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

 

Stampendous loves Faber-Castell!

faber castell gelatos

Ok, we’ve collaborated with a lot of terrific companies recently. But as far as I know this is the only one that owns it’s own CASTLE! Yep! You can actually take a tour! Cabinet-maker Kaspar Faber began making pencils in the 1660′s! A family owned business, Faber-Castell has risen from these humble beginnings to become internationally synonymous with fine writing instruments. In 1908 the company added colored pencils to their line, and their familiarity and quality with artists was established. They still make the highest quality writing instruments and artists supplies available, and we feel honored and lucky to be partnering with such a distinguished firm this week! We’re also excited that Faber-Castell is also a Shopatron company like Stampendous. This means that orders from the manufacturer’s website are actually filled by individual retailers across the country, supporting local communities and businesses.

Faber-Castell was extremely generous to our Design Team sending us tons of products from their Design Memory Craft range. Many stampers and scrapbookers will be familiar with Gelatos and other products from this fine company. These products are at the forefront of the Mixed Media movement in scrapbooking, stamping and home decor, a perfect kick off for Mixed Media March – our Monthly Blog Challenge. We hope you’ll enjoy the terrific inspiration we’ve got for you this week!

Be sure to leave comments! Like all Blog Hops we’ve got prizes this week! And believe me, they were as generous for our prizes as they were for our Design Team!

Here’s who to visit today:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Blog

Kristine Reynolds

More Stack Art Fun!

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We’ve posted more videos on our terrific new Stack Art products! We sure hope you’re subscribed to our YouTube Channel so you don’t miss any of the fun! The latest video shows you how to use the goodies in your craft stash with our Stack Art to make these projects uniquely YOU.

Our Design Team have been posting their Stack Art fun all week. Please go visit their creations and leave a comment, they really appreciate it!

Cindy Bundy

Suzanne Czosek

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds (A Gift For You)

Kristine Reynolds (More Stamp Art Fun)

Krissy Fossmeyer

Stack Art Title Mixed Media

Stack Art is Taking Flight!

Regal Bird Stack Art Set

Regal Bird Kraftboard and Rubber Stamps Stack Art Set

Our adorable Regal Bird is one of our favorite Stack Art Kits. The Kraftboard kits include four panels of high-quality kraftboard with die cut shapes including a tag, a uniquely shaped frame, a bird, his wing, and a small crown. It’s so easy to make adorable projects featuring these simple, yet versatile shapes!

Our own Fran Seiford has made several fun designs featuring this kit:

Regal Bird + Storm Stack Art Elements by Fran Seiford

Regal Bird + Storm Stack Art Elements by Fran Seiford

Regal Bird with Colored Pencil and Deep Impressions Embossed Crown by Fran Seiford

Regal Bird with Colored Pencil and Deep Impressions Embossed Crown by Fran Seiford

Add your Regal Bird Tag to a card with Creative Palette Background by Fran Seiford

Add your Regal Bird Tag to a card with Creative Palette Background by Fran Seiford

You can get some fantastic ideas for your Stack Art Projects by watching our YouTube Videos. Fran demonstrates dozens of techniques for creating a huge variety of projects.

Our talented Design Team is sharing all week this week with their Stack Art projects, so be sure to visit and see all the terrific ideas! And come back tomorrow for even more inspiration!  Sharing today:

Jamie Martin

Stack Art is here!

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One of the newest innovations from Stampendous has arrived! Stack Art is a terrific system designed by Stampendous Owner Fran Seiford so that even the most beginning crafter can make gorgeous projects in no time at all! The more advanced crafter will be very excited by all the possibilities and fun to be had with this product!

You start with one of our three Stack Art Kraftboard Kits -

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Each kit contains 4 panels of die-cut kraftboard perfectly designed for layering in dozens of ways. You also get 4 sheets of die-cut adhesive sheets, and 4 panels of quotes and phrases that can be added to your Stack Art creations to make them uniquely yours. The packaging includes step by step instructions and loads of ideas for personalizing your miniature works of art.

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You can easily combine your Stack Art Kraftboard with one of our 6 beautiful Stack Art Elements kits to create sparkly, fuzzy, textured fun in just minutes.

Fran's Stack Art Stamp Kits

Fran’s Stack Art Stamp Kits

SAS03_Stamp_Royal_Heart_800_PKGThe next step is to add one or more of our terrific Stack Art Stamps Sets.

These fantastic backgrounds are so perfectly sized and versatile that you’ll use them over and over again on dozens of projects. Deeply etched, Cling Rubber images with permanent indexing on top, these stamp sets come with their own acrylic handle for a terrific value. Use them to stamp, emboss, and mold right on your Stack Art projects!

As you become more familiar with these projects, the more intricate fun can begin. We’re making lots of videos to help you use your Stack Art products in tons of unique and innovative ways. You’ll find Stack Art this Spring in select JoAnn Fabric and Crafts Stores, but it’s available now through your local stamping or scrapbooking store or on the Stampendous website.

Our Design Team have been playing with StackArt, and we have a whole week of their inspiration to share with you this week. Check out who is sharing today:

Kristine Reynolds

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

Creative Jumpstart Today!!

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Today our very own Fran Seiford is the featured artist at Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative JumpStart 2014!!

There’s still time to sign up and enjoy these 23 videos from 21 amazing artists from all over the world. Your small fee of $20 gets you 11 months of creative inspiration that you can watch again and again whenever you need a little JumpStart or want to learn something new!

AND you can save on your membership when you use coupon code: stampendous  because Nathalie has made a special offer for our blog readers! Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn, laugh, and play with amazing artists and fantastic new techniques! We’ll be jumpin’, will you??

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!!

We’re celebrating Winter this week, the Stampendous way! With lots of warm beverages, a kitty snuggled in our lap, and some great stamping going on in the craft room! (only a TRUE crafter can still stamp with a cat on her lap!) We really love the way a light sprinkling of our Chunky White Embossing Enamel or our Shabby White Embossing Enamel can mimic actual snow on your card (just sprinkle and heat from underneath so it doesn’t blow off…no ink or glue needed).  Our Design Team is bringing you lots of chilly inspiration for your Warm Winter greetings going out to your friends, or for your scrapbook pages full of snow much fun!

Lea Kimmel

Kristine Reynolds

Krissy Fossmeyer

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

Clearsnap Blog Collaboration Continues

We’re joining forces (and products) this week with Clearsnap. For over 20 years Clearsnap has been bringing you premium stamping innovation. They’ve always had fantastic products, new ideas, and excellent customer service. We’re really proud to be partnering with them this week to create some fun projects with our images and their inks.

Our in-house sample artist Debi Hammons used Clearsnap’s Smooch Spritz on this simple and easy Christmas card. Available in 30 amazing colors, this fun, glittery product produces a fine, even spray pattern with a subtle metallic sheen. So dynamic and sparkling, perfect for Holiday Greetings! Mixing two colors is even more deeply textured. Here Debi sprayed the paper with both Splash and Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz before stamping and embossing our Oh, Christmas Tree stamp with Stampendous PEARLustre Sapphire Embossing Powder.

Oh Christmas Tree by Debi Hammons

Oh Christmas Tree by Debi Hammons

Be sure to check out what our other Design Team Members are doing today with these cool products, and take a look at the Clearsnap blog as well for even more inspiration and chances to win! Then be sure to visit everyday this week and especially Friday when our team will pull out all the stops for maximum inspiration!

Jamie Martin

Asia King

Clearsnap Blog

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