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!
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:
Clearsnap ink pads come deliciously full of top quality ink, but the fact that they have refills available for all of their pads is such a plus! Keeping a stamp pad well-inked provides so many benefits to the stamper.
You can use less downward pressure on a well-inked pad to ink your stamp thoroughly. This helps to avoid inking any excess rubber in the center or edges of your design, decreasing stamping mistakes.
Inking lightly allows you to press more firmly on the paper and get a better, clearer impression.
A well inked pad is also less likely to dry and shrink. Shrinkage can cause the pad to pull away from its plastic case and makes it fall apart more quickly.
But these benefits are secondary to all the exciting things you can do with just a bottle of ink!! The availability of color-matched ink refills allows you to sponge matching background colors, distress the edges of your card panels, and use tools like brayers to create amazing background patterns.
You can even make cards like these alcohol ink cards by Jennifer Dove and Wendy Price by applying Surfacez ink refills to a makeup sponge, dabbing on glossy cardstock, then spritzing with Surfacez Cleaner or Rubbing Alcohol. WOW!!
Go check out what our other Design Team Members are doing with Clearsnap products today! Be sure to comment on their projects and don’t miss tomorrow’s big Blog Hop and loads of inspiration!
Kids of all ages love a gift giving holiday! Our Kiddos are no exception as they help Santa prepare and deliver the gifts this year, they can delight the Kiddos in your life on handmade Christmas cards!
Check out these super fun creations from our Design Team! Then be sure to visit us next week when we are taking a look at the newest in Santa Claus stamps from Stampendous! That Jolly Old Elf has never looked this cute!
Our Kiddos stamps have been so popular since Fran first started drawing them in 2012. The darling Christmas Kiddos for this year are no exception! This Holiday season Kiddos are helping Santa with the toy making and delivery. Our July Catalog boasts these two darlings:
Of course they are also available in Cling Rubber for your storing and image positioning pleasure! They’re super cute, large enough to color, sized just right to leave room for a sentiment on your card front if desired.
We’ve made a really darling set this year for Michaels Stores as well! This adorable Cling Rubber set is only available at your local Michaels Stores.
Here’s a WAAAY too cute example of this fun set by our own Krissy Fossmeyer
You’ll find some other examples of our darling Christmas Kiddos on these terrific designers’ blogs today!
Our theme this week is our Holiday Kiddos stamps. BlogStar Tobi Crawford gets us started with our Leaf Girl Kiddo image for Fall and some great coloring techniques. Be sure to check out these Design Team blogs today with other terrific Kiddos ideas.
Hi there! It’s Tobi here and today I’m celebrating my favourite time of year: AUTUMN, and my absolute fav thing is watching the leaves turn from green to orange, red, yellow and all the shades in between. I think it’s a fun challenge to colour turning leaves with Copic markers. There are many different combos you could play around with, but today I went with the green/orange combo. Check it out:
As you can see here, I started with the greens then went to orange.
Just a little tip: if you’re combining two colours that don’t really go together (green and orange, for example), they should be a light marker. Dark markers will just push against each other and will be stubborn – but light markers will blend nicely!
So once I added the dark orange on the tips of the leaves I had to blend it out a little with the light orange.
We’re having Halloween fun with our new Kiddos this week, and we wanted to remind you that today is the last day for our October Challenge! So get your Halloween themed projects linked to our list. You can click on the F.E. Linus Kitty button to the right, or at the bottom of the CHALLENGE POST. Be sure to check the Official Rules… we love to see everyone’s project, but you can only win if you have a U.S. mailing address.
Today we have loads of cute Halloween Kiddos for you to enjoy while you wait for Trick or Treaters to arrive at your door. Be sure to leave them each some love, they work really hard to bring you these fun things!
It’s almost time to leave our celebration of Halloween images! This week we’re playing with our newest Kiddos. These cuties do all the things your kids do, you can see the whole collection on our website HERE.
For Halloween our little girl is dressed up as a Pumpkin, and our little boy as a Burglar. They’re just as sweet as can be. They’re both available in wood mounted or cling rubber styles on our website or in your favorite stamping/scrapbooking store. Find a store near you with our Dealer Locator
Today, BlogStar Rhea Weigand has a terrific project for you featuring our Pumpkin Kiddo along with another of her fabulous coloring guides! So Pinnable!! Enjoy!
Be sure to check at the bottom of the post for more Design Team inspiration!
To create the Haunting Background I air-brushed a little BV17, V08, YR16 and YG17 on GLOSSY PAPER. Then spritzed it with alcohol. The alcohol causes the ink to “run away screaming” Pretty fitting being that it is halloween :) After the paper is dry stamp image with Archival Ink. Now you are done.
Next just color your little kiddo. Here are the colors I used.
Now go check out the terrific projects from these Stampendous Design Team Members: