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Botanic Hello Shaker Card

Hello! Botanic Hello that is..... Today, I have a card to share that I made for Imagine's current challenge, which is "Movement," made with Mama Elephant's Botanic Hello stamp. The theme had all sorts of ideas swirling in my head, but I decided I really wanted to make a shaker card, filled not just with sequins, but seed beads as well.


I started off by coloring this beautiful image, which I stamped with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black. This stamp may seem daunting at first, but if you break it down into chunks, coloring it can go pretty fast. I started off with the leaves, then the flowers I colored in shades of blue, then the last group of flowers. I fussy cut the image out, then decided to add some glitter to the "hello." Using On Point Glue,  I applied it to the top third of the letter, sprinkled on some glitter, and shook off the excess. I repeated this step twice more to complete the word. On Point Glue dries quickly, but I let it sit aside for a bit while…
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Mystical Unicorn

Greetings! This month, the theme given to the Artists in Residence from Imagine is "Mystical." This is right up my alley and I could have done an entire series of Mystical things. But I decided to reign myself in and work with a beautiful unicorn from Stampendous.

I stamped the unicorn on to Mixed Media Paper because it really helps the Memento Markers move and blend really well. I die cut the image with a die larger than I would typically use because I wanted to create an inked border with the die size that fits the image better. I die cut a mask with the smaller die and temporarily taped it on. Using a sponge dauber, I applied Summer Sky ink, and then Nautical Blue.

My background was created on Smooth Bristol paper. I swiped my Vineyard Kalediacolor across my Craft Mat. I only swiped it once to avoid mixing the colors on the ink pad itself. Then, I sprayed the ink with a combination of Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle and Ink Potion No. 9. Next I dragged the Bristol paper t…

Tiddly Inks Fun with Animals Hop

Today is an exciting day! I am participating in a big Tiddly Inks Blog Hop along with their Design Team and some other Guest Designers. I hope YOU join in too! You can add your own project with the Fun with Animals theme on the Tiddly Inks Blog page. 
If you prefer just to look around, then here are the details. Date: All day today (8/10/17), starting at 8:00 AM CST (Dallas, TX is the closest city) How to Participate: Visit each person's blog below or those in the Inlinkz list and leave a comment. The blog hop will start at 8 AM and you are welcome to visit blogs all day. Then stop in and chat with us in the Facebook Group page between 6 PM and 10 PM CST, one lucky commenters will be randomly selected to receive a $10 gift certificate. Prizes: There are $25 worth of gift certificates (5 GCs worth $5 each) placed throughout the designers blogs listed below. These GCs will be randomly won by people who leave comments on that blog. You may win more than once by commenting on multiple blogs.…

Bon Voyage

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Team has been sharing "One Last Summer Vacation" projects with you. Well, to say goodbye to this fun theme, I decided to share a card that I made with some Whisper Friends stamps from Pink Your Life.


Supplies:
Stampendous:
SSCP112: Whisper Friends Travel Perfectly Clear
SSCP106: Whisper Fly Perfectly Clear Set
DP111: Detail Black Embossing Powder
VM001: VersaMark Ink Pad
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper

Other:
Imagine:
Memento Markers: (for the plane and sign) Elderberry, Sweet Plum, Lulu Lavender, Toffee Crunch, Summer Sky, Pear Tart, Bamboo Leaves, New Sprout, Morocco, Potter's Clay, (for the flowers, grass, and hearts) Rose Bud, Paris Dusk, Bahama Blue, Tangelo, Cantaloupe, Lilac Posies
Memento Ink: Cottage Ivy, Bahama Blue
My Colors Cardstock: Wildflower, Sky, Grasshopper
Kuratake: Wink of Stella in Clear

Directions:
1. Stamp the image with the plane and the Bon Voyage sign on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaMark ink.

2. Heat emboss with Detail B…

Teal Snowflakes

Hello! August's Color of the Month as per Imagine is Teal. Teal is my favorite color, so I was very excited to use it as a focal color.

Truth be told, I don't own a ton of teal ink, so I pulled out what I had to help me decide what I was going to make. I have Teal Blue StazOn, so that was my starting point. I've been playing a lot with photo paper lately, so I decided that would be one of the materials I worked with as well.

I applied the StazOn to the photo paper by rubbing it across the surface. There's a few residual drops of old irRESISTable paint on my craft mat, so the ink picked those spots up (as you would get from a rubbing), which I liked.

Then I applied drops of StazOn Cleaner to the surface of the photo paper. I let that sit for a few minutes, then I dabbed it up with a paper towel. I also lightly buffed the paper to further remove the ink from where the cleaner was.

Another teal ink that I have is Teal Zeal from the Memento line. I used this along with som…

Campground

Hello! This week, the Stampendous Team is sharing projects with the theme of "One Last Summer Vacation." I hate to see the Summer end! But let's not think about that right now.....here's a card I made using lots of stamps and a few stencils. 

Supplies:
Stampendous:
SSC1253: Campground Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
DWLJ914: Herringbone Metal Stencil
DWLJ813: Fan Pattern Metal Stencil
DWLL332: Picasso Shield
STF082: VersaFine ink in Onyx Black
EP508: Mushroom Embossing Powder
VM001: VersaMark Ink Pad
MPW811: Mixed Media White Paper
HANDLES: Acrylic Handle
DWNHB-9: 3/8" Stencil Brush

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Brown Eyes, Winter Lake
Imagine: VersaMagic in Pink Grapefruit, Turquoise Gem, Cloud White
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 020, 029, 050, 051, 062, 065, 091, 093, 095, 302, 900
Molotow: One4ALL 160 in Signal White
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Glue


Directions:
1. Stamp the Camper 3 times on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black.

2. Tape the Herringbone stencil to on…

Stenciled Love

Greetings! I am excited to share my project with you today. The Artists in Residence were challenged to share projects with the theme "Wet." In addition, we had the fantastic opportunity to collaborate with Stencil Girl, which is always so much fun. I decided to combine the collaboration with our theme to create a fun card.


I started off by using the Whimsical Waves stencil.It works with our "Wet" theme (though I've got more "wet" coming up!) I flipped it over to the back and inked it up with Rose Bud, Grape Jelly, and Teal Zeal Memento Ink.

Be sure to cover the entire stencil. Scraps can always be used later!

Next, I spritzed the stencil thoroughly with Sheer Shimmer Frost (see....more wet!). This allows the colors to blend while adding a beautiful shimmer to the ink.

Then I carefully flipped the stencil over on to my Bristol paper. I pressed and smooshed the wet ink around to be sure I had a good image. I let that dry and then trimmed it down to fi…