Friday, September 1, 2017

Angel Blessing


Today is the last day of a week-long celebration of Trees at Stampendous.  It doesn't matter what holiday or season, if it has a tree, we're celebrating!  Personally, I have a thing for trees and a thing for angels.  This love of both made Angel Blessing the perfect stamp for today's post.  I love the vintage feel of this image.  So sweet!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous product -


Other product - 

Caribbean Sea Cardstock by My Colors®
Firecracker Cardstock by My Colors®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (BG13, BG15, BG18, G94, G99, R14, R20, R27, R29, E50, E51, E53, E23, E27, E29, E44, E47, E71, E74, B0000, BV000, Y26)

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 teal cardstock to an A2 size with a tent fold
  5. Trim a mat for image from red cardstock
  6. Adhere all layers as shown
  7. Using glue, adhere glitter where desired
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look!  I hope to see you again real soon.  

Hugs,
Lea

Friday, August 25, 2017

Bubbling Trouble

Nothing says spooky like some Stampendous® Bubbling Trouble!  I love this witch and her cat as they dance around the bubbling cauldron.  I can just hear her chanting, "Doubledouble toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble."



Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous:



Other products:

Sweet Potato Cardstock by My Colors®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (B95, B97, B99, G29, Y02, Y17, YR07, YG01, R14)

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 orange cardstock in a vertical A2 size with a tent fold
  7. Trim a mat for sentiment in orange cardstock
  8. Adhere layers as shown
  9. Using glue, adhere glitter on bubbles
Thanks bunches for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed getting "Boo-ed" by us!  I'll see you next week with more Stampendous inspiration.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Lea

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Froggy Spells

Nothing quite says Halloween like a wizardly frog casting a little magic spell!  LOL!  This Stampendous® Froggy Spells stamp is toad-ally adorable, wouldn't you agree!?  I fell in love with him the first time I saw him!


Here's what I used to create this card:

Stampendous® Products 


Other Products

Concord Jam Cardstock by My Colors®
Sweet Potato Cardstock by My Colors®
Delicata™ Silvery Shimmer Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
E-Z Runner® Adhesive by Scrapbook Adhesives™
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Copic® Markers (C1, V04, V06, Y18, YR12, YR21, YR23, YR65, YG11, YG13, YG17)
Spectrum Noir™ Marker (EB2)

Here's what I did to create this card:

  1. Stamp image and sentiment with black ink on white paper
  2. Color image with markers
  3. Trim image and sentiment closely
  4. Trim purple cardstock in a vertical A2 size with a tent fold
  5. Stamp spider web in silver ink on purple card front
  6. Trim a mat for image and sentiment from orange cardstock
  7. Adhere layers as shown
  8. Using glue, adhere glitter and fragments where desired
Thanks bunches for stopping by to have a look!  I'll have another fun Halloween card posted on Friday so be sure to come back by then.  Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Lea

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:

Stampendous Products -


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:

Stampendous Products -


Additional Products -

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