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Eiffel Collage by Suzanne Czosek

Supplies: by Suzanne Czosek

From Stampendous:
R202 Eiffel Collage
SSC1201 Angel Wing Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamps™
MEM01 Tuxedo Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko
FREG024 Aged Gold Frantage Embossing Enamel

Kraft, Black and Cream Cardstock
Lace and Twine Trims from May ArtsSTAEDTLER Watercolor Pencils
Embossing Heat Tool
Zip Dry Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Fold an 11″ X 4-1/4″ panel of kraft cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Stamp image in black ink on a 3-3/4″ X 5″ panel of cream cardstock.
  3. Color image as desired with watercolor pencils.
  4. Use brush with water to dilute pencil and create watercolor effect.
  5. Stamp greeting in rectangle on panel bottom.
  6. Distress edges of panel with blade of scissors.
  7. Sprinkle Aged Gold Embossing Enamel on panel edges and heat from underneath to set.
  8. Glue panel to a 4″ X 5-1/4″ panel of black cardstock.
  9. Glue layered panels to front of card base.
  10. Tie lace trim and jute twine around top of card front.



Rooster Elements Box by Kristine Reynolds

Supplies: W113_kr_3_800

From Stampendous:

W113 Rooster Elements
EJK02 Green Encrusted Jewel Kit
FREG029 Shabby Blue Embossing Enamel
GM802F Silver Fine Halo Glitter
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Stamp Pad


Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko
Dried Marigold, Vintage Photo, & Tumbled Glass Distress Ink by Ranger
Sky Blue Americana Satin Acrylic Paint & Americana Decoupage by DecoArt
Copic Markers
White Tissue Paper
Paper Mache Box by Darice
Foam Adhesive
Copic Markers – YR24, YR23, YR21, BG13, BG11, YR02, YG00, YG01, YG03, R21, R22, R24


1. Paint box with sky blue paint and allow to dry.
2. Stamp rooster image multiple times on tissue paper with black ink.
3. Color images with copic markers.
4. Apply stamped/colored tissue paper to box with decoupage medium.
5. Stamp image two times on white cardstock with black ink and color with copic markers.
6. Distress one of the image panels with scissors and distress ink and apply to top of box with decoupage.
7. Fussy cut out the rooster from the other image and attach to box with dimensional dots.
8. Randomly sprinkle all the embossing powders, glitters and enamels on the box and heat to melt.

Rooster Elements Frame by Jennifer Dove

Supplies: W113_JD_800

From Stampendous:

W113 Rooster Elements
FRG07C Steel Blue Glass Glitter
FRG11C Red Glass Glitter
FRM05 Bronzed Mica Fragments
EP505 Clear Bark Embossing Powder
FRC11 Scarlet Color Fragments
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Stamp Pad


Peacock Pearl Dazzling Metallic Paint & Black Tie Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint by DecoArt
Metallic Lustre Copper Kettle by DecoArt
Dimensional Effects & Decoupage Gloss by DecoArt
Hexagon Stencil by Dreamweaver
Chipboard & Metal Cogs & Gears
Book Board
Copic Markers
Gold Organza Ribbon
Tissue Paper


1. Paint book board using Peacock pearl and a paint brush. While this layer dries take some tissue paper and apply a thin layer of the gloss Decoupage to one side. This will be used as an adhesive.
2. Apply the tissue paper to your choice of areas by scrunching onto painted board.
3. Place the hexagon metal stencil onto the book board. Using a palette knife spread on DecoArt Dimensional effects in a thin layer and allow to dry.
4. Apply dimensional pearls randomly on piece.
5. Once dry paint over everything again with the Peacock Pearl paint.
6. Take some of the elements you wish to use later, paint with the Peacock pearl paint and set aside. Let dry.
7. Using your finger, lightly rub on the DecoArt Metallic Lustre Copper Kettle over parts of the project such as the hexagon paste and the crumpled tissue paper. Cover the elements with the Copper Kettle Luster. Let dry.
8. Take the Black Tie acrylic paint and using your finger apply to parts of the project, getting it into the cracks of the textures. Let dry slightly and the gently white off exposing the texture.  
9. Stamp the Rooster Elements using Memento Tuxedo black stamp pad onto smooth white card stock. Color with alcohol markers.
10. Put a thin coat of the gloss Decoupage over the rooster and let dry.
11. Cut Rooster out.
12. Using your Versamark stamp pad and the bark embossing powder, emboss the rooster elements stamp onto the background. Some of the image will not show up due to the texture. Heat set the embossed image.
13. Using foam tape, pop up colored rooster on the base piece.
14. Apply large painted cogs and gears using foam tape and regular adhesive depending on if you want the cog popped or flat.
15. Using the gloss Decou-page as adhesive apply the crushed glass glitter, mica and color fragments anywhere you desire.
16. Heat pice of organza ribbon carefully with heat gun and allow to slightly curl. Stick into the book board base using stick pins.
17. Using Decoupage add small watch pieces. Frame your piece or use it for a book cover.

Bonus Frame Instructions

- Black 8 x 10 frame
- Black 8 x 10 book board/chip board
- DecoArt Dimensional effects
- DecoArt Decou-page™ gloss
- Dreamweaver Hexagon stencil
- DecoArt Peacock pearl Dazzling metallic paint
- DecoArt Metallic Lustre™ Copper Kettle

1. Remove glass from 8″ x 10″ frame.
2. Using a black frame wipe some Peacock Pearl paint over it and then let slightly dry. Wipe off some of the paint.
3. Use rubbing alcohol to remove more if needed.
4. Using the hexagon stencil apply Dimensional effects to frame. Let dry.
5. Paint over dimensional effects with Peacock pearl and let dry.
6. Rub on gently with your finger the Metallic Luster Copper Kettle. Let dry.
7. With your finger apply the black acrylic paint over parts of the Metallic luster and let slightly dry. Rub some off to reveal luster.
8. Place Rooster piece on black book board and then place inside frame.

Cardinal Elements by Debbie Cole

Cardinal Elements by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
W135 Cardinal Elements
EP112 Starry Night Sparkly Embossing Powder
VP001 VersaMarker™ Watermark Pen by Tsukineko®
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Americana Avocado, Lamp Black, Light Buttermilk, Tomato Red, & Traditional Raw Sienna Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
DuraClear Matte Varnish by DecoArt®
Scrolled Plaque
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives


  1. Seal the surface and sand lightly. Basecoat the entire base with Light Buttermilk and the scrolls with Lamp Black. Apply one coat of matter varnish to entire surface.
  2. Place the stamp onto an acrylic handle. Dampen sponge and remove as much water as possible. Load with Lamp Black. When using paint on stamps it is important that you do not overload the image. Pour a puddle of paint out on the palette. Pounce the sponge into the paint and then on a clean area of the palette. When you look at the bottom of the sponge it should be covered by paint but you should still be able to see the texture of the sponge. Now quickly pounce the loaded sponge over the entire image and stamp it onto the surface. If you don’t like what you have stamped simply wipe it off with a wet wipe! Since you already have a coat of varnish on the surface, it will clean up easily.
  3. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Avocado, Tomato Red,  and Traditional Raw Sienna in individual bubbles. Mix one part paint with appx three parts water mixed with Easy Float. Completely mix the paint until it becomes transparent. Using a large brush for the background, wash in Traditional Raw Sienna. Using a #4 shader brush wash in all the remaining colors referring to the photo for placement.
  4. Shade each color with full strength paint using a flat brush. Apply a second shade to the outer edge of the surface with a light float of Tomato Red.
  5. Apply  the VersaMarkerover all the black scrolls. Sprinkle with Starry Night Embossing Powder and heat set.
  6. Add varnish to the surface without covering the embossing.

LIfe is Art by Wendy Price

Supplies: Y025_Life_is_Art_WP_800

From Stampendous:

Y025 Life is Art
FRC10 Marine Blue Color Fragments
FRC09 Purple Color Fragments
FRC14 Hunter Color Fragments
FRC13 Leaf Green Color Fragments
FRC12 Burgundy Color Fragments
FRC11 Scarlet Color Fragments
FRC06 Ochre Color Fragments
SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle


ThermOWeb Peel N Stick Adhesive Sheets
Archival Jet Black ink by Ranger
Glossy Accent Inkssentials by Ranger
White Cardstock


1. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock. Adhere to card front. 
2. Apply adhesive sheet to thin strip of white cardstock. Apply Color Fragments to adhesive in rainbow order. 
3. Apply a thick layer of Glossy Accents directly over the Color Fragments. Allow to dry.
4. When dry, adhere Color Fragment rainbow to card front.