Heat set. 
  11. Lightly spray the image panel with Starburst Spray and heat set.
  12. Trim to 5.75" square then use a scissor blade and/or distressing tool to rough up the edges. I like to use both.
  13. Use Distress ink to sponge the edges to add a bit of color to the frayed bits.
  14. Color the jack o'lanterns' stems, mouths, eyes, and hat with Distress markers.
  15. Adhere the image panel to the orange card.
  16. Re-ink the Pumpkin Spooks stamp with Memento ink, then stamp the image onto Mixed Media cardstock.
  17. Fussy-cut the skeleton and color with Copic markers. Edge lightly with the W1 marker.
  18. Adhere the fussy-cut colored skeleton over his counterpart on the card.
  19. Add the sentiment stickers to finish the piece.
Thanks for visiting!




Sunday, September 29, 2019

National Coffee Day Blog Hop!

It's National Coffee Day, though truth be told, every day is Coffee Day. Some days it's even COFFEE DAY! 

In honor of the official holiday,  there's a blog hop sponsored by the Coffee Loving Cardmaking Group and Stampendous and my teammies are participating. 

There will be a plethora of fabulous coffee-themed cards and PRIZES! Visit Coffee Loving Card Makers for all the information.



The generous folks at Stampendous will be giving away the Pumpkin Latte Cling Set, which is pictured below.


If you want to win this fabulous set, visit Stampendous'  Blog for information. Please note that this prize is available ONLY to those with U.S. Mail Addresses.


Being a bad me, I didn't make a new card for this hop, but you can still win by commenting on either or both of my cards that used this set. I used the set "straight up" and also made a shaker card. 

Well, what're you waiting for, grab a cuppa and start hopping!!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Namaste Skeleton Yoga Card

Here's a serene scene featuring Stampendous' Skeleton Yoga Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set. I guess this slender dude is grabbing some sun before it's time to get his spooky act together! 



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Skeleton Yoga (SSC1323)Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Meadow's Edge (SSC1294) Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Frog Yoga (SSC1269) Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
WindowRama (DCP1012) Die Set
Build A Wreath (DCP1007) Die Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Black Cardstock by My Colors
Concord Jam (Purple) Cardstock by My Colors
Midnight Magic 6x6 Pad by Recollections®
Copic Markers:
   Skeleton: T0, T1, T2, YR30
   Grass: Y0g, YG11, YG13, YG17
   Sky:    Flowers: V09
   Sun: Y11, Y13
Monarch VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Black Soot Tim Holtz® Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
Tim Holtz® Frames and Trims Industrious Idea-ology® Stickers by Advantus
Eclipse Masking Paper by Judikins

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" purple cardstock in half, score, and fold to form an A2 Card.
  2. Cut patterned paper to 4" x 5.25" and edge with Distress ink.
  3. Stamp Skeleton Yoga onto white cardstock and onto Eclipse paper. 
  4. Fussy-cut the Eclipse paper impression and adhere over its counterpart.
  5. Stamp the grass, flowers, and sun front he Meadow's Edge Stamp Set as shown.
  6. Lift Eclipse tape mask and color the images with Copic markers.
  7. Using the circle from the Build-a-Wreath die set, cut the image panel.
  8. Using the circle from the WindowRama die set, cut black cardstock.
  9. Mat the image circle onto the black cardstock.
  10. Using Monarch VersaFine Clair ink, stamp the sentiment onto patterned paper.
  11. Adhere the matted image circle to the patterned paper card front.
  12. Adhere the border trim Industrious sticker across the card as shown.
  13. Trim the sentiment, frame with one of the frames from the Industrious sticker set, and adhere the framed sentiment to the center of the the horizontal border trim.
  14. Adhere the card front to the card.
  15. Finish the card by adding two Industrious corner stickers to the upper corners.
Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Gnome Love

Here's a holiday card featuring Stampendous' new Gnome Love Rubber Stamp!


Don't you think they're a cute couple? Don't be fooled into thinking this stamp can only be used for the winter holidays! I think it's perfect for anniversary and Valentine's Day cards too!

Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Gnome Love (P335) Rubber Stamp
Holiday Gnomes Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set (SSC1324)
Spring Borders Cutting Die Set (DCP1009)
Tuxedo Black Memento® Ink by Tsukineko®
Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Glue, Green, and Black Cardstock
Copic® Markers:
  Skin: BV0000, ed000, E11, E21, E50, R000, R00, R01, R20
  Lips: E04, R21
  Hair and Beard: W0, W1, Y11, Y13 Y32, YR31
  Dress, Shirt, and Hats: B21, B24, G43, G46, C4
  Blouse and Petticoat: E30, W0, W1
  Shoes and Mittens: E31, E33
  Fuzzy Cuffs and Hats: C00, C0, C1
Dot-Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints by Doodlebug Designs, Inc.™
Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints by Doodlebug Designs, Inc.™
Dotted Rectangles Framelits™ Die Set by Sizzix®
Ribbon Tag Trio Three Shapeabilities™ Die Set by Spellbinders®
Scalloped Circles Nestabilities® Die Set by Spellbinders®
Circles Nestabilities™ Die Set by Spellbinders®
White Glaze™ 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
Ribbon: Source Unknown

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 cardstock in half, score, and fold to form a 6" card.
  2. Using Memento ink, stamp the Gnome Love image onto white cardstock.
  3. Color the image using Copic markers.
  4. Using one of the dies from the Dotted Rectangles Framelits Die Set, cut the image panel.
  5. Use the next largest die from the Dotted Rectangles Framelits Die Set, cut blue cardstock.
  6. Cut a piece of black cardstock to be slightly largest than the blue die-cut.
  7. Mat the image panel with the blue die-cut, then adhere that to the black cardstock rectangle.
  8. Use the White Glaze pen to add dimension to the snowflake in the center of the heart.
  9. Cut a strip of green cardstock to 1.25" by 5.75".
  10. Use one of the dies from the Spring Borders Die Set to add a decorative edge to the base of the green strip.
  11. Die-cut green polka-dotted papers with the Shapeabilities Ribbon Tag.
  12. Using VersaFine Clair ink, stamp the sentiment onto red polka-dotted paper. Die-cut with a circle Nestabilities die.
  13. Die-cut black cardstock with the scalloped circle die.
  14. Adhere the sentiment circle onto the scalloped circle die-cut, then onto the Ribbon Tag die-cut. 
  15. Thread ribbon through the Ribbon Tag die-cut.
  16. Cut the green gingham paper to 5.75" square and edge with a green marker.
  17. Adhere the matted image panel as shown.
  18. Adhere the green border strip, then adhere the ribbon and die-cut combination with the ribbon secured to the back of the card.
  19. Adhere the card front to the card.
Thanks for visiting today!




Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Coffee and Friends v2.0

Since Stampendous' new Pumpkin Latte Cling set was still on my table, I decided to use it again to create a non-Autumnal shaker card!

Here it is!


Here's where I masked the pumpkin sleeve with a Post-It® Note and inked the stamp.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Pumpkin Latte Cling set
Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set
Curio Coffee Friend Rubber Stamp
Build a Wreath Die Set
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
VersaFine Clair™ Nocturne by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Red Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Bittersweet 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Basic Grey
Copic® Markers: E53, E55, RV29, RV93, R59, R81, T0, T1
Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities® Die Set by Spellbinders®
Tim Holtz® Pumice Stone Distress® Ink by Ranger
With Love Doodles Paper Playground Sparkle Blends available at White Rose Crafts
Red Liner Tape by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
3D Foam Adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Post-It Notes® by 3M
Clear Acetate reserved from packaging
Repositionable Scotch Tape® (blue package) by 3M

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" red cardstock in half, score, and fold to create an A2 card. Set the card aside.
  2. Trim a Post-It Note to cover the pumpkin and pumpkin leaves on the stamp. Ink the stamp with Memento ink. See the photo above.
  3. Remove the Post-It note and stamp the image onto white cardstock. 
  4. Color with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edge the image with black markers.
  5. Using repositionable tape, place the smallest scalloped heart onto the blank label. Run through die-cut machine. 
  6. Remove tape and die. 
  7. Flip the coffee cup over and place red-liner tape (or glue) around the aperture. Position a piece of trimmed acetate over the opening. Rub the acetate with an antistatic cloth.
  8. Place foam adhesive around the opening to form a little well.
  9. Add the sequins and other sparkly bits to the well.
  10. Remove the backing from the foam adhesive. Trim a piece of brown solid-ish paper from the same pad to be smaller than the coffee cup. Adhere over the aperture. Set aside your shaker.
  11. Trim and layer the patterned paper to form the card front as shown. Edge with Pumice Stone Distress ink.
  12. Die-cut the striped paper using one of the dies from the Spring Borders Cutting Die Set. Use foam dimensional to adhere it to the card front.
  13. Use Versa Fine Clair ink to stamp the Curio onto the remaining solid-ish brown paper from step 8. Let dry and color some of the dots with RV29 and R59 markers.
  14. Die-cut the sentiment using the circle from the Build A Wreath Die Set.
  15. Die-cut red cardstock using another die from the same die set.
  16. Adhere the sentiment circle die-cut onto the red cardstock.
  17. Adhere the shaker coffee cup and the sentiment onto the card front.
  18. Adhere the card front to the red A2 card.
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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Coffee and Friends

Here's a card with Stampendous' newest Coffee-themed cling stamp set, Pumpkin Latte.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Pumpkin Latte Cling Set

Other Supplies Used:
Spiral Bound Watercolor Sketch Pad: Source Unknown (it has no cover!)
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Tim Holtz® Distress® Oxide Spray by Ranger: Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick
Tim Holtz® Distress® Archival™ Ink by Ranger: Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door
Archival™ Ink by Ranger: Fern Green, Leaf Green, Buttercup, Tiger Lily
Tim Holtz® Distress® Ink by Ranger: Spiced Marmalade
Copic Markers: Y00, Y11, Y13, YG05, YG17, YG61, YG63, YR12, YR16, YR18, YR27, E30, E41, E44, E47, G00, G11, T1
Green and Yellow Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" green cardstock in half, score, and fold to create an A2 card.
  2. Pull out a sheet from the Spiral Bound Watercolor paper pad. Note that there's a perf line under the binding bits.
  3. Spray the sheet of watercolored paper with Distress Oxide inks in the order above, spritzing with water and heat setting between colors. Continue this process until you're happy with the background. 
  4. Thoroughly heat set the paper until it's completely dry. Then heat set it again. 
  5. Firmly adhere the dried watercolor paper to the base of the stamping platform.
  6. Apply Archival ink to the 8x8 background stamp, then stamp onto the Oxided background.
  7. Apply different colors of Archival ink to the stamp and re-stamp until you're happy with the coverage.
  8. Trim the background to 3.75" x 5" and edge with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.
  9. Pull off the perforated edge from the paper, edge with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink, and adhere to the stamped Oxided watercolor paper.
  10. Use Memento ink to stamp the coffee cup image onto white Copic-friendly cardstock. 
  11. Fussy-cut and edge with a black marker.
  12. Color the image with Copic markers.
  13. Adhere the coffee cup as shown.
  14. Stamp the sentiment onto yellow cardstock with VersaFine Clair Ink.
  15. Die-cut the sentiment using one of the dies from the Fitted Frames A Cutting Dies set.
  16. Use Spiced Marmalade Distress Archival ink to overstamp the flourish onto the sentiment die-cut. 
  17. Edge the die-cut with Spiced Marmalade Distress ink.
  18. Adhere the edged, stamped, sentiment die-cut as shown.
  19. Cut a piece of yellow cardstock slightly larger than the card front. Scrape the edges with a scissor blade.
  20. Adhere the card front onto the yellow cardstock, then onto the card.
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Friends and Flowers

Today's floral card features Stampendous' new Hollyhocks Cling Stamp Set.


Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Very Berry Double Dot Designs Patterned Paper by BoBunny Press®
Black Cardstock by My Papers
Red Cardstock by My Papers
Copic® Markers: R24, R27, R39, Y13, Y23, Y26, YG05, B12, B14, C00, C0
Ribbon Tag Trio Three Shapeabilities Dies by Spellbinders®
Grosgrain Ribbon by Offray

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of red 12x12 cardstock in half, score, and fold to create a 6" square card.
  2. Cut patterned paper to 5.75" square and edge with the R24 Copic marker.
  3. Adhere the patterned paper to the card.
  4. Using the rounded square die from the WindowRama die set, cut white cardstock.
  5. Cut black cardstock to be slightly larger than the white die-cut.
  6. Stamp the Hollyhock flowers onto the die-cut using Memento ink, then color with Copic markers.
  7. Mat the image panel with black cardstock.
  8. Cut black cardstock to 4.75" square.
  9. Cut red patterned paper to 4 5/8" square and edge with the R24 Copic marker.
  10. Adhere the matted image panel to the matted patterned paper panel.
  11. Using Nocturne VersaFine Clair, stamp the image onto red cardstock, then die-cut with one of the dies from the Ribbon Tag Trio.
  12. Slide the stamped sentiment die-cut onto the ribbon and position as shown with the ribbon adhered behind the panel. 
  13. Adhere the beribboned image panel to the card front.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Grow in Possibilities

Here's an encouragement card using the gorgeous new Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set by Stampendous!


Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Hydrangea Cling Stamp Set (QS5036)
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® by Neenah Papers
Blue and Green Cardstock
Buddies Dots Periwinkle Paper from the Kaleidoscope™ Collection by My Mind's Eye™
Copic® Markers used:
  Flower: B60, B63,  B66, RV000, RV52
  Leaves: B12, YG03, YG05, YG17
  Dragonfly: B60, B63, B66, B59
Stamp Platform
Ribbon: Source Unknown.

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" blue cardstock in half, score, and fold to create an A2 card.
  2. Cut patterned paper to 4" x 5.25", edge with the B63 marker, and adhere to the card.
  3. Position the Hydrangea stamp, dragonfly, and the sentiment on the base of the stamping platform, press the cover onto the stamps, lift the stamps, place the white cardstock to the platform's base secured with magnets, ink the stamps with Memento ink, and stamp.
  4. Color the images with Copic markers. Outline them with the B60 marker.
  5. Trim the image panel to 3 5/8" x 4 7/8".
  6. Cut green cardstock to 3.75" x 5" and use to mat the image panel.
  7. Tie the ribbon around the matted image panel and secure the ribbon the back of the image panel.
  8. Adhere the image panel to the card front.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Bee Happy!

Stampendous' July release includes some gorgeous flower stamps. Here's a card using the Daisy Bee Happy Cling Rubber Stamp Set.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Purple Cardstock by My Papers
Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 Petite Paper Pack by Lawn Fawn®
Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints by Doodlebug Design Inc™
Copic® Markers Used: 
   Daisy as a coneflower: BV20, BV23, V01, V05, V06, E07, E18, YR12, YR14, YR18, YR24,    YR27, YT31,  YG05
   Stems and Leaves: YG03, YG05, YG17, B14
   Bee: Y00, Y02, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y23, Y26, Y28, T5, T7, T8
   Wings: T0, T1
   Background: B000, B00
Stamping Platform
Ribbon: Source Unknown

Instructions: 
  1. Cut a piece of 12" x 12" purple cardstock in half, score, and fold to create a 6" square card.
  2. Cut a piece of purple gingham patterned paper to 5.75" square and edge with a V06 marker.
  3. Cut the plaid paper to 4" x 5.75" and edge with a V06 marker.
  4. Cut a piece of purple cardstock to 4 1/8" x 5.75". 
  5. Mat the plaid paper onto the purple cardstock, then adhere to the gingham patterned paper card front.
  6. Position the flower stamp and the sentiment on the base of the stamping platform, press the cover onto the stamps, lift the stamps, place the white cardstock to the platform's base seared with magnets, ink the stamps with Memento ink, and stamp.
  7. Color with Copic markers. Use B000 and B00 markers to outline the stamps and the sentiment.
  8. Trim the image panel to 3 5/8" x 4.25".
  9. Cut a piece of purple cardstock to 3.75" x 4 3/8".
  10. Mat the image panel with the purple cardstock and adhere to the plaid patterned paper as shown.
  11. Add the ribbon and bow to the card front as shown and adhere the card front to the card.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Cosmos Thank You Card

Here's another floral card using the new Cosmos Friend Cling Rubber Set by Stampendous.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Cosmos Friend Cling Rubber Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Blush 6x6 Lost and Found™ Two pad by My Mind's Eye™
Copic® Markers used: RV52, RV91, RV9, R81, R83, Y02, Y13, Y26, YG13, B14
Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
Ribbon
Stamp Positioner

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" pink cardstock in half, score, and fold to create an A2 card.
  2. Position the sentiment and the image on a stamp positioner, ink with Memento ink, and stamp onto white cardstock.
  3. Color the image with Copic markers as shown.
  4. Trim the image panel and sponge Distress ink along the edges.
  5. Cut a piece of matching pink cardstock so that it's slightly larger than the image panel. 
  6. Adhere the image panel to the pink cardstock.
  7. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 4" x 5.25" and edge with Distress ink.
  8. Adhere the matted image panel.
  9. Adhere ribbon horizontally as shown. Tie a bow and adhere to the center of the ribbon.
  10. Adhere the card front to the card.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Bright Birthday Card!

Here's a bright and cheerful birthday card with Stampendous' new Daisy Birthday Cling Rubber Stamping Set!



Supplies:
Stampendous Supplies:

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Navel Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints 6x6 pad by Doodlebug Designs Inc.™
Very Vintage Dot-Designs by BoBunny Press®
Tim Holtz® Spiced Marmalade Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries.
Stamp Platform
Ribbon: Source Unknown


Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12" x 12" Navel (orange) cardstock in half, score, and fold to create a 6" square card.
  2. Cut a piece of polka dot patterned paper to 5.75" square and edge with a Distress ink.
  3. Adhere two lengths of yellow and orange striped ribbon to the card front, secure on the back of the card front, then adhere the card front to the card.
  4. Position the flower stamp, butterfly, and the sentiment on the base of the stamping platform, press the cover onto the stamps, lift the stamps, place the white cardstock to the platform's base seared with magnets, ink the stamps with Memento ink, and stamp.
  5. Color with Copic markers. Use B000 and B00 markers to outline the stamps and the sentiment.
  6. Trim the image panel to 3 5/8" x 4.25".
  7. Cut a piece of orange cardstock to 3.75" x 4 3/8".
  8. Mat the image panel with the orange cardstock.
  9. Cut the gingham paper to 4.25" x 4 7/8" and edge with Distress ink.
  10. Cut a orange cardstock to 4 3/8" x 5" then mat the gingham paper onto the orange cardstock.
  11. Adhere the matte image panel onto the matted gingham paper, the adhere to the card front.
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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Rose Gift WindowRama Card

Stampendous' fabulous new July release includes several gorgeous floral stamp sets. I decided to create a WindowRama card using the new Rose Gift Cling Stamp Set.

Here's a front view of the card.

Here's a side view.


Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Secret Garden 8x8 patterned paper pad by Graphic 45™
Rain Cardstock by Bazzill Basics
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers used: R00, R01, R02, R12, R14, R27, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG99, G84, BG70, BG72
Copic® Various BG72 Reinker
Crinkle Ribbon by Tim Holtz® for idea-ology®/Advantus
Adhesive Dots by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Foam Adhesive Square by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Isopropryl Alcohol
Key

Instructions:
  1. Using the WindowRama Base Die, cut the rose patterned paper, Rain (blue) cardstock, and white cardstock.
  2. Fold the rose patterned paper backwards along the innermost score line, then use the circle die from the WindowRama die set to cut the aperture. Edge along the fold line and the aperture with the BG72 marker. Set aside.
  3. Fold the Rain cardstock forwards along the innermost fold line. Set aside.
  4. Using Memento ink. stamp the Rose Cling Stamp onto the white cardstock WindowRama Base and onto a scrap of white cardstock.
  5. Color both stamped rose images with Copic markers. 
  6. Fussy-cut the roses image that was stamped onto the scrap cardstock. Edge with a black marker.
  7. Use a stamp positioner, stamp the sentiment as shown so that it fits within the aperture of the WindowRama card front.
  8. Trim the stamped white cardstock along the innermost score lines and adhere to the Rain card base.
  9. Use foam adhesive to pop up the two fussy-cut roses over their counterparts.
  10. Using strong adhesive, adhere the patterned paper WindowRama card front to the card base.
  11. Cut a length of Crinkle Ribbon and place it into a small bowl or bag. Squirt a small amount of BG72 Copic Various reindeer over the ribbon. Add a small amount of Isopropyl Alcohol to the bag or small bowl. Squish the ribbon around until it's saturated with the color you'd like. Add more reindeer if necessary. 
  12. Hold the ribbon with a tweezer and heat set to make the ribbon crinkle and to make sure it's dry.
  13. Attach the key to the ribbon and adhere to the top of the card as shown. Tie a loose bow to finish the card.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

My Little Chickadee!

Here's a holiday card with Stampendous' super-sweet new Winter Chickadee Cling Stamp Set.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Winter Chickadee Cling Stamp Set (QS5044)
Build a Wreath Die Set (DCP1007)
WindowRama Die Set (DCP10012)
Fitted Frames A Die Cutting Dies Set (DCP1005)
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Nocturne VersaFine Clair™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Red Cardstock
Copic® Markers:
   Bird: C00, C0,    Branch and Berries: R24, R27, R39, E71, E74, E77
Tim Holtz® Christmas Idea-ology® Paper Stash® by Advantus
Tim Holtz® Black Soot Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
Clear Starburst® Glitter Pen by Sakura
Clear Glaze® Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
White Gelly Roll® Pen by Sakura
Ribbon

Instructions:

  1. Cut 12x12 red cardstock in half, score, and fold to form a 6" square card. Set aside.
  2. Cut patterned paper to 5.75" square and edge with Distress ink.
  3. Stamp Chickadee onto white cardstock.
  4. Color with Copic markers.
  5. Cut the image panel with the circle die from the Build a Wreath Die Set.
  6. Cut red cardstock with the circle die from the WindowRama Die Set.
  7. Mat the image panel circle onto the red cardstock.
  8. Add White Gelly Roll pen accents to berries. Let dry.
  9. Add Clear Stardust Glitter pen accents to snow on berries and branch. Let dry.
  10. Coat the "snow" with several layers of Clear Glaze pen, letting the glaze dry between layers.
  11. Adhere the matted image panel onto the patterned paper card front.
  12. Using VersaFine Clair ink stamp the sentiment onto cardstock and die-cut with one of the dies from the Fitted Frames A Die set. 
  13. Cut red cardstock with the next largest die from the same set.
  14. Mat the sentiment onto the red die-cut.
  15. Adhere a length of ribbon vertically to the card front, securing the ends behind the panel.
  16. Adhere the card front to the red card. 
  17. Tie a bow and adhere as shown to finish the card.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Owl Swoop Journey Journal

I love Steampunk and I love owls, so when I saw that Stampendous' new release included two Steampunky owls, I knew that I had to have them!

Here's my first project using the gorgeous new Owl Swoop Rubber Stamp. It's a mixed media journal that was so much fun to create, especially since I used the Journey 6x8 Wood Album by Clear Scraps.

The cover:

The spine:

Charms laying on cover:

Inside Front Cover:

Inside Back Cover:


Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Owl Swoop Rubber Stamp (R315)
6x6 Cling Clock Collage (6CR001)
6x6 Cling Crackle (6CR002)
World Map Stamp
Steampunk Clock Metal Stencil (DWLX7018)
Aged Bronze Frantage Embossing Enamel (FREG042)
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
VersaMark™ Watermark Ink Pad by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Journey 6x8 Wood Album by Clear Scraps
Blue and White Vintage Effect Wash™ by DecoArt®
Media® Matte Medium by DecoArt®
Media® Modeling Paste by DecoArt®
Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Payne's Grey, and Quinacridone Gold Media® Fluid Acrylic Paints by DecoArt®
Jet Black StazOn® Ink by Tsukineko®
Watering Can Archival™ Ink by Ranger Industries
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Paper
Copic® Markers: E41, E42, E4, E44, E59, Y21,Y23,Y26, Y28, C00, C0, C1, C3, E91, E93, W00, W1, W3, N4, N6, N8
St. Tropez 8x8 Patterned Paper Pad by Prima Marketing®
Clip Bail, Jump Rings, Story Sticks, Typed Tokens, Loop Pins, Swivel Clasp by Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® by Advantus
Miscellaneous Charms
Binder Rings
Ribbon

Instructions:
  1. Brush both sides of the album covers with Blue and White Vintage Effect Wash. Be sure to paint the sides and any openings (binder holes and "Journey"). Let dry.
  2. Brush both sides of the album covers with Media Matte Medium. Let dry.
  3. Using Jet Black StazOn ink, stamp the World Map onto the bottom of the front cover and onto a piece of scrap paper. Heat set the cover and fussy-cut the the scrap paper map.
  4. Using a temporary adhesive place the scrap map over its counterpart as a mask.
  5. Using Jet Black StazOn ink, stamp the Clock Collage onto the cover,. Heat set.
  6. Using Jet Black StazOn ink, fill in any gaps on the cover with the Cling Crackle stamp. Heat set.
  7. Lift the mask and remove any of the remaining temporary adhesive. Brush the cover with a layer of Media Matte Medium. Let dry.
  8. Scrape Media Modeling Paste over the Steampunk Clock stencil onto the stamped painted front cover. Lift the stencil and clean immediately. Let the cover dry.
  9. Stamp Owl Swoop onto white cardstock using Memento ink.
  10. Color with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edge with a dark marker. Set aside.
  11. When the Media Modeling Paste is completely dry, paint the stenciled raised image with Media Fluid Acrylic paints. Let dry.
  12. Brush the cover with Media Matte Medium. Let dry.
  13. Use the Media Matte Medium to adhere the colored fussy-cut Owl to the cover as shown. Coat the Owl and the cover with several layers of Media Matte Medium, letting it dry between the layers.
  14. Cut a piece of Mixed Media paper slightly larger than the cut out word on the cover.
  15. Press the paper into the VersaMark pad and heat emboss with Aged Bronze Frantage Embossing Powder. 
  16. Repeat step #15, then let cool.
  17. Flip the front cover over and securely adhere the Aged Bronze embossed paper face down over the reverse of the cut-out word. 
  18. Trim two sheets of the patterned paper to 5.25" x 7.75", edge with Watering Can Archival ink, then adhere over the embossed panel on the inside of the front cover and onto the inside of the back cover.
  19. Edge all sides of the front and back cover of the journal with Jet Black Archival ink.
  20. Cut journal paper, cardstock, lined paper, etc. to fit the journal. Punch holes that match up with the binder's holes.
  21. Insert binder clips to attach the front cover, hole-punched papers, and back cover.
  22. Add charms and such to the top binder clip.
  23. Thread ribbon through the other holes in the cover and tie.
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Friday, July 12, 2019

Swingin' House-Mouse Style!

This holiday card features the new Bell Swinging House-Mouse Designs® stamp.


Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
House-Mouse Designs® Bell Swinging (HMR132) Rubber Stamp
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Red Cardstock
Copic® Markers:
   Mouse Skin: BV0000, BV31, E50, E51, R20, R21
   Fur: E21, E23, E25, E31, E33, E35, E37
   Bells: Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
   Ribbon: R24, R29, R39
   Tree: G07, G19, G29, G94
Triplus® Fineliner Pens by Staedtler
Wilde Berry Vintage Double Dot Design Patterned Paper by BoBunny Press®
Tim Holtz® Fired Brick Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Tiny Bells by Advantus
Ribbon: Source Unknown
Gold Thread: Source Unknown

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of red cardstock to 7" x 10". Score and fold in half to form a 5" x 7" card. Set aside.
  2. Cut a piece of 12x12 Double Dot paper to 6.75" x 4.75" and to 5.25" x 4".
  3. Edge both panels with Distress ink. Set aside.
  4. Stamp the image with Memento ink onto white cardstock.
  5. Color with Copic markers.
  6. Cut the image panel to 5" x 3.75".
  7. Mat the image with the reverse side of the smaller panel of Double Dot paper.
  8. Adhere the image panel as shown.
  9. Adhere ribbon vertically with it secured firmly behind the card front.
  10. Adhere the card front to the card.
  11. Thread the gold thread through the openings on the top of the two bells and knot securely.
  12. Adhere the bell bearing threads slightly below the top of the ribbon.
  13. Make a double-loop bow and adhere to finish the card.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Christmas Gift Bag

Why buy a gift bag when it's so easy to decorate one? Here's an upcycled small gold shopping bag that once carried fancy hair products from my local salon.  




Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Gold Shopping Bag
Red Cardstock
Tim Holtz® Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, Old Paper, Antique Linen, and Vintage Photo Distress® Ink by Ranger Industries
Copic® Markers: R22, R24, R27, R29, G17, G21, G82, G85, G99, YG25, E41, E42, E43
Gold Leafing Pen by Krylon®
Tim Holtz® Tag Collection Framelits Alterations Die by Sizzix®
Grab a Guy Gold Starburst Shimmer Spray by Lindy's® Gang
Ribbons
Stamp Platform

Instructions:
  1. Using a Stamp Platform, position the Holiday Ephemera stamp face down onto mixed media paper that has been secured to the platform base with magnets.
  2. Close the platform and lift, then ink the stamp with VersaMark Clair ink. Stamp.
  3. Re-ink the stamp and stamp again until the coverage is excellent.
  4. Heat set.
  5. Use Distress inks to color the image. Heat set.
  6. Stamp the Poinsettia stamp onto mixed media paper, color with Copic markers, fussy-cut, then edge with a dark marker.
  7. Adhere the Poinsettia onto the Holiday Ephemera image as shown. 
  8. Trim the Holiday Ephemera image panel, then use a distressing tool or the edge of a scissor blade to distress. Run the leafing pen over the torn edge.
  9. Spray the piece with Gold Starburst Shimmer spray to add a sparkly festive touch.
  10. Cut a piece of red cardstock to 6" square and use this to mat the image panel.
  11. Adhere the matted image panel to the front of the gold shopping bag.
  12. Stamp the sentiment onto red cardstock using VersaMark ink. 
  13. Sprinkle with Jeweled Gold embossing powder and heat set.
  14. Die-cut the sentiment with a tag die and edge with the leafing pen.
  15. Thread ribbon through the hole in the tag and tie onto the handle of the bag.
  16. Add ribbon bows to the bag to fancify it.
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