Creating in a Snap with Metal Complex

We are so excited to be hopping along this week with Metal Complex using their interchangeable jewelry with our Stampendous Stamps and Essentials. Enjoy seeing how fun and easy it is to create your own unique style of accessories in a snap with inspiration from our design team all week long!

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Klik Interchangeable Jewelry from Metal Complex is a fantastic new line of DIY accessory options. With two snap sizes and dozens of settings to snap your creations into, this terrific product is fun to play with for every level of crafter. There are tons of pre-made snaps so you can just “klik and go” to change up your look. But this week we’re playing with the Metal Complex Snap Bezel Blanks so we can craft our own masterpieces of wearable art.

You can see all the wonderful Klik products and tons of ideas for creating with this super fun product in their flippy catalog HERE and you can find a retailer HERE. We’d like to recommend www.resinobsession.com because they carry Stampendous products as well!

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To make our wonderful Klik jewelry pieces we used products by Environmental Technology, Inc. (ETI) who generously sent our team some of their wonderful Jewelry Resin. This two part resin is incredibly easy to use and creates fantastic, professional results. We love using it here on the Stampendous Design Team. This great resin is sold at Resin Obsession, but you can also find it at Michaels and other fine craft stores. You can get thousands of ideas for using resin to create your own pieces on the resincrafts blog or on the I Love Resin blog.

There will be prizes! Three prize packages with Klik Snap Bezel Blanks and jewelry components, a package of ETI Resin and Stampendous Eclectic Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. To win one of these awesome prize packages, you need to comment on our blog that of each Stampendous designer in the list provided below. Eligible winners are those comments that provide a valid email and indicate a U.S. Mailing address. Here are the Stampendous Official Rules for all contests. Commenting will close Sunday, May 3rd and winners will be announced the afternoon of May 4th.

So hop around with us this week as we play with Klik© DIY Interchangeable Jewelry and ETI two-part resin to create some of our best work ever!! Here’s who is sharing today:

Lyn Bernatovich

Metal Complex Blog

Feline Sentiments of the Day

With all these tabby projects for Kute Kitties week, we can’t possibly finish without a few more words. In fact, there are quite a few words and phrases to say when it comes to cute kitties and they can be found in the Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.

These sayings are perfect for the entire Stampendous clowder, too. If you’re feline curious about seeing them too, you can go to our posts here, here and here, but we still have more fun with our Pop Up Kitties Stamp Set today on these designer blogs. Purrrrrr.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Amy Hurley-Purdie

This week’s projects in review!

Showers to Showers Challenge

We’ve seen fabulous rain drops, umbrellas and sweet baby colors so far with this month’s challenge. What showers will be in today’s Dream Team inspiration projects? Let’s go check them out!

Showers to Showers

We are excited to add a little more to our Dreamweaver posts with a wonderful archive of tutorials from the Paper Craft Planet blog. They will be a great way to keep the inspiration going with stencils you might already have in your stash.

These tutorials were published between 2011 and 2013 on Paper Craft Planet blog and are still available there. You can hop over to the Paper Craft Planet blog any time and search under the category Dreamweaver Stencils Tutorial Thursday to see them, but we thought it would be great to have them available here, too.

Originally posted April 4, 2013, Pam Hornschu is creating Showers to Showers with her Making a Point with Pointillism tutorial. Here is the post for convenience, but you can also click the tutorial’s title to see it on Paper Craft Planet.

The Dream Team for Dreamweaver Stencils have the challenge through the month of April to create with the theme of “Mists, Drizzles, and Showers”…which really can be left wide open to interpretation…and is just what they are hoping for. My version is quite literal, however. But the technique is a bit more unique…not new, just unique. The art of pointillism made it’s main debut in  1886 France with the artist Georges Seurat‘s most famous work, “Sunday Afternoon”, of which Wikipedia describes the technique:

“Motivated by study in optical and colour theory, Seurat contrasted miniature dots of colors that, through optical unification, form a single hue in the viewer’s eye. He believed that this form of painting, called divisionism at the time but now known as pointillism, would make the colors more brilliant and powerful than standard brush strokes.”

His works have always inspired me, and I was very fortunate to see another work hanging in the National Gallery in London, UK, entitled, “Bathers at Asnieres”. The style is truly amazing close up and from afar. I do not begin to compare my creation to his work, but inspiration can be found anywhere, and at any time.

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Supplies:
Dreamweaver Stencils Umbrella, Rain, and Rain Words
Dreamweaver Stencils Translucent and Matte Yellow Embossing Pastes
Dreamweaver Stencils Paste Spreader, palette knife, stencil brush
Copic Sketch Markers (or other markers with small tips)
Premium white cardstock, orange cardstock, patterned paper
May Arts Cotton Twin-striped ribbon
Button, baker’s twine
Removable tape, embossing machine

 

PH_httppapercraftplanet.net20130404_02 Step #1: Machine emboss white cardstock panel with Umbrella stencil following this previously shown “sandwich” technique HERE. Place removable tape over stencil on embossed panel. Begin applying dots of color…darker and denser in the areas to be shaded, and lighter and more broken up in the areas to denote a source of light. Color handle as desired.
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Step #2: With taped stencil still in place, spread Translucent Embossing Paste over surface, following the lines or bridges down the stencil to prevent oozing underneath. Lightly use the edge of the palette knife or paste spreader to remove excess and smooth surface in one swipe.

PH_httppapercraftplanet.net20130404_04 Step #3: Carefully remove strips of tape from sides and bottom, and using top piece as a hinge, lift stencil up and away from the pasted piece. Set piece aside to dry until clear.
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Step #4: Place Rain stencil over umbrella panel, and tape down to secure. With medium stencil brush, apply light blue ink through stencil.

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Step #5: Remove stencil, and mat panel with coordinating cardstock. Embellish with pompoms if desired.

PH_httppapercraftplanet.net20130404_07 Step #6: Mask off excess words on Rain Words stencil with tape. Tape stencil over ribbon, and paste emboss with Matte Yellow. Set aside to dry.
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Step #7: “Fishtail” cut ends of ribbon and adhere to card as desired.
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Too Much Cuteness is Right

The Frugal Crafter posted a quick feline card on her blog with our new Cling Pop Up Kitties Stamp Set and we just had to share it with you!

The nifty plastic spring Lindsay uses on the kitties head in her video is from Action Wobbles, Inc. See their website for more information.

We’ll be back tomorrow with Showers to Showers inspiration  and watch for more kute kitties from the design team!

Purrfect Popping Up Kitties

If you haven’t already fallen for our new kitties, we’ve got more to inspire you today. The Cling Pop Up Kitties Stamp Set is designed to work with our Pop Up Die Set. See how one playful kitty can spring into view from this delightful card.

Cling Pop Up Kitties by Debi Hammons

Cling Pop Up Kitties by Debi Hammons

Debi Hammons created this curious kitten peeking out of a flower basket with the Pop Up Die for the card insert and this deep three-dimensional look will lay flat when closed! How purrfect is that! Here are the Stampendous products Debi used on this project.

Now it’s time for some more feline crafty designer projects!

Jamie Martin

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Kute Kitties

Pop Up Kitties by Debi Hammons

Pop Up Kitties Thank You by Debi Hammons

Are you ready for some bright-eyed, mousers! We have some new ones to share! Our Cling Pop Up Kitties Rubber Stamp Set and coordinating Pop Up Kitties Die Cut Set  are part of the April 2015 Catalog release, now available at your favorite local or online store.

You’ll see how many different ways to color a kitty from our design team this week and to start off the inspiration here is illustrator and owner of Stampendous, Fran Seiford, with a video about the new Pop Up products coming out!

 


Check out today’s feline crafty designer projects!

Kristine Reynolds

NAMTA Show with Fran•táge Melt Media!

Fran was at the NAMTA show in Denver this week, cooking up a storm with embossing powders. She’s showing the art world what a great medium embossing powder can be for so many uses.

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She’s got a hot griddle and a teflon mat and she’s going to town.

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Fran showing off all the great samples using her Melt Media technique.

See the entire product line of Embossing Powder and Fran•táge Embossing Enamels on our website to imagine the possibilities!

To order in bulk, contact Customer Service at stamp@stampendous.com.

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