Fran’s Watercolor Series continues with more Fabulous Friday FUN and some beautiful beach scenes to warm your winter day! The three newest Perfectly Clear Stamps supporting her lessons are perfect for combining or using separately to create colorful cards and mini-masterpieces to share with friends and family.
In Lesson 137, Fran focuses on the Dolphin Play and Go Fish sets of stamps showing how to use their many, interactive pieces to build various scenic panels. She also studies new background effects for creating underwater, ocean scenes.
You can watch the video here on our YouTube Channel –
In Lesson 138, Fran adds the gorgeous Shell Beach Perfectly Clear Stamps to the mix and shows you how to embed the shells in sand and create dimensional, layered images. Bright, natural colors give the finished cards the same spectacular looks as nature.
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We hope you’ve been following along and enjoying Fran’s Watercolor Series this year. She’ll be previewing three new stamp sets next week, the last selections of the series. Do join us on Fridays, and remember that this resource will continue to be available so that you can enjoy the fun of watercoloring great projects to share with others.
The Stampendous April Catalog is full of darling Summer fun for everyone. Especially those who love the sea! With undersea Cling Rubber Stamp sets and Perfectly Clear Stamps, we’re brimming with fun from the briny deep.
Our own Debi Hammons made the sweetest card featuring these darling underwater friends. You can click on the image for project supplies and instructions. Or see the card in person at your favorite stamping or scrapbooking store on our May Store Display Board!
For those who prefer an “above water” approach, we also have our darling new Floaties Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
Fran made this sweet and simple card that comes together in minutes with colored pencil coloring.
We also brought out four darling Cling Rubber Stamp sets in our ocean theme this year.
These four sets, which retail for only $8.99 each, have two greetings and a complete scene for easy, quick cards. Debi created a darling group of cards using these sets, plus we’ll be sharing more projects featuring them in some top stamping publications later this year.
Our Design Team have also been sharing with our super fun Summer sets. Take a look at their cute contributions. Which set is your fave?
We’re Keeping Cool this week on the Stampendous Blog, and in our MONDAY post and WEDNESDAY post we explored how our House-Mouse Friends keep their cool. We also have some gorgeous new stamps for those of you who like to keep cool seaside. You can see lots of inspiration with them in our earlier Part of Your World blog series. As a refresher, we’ll share some of them here! Be sure to comment and tell us what your weather is like this week, ours has been hanging around the low 90’s. Pretty hot for June in Southern California. Are you melting where you are?
We’ve got some teammates sharing today with their ideas about keeping cool.
Remember, there’s FREE SHIPPING on the Stampendous website for orders over $50 through August 31! Time to stay indoors where it’s cool and do some crafting! Use promo code BLG717 at checkout as many times as you like.
Isn’t it Neat?
Wouldn’t you say our collection’s complete?
We’ve been swimming with mermaids this week in our Part of Your World 1 series. Be sure to join us next week for Part of Your World 2: Under the Sea!
Today we’re sharing one of our most popular stamps of all time! Our Mermaid stamp has been with us since January 2011, and she’s still one of our best sellers.
She’s been featured in some of the biggest craft stores, like Michaels and JoAnn Fabrics, and she’s been offered by most of our independent retailers as well. She’s been the focus of tons of wonderful projects like the ones below: (click on them to make them larger)
But the pièce de résistance, we’re sure you’ll agree, is this amazing project by Design Team Alumni Suzanne Czosek! This project is our all-time most pinned project on Pinterest! It’s been shared and pinned to boards almost 8,000 times! Isn’t it luscious, with all that Halo Glitter, and Color Fragments, and so much more goodness! It’s really one of our favorites ever!
Mermaids are really hot right now! You see them everywhere you shop. We’re lucky enough to have some of the coolest mermaids in town.
In addition to the wonderful Mermaid Fishes Set from artist Laurel Burch that we introduced Monday, we still have our awesome Mermaid Friends set.
Like most of our Cling Rubber Stamp Sets with coordinating Cutting Dies, this is a Limited Edition. If you’ve been waiting to add this gorgeous mermaid, staring into a beautiful pearl, surrounded by her fun, eager friends, to your collection, you might not want to wait much longer. Take a look at just some of the great inspiration using this wonderful set. You can see that all the pieces work seamlessly together, and they all shine separately as well! (And they all look amazing with those Graphic45 papers! Thanks G45!) You can click on an image to see it full sized.
Loving our Mermaid and Friends??? We sure do! Take a moment or two to watch Fran make some of these gorgeous cards!
We’re really excited this week at Stampendous to showcase our newest edition to our Mermaid family. This fantastic Cling Rubber Stamp Set by artist Laurel Burch adds a whimsical mermaid and her fishy friends to our other two, already popular, mermaid stamps. Colored by our own Fran Seiford in the delightful, brilliant color scheme favored by Laurel, this mermaid is as at home on a card as she is in the sea. We’ll be sharing lots of other ideas for her this week. Why not get your own and color along! We’d love to sea your projects! (Sea what we did there?) You can find this great set at your favorite stamp retailer or on our website, where your orders are fulfilled by independent, local stamp stores. You can share projects on our Facebook Group, our Flickr Group, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll share them for you! You can also check out our Laurel Burch by Stampendous Pinterest Board for loads of inspiration! (If you create something and post it online, be sure to let us know so we can pin it here!)
Remember, you can download your very own guide for coloring Laurel Burch images on our website! Just click on the photo below!
By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea!! We really have had way too much fun with our gorgeous seaside images this year! They’re all just so versatile, and lend themselves to so many projects from home decor, a sweet note for a vacationing friend, or just some terrific masculine images! You’ll want to pick up our Cling Rubber Sets with Dies before they sail off into the sunset. These terrific sets are always limited in quantity.
Fran had so much fun using our wonderful Cling Sailboat and the matching Sailboat Die Set. These easy-to-cut images are just so simple to use and still get dynamic results. Take a quick look at her video here for loads of ideas and project galleries.
Then sail on over to see the terrific projects some of our Design Team still have to share with you! Please throw them a life-preserver and leave them a nice comment or two!
Ahoy, Stampers! We’re getting super excited at Stampendous about the release of our new Holiday 2016 products. But before we head to Christmas in June (although we could all use a little bit of snow this week!!) we thought we’d give our terrific designers one last chance to share with you some goodies from our April 2016 Catalog of summer fun!
The team had some wonderful seaside samples still to share with you, so off we go the cooling ocean breezes…