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Unicorn Rose

This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of our newest favorites from the April catalog. The new products will be available for customer's to purchase starting on April 1st, and we know that you are going to love them! Today I am sharing a card featuring the new Unicorn Rose stamp. I looooove unicorns, and this image is just so pretty. Below you can get the full instructions on how to make this card.


Supplies:
Stampendous:
Q231: Rose Unicorn
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
TP121: Vintage Pink Embossing Tinsel
FRG04: Gold Halo Mix
VM001: VersaMark Ink Pad
STF082: VersaFine in Onyx Black
HANDLE: Acrylic Stamp Handle

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Lilac Mist, Sky, Pink Delight
Zig Clean Color Markers: 021, 026, 028, 041, 043, 045, 302, 803, 901
Imagine: VersaMagic Ink in Pretty Petunia, Spot On Glue
May Arts: Ribbon
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Scotch ATG Gun


Directions:
1. Stamp Unicorn Rose on to Canson Mixed Media paper with VersaFine ink.

2. Color the image us…

Enjoy Your Day

Hello! Stampendous is excited about the release of their new April 2017 Catalog products for Summer! There are terrific new stamp images from Fran Seiford, Laurel Burch, Pink Your Life's Nicoletta Zanella, and House-Mouse Designs' Ellen Jareckie! These stamps are now shipping to wholesale customers who are busily stocking their stores for you. Friday, April 1st you can order these images on the Stampendous website. Remember that Stampendous website orders are shipped to you from a local, independent retailer when they have them in stock. I decided to work with the new Paisley Pattern Cling Stamps for this card, plus one of our newest sentiments. 

Supplies:
Stampendous:
CRS5100: Paisley Pattern
RL272: Enjoy Your Day
DP112: Clear Turquoise Embossing Powder
VM001: VersaMark Ink Pad

Other:
Imagine: Fireworks! Spray in Bahama Blue, Rose Bu, New Sprout. VersaMagic in Pink Grapefruit and Pretty Petunia. Memento Ink in Bahama Blue
My Colors Cardstock: Sky
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Recol…

On Point Glue Feature

Greetings! I am featuring a new product that I am absolutely in love with. It's called On Point Glue from Imagine, and I have a feeling that you're going to love it too. Check out the video in the link to learn all about it. The tip on the adhesive alone is a reason to work with this product. It's SO tiny and perfect for the skinniest die cuts, among plenty of other things. 
I used a creepy-cool stamp from Stampotique called Minky Girl and just stamped her with Onyx Black VersaFine. I got inspired by her polka-dot skirt and the heart on her shirt. I found a red sequin heart that fit over it perfectly and attached it easily with my On Point Glue. Then I added some more sequin hearts.
I wanted to show that On Point Glue can be used for different things, so I decided to write "hello" in pencil, then rewrote it with the glue. Next, to add some "spah-kle," I shook on some Red micro glitter from Stampendous. Also, since I wanted her polka-dots to really stan…

Travel Home Bear

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is featuring "On the Road" projects, or those with a travel theme. I'm going to be honest, I really love the card I'm sharing today. It's really different from what I normally do, and I think it came out great. I've got all of the instructions below in case you'd like to make it for yourself.


Supplies:
Stampendous:
SSC1254: Travel Home Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
STF082: VersaFine ink in Onyx Black
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
Zig Clean Color Markers: 044, 060, 061, 062, 065, 068, 072, 075, 092, 093, 302, 400
My Colors Cardstock: Brown Eyes
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Ranger: Water Brush
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue
Glue Dots: Pop Dots


Directions:
1. Stamp the part of the luggage image you'd like to color with VersaFine ink  on Canson's Mixed Media Paper.

2. Color in the image with the listed Zig Clean Color Markers and the water brush.

3. Die cut a portion of the colored image wi…

Found Objects: DecoArt & Stampendous Finale

Welcome to the last day of the DecoArt ad Stampendous Blog Hop. I am really excited about my project for today. It's something I've wanted to try for a long time, but never did. And now, I absolutely know I will want to make more! To get all the details on the hop, including prize info, please head over to the Stampendous! Blog.

Supplies:
Stampendous:
ASCRS06: Andy Skinner Toxic Cling Set (Scratch stamp)
DWLJ883: Multiple Tile Grid Metal Stencil
ASCRS04: Andy Skinner Curiosity Stamp Set (Scroll stamps)
STF082: Onyx Black VersaFine Ink

DecoArt:
White Gesso
Texture Sand Paste
Texture Paste
Tinting Base
Media Fluid Acrylics in: Prussian Blue Hue, Quinacridone Magenta, Green Gold, Primary Yellow, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Paynes Gray, Silver Metallic, Quinacridone Gold, Titanium White
Antiquing Cream in English Red Oxide
Mister in Black

Others:
Random found objects
Beacon Adhesives: Quick Grip Contact Cement
Artist's Loft: 8x10 Canvas Board


I started off by just laying my assorted found objects …

Girly Girl with Wicked Wednesday

Greetings! It's time for a new Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge. For the next 2 weeks, the theme is Girly Girl, and we are sponsored by Ppinky Dolls.


I used Pigasus (yes, that's how it's spelled) for my ATC. These friends are so sweet. I colored the image with Zig Clean Color Markers. My background was spritzed with some Rose Bud Fireworks! Spray from Imagine. In real life, the background has a lovely shimmer.


I added a couple of sequins with some On Point Glue from Imagine for a little dimension and added sparkle. That's it for me today. Please be sure to visit the Wicked Wednesday Blog to see what the rest of the team has come up with. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

I Believe in You

I've always found dragons to be very special. I love anything that has to do with dragons, and I find them to be such amazing creatures. When I found out that the Imagine Color of the Month was going to be Greenery, I was really excited. First, it's a beautiful color. Second, I knew I would get to use this adorable dragon from Lawn Fawn's Critters Ever After set. Dragons certainly don't have to be green, but I thought this guy would look fabulous in this shade. 
I colored the dragon with Memento Markers and then die cut him out. I really wanted to have a starry background, but I didn't want him to float in mid air, so I made a wall using the Stone Background Stencil from Stampendous. 
You'll notice I used several colors in the stones to make the wall seem more realistic. I used Memento Ink and 2 stencil brushes (about 1/2" in size). I started off with Gray Flannel, applying the color in a swirling motion to various areas of the stencil, but not throughout…

Specimen Sign: DecoArt & Stampendous Hop

Hello and welcome to the first day of the DecoArt and Stampendous Blog Hop. This week, we will be featuring all sorts of mixed media goodness.

Of course there are prizes to be won! Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that includes Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more!  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details. Want to see all that’s in each prize package? Take a look below: Stampendous:ASCRS07 Cling Handle with CareASCRS08 Cling SkuldoggeryASCRS09 Cling UnexplainedDecoArt:Quinacridone MagentaCobalt Turquoise HueCobalt Teal HuePrimary MagentaTransparent Yellow Iron OxidePaynes GrayCarbon BlackTitanium WhitePrussian Blue HuePhthalo Blue

Creamy Cupcake

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is sharing different projects for birthdays. Who doesn't love to get a birthday card? My card for today is bold and bright!

Supplies:
Stampendous:
FMS4072: Creamy Cupcake Metal Stencil
Pen from any of the Stencil Duos sets

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Coral Rose
Zig Clean Color Markers: 025, 033, 062, 080
Memories Mist: Blue Martini, Lavender Tea
Imagine: Turquoise Gem Versa Magic, Rose Bud Fireworks! Spray
Canson Watercolor Paper and Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adheseives: Zip Dry Glue


Directions:
1. Using Canson Mixed Media Paper, tape down the stencil and trace it with the pen from a Stencil Duo set.

2. Take off the stencil and color in the image using the above listed Zig Clean Color Markers.

3. Cut out the cupcake leaving a border around the image.

4. On the watercolor paper, spray the Memories Mist and Fireworks! Spray.

5. Trim dried watercolor paper to 5" x 3 3/4."

6. Create the card base with Coral Rose cardstock cut to 5 1/2" x 8…

Embossed Earrings

I love texture. I love feeling the different tactile differences that things have, especially in art. The use of dimensional objects in art always intrigues me, as well as taking things that are flat and have no texture, and altering them in some way to give it life. Today, I have a pair of earrings that I created using Imagine's Sheet Metal, and you'll get to see how to take the small, flat square to something really fun and personal.


1. I went through the Sampler Pack of Sheet Metal, as well as my embossing folders and I chose a cool skull with wings to go on the square pieces.


2. Remove the blue coating on the Sheet Metal and position the piece where you want it in the embossing folder. Using a border made it pretty simple. You can tape the Sheet Metal down with some washi tape if you are worried it's going to move, but I didn't do that. I'm really livin' on the edge!

3. Run the folder and sheet metal through the Sizzix Big Shot machine, using the multi-pur…