Tropical Treasures

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.

Dolphin Play Perfectly Clear Stamps
Go Fish Perfectly Clear Stamps

You can watch the video here on our YouTube Channel –

Fran's Watercolor Series Lesson 137 Video

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.

Shell Beach Perfectly Clear Stamps

You can catch up with today’s video if you missed it here –

Fran's Watercolor Series Lesson 138 Video

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.

Sepia Tones Create Dynamic Depth

Friday in Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Video Series, she explored the incredible depth you can achieve with just one color and varying amounts of water. This study in values returned some really stunning mini-masterpieces. These cards would be great for guys, for any occasion!

You can watch the video by clicking on it below. Here are some of the great cards she made!

Both the Field of Flowers and Forest Path stamp sets look amazing in color, but for a quick, striking project that will wow your friends, this sepia approach is a great one to try. Watch the full video below!

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 –

Watercolor Series Bonus Week

Fran’s Fabulous Friday FUN Watercolor Series videos are continuing with the great Daniel Smith Watercolors and other products, along with brand new Perfectly Clear Stamps for October. These great stamp sets are fun for watercolor, but also perfect for any media you like. They will go live for retail on our website on October 15th. But they’re available at your local stamping, scrapbooking, and craft stores now!

Check out Fran’s Bonus Video for this week (since there are five weeks in October!). It’s a quick look at some really simple watercolor techniques that can get you painting in no time!


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!

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 B

Fran is back this week with even more fun using our Dog Kisses Perfectly Clear Stamps™ Set. This week we ask… do you know how to mask??

Everyone is wearing masks and our puppers are no exception. Fran made sweet little masks for them so they can share the joys of togetherness.

And for you, she made a great new video showing how to mask these darling dogs into piles of puppy fun! You’ll love this great technique, and watercoloring them with Fran is such a bonus. Take a look –

We hope you enjoy these fun videos. Look for more in the coming weeks. You can click on an image below to scroll or swipe through larger sized pictures. Enjoy!

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!