Butterfly Pattern by Kristine Reynolds

Beautiful Butterflies

Our Spring Collage images are just perfect for a quick and colorful card! Pick certain areas to color, color the whole thing, don’t color any of it! Stamp on patterned paper for a quick card, or layer over many other images for a textured wonder! These great images are super simple to use.

You’ll notice that each of the images has a “space” that’s perfect for a greeting! Well, our Quotes greetings sets have lots of words that fit beautifully in those spaces.  They are:

Angel Wings Perfectly Clear StampsSSC1201 Angel Wings Quotes

Regal Bird QuotesSSC1202 Regal Bird Quotes

and

Royal Heart Quotes Perfectly Clear StampsSSC1203 Royal Heart Quotes

Here, DT member Kristine Reynolds shows how several layers plus some Encrusted Jewel Technique make a really dynamic card. You can get the supplies and directions for this card on our website.

Butterfly Pattern by Kristine ReynoldsButterfly Pattern by Kristine Reynolds

Keep visiting this week as additional Design Team members have projects to share with these terrific butterflies!

Autumn…the year’s last, loveliest smile.

William Cullen Bryant’s quote really sums up the joy and beauty of Autumn! We’re excited about upcoming Holidays, relieved that Summer’s greatest heat is over, and just thrilled at the beauty of everything around us! Well, here at Stampendous an awful lot of that beauty is created by our talented Design Team. They are such experts at using our terrific products to make gorgeous things happen. Take a look at this gorgeous, colorful card from BlogStar Rhea Weigand. It features our Leaf Background and our Autumn Words background and just bursts with Fall Color!

Leaf Background by Rhea Weigand
Leaf Background by Rhea Weigand

We’ve got a leaf pile of other designers with great projects to show you today featuring Stampendous fall lineup from our July 2013 Catalog.

Cyndi Bundy

Stampendous Falls for Autumn

(Maya Road Blog Hoppers, look for the winners in another post later today)

Two weeks ago we fell into Fall with our new Stampendous Jumbo Cling Rubber Leaves. They were such a huge hit! This week we’re showing the rest of the Fall lineup from our July Catalog.  We have some really terrific images this year, and we have BlogStar Rhea Weigand today with a beautiful tutorial showing our new Damask Pumpkins!

Stampendous P204 Damask Pumpkins
Stampendous P204 Damask Pumpkins
And another Design Team Member has a great project for you as well! Check out

Kristine Reynolds

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Hello,  Rhea here and I am in the mood for fall!  It is still over 100 degrees and very humid here in Phoenix, Arizona.  So I am escaping the heat mentally by coloring lots of fall yumminess!!!
Fist let’s start with the background;
  1. Cut a piece of burlap 6×6 and fray edges.  Thoroughly coat one side with DecoArt Dimensional Effect Texturing Paste.  Let dry.
  2. Work on the reverse side.  The texture paste will come through 🙂
  3. Lightly brush Distress Paint in Forest Moss and Rusty Hinge in a random pattern and let let.
  4. Using a metal stencil…I love Dreamweaver Stencils!  Here I used. LJ896 Flourish.  Lay Stencil flat.  With pallet knife spread texture paste in a thin even coat.  Remove Stencil.  Let dry.   When it was dry I used a metallic rub from Viva Decor to give it “Pop”
Coloring the pumpkins was my favorite part.  You may want to click on the above image to see the details and colors used.  Each photo is in order of blending.
Here are the finished pumpkins before adding them to the canvas.  The stems were easy with the colors included in the the below color pallet.
Check out these other great samples from our Design Team:

Tobi Crawford – New Stampendous Hay Ride Kiddos!

Hi there! It’s Tobi Crawford here again with some fresh inspiration using one of our newly released stamps: Cling Hay Ride Kiddos. (they’re also available as a wood mounted stamp!)

I am totally smitten by the “Kiddos,” and I am so excited about all of the new ones released this summer!! They are a joy to colour up with Copics, and that’s just what I did on today’s project.

hayrides

Isn’t this the perfect Thanksgiving card? As mentioned I coloured the image with Copics, but I also added a little *extra* with a charcoal pencil in areas where shadow would occur.. Here’s a close-up:

hayridesclose

You can see where I’ve added some charcoal to the corners of his hat, as well as a little under his head. Once applied I use a blending stump to soften the line (kind of like you’re supposed to do with eyeliner – it behaves in a very similar way) and that’s that! My husband is very impressed with this technique, so much so that he wants a lesson… Ain’t that cute?? lol..

Thanks for stopping by!

3D Hydrangea Card

“I Just love love love the new jumbo images by Stampendous! They are so fun to color and really pack some “wow” on every card! Just look at this interactive card. It is amazing and so easy for anyone to color.”  – Jennie Lin Eger Black

Hydrangea 3D Card by Jennie Lin Eger Black

Directions for Hydrangea Card.
Stampendous Stamp: Jumbo Hydrangea CRS5005
Black Card stock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ (folded)
Lilac Card stock: 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
Black Card stock Label die cut (Sizzix Big Shot Die)
Black Organdy Ribbon 6″ long
Scrap paper for tag with one black brad

Copic Markers used:
Flowers: Violet BV000, BV02, BV04, and a bit of Pink R81 and a tiny bit of B000
Leaves: YG01, YG03, YG63
Flower Centers: Y32, Y35

coloring tip: Start with your lightest color, then gradually add your darker colors using less of each color as you get darker. I chose to not over blend my colors on this image to have a more mottled look, if you prefer a smoother look – blend your colors together using your lighter marker.

Directions:
1. Stamp image twice.
2. Color the first image and cut out. (without leaves)
3. Pop dot the image onto your card stock as shown.
4. Color three flowers and leaves on second image, then cut out
5. Pop dot extra layer of flowers on top of image for dimensional look then tuck leaves under the main image.
6. Stamp greeting on scrap paper and clip corners, and add a bit of ribbon or scrap black paper for a tag handle. Tuck this behind the image for fun interactive action!

Try it with other color combinations!
Pinks: R81, R83, R85
Golden Yellows: Y32, Y35, Y38
Slate Blue: B000, B91, B93, B95
Blue Green: BG0000, BG01, BG02

or try your own combo!

Stamps available at your local scrapbook store or at www.stampendous.com. If they are not on the shelf ask for them.

please check my blog for more samples!
JennieBstampin.blogspot.com

Senic Scenes with Copic Markers!

As you’ve seen we really love our Scenic Serenity stamp line. Besides Fran’s Painting with Powder Technique, we’ve really enjoyed using them with the Copic markers. Here’s a sample using the N227 Villa Scene Stamp with Copics in a unique way beyond just imitating a watercolored look. Here Fran has used short lines to create a more abstract background emphasizing the lines and shapes in the artwork. They are perfect for cards or even framing and hanging on the wall! We hope you’re having as much fun with these beautiful scenes as we are!



Copic markers used: Y04 Acacia, Y35 Maize, YG93 Grayish Yellow, G94 Grayish Olive, E97 Deep Orange, E99 Baked Clay, R08 Vermillion, B52 Soft Greenish Blue, B91 Pale Grayish Blue