Hats On for Watercolor!

On My Mind Stamp Set Title

Fran’s latest Watercolor Series Video really makes use of the fabulous On My Mind Perfectly Clear Stamps Set.

The set comes with darling flowers you can use to make all kinds of lovely thoughts spring from the head of this beautiful face.

On My Mind Today

She also demonstrates how to use the wonderful Gift Card Wallet Die Set to make gorgeous gifts for any occasion.

Gift Card Wallet On My Mind

But she really started creating some fun when she explored making hats for this sweet character with only a circle and an oval cutting die.

On My Mind Hats

To find out how she created all these great looks, and to see lots more inspiration, be sure to check out our YouTube video. You might want to click on the video so you don’t miss a minute, from mixing flesh tones to making hats! All the great samples are here –

Wine a Little, You’ll Feel Better

For our January release, Fran created several Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets that include a frame image with sentiments that fit into the frame for easy, beautiful cards. One of those is our lovely Wine Frame. A beautiful, and sometimes funny, way to invite your friends to join you for a virtual glass of something from grape juice to Cabernet.

Wine Frame Stamp Set Our Design Team had a great time sharing with this fun stamp set. Let’s take a look at what they made.

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Kathi Rerek

New Laurel Burch Images Available

Laurel Burch Stamps 2019

Great news for fans of our Laurel Burch stamps! We have new images in our wonderful July 2019 Catalog. You’ll love these colorful, whimsical images that are so much fun to color!! Don’t forget to download or print our Laurel Burch Coloring Guide so that you can get Laurel’s Unique look! Fran’s Laurel Burch Coloring video also offers lots of tips and hints for achieving this glorious, vibrant look.

Take a look at our newest friends from Laurel Burch.

Heart View
Laurel Burch Heart View LBR015

Laurel Burch Canine Clan
Laurel Burch Canine Clan LBW015

 

Feline Friends Like You
Laurel Burch Feline Friends Like You LBP018

Feline Clan
Laurel Burch Feline Clan LBR016

 

Feline Love
Laurel Burch Feline Love LBP019

 

Rainbow Moon
Laurel Burch Rainbow Moon SSCL110

 

Rainbow Moon
Laurel Burch Rainbow Moon SSCL110 – Turn the wheel card by Alison Heikkila

Would you like to win one? Tell us in the comments which of the six new products is your favorite! We’ll pick three winners with U.S. Mailing Addresses and send them their favorite stamp in Cling Rubber. We can’t wait to hear which of these great stamps you prefer! You can comment through the end of the day on Sunday, and we’ll choose a winner Monday morning!

 

Back to School Blessing

Blog Star Melinda Gleissner, made this beautiful Bless You Card, perfect for anyone’s first day back to school. How encouraged would a teacher be to receive a card on the first day of school; or an unexpected surprise for a child to find in their lunch pail.  What a great start for a new school year!

Melinda says…
“Here’s a quick card I wanted to share. It’s made with two terrific Stampendous stamps, the “Shine on You” sentiment and the “Tiled Quad Cube”. Again I used my Stampendous Midnight Black embossing powder. I wish it came in a large, say peanut butter sized jar. I just can’t get enough of it. It’s by far, my favorite black embossing powder. “

Stampendous Products:
Cling Tiled Quad Cube CRTC54
Small Acrylic Handle
Shine on You NO35
Midnight Black Embossing Powder
Versamark Watermark ink by Tsukineko

Other Products:
Ink: Ranger Archival Jet Black ink
Ranger Shabby Shutters & Peeled Paint Distress ink
Pebbles Pearlescent Chalk Shimmers
Cardstock (unknown)

Card Notes:

  1. Create an A2 card base out of white card stock.
  2. Using Versamark ink, stamp one of the tiles several times on card base; Dust with a gold chalk.
  3. Stamp sentiment using the Jet Black ink.
  4. Create the green tile background by inking a piece of white paper with both Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Flick with water.
  5. When dry, stamp the tile image with Versamark and sprinkle with embossing powder; melt with heat tool.
  6. Trim tile image and mat on both white and black card stock.
  7. Adhere to card base.

Bright Red Poppies for a Friend

Stampendous Blog Star Geny Cassady, created this cheerful Poppy card. Flowers are the perfect way to tell a friend you care.

Geny writes,

“Today I have a simple card featuring the beautiful Poppy Stems Stamp, one of my favorites.  I colored it in with Prismacolor pencils and gamsol, adding a little “halo” around the edges of the flowers for a more water colored look.  Adding a tiny scalloped strip along the edge, a pretty sentiment and tiny buttons were the perfect touches to set off the poppies.  Thanks for visiting today, go make something pretty!!”

Poppy Card for a friend by Geny Cassady

Supplies:
Stampendous Stamps – CRM178-R Cling Poppy Stems, SSC109-R Happy Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps
Ink – Black (Memories), Antique Linen (Ranger)
Cardstock – Rustic White, New Leaf (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper – Stella & Rose Gertie (My Mind’s Eye)
Black Stickles (Ranger)
Prismacolor Pencils
Gamsol
Tiny Buttons (Wal-Mart)
Corner Rounder (EK Success)

Instructions:
1. Trim card base to 3 ½” x 10” and score at 5”.  Sponge ink around edges.

2.  Trim patterned paper and distress edges before adhering to card base.

3.  Trim Rustic White panel and stamp floral image.  Color with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol. Add Black Stickles to centers of flowers.  Sponge ink around edges.

4. Using corner rounder with guard removed, punch scalloped edge on green piece, adhere under floral image panel.  Adhere to card using dimensional adhesive.

5.  Stamp sentiment along bottom in black ink and glue on tiny buttons.