Lovely Leaves To Doodle or Not

If you are in the mood for a doodle session grab our Jumbo Leaves or PenPattern Leaves, but not for the stamps. Of course, it’s for the template that comes with them. Use this template to create your own pattern of leaves and then doodle away!

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Cling Jumbo Leaves Stamp Set

Debi Hammons used the template with our Sticky Panels to create this glitter leaf design. That is a darling mouse floating through the card is another lovely leaf stamp from House-Mouse Designs Fall Float.

Fall Float and Jumbo Leaves Card by Debi Hammons
Fall Float and Jumbo Leaves Card by Debi Hammons

There’s another possible option to decide for your doodling session. If you want to doodle with all the bells and whistle it’s PenPattern Leaves that will jump your doodling session right to the coloring. Use the Creative Palette with some of your favorite coloring mediums to make a paper base that gives each stamped PenPattern leaf it’s unique pattern. See how Kristine Reynolds did it for this beautiful card.

PenPattern Leaves Gracias Card by Kristine Reynolds
PenPattern Leaves Gracias Card by Kristine Reynolds

Kristine used the Leaves Cutting Dies to create even more fun to this card. It’s a great bundle of  products with tons of ideas waiting to be made.

It’s double-treat day because we have  Kristine Reynolds linked with another amazing sample. Let’s see what inspiration she’ll leaf for us on her blog.

Kristine Reynolds

 

Icy, Wonderful Christmas Wishes

This week our Design Team is focusing on Winter Wishes using our winter images from the July 2013 Catalog. BlogStar Asia King is no exception, and she starts us off right with this terrific, wintery Christmas card!

Hello everyone. Asia King today with some festive wishes. Only a few sleeps left till Christmas and I’d like to wish you all things rare and wonderful in this festive season!

For my card I used the following supplies:

Cling Jumbo Snowflake Trio, cling Rare and Wonderful, Silver Crushed Glass Glitter, Detail Silver Embossing Powder

Other: Paper Shabby Vintage Tim Holtz, kraft card blank, vellum, Memento London Fog ink, embossing ink, 3D Foam Squares – White Small, MyStik, DODZ 3D (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L), Snowflake Pendant and Layered Poinsettia dies (Spellbinders), ribbon (May Arts), rag rolled flower, embellishments.

1. Cut your papers and distress the edges.
2. Stamp the snowflakes using London Fog ink.
3. Adhere the paper panels using MyStik permanent adhesive.
4. Stamp the sentiment with clear embossing ink and heat emboss with Silver Detail powder. Trim to size.
5. Mount the vellum panel on 3D foam squares and adhere to the card.
6. Add more foam squares on the top of the vellum and decorate with Silver Crushed Glass Glitter.
7. Die cut the snowflakes from the Sticky Panels and cover with silver glass glitter.
 8. Die cue the Layer Poinsettia and add dimension with a ball embossing tool. Add a centre with a 3D DODZ sprinkled with the silver glass glitter.
9. Assemble all remaining elements and embellishments.
Thank you so much for your visit today and have a very happy Christmas!
Big crafty hugs

You’d Better Watch Out!

That jolly elf in the red suit is watching you! He’s making his list and checking it twice!  Our newest Jumbo Cling Rubber Set has Santa reviewing his gift list… are you on it??

Dear Santa

CRS5058 Dear Santa
CRS5058 Dear Santa

One of the best things about our Jumbo Cling Rubber Sets is the FREE Template that comes in the package! Remember when we had to cut the mask on Tuesday’s post to put our Santa Roadster into a scene? Well this set comes with the mask for Santa already cut for you! Plus, you get a cool candy cane striped background for sponging, spritzing, painting, inking and embossing, etc!! The sky is the limit! Here’s what the template looks like! And it’s FREE!

Dear Santa Template
Dear Santa Template

Our Design Team members are checking their lists, too! You should definitely go see what they’re up to today!

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We’re Celebrating Flowers this Week!

Our April Catalog is just bursting with new blossoms of so many varieties for your Mother’s Day, Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy, and All Occasion stamping! Get ready to scrapbook your Spring Garden, or just enjoy a bouquet of gorgeous blooms. Our Design Team LOVES to stamp and color flowers, so you’ll see lots of terrific samples on their blogs this week! You can get yourself a whole garden full with our FREE Shipping offer! Add some of our new Digital Downloads, too! There’s a terrific set of sentiments perfect for all our new floral stamps – Flowery Phrases Digital Download

Among our new flowers are three brand new Jumbo Cling Flowers. We’re very excited to be able to continue to offer these with the FREE templates so that you can mask off the flower or it’s surroundings for all sorts of terrific effects. Here our own National Sales Manager  (and Decorative Painting guru) Tammie Wilson has created a fantastic wooden frame featuring the new Jumbo Bird of Paradise!

Jumbo Calla Lily Frame by Tammie Wilson
Jumbo Bird of Paradise Frame by Tammie Wilson
Jumbo Calla Lily Pail by Janelle Stollfuss
Jumbo Calla Lily Pail by Janelle Stollfuss
Peruvian Lily Scrapbook Page by Suzanne Czosek
Jumbo Cling Rubber Peruvian Lily Scrapbook Page by Suzanne Czosek

BlogStar Tobi Crawford has created a fantastic tutorial today demonstrating a great use of the free template in each Jumbo Cling Rubber Flower set.  Check it out here:

Tobi Crawford

Then take a gander at these other great floral projects using new flowers from our April Catalog Release (be sure to leave some sweet comments on their blogs!)

Arty Carty 1

Arty Carty 2

Jennifer Dove

Kristine Reynolds

A bit of Housekeeping –

Did we mention FREE shipping? Enjoy FREE shipping on our website at www.stampendous.com on retail orders over $50 shipping to U.S. addresses until July 31! We can’t wait to see what you make with our products!! (be sure to share on our Facebook Page, Flickr Group, or email us at submissions@stampendous.com)

Winners – we’re still waiting for some winners of the Project Life event to contact us with mailing info. Hint: if you don’t want your prize, we know Barb Macaskill wants it!  Email your mailing info to submissions@stampendous.com so we can get your prizes on their way!

Remember tonight is the deadline to link to your Micro Glitter projects for our April Challenge. May’s Challenge is Fabulous Florals and starts Friday!

Mixed Media – NEW Stamps – Tobi Crawford

OK!! Here is something you are going to LOVE – along with a sneak peek at one of our NEWEST Jumbo Flowers, a mixed media canvas treat from the talented BlogStar Tobi Crawford !

Hello Stampendous! fans! It’s Tobi Crawford here with a mixed media project using some new stamps available at your favourite retailer very soon!!

  1. I covered the 8.5×11 canvas with vintage dictionary paper and added some yellow orange paint on top. The blue paint splatters were done with a metallic paint by Lumiere (and the splatters are actually a stencil. Random but not!). Once the paint dried I stamped the images (Jumbo Calla Lilly) with Black Archival Ink.

2.   Paint in the image with watered-down acrylic paints. FYI, I watered down the paints so I could still see the stamped lines.

3.   Once the paint has dried, draw over the stamped lines with a black pen.

4.   Cover the images with the masks. (Templates are included FREE with the newest Jumbo Cling stamps!)

5.   Using a sponge dauber, go around the outside of the mask. This will add a shadow to the images.

Done! Doesn’t that look great with the shading??

My mind is reeling with ideas with the other jumbo stamps and I’ve got some fresh canvases ready and waiting! Thanks for joining me today!
[Just a quick Stampendous Note: You could also use the outside of the template and paint your flowers first. then stamp your flowers over the dry paint, and then mask them with the inside template before applying the background. This would save you having to trace the lines]

Jumbo Sunflower by Rhea Weigand

Hello, Rhea here again this week to share another Stampendous tutorial with you!  This week is packed with tips!  Learn how to use the new Jumbos Flowers with Template from Stampendous, Dry Brush with Distress Inks, a little tip Fran•táge, and I even included a card pattern. 🙂  You can visit my blog to join in to share favorite patterns as well…click here for more details.

I was inspired by a video posted by Scrapbooking Made Simple.  It was fun to watch Stacy and her giggles were contagious.  So here you go with my version.

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You will need the Jumbo Sunflower by Stampendous which comes with it’s own templates.  Great tip from Stacey, and in Fran’s Video from CHA was to mark the templates this side up!!!

I also used Aged GoldClear Lemon and Nutmeg embossing powders with Crystal Micro Glitter.

I forgot to take a picture of using the sunflower frame template, so I will explain.  It’s easy, position the template and with VersaMark pat the area.  You can see it in the picture.  Then with my fingers I sprinkle a little of each of the above listed embossing powders AND micro glitter.  Then heat set with my heat tool.  🙂

Next, take the inner template that is the shape of the sunflower and position it.  With a finger dauber and Walnut Stain and Mustard Seed lightly work the colors off all the edges of the template.  I started with Walnut stain and then mustard seed taking the mustard seed out farther to give depth.

Stamp the sunflower into the empty shape.  It’s easy to line up but don’t worry about being perfect!  Art isn’t perfect 🙂  Color wash the sunflower peddles  with Mustard seed first.  Next with wild honey.  For the flower centers I used Walnut Stain, Forest Moss and Wild Honey.

To apply the color you will lightly load your applicator with color.  Barely touch your image and brush from the inside of the petal out.  Do not go all the way to the tip of the pedal.  You just want to add a hint of color.  Next you will go to your wild honey.  With this color you will add just a smidge of color from the inside of the pedal out.  This is your shading color.  For the center of the flower do 3/4 with Walnut Stain then a circle with Forest Moss and then a smaller circle with Wild Honey leaving a small white circle as a highlight.

Remember, this is just like chalking and is only meant to add hints of color.

For the dry brushing/color washing I use mini sponge applicators and I feel these very important.  It looks like an eye make up applicator and there are 2 kinds that are perfect.  They can be found at JoAnn’s and Soft Art Sponges online.  These applicators have the same sponge tip as a finger dauber which allows the color washing to glide smoothly.  If you use a cheaper version such as one from the dollar store brand you will not be happy with your results as the color will skip and be uneven.  They are also the most cost effective applicators as well as I like to dedicate 1 per color.  I want to keep my colors “True.”



Here is the pattern.  If you double click on the picture you can enlarge it.
Cut a piece of patterned paper 6″x10″
With one long side at the top of the Scor-Pal
score @ 2″ and make it 2″ long
score @ 4″ and make it 4″ long
flip the card 180 degrees so the other long side is at the top
score @ 2″ and make it 2″ long
score @ 4″ and make it 4″ long
flip the card 90 degrees so one short side is at the top
make cut from the 2″ score line and make it a total of 4″ long
Flip the card 180 degrees so the other short side is at the top
make cut from the 2″ score line and make it a total of 4″ long
All top folds are mountains and all bottom folds are valley
The finished card will be a 6×6

Almost done….

Now, take the template that has then center cut out and position it around the stamped colored image. Cover it with Versa Mark then detailed clear embossing powder and heat.  Repeat with the other sunflower.


With Aleene’s paper glaze or glossy accents it time to make your centers.  I smeared my paper glaze where I wanted my centers.  Added my Fragments and crushed glass glitter with a dusting of crystal micro glitter.


Fragments and Elements used: Bronzed Mica Fragments, Hunter FragmentBronze Crushed GlassChampagne Crushed Glass


Ok, now I decided to I wanted to add aged gold embossing powder.  I sprinkled it over my crusty goodness and heated it from underneath!  It bubbled and popped and the powder melted and it was AWESOME!!!!  The best part when it cooled the paper glaze was dry!  For Reals!!!  I was so excited I think I squealed.  I loved the effect of having just a dab of embossing aged gold on the top of all the elements.  I am going to have to do that again.

So there you have it my friends.  A long tutorial,  I know,  but I think it was worth it.  And I hope you did, too.

Stampendous Note:  Whew, Rhea and WOW!  If our readers have questions, please put them in the comments so that we can all learn. We’ll answer them right away. Also remember that using templates is the theme of this month’s stamping challenge!