Monday, July 6, 2020

Floral Gift Card Wallet

The stamps in the new Wedding Gift Perfectly Clear Stamp Set are so versatile and can be used for other occasions than just weddings. Sometimes you want to send a gift card as way to thank someone.This card will be used just that way!

Here's the Gift Card Wallet, using the beautiful new Wedding Gift Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

Closed Gift Card Wallet.


Opened Gift Card Wallet.



Stampendous! Products Used:

Gift Card Wallet Die Set
Wedding Gift Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Zig® Photo-Twin Markers
Cottage Rose Patterned Paper* by Keeping Memories Alive
White Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
Tattered Rose, Old Paper, Bundled Sage Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Industries
*KMA paper has a 2000 copyright, which proves I'm a hoarder.

Instructions:
  1. Using the Gift Card die, cut the patterned paper and edge both sides with Tattered Rose Distress ink.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the flower image onto white cardstock.
  3. Color the images with Zig Photo-Twin markers.
  4. Realize that the paper is pilling from the markers. Decide that it looks cool and go with it.
  5. Use the rounded rectangle die to cut the colored image and the patterned paper.
  6. Sponge Old Paper Distress ink around the colored image.
  7. Edge with Tattered Rose Distress ink.
  8. Stipple all three colors of Distress ink on the image panel and the inside of the gift card wallet.
  9. Use White Glaze pen to color the berry looking things.
  10. Use the small rounded rectangle die to cut patterned paper.
  11. Use the sentiment die to cut the reverse of the patterned. paper.
  12. Use the squiggly rectangle die to cut the patterned paper.
  13. Place the squiggly rectangle die-cut onto the die-cut platform, place the notch-cutting die on top, and run through your machine.
  14. Assemble the card as shown.
  15. Add your gift card and you're done!
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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Birthday Gift Card Wallet

Stampendous!'s new Gift Card Wallet Die Set and the new Gift Card Perfectly Clear sets make creating these little practical gifts so fun, quick, and easy!

So here's my second Gift Card Wallet. This time I used the new Birthday Gift Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

Closed Gift Card Wallet.



Open Gift Card Wallet 


Stampendous! Products Used:
Gift Card Wallet Die Set
Birthday Gift Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers

Yellow Cardstock
Copic® Markers: N2, N4, N5, N6, N8, YG25, BG32, BG45, RV52, RV63, RV91, Y0000, Y000, Y15, Y19, Y32, YYR000, YR30, YR31

Kitten Smitten Patterned Paper by Doodlebug Designs Inc.™
Clear Stardust® Glitter Pen by Sakura

Instructions:

  1. Using the Gift Card die, cut the two-sided patterned paper.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the cat, dog, and cake from the Birthday Gift Perfectly Clear Stamp Set onto Copic friendly cardstock.
  3. Color the images with Copic markers.
  4. Use the rounded rectangle die to cut the colored image.
  5. Use the small rounded rectangle die to cut the patterned paper.
  6. Use the sentiment die to cut solid cardstock.
  7. Use the squiggly rectangle die to cut the patterned paper.
  8. Place the squiggly rectangle die-cut onto the die-cut platform, place the notch-cutting die on top, and run through your machine.
  9. Assemble the card as shown.
  10. Add your gift card and you're done!
Helpful Hints:
  • Use double-sided patterned cardstock to create your card. That way both sides are already decorated. I raided my stash to find older patterned papers to use. However, you can use cardstock and decorate the inside and outside with stamps, die-cuts, or stencils.
  • Cut the patterned cardstock to 4.75" wide so that you can cut both the gift card wallet and the squiggly rectangle from it.
  • When adhering the notch-cut squiggly rectangle, apply adhesive to the center of the rectangle (vertically and horizontally) and to the edges.
  • Do NOT apply under the notches or you will not be able to add your gift card!
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

A Gift Card for You!

Does everyone on your shopping list want gift cards? Do you struggle with nice ways to package them? Stampendous! recently released a Gift Card Wallet Die Set that will become one of your most frequently used die sets. Stampendous! has also released another die set and several Perfectly Clear Stamp Sets to use with the Gift Card Wallet Die Set. Click on over to the What's New area of the website to check 'em out.

Here's my first card with the Gift Card Wallet Die Set and the Grad Gift Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

Outside of the Card.


Inside of the Card with a gift card.



Stampendous! Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers: E31, E33, D4, Ed81, E84, E87, BV0000, BV000, BV20, B12, YG25, Y00, Y11,  Y13, Y18, YR15, R17, R29, T0, T1
Bubbles Patterned Paper from The Goods Collection by American Crafts
Clear Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura

Instructions: 
  1. Using the Gift Card die, cut the two-sided patterned paper.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the sentiment, the owl, and the graduation goodies from the Grad Gift Perfectly Clear Stamp Set onto Copic friendly cardstock.
  3. Color the images with Copic markers.
  4. Use the rounded rectangle die to cut both images.
  5. Use the squiggly rectangle die to cut the patterned paper. 
  6. Place the squiggly rectangle die-cut onto the die-cut platform, place the notch-cutting die on top, and run through your machine.
  7. Assemble the card as shown.
  8. Add your gift card and you're done!
Helpful Hints:
  • Use double-sided patterned cardstock to create your card. That way both sides are already decorated. I raided my stash to find older patterned papers to use. However, you can use cardstock and decorate the inside and outside with stamps, die-cuts, or stencils.
  • Cut the patterned cardstock to 4.75" wide so that you can cut both the gift card wallet and the squiggly rectangle from it.
  • When adhering the notch-cut squiggly rectangle, apply adhesive to the center of the rectangle (vertically and horizontally) and to the edges. 
  • Do NOT apply under the notches or you will not be able to add your gift card!
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Magical Adventure

It's Tuesday, which means that it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my TFS teammates and I are sharing projects using stencils. You should pop by the TFS blog throughout the week to see what the this talented group of ladies have done this week.
BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK.

Here's my piece using the Steampunkesque Cling Mounted Stamp Set by IndigoBlu, which has four wonderful Steampunk images and three sentiments. I opted to use the flying man image, which is rather iconic. 

 I used the following stencils:  Great Outdoors Stencil by PolkaDoodlesKay Carley PS080 Stencil by PaperArtsy, the Journey Stencil by Darkroom Door, and the Cogged Up Stencil by Andy Skinner for Creative Expressions.



Topflight Products Used:
Premium Metallic Creative Collection Cardstock by Neenah Paper
The Cogged Up Stencil by Andy Skinner for Creative Expressions

Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers Used: 
   Skin: BV0000, BV000, E50, E21, E11, E00, R20
   Hair: E25, E29, E44
   Shirt: V20, V22, V25, V28, V93
   Pants: N4, N6
   Boots and Straps: E33, E35, E39, E44
   Brass part of the flying mechanism: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
   Propeller Blades: B90, C1, C3
Black Media® Modeling Paste by DecoArt®
Black Soot, Rusty Hinge, Cracked Pistachio, and Wilted Violet Distress® Oxide Inks by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Industries
Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Industries
Rust Embossing Powder
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Slimline Dies
Removable ID Labels by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi/Ranger Industries


Instructions and Photos:
1. Stamp the image onto white paper and onto the Avery label. 

2. Fussy-cut the label version to create a mask.

3. Place mask over the stamped image. 












4. Sponge Periwinkle ink over the Clouds portion of the Great Outdoors Stencil.













5. Move stencil down, sponge Periwinkle ink again.










6. Continue this process until the blue cloudy sky extends to the base of the image panel. 













7. Repeat Steps 4 - 6, sponging Pink Jellybean Prism ink more randomly.













8. Remove the Great Outdoors Stencil, clean it, and put it away. (hahahaha).

9. Take the Kay Carley stencil and place it over the base of the image, secured with magnets. 













10. Sponge Dusky Rose, Fire Coral, Purple Velvet Prism Ink over the stencil.













11. Remove the stencil and take the image panel off of the STAY-tion. 

12. Remove the mask from the image and reserve for another use.

13. Color the image with Copic markers.

14. Trim the image panel as desired and mat with silver metallic cardstock.

15. Using a rectangle die, cut black cardstock. Use the next largest die to cut silver cardstock.

16. Secure the black die-cut to the STAY-tion, place the word from the Journey stencil as desired, place scrap paper, Post-Its, or whatever to isolate the word, and secure with magnets.











17. Scrape black modeling paste over the stencil. Remove the stencil and clean immediately. (for real).

18. Sprinkle the modeling paste with embossing powder, dump of the excess, heat set, and set aside.

*Now I'm a bad me and didn't take any more photos. Sorry.

19. Place a piece of silver metallic cardstock onto the STAY-tion. Place the All Cogged Up stencil on the left of the cardstock running vertically. Secure with magnets.

20. Sponge/brush Black Soot Distress Oxide over the stencil onto the silver cardstock. Lift the stencil. Heat set.

21. Randomly sponge/brush Rusty Hinge Distress Oxide Ink over then stencil onto the silver cardstock. Lift the stencil and heat set.

22. Repeat step 21 with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink. Lift the stencil and heat set.

23. Randomly sponge Wilted Violet here and there. Heat set.

23. Flip the stencil 180° vertically and repeat steps 19 - 23.

24. Repeat step 23 and 19-22. **Saving myself some typing.

25. Trim each cog row to 2.25" and edge with the same Distress Oxide inks you used.

26. Edge all three pieces with Black Soot Distress ink.

27. Cut a piece of black cardstock and adhere the Cog strips as shown. 

28. Double mat as shown.

29. Adhere the image panel.

30. Sponge the embossed raised sentiment die-cut with Rusty Hinge and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks and mat with silver die-cut.

31. Adhere the matted sentiment strip to finish the piece.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Never Too Late!

It's Tuesday, which means that it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week I decided to make an encouragement card. I like making this kind of card to send to my daughter, friends, and family. You never know when people might need an uplifting message, especially lately. 


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Here's my card:



Topflight Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Orange Brushos® Crystal Colour
Black Shimmer Delicata® Ink by Tsukeneko®
Copic® N9 Marker
Suze Weinberg Beaddazzles
Hour Glass Die by Memory Box
5x7 Card Creator Die Sets by Spellbinders®
Vellum by Strathmore
Classic Blue and Raven Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Spun Sugar Distress® Reinker by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Industries
140 lb. Mixed Media Cardstock by Strathmore
Mini Mister by Ranger Industries
Brayer
2" Scor-Tape™ by Scor-Pal
Foam Dimensional Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives ® by 3L

Instructions:
  1. Cut blue cardstock to 7" x 10", score at 5", and fold to form a 5x7 card.
  2. Drip several drops of Spun Sugar Distress ink onto the Gel Press, spritz with water, and spread with a brayer.
  3. Sprinkle Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Orange, and White Brusho crystals onto the gel press, and mist lightly with water.
  4. Press mixed media cardstock onto the gel press and pull the print.
  5. Repeat steps #2 to #4 and pull a second print.
  6. Decide the prints are blah. 
  7. Mist both prints with water.
  8. Sprinkle Prussian Blue and Purple Brusho crystals onto the prints.
  9. Mist with water to activate the crystals further.
  10. Press another two pieces of cardstock onto the prints to transfer the ink.
  11. Repeat until you are happy with the prints, then heat set all the prints until they are bone dry.
  12. Heat set them again.
  13. Put the prints between clean cardstock, place them onto the base of a die-cut machine, put the two cutting plates over the prints, then crank them through the machine several times to flatten them.
  14. Use Onyx Black VersaFine ink to stamp the clocks onto one of the prints, trim, and edge with Black Shimmer Delicata ink. Mat with blue cardstock.
  15. Use one of the dies from the 5x7 Card Creator die set to cut one of the prints.
  16. Use Onyx Black VersaFine ink to stamp the sentiment, then edge the panel with Black Shimmer Distress Ink.
  17. Mat this panel with blue and black cardstock, then adhere to the 5x7 card.
  18. Cut two pieces of vellum to 2" x 3.5". Back with Scor-Tape.
  19. Use the hourglass die to die-cut the vellum and white metallic cardstock.
  20. Color the white metallic cardstock die-cuts with the N9 marker.
  21. Peel back the tape on the hour glass parts of the die-cut. Sprinkle Beaddazzles onto the adhesive on one of the die-cuts, trying to keep it away from the edges. Place the second die-cut atop the beaddazzled die-cut.
  22. Assemble the hour glass and adhere to the card using dimensional foam adhesive squares.
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Friday, June 19, 2020

Conducting Fireworks

I'm continuing with my music-themed House-Mouse Designs® cards using Stampendous!' new Sparkler Art Rubber Stamp. When I saw this stamp, I immediately thought of the Boston Pops conductor, leading his orchestra, so I went with that.

Here's my card.


Stampendous Products Used:
House-Mouse Designs® Sparkler Art Rubber Stamp
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Mixed Media White Paper
Red Jewel Ultra Fine Glitter

Other Products Used:
Copic® Markers:
    Skin: BV000, R01, R20, E50, E51,
    Fur: E31, De33, E35, E47
    Grass: Y11, YG13, YG17
Glory 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Authentique™
12x12 Glitzy Cardstock Stack® by DCWV
Navy cardstock
Danube Blue Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Black Soot and Fired Brick Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Industries
Removable ID Labels by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Industries
Quickie™ Glue Pen by Sakura

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of navy cardstock to 5.5", score at 5.5", and fold to form a 5.5" square card.
  2. Cut a piece of red star patterned paper to 5.25" square, edge with Black Soot Distress ink, and adhere to the card front.
  3. Cut a piece of gold glitter paper to 5" square and adhere to the card front.
  4. Cut a piece of the music patterned paper to 4 7/8" square, edge with Fired Brick Distress ink and adhere to the card front.
  5. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the image onto Mixed Media cardstock and onto the label paper.
  6. Color the image and the grass with Copic markers.
  7. Fussy-cut the label paper version to form a mask and adhere over its counterpart on the image panel. 
  8. Secure the image panel to the STAY-tion using magnets. 
  9. Place the ruler included with the STAY-tion over the grass.
  10. Sponge Danube Blue Memento ink over the image to create a night sky.
  11. Lift the ruler and the mask, remove the image from the STAY-tion, and touch up as necessary with Copic markers.
  12. Trim the image panel to 3 3/8" x 2 5/8".
  13. Use the Sailor Glue pen to add glue to the sparks on the image.
  14. Sprinkle Red Jewel Ultra Fine Glitter onto the the image panel, let the glue dry, and brush off the excess onto yourself, the floor, your cats, etc.
  15. Mat with gold glitter paper cut to 3.5" x 2.75".
  16. Cut red star paper patterned paper to 4" x 3.5" and edge with Black Soot Distress Ink.
  17. Cut blue glitter paper to 4.25" x 3.75".
  18. Triple mat the image panel and adhere to the card front to finish the card.
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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Band of Mice

Apparently the House-Mouse Designs® gang and I are in a musical mood this week. Today's card features Stampendous!' new Band of Mice House-Mouse Designs® rubber stamp with one of Stampendous' fantastic background stamps. I love these stamps because they provide such an easy way to create a perfect background for a focal image, plus they can be used on their own in so many ways.


Stampendous! Products Used:
Band of Mice House-Mouse Designs® Rubber Stamp
Music Decor Cling 8x8 Rubber Stamp*
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers:
   Mouse Skin: BV000, E50, E51, R01, R20
   Fur: E21, E23, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, E47, E57
   Violin: E08, E18, E19, YR27, N5, N7
   Banjo: N0, N1, N2, N4, N6
   Guitar: Y000, E21, E27, E29
   Straw: Y26, Y28, E84
Summer Sky Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko
Black Soot Distress® Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Industries
Crimson Red VersaFine™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Brown Triplus® Fineliner Pen by Staedtler
Red Cardstock
French Country 6x6 and 8x8 Patterned Paper Pads by Graphic 45®

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12" x 12" red cardstock in half. Reserve half. Score the other piece at 6" and fold to form a 6" square card. Set aside.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the image onto white cardstock.
  3. Color with Copic markers and carefully sponge Blue Sky Memento ink around the top portion of the image panel as shown. 
  4. Trim panel and edge with Black Soot Distress ink.
  5. Ink the Music Decor Cling stamp with Crimson Red VersaFine ink and stamp onto plain patterned paper from the 8x8 pad. 
  6. Trim to 5 5/8" square and edge with Crimson Red VersaFine ink.
  7. Trim the gingham patterned paper to 5.75" square and edge with Red VersaFine ink.
  8. Adhere the edged gingham patterned paper to the card.
  9. Adhere the music-stamped patterned paper to the card.
  10. Trim small rectangles of the sunflower pattered paper and the gingham patterned paper as shown , edge with Crimson Red VersaFine ink, and adhere them to the card as shown.
  11. Adhere the image panel to finish the card.
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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

A Cat, A Fiddle, and Some Mice...

I've got a special place in my artistic heart for House-Mouse Designs® rubber stamps, though I do NOT have a place in my heart OR my home for the mice that keep visiting. They seem to enjoy taunting and teasing my cats. However, every now and then, the cats are able to snag one and it gets ugly in a hurry.

Anyway, I digress. I love the April release of House-Mouse Designs® stamps and this one was my favorite, probably because once upon a time, a long ago, I played the violin, though I never did learn to fiddle. I'd imagine that my parents' faces resembled the cat on the right when I first started to play.


Here's my card using The Cat and the Fiddle.


Stampendous Products Used:
House-Mouse Designs® The Cat and the Fiddle Rubber Stamp
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Grey Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints 6x6 Paper by Doodlebug Designs Inc.™
Bramble Rose 6x6 Pad by My Mind's Eye™
Rounded Rectangle Frame Die Set by Frantic Stamper
Black Soot Distress™ Ink by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Industries

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 grey cardstock in half. Reserve half.
  2. Score the other piece at 6" and fold to form a 6" square card.
  3. Choose a piece of patterned paper from the Bramble Rose pad, trim it to 5.75" square, and edge with Black Soot Distress ink.
  4. Adhere the trimmed patterned paper to the card.
  5. Stamp the image with Memento ink.
  6. Color with Copic markers.
  7. Use one of the Rounded Rectangles Frame dies and die-cut the gingham paper.
  8. Trim the image panel to fit behind the frame die.
  9. Adhere the frame die over the image panel.
  10. Adhere the framed image panel to the card.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Namaste!

It's Tuesday, which means that it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my TFS teammates and I are showcasing products from Darkroom Door. You should pop by the TFS blog throughout the week to see what the this talented group of ladies have done with this wonderful product line.

BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK.

I don't know if it's worldwide current events or my usual pursuit of a sense of calm, but the imagery and the sentiments included in the Meditation Cling Rubber Stamp really resonates with me. 

Here's my card.



Topflight Products Used:

Other Products Used:
140 lb. Mixed Media Cardstock by Strathmore®
Obsidian Amalgam Ink by Gina K Designs™
Summer Sky, Angel Pink, Bamboo Leaves Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Mountain Stencil (Source Unknown)
Copic® Markers: BG000, BG53 BV11, BV13, RV52, RV63, G20, G40, G43, Y11, Y15, Y23
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Removable ID Labels by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi/Ranger Industries


Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 cardstock in half. Reserve half. 
  2. Score and fold the other half to form a 6" square card.
  3. Cut black cardstock to 5.75" square.
  4. Using Obsidian Amalgam Ink, stamp one of the two meditating figures from the Mediation Cling Rubber Stamp Set onto a panel of mixed media cardstock and onto a piece of the labels paper.
  5. Fussy-cut the labels version to create a mask. 
  6. Place the mask over its counterpart on the image panel.
  7. Place the clouds portion of the Great Outdoors Stencil at almost the top of the image panel.
  8. Sponge light blue ink over the clouds. Move the stencil down slightly and sponge blue ink again. 
  9. Repeat step #8 until you're happy with your blue cloudy sky.
  10. Clean the stencil, then repeat step #7 and step #8 using pink ink. 
  11. Remove and clean the stencil. Set it aside.
  12. Place the mountain stencil where desired on the image panel and sponge green ink overtop. Remove and clean the stencil when done.
  13. Tear a 7" wide piece of cardstock, place it on the image panel, and sponge green ink overtop.
  14. Move the torn edge down and sponge again. Continue this process until you're happy with your background.
  15. Grab a tissue and rub the inked background to remove and blend the ink.
  16. Place the image panel onto the STAY-tion and use magnets to secure the Wellbeing Stencil over it.
  17. Sponge the same blue ink used on step #8 over the Wellbeing Stencil onto the image panel.
  18. Lift the stencil and clean it.
  19. Remove the mask from the image and reserve for another use.
  20. Color the image with Copic markers as desired.
  21. Trim the image panel to 5 5/8" square and edge with blue ink.
  22. Mat the image panel with the black cardstock, then adhere to the 6" square card.
Thanks for visiting today!

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Toucan Tag

It's Tuesday, which means that it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. Today I received a package from Topflight Stamps containing irresistible new stamps by AALL and Create and other goodies. Usually, I admire the stamps and such for a while and let ideas percolate. However, this time I had the overwhelming urge to create a project immediately using the fabulous toucan stamp from AALL and Create's Navigate Home (#323) Clear Stamp Set by Bipasha, which has four awesome collage-style stamps.

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Here's the tag that I created, which as I look at it, might need a sentiment or something on the upper right. I'll think about it.



I did a quick Google search to check on the coloration of toucans and was a bit surprised to see that there were so many different types. The one above, which is a Toco toucan and has a red/orange flash on its belly plus blue eyes and talons. Sadly, the eyes and talons aren't showing us so well above. :(

Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Copic™ Markers: 
  Toucan: Y000, Y15, R16, YR18, R14, B02, B04, B16 N6, N7, N8
  Ship's Wheel: E21, E23, E25, E44,E47
  Rope: Y26
Removable ID Labels by Avery®
Duo Corner Punch by Tonic Studios®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy  Vecchi/Ranger Industries
Hole Punch by Fiskar's®

Instructions:
  1. Using Memento Ink, stamp the toucan image onto white metallic cardstock and onto a Removable ID Label.
  2. Fussy-cut the ship's wheel and toucan masks, then adhere the masks onto their counterparts on the image panel.
  3. Secure the image panel to the STAY-tion with magnets.
  4. Sponge Periwinkle Prism ink over the cloud portion of the Great Outdoors stencil sliding the stencil down as you sponge the blue ink, leaving white clouds around the masked images.
  5. Randomly sponge Jellybean Pink and Canary Yellow ink as desired onto the cloudy sky. 'll note that dye ink sponged onto white metallic cardstock yields a lovely shimmery result.
  6. Lift the Great Outdoors stencil and put aside.
  7. Use magnets to secure the Map stencil over the image panel.
  8. Sponge Periwinkle Ink over the map stencil. 
  9. Lift the map stencil and set it aside.
  10. Remove the image panel from the STAY-tion.
  11. Lift the masks and color the image with Copic markers.
  12. Trim the image to a long rectangle and use the tag corner slot of the Tonic punch to create the tag.
  13. Trim black cardstock slightly larger than image panel and use the tag corner slot to create a tag tag.
  14. Adhere the image panel to the black cardstock.
  15. Find the center point of the tag top, punch a hole, and thread some jute through the holes to finish the tag.
Thanks for visiting today.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Dream

It's Tuesday, which means that it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps! This week, my TFS teammates and I are featuring That's Crafty's fabulous stamps, stencils, and other products. Be sure to check the blog and Topflight's other social media to see the art created by my talented teammates!

BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK

My card features the gorgeous Boho Vibes Clear Stamp Set 1 by Ingrid Kristina V, which contains a large, beautiful dreamcatcher and three sentiments. As sometimes happens, this card decided what it wanted to be and I went along for the ride. I had decided to use my sad, neglected Derwent and General watercolor pencils to color the image, then was going to add a background using Brusho Crystal ColorsCrystal Colours. However, once I finished coloring the image, I decided that the image was enough to carry the card and left a white background with a torn gold-leafed edge.

Here's my card, that will fit into a #10 business envelope:



Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
140 lb. Mixed Media Cardstock by Strathmore®
Grape Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Crystal Embossing Powder by Stampendous!®
Imperial Purple, Violet Lake, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Crimson Lake, Rose Pink, Olive Green, May Green, Grass Green, Light Green, Golden Brown, and Straw Yellow Watercolor Pencils by Derwent
Yellow, Blue, and Green Watercolor Pencils by General's®
Yellow and Gold Uni Posca Paint Pens by Posca
Gold Nugget Metallic™ Spectrum Noir™ by Crafter's Companion
Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz by Imagine®
18 Kt. Gold Leafing Pen by Krylon®
Clear Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
Dream Die by Elizabeth Crafts

Instructions:
  1.  Cut a piece of cardstock to 8.25" x 9.25", score at 4 1/8", and fold to form a tall card that will fit in a #10 envelope.
  2. Use Onyx Black ink to stamp the Dreamcatcher onto Mixed Media cardstock. 
  3. Sprinkle with Crystal Embossing Powder, dump off excess, and heat set.
  4. Using watercolor pencils and a water-pen or paint brush, watercolor the image.
  5. Use the Paint Pens to add details.
  6. Use Gold pens to add detail to the setting for the crystal.
  7. Coat the crystal with several layers of Glaze pen, letting the ink dry between layers.
  8. Trim the image panel, then distress the edge with a distressing tool or a scissor blade. I like to use both.
  9. Coat the distressed edges with Krylon Gold Leaf pen.
  10. Adhere the image panel to the card.
  11. Spritz a piece of watercolor paper with water. Sprinkle on Purple, Violet, and Ultramarine Brusho Crystal Colors. Watch the colors bloom. 
  12. Spritz with water again. Press another piece of watercolor paper onto the Brusho'ed paper. Sprinkle on more Brushos, spritz with water, then heat set. See below for photos of the papers.
  13. Use the "Dream" die to cut the Brushoed paper and realize that the sentiment gets lost. Set the Brushoed papers aside for another day.
  14. Use the Gold Leaf pen to color the sentiment.
  15. Adhere the sentiment to finish the card.
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Friday, May 29, 2020

Birthday Wishes from Obi Wan Gnomie

The gnew Stampendous Gnomes have been to the beach, frolicked in their pool, and now are cosplaying on the moon and sending birthday wishes to everyone.

This card uses the Gnome Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set which contains three fabulous gnomes and a whole mess of sentiments.


Stampendous! Products Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers:
   Skin: BV000, E50, E21, E11, E00, R00, R02, R20
   Beard: BV000, C00, C0, C1, C2
   Cape: E70, E74, E77, E89
   Robe under Cape: T0, T1, E40
   Lightsaber Hilt: Y23, Y26, Y28, C3, C5
   Lightsaber: Y19, YR30
Beachside Pint Size Patterns 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by LawnFawn®
Copper Metallic Cardstock by Recollections®
Swirling Stars Thinlits™ Alterations Die Set by Tim Holtz®/Sizzix®

Instructions:
  1. Stamp OB1 onto white cardstock, fussy-cut, edge with a dark marker, and color with Copic markers. Set him aside.
  2. Stamp the sentiments as shown onto white cardstock. 
  3. Using the circle die from the WindowRama die set, position the die so that the sentiments are kinda centered and bottom part of the circle is off of the paper. Die-cut.
  4. Cut a piece of star patterned paper to 4" x 5.25" to create your card front.
  5. Use one of the dies from the Swirling Stars die set to cut the patterned paper.
  6. Place double-sided adhesive tapes on the reverse of the patterned paper behind the star swirls.
  7. Shake glitter onto the patterned paper over where the star area is. Press with your fingers to get glitter all over yourself and get the glitter firmly adhered to the inside of the stars.
  8. Shake off excess glitter, preferably on your lap and the floor, so your cats get all glittery.
  9. Create an A2 card from the copper metallic cardstock.
  10. Adhere the glittery star patterned card front to the card.
  11. Adhere the sentiment semi-circle/moon.
  12. Adhere OB1 Gnomie to finish the card.
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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Staying at Gnome -- The Backyard Pool

Some gnomes aren't ready to travel to the beach. However, these gnomes are lucky because they have a beautiful outdoor oasis in the backyard including a fabulous pool, complete with a water fall. If you're wondering, that gnome is not me, except in my dreams.


Here's my card featuring Stampendous' fabulous new Gnome Pool Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.



Stampendous! Products Used:
Gnome Pool Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Spring Borders Cutting Dies Set
Fitted Frames A Cutting Dies Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Paper
Copic® Markers: 
   Skin: BV000, 350, E21, e11, E00, R20, R01, R00
   Hair: E97, E99
   Hats and Suits: R24, R27, Y000, Y13, Y21, Y23, V22, V25, B91, B93
   Inner Tube: BV23, V22, V25
   Pool Water: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, B06
   Pool Deck: W1, W2, W3,W4, W6
   Waterfall: BG02, BG05, BG11
   Rocks: N0, N1, N2, N3, YR000, YR00, B60, RV000, RV0000, E41
   Planter: E97, E99
   Slide: B06, B18
   Shrubbery: G43, G46
   Trees: YG17
   Sky: B21
Triplus® Fineliner by Staedtler
Silver Stardust® Glitter Pen by Sakura
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura
Mellow Yellow Double Dot Designs Patterned Paper by BoBunny Press®
Black Cardstock by Bazzill Basics®
Removable ID Labels by Avery®

Instructions: 
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5" x 11" black cardstock in half. Reserve one piece. Score the other at 4.25" and fold to form an A2 card.
  2. Cut patterned paper to 4" x 5.25" and adhere to the card.
  3. Stamp the three gnome ladies onto white cardstock and onto the label paper. 
  4. Fussy-cut the label paper to create a mask. 
  5. Place the mask over the gnome ladies on the image panel.
  6. Stamp the pool deck in the foreground and the waterfall, slide, and scenery towards the top of the image panel.
  7. Stamp the two gnome dudes that are floating in the pool.
  8. Lift the mask and reserve for another day. 
  9. Use Copic markers to color the scenery.
  10. Use Stardust glitter pen to paint the pool stairs' railing.
  11. Add water splashes with the white gel pen.
  12. Trim the image panel and double mat with yellow and black cardstock. 
  13. Stamp the sentiment onto yellow patterned paper and cut with one of the dies from the Fitted Frames Cutting Dies Set.
  14. Cut black cardstock with one of the dies from the Spring Borders Cutting Die Set.
  15. Adhere the image panel.
  16. Adhere the border die.
  17. Adhere the sentiment onto the border die as shown.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Getting Away from Gnome -- The Beach

Have you checked out Stampendous! fabulous gnu gnome stamps? If gnot, you should! I'm going to spend the next few days sharing them because they're just that freakin' fantastic!

It's after Memorial Day and the beaches are beginning to open, albeit with social distancing in place. As you can see in the card below, my gnomes are doing exactly that. They're mostly separated, except where they are family members who share a house. Gnomes are law-abiding citizens, don'tchagnome?

Here's my card with the wonderful gnu Gnome Beach Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. I've also used a sentiment from the Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.


Stampendous! Products Used:
Gnome Beach Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Ocean Wisdom Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Onyx Black VersaFine™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Products Used: 
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Desert Sand Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Copic® Markers:
    Sand: E40, E41, E42, E43
    Ocean: BG02, BG11, BG23, BG72, B01, B02, B52
    Sky: B21
    Gnomes:
      Skin: BV000, E21, E11, E00, R00, R01, R20
      Beards: C0, C2
      Hair: E08, E44, YR27, YR31, Y23
      Bathing Suits and Hats: R24, R27, R30, R32, B02, B04, B16, N4, N6, BG11, BG23
      Chair: E23, E27, E47
      Surfboard: BG11, R30
Grey and Red Triplus® Fineliner Pens by Staedtler
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura
DoubleDot Patterned Paper by BoBunny Press®

Instructions:

  1. Cut a piece of Desert Sand cardstock to 11" x 5.5". Score and fold to form a 5.5" square card.
  2. Cut a piece of BoBunny patterned paper to 5.25" square, then adhere to the card.
  3. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the images onto white cardstock.
  4. Color the images and background with Copic markers.
  5. Use white gel pen to add sea foam to the waves.
  6. Use Onyx Black VersaFine to stamp the sentiment onto the image panel. Heat set.
  7. Trim the image and mat with the reserved Desert Sand cardstock.
  8. Adhere the image panel to the card.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop -- Card #3

It's still Tuesday, which means that it's still my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps and for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Topflight Stamps is a sponsor and is offering a $25 gift card to one lucky person. All winners will be announced on the Coffee Lover's Blog. Pretty nifty, eh?

As stated, I had started a second card, but ran out of time to get it posted at midnight. Alas. So, here it is! Two cards in one day! Don't get spoiled!

BTW, if you'd like to get 12% off your order at Topflight Stamps use THIS LINK or the Coupon Code: KATHIREREK855!

Here's the card which features the "Safety First" Clear Stamp Set #254 by AALL and Create.


Basically, the safety warning sentiment included in the "Safety First" best reminded me that I had the Caution Washi tape in my stash and also had the Redemption Stencil which had words like Dark, Danger, Poison, Toxic, etc, all of which describe my usual morning mood. Hence this card. 

Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Pumpkin Soup and Yellow Submarine Fresco Chalk Paints by Paper Artsy

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
White Metallic Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Kraft Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper, Inc.®
Dot Embossed Kraft Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper, Inc.®
Copic® Markers: C0, C1, C2, C4, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19, Y26, Y28, R14, R17
Coffee Cup Die Set by Top Dog Dies/Accucut®
Steampunk Man Stencil by Stamperia
Ochre Archival™ Ink by Ranger Industries
Caution Washi Tape: Source Unknown
Clear Embossing Powder by Stampendous!®
Label Die Set by Spellbinders®
Faucet: Prima Marketing
Drip Epoxy Stickers by Cloud 9/Fiskar's®
STAY-tion® by Wendy Vecchi/Ranger Industries
Adhesive Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L

Instructions: 
  1. Cut a sheet of 12x12 Kraft cardstock in half. Reserve one 6x12 piece.
  2. Score at 6" and fold to form a 6" square card.
  3. Take the other piece of Kraft cardstock and place it onto the STAY-tion.
  4. Secure the 7x7 Redemption stencil over the Kraft cardstock with magnets.
  5. Sponge yellow ink over the stencil onto the Kraft cardstock.
  6. Remove the stencil and place the Time Tunnel stencil over the word-stenciled cardstock. Secure with magnets.
  7. Sponge Ochre ink, which is a paler yellow) over the Time Tunnel stencil.
  8. Remove the stencil, trim the stenciled panel to 5.75" square. Edge with yellow ink.
  9. Add the Caution Washi tape to the panel and secure on the reverse.
  10. Adhere the stenciled Washi embellished cardstock panel to the card.
  11. Using the Coffee Cup Die set, cut chipboard, white metallic cardstock, textured Kraft cardstock.
  12. Paint the chipboard Coffee cup with Fresco Finish Acrylic paints. Heat set.
  13. Use magnets to secure the chipboard coffee cup to the STAY-tion. Position the Steampunk Man  stencil so the man is trimmed off and the clock shows. 
  14. Sponge Yellow Prism ink over the stencil onto the painted chipboard coffee cup.
  15. Lift the coffee cup from the STAY-tion and sprinkle clear embossing powder onto the cup. Dump off the excess embossing powder, and heat set. Yep! Prism ink stays wet and tacky enough to use with embossing powder. Sweet!
  16. Stamp the sentiment with VersaFine Ink.
  17. Cut the sentiment with a label die, then edge with Red Chili Prism Ink.
  18. Assemble the coffee cup as shown.
  19. Stamp the Grumpy Cat with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  20. Fussy-cut, edge with a Multiliner pen, and color with Copic markers.
  21. Adhere the assembled coffee cup to the card. 
  22. Use wet adhesive or strong tape to secure the faucet to the coffee cup.
  23. Use a dark brown Copic marker to color the clear epoxy drip stickers.
  24. Adhere the colored Grumpy cat to the card front using dimensional foam squares.
  25. Add the colored clear epoxy drip stickers under the faucet and above the cat to finish the card.
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