Fran’s Watercolor Series continues with more Fabulous Friday FUN and some beautiful beach scenes to warm your winter day! The three newest Perfectly Clear Stamps supporting her lessons are perfect for combining or using separately to create colorful cards and mini-masterpieces to share with friends and family.
In Lesson 137, Fran focuses on the Dolphin Play and Go Fish sets of stamps showing how to use their many, interactive pieces to build various scenic panels. She also studies new background effects for creating underwater, ocean scenes.
You can watch the video here on our YouTube Channel –
In Lesson 138, Fran adds the gorgeous Shell Beach Perfectly Clear Stamps to the mix and shows you how to embed the shells in sand and create dimensional, layered images. Bright, natural colors give the finished cards the same spectacular looks as nature.
You can catch up with today’s video if you missed it here –
We hope you’ve been following along and enjoying Fran’s Watercolor Series this year. She’ll be previewing three new stamp sets next week, the last selections of the series. Do join us on Fridays, and remember that this resource will continue to be available so that you can enjoy the fun of watercoloring great projects to share with others.
Friday in Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Video Series, she explored the incredible depth you can achieve with just one color and varying amounts of water. This study in values returned some really stunning mini-masterpieces. These cards would be great for guys, for any occasion!
You can watch the video by clicking on it below. Here are some of the great cards she made!
Both the Field of Flowers and Forest Path stamp sets look amazing in color, but for a quick, striking project that will wow your friends, this sepia approach is a great one to try. Watch the full video below!
Our terrific Design Team have been posting some of their great creations for Halloween this week. If you haven’t had a chance to visit their blogs, do stop by and leave them some love!
Our sweet Pumpkin Pals just look like they’re having such a good time!
Our own Jamie Martin shared them here on her blog this week –
Kathi Rerek has been playing with the sweet House-Mouse Designs® stamp Chipmunk Treats.
These cards, and others they’ve shared this season, are just perfect for those of you who don’t want anything “too scary” for your Halloween/Fall projects! Fran also made this great video for our recent Virtual Catalog Party, sharing some fun ideas for great Fall Cards!
Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series videos are continuing with the great Daniel Smith Watercolors and other products, along with brand new Perfectly Clear Stamps for October. These great stamp sets are fun for watercolor, but also perfect for any media you like. They will go live for retail on our website on October 15th. But they’re available at your local stamping, scrapbooking, and craft stores now!
Check out Fran’s Bonus Video for this week (since there are five weeks in October!). It’s a quick look at some really simple watercolor techniques that can get you painting in no time!
Stampendous is proud to be sponsoring a class in the new Pinit Canada Live event October 23-24 beginning at Noon EST. It’s open to anyone anywhere to enjoy and learn!
The event will have “amazing product demonstrations, techniques, learn about new products and a great way to connect with so many other artists around the world! The event is inspirational, creative and educational. It’s so awesome to have a FRONT ROW seat for each of the Pin It Canada presentations!”
Our own Deb Antonick will be teaching a class creating some adorable shakers using some of our newest holiday stamps! These would be ideal as ornaments, package tags, refrigerator magnets, and more. Here’s an example of the sweet projects she’ll be teaching LIVE. We hope you’ll join the fun. Click on the Pinit Canada logo above for all the details!
The House-Mouse and Friends Design Challenge Blog offers challenges every two weeks to keep you playing with your House-Mouse, Gruffies, and Happy Hoppers stamp images. If you create a card for the challenge and post it anywhere online, you can enter to win a great prize. To check out their bi-weekly challenges, visit the HMFCB Site.
The current challenge is Christmas (or Anything Goes), and we were so excited to see all of the HMFCB teamies using new images from the Stampendous House-Mouse Designs® collection! The blog has lots of inspiration, as well, for your own Holiday greetings featuring the House-Mouse characters. Plus, our own Design Team has been sharing with these fun friends, and you can find their posts here –
Join Fran for this week’s Watercolor Series Lesson 125. These sweet Winter Pals are ready to help you make simple, small vignettes perfect for easy Christmas, Holiday, or Winter cards. Combine them with your stash of colored and patterned paper to make some simple, quick, sweet greetings.
The Winter Pals set includes 14 Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamps, made in the USA, that are perfect for interactive greetings or simple stamping.
We’ve got some really sweet cards featuring this set as well.
So grab this great set and your favorite coloring medium and color or paint along with Fran this week!
Stampendous hosted our first Virtual Catalog Party in July. We’re hosting it again so that stores and customers who missed the first round can play along! We’ll be sharing the same, great video content from Fran sharing our newest products from the Stampendous July 2020 Catalog. The party runs August 27-31 –
You can find a participating store on our website here –
We will be sharing this week with NEW samples from our Design Team and we’ll also share Fran’s newest videos again! Even if you’ve seen them before, they always offer new ideas for crafting your Holidays!
Then… keep your eyes open for our SECOND Virtual Catalog Party at the end of September. That one will feature ALL NEW content and videos from Fran!! Plus new prizes and more stores participating!
Check us out, from the comfort of your couch!
Our Design Team will get us started with some great Holiday Ideas:
If you’ve ever wondered how to paint those translucent objects (balloons, vases, jars, cups and glasses) with watercolor, this month’s videos are for you. Featuring three new stamp sets full of see-through objects for you to practice this technique, they also feature everyday and special occasion greetings for making great cards for your friends. They can all be found on the Watercolor tab on our website.
P.S. We still have three prizes unclaimed from our Video Series Countdown. If you haven’t checked it, you might want to take a look at this video to see if you’re a winner. [and no, we won’t give them to someone else 🙂 ] If you were a winner who hasn’t claimed their prize, be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your U.S. mailing address so we can get it out to you!