The Color Fun Continues with Faber-Castell

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Our week of playing with Faber-Castell continues today, and we are LOVING all your comments! We’d be so super grateful if you could all run over to the Stampendous Facebook Page and like us there, too! Pretty please!

Several of you have said you’d like more information on how to use the gelatos. They can be used in so many different ways! Well, we found this fantastic video on the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft website! Tiffany Johnson from Iheartart made this great video for one of our favorite customers Simon Says Stamp. We love how she gets right in there with her fingers. We need to do that more.

Bunches of you were excited about the castle like we were!! Ok, we’re not headed to Germany this week, but you CAN take a virtual tour of the castle and see some super awesome magnificence. Check that out HERE.

But for those of you who just want more INSPIRATION, we’ve got that for you today as well. In the office here I took a paper mache box and painted it with Faber-Castell Chalkboard paint. This paint went on really smoothly and dried very quickly. I put two coats on to cover it all and keep it smooth. The matte finish is just gorgeous and perfect for chalk/markers/pencils….

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But, of course, I had to emboss on it. Our Q170 Zinnia embossed with White Embossing Powder and VersaMark ink looked amazing. I added the H303 Have I Told You the same way. Then I used the Neutral Art Grip Pencils to color in the flower. I did the petals in white and gray and the center in the goldish color. I highlighted everything with the Metallic PITT Pens set. Then the Stamper’s BIG White Pen provided the little dots, followed up by the gold metallic PITT Pen.  Super happy with the result, may be my Mother’s Day gift… hee hee.

Mother's Day Box by Laura Weed

Mother’s Day Box by Laura Weed

Our Design Team has more inspiration for you today, too. And remember that tomorrow will be our BIG blog hop! You will have until the end of Sunday to comment and be entered to win some terrific prizes (hint, chalkboard ink is in one of the prize packages!). Here’s who is blogging today:

Design Memory Craft – Faber-Castell Blog

Tobi Crawford

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Jamie Martin

 

Creative Palette – Creative Genius

We are so super excited about our Creative Palette and the things that terrific artists like International Mixed Media Artist Nathalie Kalbach are doing with it using stamps, stencils, acrylic paints, and so much more!

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Stampendous recently produced at line of signature cling rubber stamps designed by Nathalie, and she’s done some fantastic things combining them with our Creative Palette, embossing powders, and templates. She’s been teaching classes in New York, Canada, and points beyond, and soon she heads to Malaysia to introduce these products there!

Nathalie Kalbach Mixed Media Stamps by Stampendous

Nathalie Kalbach Mixed Media Stamps and Stampendous Creative Palette

Our Design Team has been playing with the Creative Palette, too, and they’re always discovering something new! Check out who is sharing today:

Tobi Crawford

Jamie Martin

Don’t miss the terrific YouTube video series we’ve made on using our Creative Palette!

Designer Review of What’s New!

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All week our Design Team have been posting on their blogs some of the terrific new projects they’ve made with the products in our January 2014 Catalog.

Here are the links to some of the terrific projects they’ve posted! We’re always so excited and thrilled with the amazing work they do, hopefully you’ll visit them all and leave them some love! They are so appreciative of your feedback!

Tobi Crawford

Kristine Reynolds  – Daisy Float

Kristine Reynolds – To Cheer You

Jamie Martin – For Baby

Jamie Martin – Congratulations

Lea Kimmel

Cyndi Bundy – Winter Fun

Cyndi Bundy – Bonjour Kitty

Tenia Nelson

Krissy Fossmeyer

We were blessed this release with the guest talents of two fantastic Scrapbook/Mixed Media Artists, Adrienne Ford and Suzanne Austin. We’ll look at more of their work later, but please take a look this week at these posts by:

Adrienne Ford

Come back next week and check out our focus on Stack Art!

Welcome Home by Asia King

Hello everyone, Asia King here. Today I’d like to share a card I made for my friends as a house warming gift.

My friends once lived near a house with chickens and they used to get woken up every morning at 4.00AM by their neighbours’ rooster. So I thought I would make a card with a suitable image so they can fondly remember their old place…:-P.

To add to my rooster/countryside theme I decided to use a chalkboard look, inspired by the card shared by Tobi Crawford here. Except for my chalkboard ‘dust’ I used chalk pencils and Picket Fence Distress Stain.

1. Stamp the cling Rooster Elements with clear embossing ink onto black card. Heat emboss it in White Detail Embossing Powder.
2. Add a doodled frame around the image with a white chalk pencil. Add chalk dust with the Picket Fence Distress Stain.
3. Prepare your card blank and cover it with patterned papers, ribbon and burlap trim. Layer your image panel over 3D foam squares. Stamp the words ‘new home’ onto patterned paper using Vintage Lowercase Perfectly Clear stamps and cut the letters out.
4. Distress the edges with a paper distresser. Chalk up the letters with the Picket Fence stain.
5. Mount the banner and flowers onto the card using 3d foam squares. Add a sprinkle of Fran-tage using Red and Green Encrusted Jewel Kits (I’m sorry, I forgot to take the picture at this stage). Heat from underneath.
So what are your ‘new beginnings’ for this year? We hope you’re planning to check out and participate in our Monthly Challenges!
Thanks for visiting today. Until next time!
Big crafty hugs
Asia

There’s No People like Snow People!

Snowball Fight by Kristine Reynolds

Snowball Fight by Kristine Reynolds

Our Design Team is very appropriately stamping with our newest Snowmen this week! Many of them are snowed in with their children, and happy for a few more days of Winter Break, but baby, it’s cold out there!!  Remember, if you make real snowmen, or just stamp with ours, send us a picture or tag us on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest photos with #Stampendous.

Here are the terrific posts from Tuesday and Wednesday featuring our terrific new Snowman Banners and Build a Snowman Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets as well as our darling Snowball Fight and Sweet Snowgirl stamps.

Jamie Martin

Tobi Crawford

Krissy Fossmeyer – Snow Buddies, In the Meadow

Rhea Weigand

Brrrr! It’s Snow Fun Out There!

Snowball Fight by Jennifer Dove

Snowball Fight by Jennifer Dove

We’re counting our blessings in sunny Southern California this week, and our prayers are with our friends all over the country (and the world) who are trudging through record cold and snow! We’re sending warm thoughts your way!!

We’re also super busy building a new website experience for you, and gearing up for the BIG Craft and Hobby Association show in Anaheim this weekend. Sorry if we’ve fallen behind! Our Design Team has still been sharing, however, and we wanted to make sure you caught their posts!

Last week they shared our House-Mouse Designs® Winter Themed Stamps! You can see their fantastic cards at the following links:

Kristine Reynolds – Hang on Tight, More Mice

Tenia Nelson – Ski Run

Rhea Weigand – Ski Run, Hold on Tight

Jennifer Dove – Headed Your Way, The Love of a Friend, As Sweet as Candy

This week the theme is Snowmen! If you’re even able to get outside to make a snowman, we’d love to see a photo of yours! Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram if you post your snowman photos. Use #Stampendous any time to get our attention!

Designers posting snowman cards today -

Kristine Reynolds

The Weather Outside is Frightful

Sweater square Scrapbook Page by Debi Hammons

Sweater square Scrapbook Page by Debi Hammons

But the stamping is so delightful!! We hope you have some time over the holidays to do some crafting just for yourself. Maybe you’ll get to play with those new goodies you got for Christmas?

Well if it’s a Winter theme you have in mind, we’ve got you covered in our July 2013 catalog! Ice Skates? We’ve got ‘em. Penguins? We’ve got ‘em. Snowflakes? Yep. Warm Sweaters? You betcha. (We even have winter mice, but they’re for next week, and snowmen the week after!) Come along and see what our terrific Design Team is sharing today to warm you up inside! Then sit on down and stamp the winter away!

Kristine Reynolds

Rhea Weigand

Jamie Martin

Icy, Wonderful Christmas Wishes

This week our Design Team is focusing on Winter Wishes using our winter images from the July 2013 Catalog. BlogStar Asia King is no exception, and she starts us off right with this terrific, wintery Christmas card!

Hello everyone. Asia King today with some festive wishes. Only a few sleeps left till Christmas and I’d like to wish you all things rare and wonderful in this festive season!

For my card I used the following supplies:

Cling Jumbo Snowflake Trio, cling Rare and Wonderful, Silver Crushed Glass Glitter, Detail Silver Embossing Powder

Other: Paper Shabby Vintage Tim Holtz, kraft card blank, vellum, Memento London Fog ink, embossing ink, 3D Foam Squares – White Small, MyStik, DODZ 3D (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L), Snowflake Pendant and Layered Poinsettia dies (Spellbinders), ribbon (May Arts), rag rolled flower, embellishments.

1. Cut your papers and distress the edges.
2. Stamp the snowflakes using London Fog ink.
3. Adhere the paper panels using MyStik permanent adhesive.
4. Stamp the sentiment with clear embossing ink and heat emboss with Silver Detail powder. Trim to size.
5. Mount the vellum panel on 3D foam squares and adhere to the card.
6. Add more foam squares on the top of the vellum and decorate with Silver Crushed Glass Glitter.
7. Die cut the snowflakes from the Sticky Panels and cover with silver glass glitter.
 8. Die cue the Layer Poinsettia and add dimension with a ball embossing tool. Add a centre with a 3D DODZ sprinkled with the silver glass glitter.
9. Assemble all remaining elements and embellishments.
Thank you so much for your visit today and have a very happy Christmas!
Big crafty hugs

Have Yourself a Mousey Little Christmas!

Chin Up by Debi Hammons

Chin Up by Debi Hammons

We’re looking this week at the darling holiday images from House-Mouse Designs®. We’re so blessed at Stampendous to be creating stamps with the darling little characters from the pen of Ellen Jareckie!

We wanted to remind you as well that House-Mouse Designs® has its own blog with some seriously talented designers AND a weekly challenge where you can win free products and even digital downloads! It’s pretty darn fun!! Check them out at  House-Mouse Challenge Blog.  The official House-Mouse Website also has a gallery where you can view the creations of others and post your own – HMD by Me.  And you know you can follow these darling critters on Facebook, and Pinterest. If you’re becoming as fond of these little guys as we are, there is lots and lots of inspiration on the web!

Including our Design Team – Here’s who has Christmas inspiration for you this week -

Kristine Reynolds

Lea Kimmel

Rhea Wiegand

Jamie Martin

The Week Before Christmas and All Through OUR House…

The mice are stirring…oh yes they are! This week our Design Team are posting Christmas greetings with our adorable House-Mouse Designs® Rubber Stamps. These darling characters by artist Ellen Jareckie are so much fun to color for Christmas and their little expressions really share the joy of the season! Here’s hoping you enjoy all their fun this week.
We have a guest post from BlogStar, Rhea Weigand today, plus check out the cute cards posted on these DT Memebers’ blogs:

Kristine Reynolds

Rhea Weigand (a different card than below)

Hello,  Today I am sharing Chin Up House Mouse which you can now get in cling from Stampendous!  I also used the Christmas Background stamp for the sentiment.
Along with this project I put together a couple quick tips for our friends that may be just getting into card making.  This is also for the long time, die hard card makers too.  Sometimes we forget little things we’ve learned over the years…..
Like embossing metal brads…..
Or….not die cutting a certain area of and image.  And….Using our dies to make shaped cards!!!
I will be back tomorrow with an over the top one of my favorite Christmas House Mouse Cards!!!!
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