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 –

Happy Holiday Cards from Mini-Masterpieces

Lesson 125 video

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.

Winter Pals Stamp Set

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!

Poinsettia Season! Join us for National Watercolor Month!

Poinsettia season banner

Hello, Everyone! We hope you’re well and staying safe. What a great time for relaxing and doing some crafting. July is even National Watercolor Month!

This week on Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series, she’s sharing with the Poinsettia Season Perfectly Clear Stamps to create tons of gorgeous masterpieces perfect for Christmas cards or seasonal greetings. Why not grab your watercolors and paint along?! There are so many ideas here, be sure to check out the completed card gallery at the end of the video.

Here’s the stamp set. So pretty with holly and a gorgeous poinsettia, plus lots of great Holiday greetings!

Poinsettia Season Perfectly Clear Stamps

And here’s Fran’s newest video!! Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe and click the little “thumbs up” to like the video. We’d love to read your comments as well. Hope you’ll try it!

Fran’s Watercolor Series Continues

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.

 

Check out Lesson 114 for this week! You can find a list of all previous lessons here – Watercolor Series Links

 

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 submissions@stampendous.com with your U.S. mailing address so we can get it out to you!

New Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets!

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series is introducing three new stamp sets each month that support her lessons and make it fun to learn to watercolor.

These great sets, however, are also perfect for any coloring media you like to use, and our Design Team has been sharing some great samples using the three newest sets. Here are the sets we introduced in the beginning of May. You can see all the sets and accessories HERE.

Fragrant Roses
Fragrant Roses Perfectly Clear Stamps

 

Hummingbird Hello Watercolor set
Hummingbird Hello Perfectly Clear Stamps

Adventures Await
Adventures Await Perfectly Clear Stamps

 

Check out these great blog posts from our Design Team to see lots more fun ideas for these great stamp sets!

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Jamie Martin (two this week!!)

Kathi Rerek

Watercolor Series Continues for May

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series has a new video lesson this week. Those pastels from earlier this month are becoming vibrant! You can see links to all the lessons and all the product videos on our website by clicking on the picture here –

The watercolor products have their own category on our website here –

And her newest video is here!! Hope you have some time to take out your paints and enjoy this week!

Bonus Watercolor Lesson – Dog Kisses A

We’re still working from home at Stampendous, and we aren’t able to ship the April Perfectly Clear Stamps yet that complement our Watercolor Video Series. So Fran has prepared a few bonus lessons to keep you busy practicing the techniques we’ve learned already.

This week she’s using our super-fun Dog Kisses Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set to practice the background techniques and the blending of the grays and browns she covered previously. You’ll love making these pups look like your own pets.

Some of our retail fulfillers have the Dog Kisses in stock, so if you haven’t picked up this fun set yet, you can order it on our website HERE.  Have fun, enjoy, and keep crafting while staying safe!

 

Keep On Crafting On! From Home!

Stampendous is still working from home where possible, and our Design Team is still creating wonderful projects for your inspiration.

We can’t fill orders from our warehouse, right now, but the retail stores that fill our website orders are still working this week to fill the orders they can.

If we can’t fill your whole order, you’ll receive an email to that effect. We hope you’ll reorder the delayed items after we have been able to return! We look forward to getting back to our warehouse, filling your orders, and offering you new products from Stampendous.

Meanwhile, check out the latest inspiration from our team!!

Fran has released a new video in her Watercolor Series. Lesson 108 features our March Perfectly Clear Stamps designed for these lessons and more.

Our Design Team has continued to share with our latest products, we’d love for you to visit their blogs and leave them some encouragement. You can help us, and our team, by adding their projects to your Pinterest boards, sharing them on Facebook, Twitter, and, as always, by throwing a like to their posts on those social media platforms. This is a time where we do, at least, have some extra moments to share our favorite projects with others. Thank you for helping us do this.

Kathi Rerek

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

And already working on Halloween, here’s a sneak peek from our friend

Deb Antonick

We’re pretty excited to see what this will turn out to be… stay tuned!

 

Enjoying National Craft Month at Home

Everyone is staying home more this month, and National Craft Month is a great excuse to do that. It’s so easy to order your craft supplies online and stay home to create and craft some love for others.

Why not encourage the whole family to enjoy watercoloring! Fran’s latest lesson in her Watercolor Video Series is live on our YouTube Channel! We think you’ll love how easy she makes it for you to make dramatic skies and wonderful sunsets!  Check it out!

We have a winner from last week’s drawing for a Sunrise Sunset Perfectly Clear Stamps Set! Be sure to email us with your U.S. Mailing Address at submissions@stampendous.com

Donna Ellis

Congratulations! Thanks for your comments and thoughts on our series. You can also ask Fran questions in the comments and we’ll get you answers as soon as possible! We appreciate everyone following along!

And P.S. We still haven’t heard from some countdown winners. If you know any of these aspiring watercolorists, can you let them know to contact us?? Thanks!

Bonnie Revell-Miller

Beverly Sizemore

Debbie Cooper

Elena Chamberlain

Pat Radulich

Lynn C