Stampendous and Imagine Crafts Friday Finale!

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One more day of amazing neon projects with Stampendous and Imagine Crafts products! Even though this might be our last post there will always be an updated gallery of inspiration close by on THIS Pinterest board. Subscribe if you haven’t already so you won’t miss out.


Seeing all of the projects this week is quite an amazing prize by itself, but we have three prize packages to win, too! It’s easy to enter, just comment here on our blog and that of each designer’s blog post from this week’s post on MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and today. Deadline to comment is Sunday, January 10 11:59pm Pacific time. Three random commenters will be picked and announced sometime early next week. See Official Contest Rules for more details.

Here are today’s designers sharing their bright inspiration pieces!

Jamie Martin

Wendy Price

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

We are so excited that CHA is finally here! Stop by and see us if you are at the show, booth #953. Connect with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to get updates straight from the booth!

New Dreaming with Stampendous and Imagine Crafts

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Can you IMAGINE all of the fun you could have mixing the Dreamweaver product line with Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® Radiant Neon inks and their brand new coordinating Radiant Neon Amplify inks? Our team have been doing just that this week, along with introducing the new Stampendous and Dreamweaver releases. As always, this collaboration week features the opportunity to win one of three prize packages as shown below…

You can get all the details and deadlines about the prize packages on our Monday blog post.

Created by Laura Drahozal featuring the Three Butterflies stencil design with Imagine Crafts® Amplify inks on the flowers.


Let’s go check out what the team have created for Dreamweaver Thursday with all of this awesomeness!

Louise Healy (Imagine Crafts, DW)

Laura Drahozal (Imagine Crafts, DW)

Lea Fritts (New Catalog, DW, Imagine Crafts)

Pam Bray (New Catalog, DW)

Amy Hurley-Purdie (New Catalog, DW)

Alison Heikkila (New Catalog, DW)

Pam Hornschu (New Catalog, DW, Imagine Crafts)

Add A POP Of Color

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We are amplifying our hop for a second day with Radiant Neon and Amplify! specialty inks from the folks at Imagine Crafts. These inks are sure to brighten up your projects and get noticed with a cheerful smile and they work so well with our Hot Color Fragments, too!


Our hop this week has prizes, so if you are just joining us you can get all the details and deadlines about the prize packages at our Monday blog post.

Let’s POP on over to see how today’s designers created with Stampendous and Imagine Crafts!

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Wendy Price

Pam Hornschu

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Tenia Nelson

Imagine Crafts Monday

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Welcome to an exciting week of amplifying your Stampendous projects with Radiant Neon specialty inks from Imagine Crafts! Put on some sunglasses and enjoy the bright and cheerful projects that our designers have to share all week long and make sure to drop them a thoughtful comment because there are PRIZES!

There are THREE prize packages up for grabs this week that include:

  • 1 Radiant Neon Pad and Ink Refill
  • 1 Color Fragments Jar
  • Creative Palette Rectangles Monoprinting and Blending Plate

Comment deadline is Sunday January 10 by 11:59 pm Pacific time. See Official Contest Rules for details.

Let’s see what radiant projects these designers are sharing to amplify Stampendous Stamps!

Kristine Reynolds

Janelle Stollfus

Alison Heikkila


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We know you’ve been waiting for the winners from our Blog Hop with Imagine Crafts last week. Such fun we had!! Folks kept commenting clear through the weekend, enjoying the bright neon fun of Summer! Well, here’s who takes home the prizes!

From Sylvia Blum’s Blog on 5/20/14 it is

Annette Allen from My Clever Creations!


From Janelle Stollfus’ Blog on 5/22/14 it is:

Jean Bullock


From Nancy Hawes Blog 5/23/14



These three lucky crafters need to email their mailing addresses to Remember you must have a U.S. Mailing Address to win.  Looking forward to sending you some yummy ink and fragments goodness!

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Do the NEON Hop!!

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Welcome back! We’re on Day 5 of our collaboration with the folks at Imagine Crafts! We’re just super excited about these terrific inks and the Radiant Neon™ just have us feeling all summer time and happy! Combining them with Stampendous Images and terrific Fran•táge Color Fragments has made some super cheery, bright inspiration for you!! Plus you have a chance to WIN!


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Remember to comment on as many posts as you can. You can comment until the end of Sunday, May 25, 2014. We’ll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week, then choose a winner from each post. You must have a US Mailing address to win, although we sure hope all of you will comment! You can find the Official Rules for all our contests HERE. We’ll announce winners here on Monday or Tuesday next week, so be sure to check back with us. (or subscribe to our blog by email at the top of this page!)

If you missed the earlier posts this week, it’s not too late to comment on those. You can find them here: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY.

Check out this inspiration today – remember to leave a comment!

Stampendous Blog (you are here!)

Imagine Crafts Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Darsie Bruno

Janelle Stollfus

Nancy Hawes

Jamie Martin

John Creighton Petersen

Krissy Fossmeyer

Tobi Crawford

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Price

Rhea Weigand

Lea Kimmel

Suzanne Czosek


***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.



The Future is BRIGHT!

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This week we’re celebrating the current neon trend with the folks at Imagine Crafts™! Their new line of beautiful inks called

Radiant Neon Logo

are just exactly that! They positively glow with brilliant color.

Radiant Neon Ink Pads

And they coordinate perfectly with our beautiful Fran•táge Color Fragments

Neon Color Fragments

The potential for splashes of incredible color are absolutely endless.  And you can win some, too!!

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We’ll send three lucky winners 3 Radiant Neon™ Ink Pads and 3 jars of Color Fragments (we choose the colors). All you have to do to enter is to comment on as many of the blog posts this week as you can. You have until the end of Sunday, May 25th to comment. On Monday, May 26 we’ll randomly choose three of the blog posts, then randomly choose a winner from each. You must have a U.S. Mailing Address to win, but we sure welcome comments from everyone.

Here’s some inspiration for today from our terrific Design Teams! Go leave them some love!!

Stampendous Blog (you are here)

Imagine Crafts Blog

Kazuko Kocho

Jamie Martin

Maureen Cronin

Krissy Fossmeyer

Sylvia Blum

Tenia Nelson

Cathy Andronicou

In case you missed yesterday’s brilliant start to our Neon Blog Hop – Here is the link.

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found,” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture, or the blog’s name), and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

Blog Hop Day!! Stampendous and Clearsnap!

Today’s the big day! We’re hopping with Clearsnap and our Design Team have absolutely outdone themselves! We know you’ll love all the inspiration they’ve prepared for you. Be sure to leave some nice comments so you can be entered to win some cool prizes! Visit each of the blogs by clicking on the Designer’s name below.

Rhea Weigand

Tobi Crawford

Kristine Reynolds

Jennifer Dove

Asia King

Suzanne Czosek

Jamie Martin

Tenia Nelson

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“Mist Media” Card with Tobi Crawford

Hello everyone! It’s Tobi Crawford here and I’m sharing a quick, quasi mixed media card with you today.

I started my foray into the mixed media world with various brands of glimmer mists and ink mists. I’m an organic crafter, and I NEVER know how my project is going to end up. I like to “go with it”, and I think that’s the most important lesson I can teach when dealing with mixed media… Why? Because when you’re dealing with paints and sprays and liquids you can’t predict or control how they are going to interact with each other – and that’s what makes it fun!

Today’s card is CAS (clean and simple) and I was able to do that with die cuts… You’ll see.

Step 1: Gather your mists and a mister with just water:

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Step 2: Mist and drip (I unscrew the mist mechanism from the bottle and shake) colours onto white cardstock.

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Step 3: Mist with water. This will help colours mix and mingle.

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Step 4: Dry with heat tool (or let it air dry… I’m impatient)

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Step 5: This is a luxury step. I have an old hair flat-iron and I use it to smooth out my papers after I mist them. The warping really bugs me.

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Step 6: Cut out desired shape from the cardstock with a die cut:

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Step 7: Assemble card:

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What’s great about using just a *little* bit of the sprayed cardstock is it’s colourful and bright without being overpowering! I love the Faith Character Stamp and it paired perfectly with this design. You can pick up this stamp at Jo~Ann Fabric and Craft Stores along with lots of mists and all the supplies you’ll need!

Anchors aweigh! Pushing the boat out onto Stampendoulicious waters…by Asia King

Ahoy Stampendous friends! Asia here with a new project to inspire you and to err…. push the boat out so to speak! 🙂 Today I would like to share a mixed media canvas that features lots of Fran•táge, my beloved napkin art, and a new technique for me – Faux Airbrushing (as featured in the UK’s Craft Stamper magazine March 2013). Let’s cast off and get underway!

Step 1 – supplies:

– blank 8″x8″ canvas

– set of printed napkins with nautical theme

– Decopatch glue, an old brush, fine art sponge (or a regular washing sponge as long as it has fine holes)

– distress inks: Shaded Lilac (not included on the photo), Faded Jeans, Broken China, Pumice Stone

– stencil with various sized circles. I created mine from acetate and die cut Nestabilities circles. You can later use your die cut circles as masks.

You will also need:

– Stampendous Cling Navigateur stamp

– Coffee Archival ink

– Inktense (or water colour) pencils, water brush

– ivory card and a piece of ivory fabric, scissors, paper distresser

Step 2 – covering your canvas:

– peel the top printed ply of your napkin, cut and arrange the pattern on the canvas.

– adhere to the canvas with Decopatch glue, covering all the sides as well. Don’t worry about small creases – let the glue settle for a minute and then smooth the creases gently with your fingers.

– avoid adding any glue on top of the napkins at this stage. You will want to keep the napkin unsealed with the medium.

Now you are ready to add some bubbles!

Step 3 – water bubbles:

– pinch your sponge so you get a nice round tip

– gradually add inks by gentle tapping/dabbing of the sponge through the stencil. Dabbing with the sponge instead of swiping it in a circular motion will create a gradual ‘dotted’ effect, similar to airbrushing (hence the name of the technique)

– to create the ‘bubble look’ keep the centre of the circle uninked. Then depending on your chosen light direction add more ink to opposite sides to create shading

– add layers of overlapping circles. Use your (previously) die cut circles as masks to add more shading. Depending on the location of the shade you can either bring the bubble forward or set it behind another

– work the inks from lightest to the darkest shade

Step 5 – Bling it on!

– swipe Boss Gloss (or an embossing ink pad) along the edges of the canvas> Leave some areas uninked

– cover with Aged Marine Embossing Enamel, tap off the excess, heat set then allow to cool

– swipe embossing ink over the remaining areas overlapping previously embossed parts

– sprinkle with Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel and heat set

– using the technique shown by my fellow BlogStar Tobi in this post randomly add layers of  Champagne, Steel Blue, Royal Blue Crushed Glass Glitter and Powder Blue Colour Fragments

– stamp bunting images onto fabric with a permanent ink. I used a free stamp from July 2012 issue of the Craft Stamper magazine. Alternatively draw several bunting flags with a Sharpie pen and cut out. Adhere to the canvas with hot glue gun and embellish with a string or ribbon.

Step 5: Main panel

– stamp Cling Navigateur onto ivory card with Coffee Archival

– colour the image with Inktense pencils or alcohol markers

– add water bubbles following the same steps as above

– distress the edges of the panel with paper distresser

– using the encrusted jewel technique add Shabby White highlights to the image

Step 6:

– stamp Cling Better Travel sentiment stamp with embossing ink onto acetate

– heat emboss with Black Detail embossing powder

– trim the acetate close to the sentiment

Step 7:

– glue burlap, cheese cloth, buttons and trinkets to the canvas

– crumple the stamped panel slightly and layer over the fabrics

– once in place, seal the image with a layer of Decopatch glue (it will dry clear)

Step 8:

– embellish further with Glossy Accents bubbles

– add highlights to your design with buttons and glass pebbles – can you see my cute ‘ship in a bottle’ below?

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I would love to see your take on the Stampendoulicious ‘Faux Airbrushed’ projects so get crafting and let me know what you create!

Oh, and if you’d like to see more of the close up photos of my project, feel free to hop over to my blog :).

I hope you enjoyed today’s inspiration and I look forward to seeing you again next week :).

Big hugs