In our recent April Release we had a great time with our new Jungle themed products! Fran made tons of WindowRama cards and dioramas using all of the great dies in those sets. You can see lots of her projects in videos on our YouTube Channel.
In many of those projects you’ll see delightful, little, mini-backgrounds that Fran made with Copic Markers. We thought you’d like to see how she put those together.
Here’s a video where she shows you how, and you can see how we incorporated them in to our fun Jungle Series cards.
We love new holiday images here at Stampendous, and some of our faves are always the poinsettias! They’re such a great flower that is produced in so many colors each year! That means, of course, that you can color them any way you’d like! They also look great with glitter and other embellishments. Our Poinsettia Parts Perfectly Clear Stamps just make it so easy to create fun, exciting cards with a terrific outline stamp for coloring or stamping in colors and a wonderful set of solid images that can be combined to make coloring a snap! Check it out!
You Could Win!
You could win a Poinsettia Parts Perfectly Clear Stamp Set! Just leave your comments here and on the DT blogs through next Monday, and we’ll choose three lucky folks with U.S. Mailing addresses to receive this fun new set.
Our Design Team had a great time with our Poinsettia offerings! Have a look at their fun samples using all our great poinsettias!
We have two beautiful new stamps, released in April, that have a fun circular design. This gives them a very unique look and lends to some beautiful creations. One of them, the Tree Circle, is a gorgeous silhouette. The other, the Wisteria Circle, offers an opportunity to color beautiful, lush flowers in purples, blues, pinks or hues of your choice. Both will remind you of a beautiful, relaxing Spring or Summer day outdoors.
Our team shared some fabulous art they created for our April catalog and some other wonderful creations last week. We know you will just love these projects. We wonder if you’d like to win one? We’ll choose three winners at random from comments on the blogs below to win your choice of the Tree Circle or the Wisteria Circle. U.S. mailing addresses only, and Official Rules are always HERE.
We’re wrapping up our week of introducing you to our new Laurel Burch line of rubber stamps. If you want to try and achieve that Laurel Burch look, we thought we’d offer a few tips we’ve learned working with her images. Stay tuned for more tips in future posts.
– Cats, Dogs, etc. have more human shaped eyes rather than rounded animal shapes
– Women, cats, etc. usually have multiple “eye shadow” colors above and/or below
– Colors are vivid and vibrant not muted.
– Paints are blended from one color to another
– Blend from yellow to oranges and then reds not yellow next to red
– Colors often change from one hue to another in the same vivid value spectrum.
– Warm color blends are next to complementary cool color blends.
Ex: Yellow orange flowers might then have a border color of aqua blues.
– Accent with metallic gold paints or pens.
– Embellish with dots, swirls or geometric patterns.
– Offset bright color images with deep blue or black, not just white backgrounds.
– Dark mottled or starry skies are a favorite.
– Asymetrical, overlapping, close spacing no big open spaces.
– Layers of hand made papers with torn or deckle edges.
– Papers to match the Copic Marker color chart.
– Metallic accents of gold paper or embossed gold patterns and encrusted edges
Let’s see what the Stampendous Designers are creating:
We’re celebrating our newest stamp license, Laurel Burch, all week this week. Be sure to check out Monday’s post HERE, if you missed it. We’re really excited to share our projects with you, and we can’t wait to see what you make using these fun, exciting stamp images.
Artist Laurel Burch began her creative journey at a very young age. First known for her signature jewelry designs, she eventually developed her own unique style of folk art painting. She celebrated our connection to the Earth and all living things with bright, vibrant colors and images of cats, dogs, jungle creatures, international women and so much more. We’ve captured her look in a collection of two large Cling Rubber stamp sets with coordinating Die Sets, two Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets, and 14 individual images available in both Cling Rubber and Wood Mounted styles. You can explore the whole collection, along with all our sample projects on our website HERE.
Our Design Team have also been exploring these great images and have posted some wonderful samples on their blogs. Here’s who is playing today –
We are thrilled to announce our newest series of licensed images from Laurel Burch Studios. Laurel Burch created so many beloved and magical creatures, flowers and more that work perfectly to create pop up cards, home decor and greetings galore. We know you’ll enjoy stamping, coloring, and creating with her art.
This week we’re sharing these gorgeous stamps and the terrific projects we’ve made with them. We’ve got some tools to help you bring your stamped creations to life. First, we’ve created a Color Chart to help you achieve this vivid, magical look. Copic Marker numbers are on the chart, and you can download it to color in with your own markers. Or you can download it in full color to match your other media. Click the link above to download from our website.
Fran has also created a terrific video sharing some samples using the new images. We’ve got the samples on our website as well, so you can have a closer look. Take a look at the video here –
Finally, we’ll be sharing lots of samples here this week and our Design Team will be sharing their own projects on their blogs as well. Do join us for a week of colorful fun and creative joy with our newest license, Laurel Burch.
We have one more group of fantastic floral creations to share with you, and one more Design Team project we know you’ll love!
Rhea Weigand is an amazing Copic Artist and she’s a member of our Educator Team. She teaches numerous classes featuring our products, and she often contributes to our catalog samples as she creates her class projects. Our April 2016 Catalog is no exception, and several of her wonderful creations are in its pages! Here are a few:
Laughter Gift by Rhea Weigand
Poppy Fields by Rhea Weigand
Those We Love by Rhea Weigand
Be sure to pop over to Pam’s blog for her wonderful floral project for this week as well:
We’re celebrating flowers this week on the Stampendous blog! We can’t wait to get around to sharing our new Holiday goodness with you, but our retail stores are stocking up now so that they can fill your orders, and our Design Team let us know that they had more fun to share from our April Catalog! No wonder, it was such a gorgeous celebration of Spring and Summer, and flowers are a big part of that! Florals, trees, nature of all kind, in all her glory! You’ll find lots of it here!
Here are some of our favorite projects we received from Designers Jennie Lin Black and Rhea Weigand on our Educator Team and from our Creative Artist Consultant, Debbie Cole, CDA at Stampendous for these great products:
Create Sunshine by Debbie Cole
Thank You Daisies by Rhea Weigand
Live Each Day by Jennie Lin Black
Create Sunshine by Jennie LIn Black
Daisy Field by Jennie Lin Black
Rose Wedding by Jennie Lin Black
Our fantastic Design Team has some more wonderful things to share with you! Please click on each name below to visit their blogs and see their gorgeous projects. And we know they’d love it if you would stop and smell the flowers for a little bit, and leave a comment for each of them!
Designer Pam Hornschu has a real treat today for our third haunting installment of 31 Days of Halloween. You’ll be inspired to make one of your own!
Visit us each day to see the new list of who is posting, plus a tease of their project. Every project for this blog hop will be brand new! Plus, we’ll share some of our favorite inspiration for the year’s spookiest day.
Of course there are PRIZES!!! Scavenger hunts and heaps of prizes are hidden all over the interwebs. Details at www.smearedink.com. A Grand Prize Drawing as well. Visit them to find out all the gory details!
First some adorable scary inspiration for you from the Stampendous Archives – from Designer Alumni Rhea Weigand (click the picture to see the directions for this project!)
And playing today with BRAND NEW inspiration from the Stampendous Design Team –
Have you ever played with the “Zero Drawing” technique, made popular by Marie Browning? You sand some graphite to create a dust that you daub over your paper until covered. Then you use erasers to remove graphite from areas to create a design. Sort of the reverse of how you would normally create. Once you have the graphite all over your paper, and your various sizes of erasers in your hand…then what? What if you’re not the type that feels comfortable doing your own design-work, or you need a bit of a nudge to get going? This is where Dreamweaver Stencils are your new friend! First of all, here’s the video that tutorial that Fran Seiford, Chief Creative Officer for Stampendous, and new owner of Dreamweaver Stencils, has created to show just how perfect this technique is with our stencil designs…
How fun would this be with these stencil designs shown here?
Maybe you’ll see those designs used in the posts below! Oh, and don’t forget to return for our Stampendous and Tombow blog hop, this Friday – Sunday, September 18 – 20!