Monday, August 7, 2017

Lighthouse Christmas

August 7th is National Lighthouse Day so the Stampendous Design Team is sharing a couple of cards created with our awesome lighthouse stamps.  I'm sharing my card using Lighthouse Christmas.  


Here's what I used to create this card:

Firecracker Cardstock by My Colors
Olive Green Cardstock
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (B34, B39, B37, B95, B97, B99, R46, R59, Y11, C1, C5, G94, G99)

Spectrum Noir™ Markers (EB1, EB2, IG1, IG2, IG4)


Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Stamp image with black ink on white paper.
  2. Color image with markers.
  3. Trim image closely.
  4. Trim red cardstock in a vertical A2 size with a tent fold.
  5. Trim a mat for image in olive cardstock.
  6. Adhere layers as shown.
  7. Using glue, adhere Crystal Micro Glitter where desired.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  If you live close enough to one of our country's many lighthouses, take a tour.  Right now I'm close to two!  See you again real soon!

Hugs,
Lea

Monday, July 31, 2017

Summery Sister Sun

It's the last day of July and I thought it would be fun to create a card with my favorite Tsukineko® inks for the Imagine Color Challenge that ends today.  Yeah, I kind of procrastinated on this one since I lost all of my ink pads in my house fire.  Good friends and teammates had kindly provided me with some new pads, but, alas, there were no yellows!  So, I had to force myself to go shopping and buy some yellow pads.  I'm sure you know how difficult that was! Bwahahahahaha!  The challenge color is yellow, a happy color that warms my soul!  Something else that warms my soul, Stampendous® Stamps!  It just seemed right to combine my favorite Tsukineko® inks with my favorite stamps.  So, without further ado, here's my card made with Stampendous® Laurel Burch Sister Sun and Scrolled Sunshine:


Here's a close-up showing some of the glittery goodness from the Delicata™ Golden Glitz pad:

Here's what I used to create this card:

Metallic Gold Prismacolor® Pencil
Strathmore® Watercolor Paper
Pebbles Family Ties Paper Pad
Blue Cardstock by Love Nicole™
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®

Here's what I did to create this card:

Using the Delicata™ Golden Glitz ink pad, I stamped the sun onto watercolor paper and trimmed to the size I wanted for my card.
I pressed some ink from all three Memento™ pads onto an acrylic block to use as my palette.
With a watercolor brush, I picked up ink from the block and watercolored the image, blending colors as needed.
Once the image was completed, I went back over some of the detail with a metallic gold pencil to define the features and lines that had lightened in the watercoloring process.
I edged the stamped image with the gold ink and set it aside to completely dry.
I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of the watercolor paper, first in the Delicata™ Golden Glitz and then with the VersaFine™ Onyx Black, which created a bit of a drop shadow effect.  
I trimmed the sentiment down, watercolored the background and edged it with gold ink.
I created a 5" x 5" card base with a tent fold from blue cardstock and then created mats for my sentiment and my main image from the same cardstock.
I trimmed my patterned paper for the background and then layered all the pieces together as shown.  
I used thin foam squares to attach the sentiment and, card complete!

I hope you enjoyed your visit today and I'll see you again soon!  In the meantime, enjoy your summer days, and, if you're in the southern hemisphere, may you dream of warm summer days ahead.

Hugs,
Lea



Friday, July 21, 2017

Bo Bunny Love

Today is the last day of the Stampendous® week-long showcase of BoBunny® Vintage Double Dot papers partnered with the awesome stamps from Stampendous®.  A match made in crafty heaven!  I love the Vintage Dots papers, a wonderful mix of built-in distressed style and amazing texture! It's the perfect paper for card crafting and for today I've paired it with a fun Stampendous® House-Mouse® Designs stamp named Gift Giving.  




Here's what I used to create this card:

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Additional Products -

Caribbean Sea Cardstock by My Colors®
Island Mist Vintage Double Dot Cardstock by BoBunny®
May Arts Ribbon®
Gold Sharpie® Marker
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (GB1, DR1, DR3, DR5, LG3, LG4, LG5)
Copic® Markers (E50, E51, E53, R20, R27, R29, RV91, RV93, Y11, Y13, BV02, BV04, C1, YG13, YG17, BG45, BG49)

Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp image with black ink on white paper
  2. Color image with markers
  3. Trim image closely
  4. Stamp sentiment with black ink on white paper
  5. Trim sentiment closely
  6. Trim teal cardstock in a horizontal A2 size with a tent fold
  7. Trim dot cardstock as shown
  8. Trim a mat for image and sentiment from teal cardstock
  9. Adhere red ribbon with teal ribbon on top as shown and adhere to mat
  10. Adhere sentiment to mat and set aside
  11. Adhere layers as shown
  12. Adhere sentiment as shown to card front with foam squares


Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you've enjoyed our week celebrating BoBunny and their awesome papers!  Check back next week for even more inspiration.  Until then, have an amazing weekend.

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Seeing Dots

One of the great perks of being part of the Stampendous® Design Team is all the wonderful companies Stampendous® partners with in the craft industry.  One of my new favorites is BoBunny®.  Their papers are perfection!  Beautiful designs in a delicious array of colors makes it so easy to create pretty cards.  The weight of the paper is just right, too.  I like a cardstock with some substance, not so flimsy that I have to worry about it tearing while I'm creating.  Have you ever tried to distress the edges of paper and it's so thin it just rips and tears?  You won't have to worry about that happening with BoBunny®!

One of my favorite collections by BoBunny® paper is the Double Dots.  In particular, I love the Vintage Dots papers.  They have a built-in distressed style that I'm in love with!  Little hints of gold in the dots and flecks of rust add to the aged look.  And, the texture!  Oh, the texture!  It's a feast for the eyes!  One side is dots and the other side is a beautiful flourish design, both are yummy with little visual scratches and splatters!  

So, on to my card!  This is a fun Stampendous® House-Mouse® Designs stamp named Leaf Sledding.  These little critters are dear to my heart and it seems like they're always doing something that makes me smile!



Here's what I used to create this card:

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Wasabi Vintage Double Dot Cardstock by BoBunny®
Firecracker Cardstock by My Colors®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
May Arts Ribbon®
Spectrum Noir™ Markers (LG3, LG4, LG5, DR1, DR3, DR5, TN3, TN4, TN5)
Copic® Markers (YR21, YR23, YR24, YG95, YG97, YG99, BG0000, C1, C5)


Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp image with black ink on white paper
  2. Color image with markers
  3. Trim image closely
  4. Stamp sentiment with black ink on white paper
  5. Trim sentiment closely
  6. Trim red cardstock in a horizontal A2 size with a tent fold
  7. Trim dot cardstock as shown
  8. Trim a mat for image and sentiment from red cardstock
  9. Adhere ribbon to corner of image as shown and adhere to mat
  10. Adhere sentiment to mat and set aside
  11. Adhere layers as shown
  12. Using glue, adhere glitter where desired
  13. Adhere sentiment as shown to card front with foam squares
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll have another post on Friday, so, until then, have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea


Friday, July 7, 2017

Pretty Paisley

The new Stampendous Cling Paisley Pattern Stamp Set and matching Die Set has got to be a new favorite of mine!  I love this set and the versatility it provides.  You can create any type of card with this set!  It all hinges on the colors you use and the other stamps and embellishments you pair with it. It's one of those sets that can be girly or just right for the guys, a must in my book.  Here's the card I created for today celebrating friendship with the new Scrolled Hello Rubber Stamp.  Mask off the "my friend" and you have a simple "hello" that can be used for anyone.  Don't you just love stamps that can do double duty?  I know I do!


Here's what I used to create this card:

E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives™
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®
Mono Glue Pen by Tombow®

Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Using Memento™ ink, randomly stamp images on white paper
  2. Color images with markers
  3. Trim to desired card size (my card is an A2)
  4. Using die, cut out the one piece to be foam mounted with the sentiment
  5. With VersaFine™ ink, stamp the sentiment on a scrap of white paper and trim down to size
  6. Create your card base with a vertical tent fold
  7. Trim patterned paper to fit width of stamped background paper
  8. Adhere sentiment to patterned paper as shown
  9. Adhere all layers as shown
  10. With foam squares, adhere die cut image next to sentiment
  11. Using the glue pen, add glitter where desired

This was an incredibly easy card to create but it leaves a bold impact with the vibrant colors.  I do hope you enjoy it and find some inspiration to boot!  I'll see you again real soon and, in the meantime,  have a blessed weekend!

Cheers!
Lea

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coffee Lovers Summer Blog Hop



It's time for another fun 2017 Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  If you love coffee, and I sure do, then you don't want to miss this hop and all of the awesome summer-time coffee inspiration.  For my card, I've used the Stampendous Pink Your Life Whisper Bath.  I think a coffee cup makes the perfect bathtub or pool for a fairy to cool off in during the summer heat! 



Here's what I used to create this card:

Copic Markers: V01, 12, 15; R30; YR01, 02, 21, 23, 24; Y02, 06, 08; G20, 21, 24; BG0000, 000, 01; E50, 51, 53 
Echo Park Country Drive 6x6 Paper Pad
Snapdragon Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Ribbon®
E-Z Runner® by Scrapbook Adhesives®
3D Foam Mounting Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives®


Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp image with black ink, color and trim as shown.
  2. Make an A2 card base with a tent fold from purple cardstock.
  3. Trim a piece of patterned paper for background.
  4. Stamp sentiment on scrap and trim.
  5. Trim a mat for sentiment and adhere the two.
  6. Adhere all layers as shown.
  7. Make a bow and wrap tails around card front.
  8. Adhere layered sentiment with foam squares
For all the details, click HERE!

Have fun hopping and I'll see you soon!  (Psst! That cute card in the banner above, the one done with browns, I made that!  It's one of my favorite cards!)

Hugs,
Lea




Friday, June 2, 2017

Arrghh! A Pirate's Life For Me

Arrrgghhh, Matey!  Stampendous is enjoying the pirate's life this week!  Today's card features one of the new Stampendous Pink Your Life stamps, Whisper Friends Pirate Boy.  Isn't he darling?


Here's what I used to create this card:



Here's what I did to create this card:  

  1. Stamp image on white paper with black ink and color.
  2. Trim image closely.
  3. Adhere image to a blue cardstock mat.
  4. Fold blue cardstock for an A2 card base.
  5. Trim a piece of gold cardstock for background and adhere ribbon vertically.
  6. Adhere matted image to card base.

I hope you like our little Pirate Boy.   He's perfect for cards, invitations and awesome scrapbook pages.  I really wish I had had this stamp when my boys were smaller, I know it would have received plenty of use!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll see you again next week for more fun Stampendous inspiration.  Until then, have a wonderful weekend and a great week ahead!

Hugs,
Lea