Friday, March 27, 2015

Bear-y Happy Birthday!

We have a different sort of collaboration for you!

At Stampendous we’re very excited to be able to offer our products in many countries around the world. We’re able to do this thanks to our terrific distributors in those countries who help retail stores to stock our products. In the UK we have a very long and valued partnership with Woodware Craft Collection. These wonderful folks stock almost all of our products, and they even stock several classic items that have retired from our store here in the US. They also stock almost all of our new Dreamweaver Stencils line, so we thought it would be another great event to celebrate the addition of Dreamweaver to the Stampendous family.

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team as we showcase some of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!  Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.

And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.  Here's the first of my two projects for today:

Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Gruffies® Balloon Bear
Stampendous® Happy Greetings Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
Stampendous® Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Memento™ Rich Cocoa Ink by Tsukineko®
Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock by Neenah®
Snips and Snails 6×6 Paper Pad by Doodlebug Design Inc™
Party Day 6×6 Paper Pad by Crate Paper™
Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Ink by Ranger®
Copic® Markers (C0; E42, E42, E44, E47, E49, E93, E95; G40, G43; Y18, Y21)

Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

1. Stamp image and color, trim image to desired size.
2. Ink edges with distress ink.
3. Trim patterned papers as shown.
4. Create card base.
5. Stamp sentiment, trim and add distress ink.
6. Cut out party hat from patterned paper to embellish and adhere to sentiment.
7. Trim a mat from patterned paper for the sentiment.
8. Adhere all layers as shown.

And, here's my second project today with plenty of texture for your tactile enjoyment!  If only you could reach through the internet and feel the canvas!  I've named this piece "Nathalie's Garden" since it's made using all stamps from our friendly artist, Nathalie Kalbach.

Here's a couple of close ups:

Here's what I used to create this canvas:

Tim Holtz® Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Tim Holtz® Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
11"x13" Canvas Panel 

Here's what I did to create this canvas:

  1. Using VersaMark Ink, stamp each "flower" stamp one type/color at a time, add embossing powder, tap off excess and heat
  2. Repeat the same process for applying the "leaves"
  3. Take VersaMarker and draw lines to apply embossing powder for "stems"
  4. Using a craft mat, scribble ink from Tombow markers onto mat, pick up color with a baby wipe and apply within "flower," repeat this process until each flower is colored
  5. Apply distress ink with a brush for sky and grass
  6. Adhere various glitters and color fragments that correspond with flower color as shown

Here's a list of all of the designer’s sharing their projects today:

Lea Kimmel (me)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I've had a lot of fun creating my projects for you this week.  I hope you've found some inspiration here!  Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you again next week.



  1. Your first card is so sweet! LOVE how you colored him and the background papers are so pretty!
    The second card is so fun and festive! I love the riot of colors and my fingers are itching to feel all of that delicious texture! TFS!

  2. Adorable card and wonderful summery!!!

  3. Love the bear. The fur is amazing.
    The flowers are fantastic. the textures are wonderful - just like those from the garden.
    thanks for sharing.

  4. The card is so delightful. His balloon is like the sun on a string :) Nathalie's Garden is a flower celebration! I love all the different textures of the flowers. Some of them actually look like little crocheted doilies. It's just beautiful!

  5. Oooooooh....LOVE the sparkle and shine on your flowers!!!! GORGEOUS!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. Lots of texture with the fragments and embssing powders on your second make! I like the idea of doilies as flowers. The first card is cute and I love the subtle colour scheme.

  7. What a happy, joyful card you crafted for today! That is one long list of supplies used also! Time well spent!

  8. Oh, WOW! What a FAB canvas garden!!

  9. Love the Gruffie cute! That canvas is amazing, Lea!

  10. Two lovely projects, the canvas is very eye-catching.

  11. Love your bear! He's so cute and it is such a lovely, pretty card :-)

  12. I love the bear card you did! Wonderful coloring on it. That canvas is so fun and happy! Great ideas. TFS

  13. cute bear card and i luv luv luv your canvas! fabulous colours and texture. i am so envious :)

  14. Gorgeous projects! You are truly an artist!

  15. Oh my goodness. Your card is so sweet, but that canvas is amazing! So many beautiful flowers and the colors and texture look wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.

  16. Your so industrious!!! TWO gorgeous cards!! Love all the layers of flowers especially!!

  17. Amazing cards. your first one is so adorable. That bear is so cute. And your second one is so cool. I love the texture and the fun colors. Well done.

  18. Your card is so cute I love the colors you have used and the coloring is fantastic. The canvas is great too. So bright and cheery. Something like this would make me smile everyday when I woke up and saw it. Beautiful!

  19. Embossing on canvas! Now why didn't I think of that? I love the colors and textures of your flower project, especially the overlapping colors of the blooms.

  20. Embossing on canvas! Now why didn't I think of that? I love the bright colors of your flower project, especially where the blooms overlap.

  21. Your card is so cute and simple. Perfect for a happy birthday. And your canvas is total awesomeness! I love the stamps and all that embossing glitter and frontage. Such a colorful and sparkly piece!

  22. Cute bear card--I like your choice of papers.
    Fabulous colors and sparkle on the garden canvas.

  23. Love your sweet little bear card, with layers of papers for texture, but really love the Nathalies Garden canvas!! I love the bright colours and flowers and all hte different textures. Gorgeous!

  24. Both of these projects are wonderful. You have coloured the bear so wonderfully and he looks three dimensional. Your canvas, well, what can I say? I love it! Thanks so much for the blog hop Karen x


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