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Rodeo Girl by Suzanne Czosek

Supplies: OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

From Stampendous:

W124 Rodeo girl

MEM01 Tuxedo Black Memento™ ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:

Red and White cardstock

STAEDTLER Karat Aquarelle Colored Pencils

Burlap Fabric

Natural twine

Buffalo Head Bead

Staples/Stapler

Small Brads, 1/16″ hole punch

Scissors or Distressing tool

Water/Paintbrush

Instructions:

  1. Fold a 5-1/4″ X 10-1/2″ panel of red cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Distress the edges of a 5″ square white cardstock panel.
  3. Stamp image in black on a 4-1/4″ square panel of white cardstock.
  4. Watercolor image with colored pencils, water and brush.
  5. Use pencils direct to paper to make circles around girl on horse and main greeting.
  6. Use wet brush to slightly blur the circles.
  7. Use a stapler to apply staples in x’s at points around the large circle.
  8. Use scissors or a distressing tool to distress edges of paper.
  9. Adhere to a 4-1/2″ square panel of red cardstock.
  10. Wrap twine around paper several times and tie in a knot leaving ends long.
  11. Secure a buffalo skull bead to excess twine and trim ends.
  12. Add several brads on left side of twine to balance composition.
  13. Cut small squares of burlap and attach to upper corners with small brads. Unravel strings until desired corner look is achieved. Trim any loose or long threads.
  14. Adhere layered panels to prepared card front.

Hydrangea Garden Bird House by Suzanne Czosek

Supplies:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

From Stampendous:

CRS5067 Cling Hydrangea Garden

CRS5066 Cling Lovely Garden

DCS5066 Lovely Garden Die Set

SSC1202 Regal Bird Quotes Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

FRC03 Chiffon Color Fragments

CP811 Creative Palette

Plus:

Wooden Bird House

White, Green, Pink Acrylic Paints

White Cardstock

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko

STAEDTLER Karat Aquarelle Colored Pencils

White glue

Brayer

Water, paintbrushes

large pin, glue dots

Punches or dies and die cutting machine for holes

Instructions:

  1. Paint entire bird house white with acrylic paint, allow to dry, apply second coat.
  2. Stamp hydrangeas on white cardstock strip the height of house body in black ink.
  3. Color flowers with watercolor pencils, water and brush.
  4. Roughly mark on paper the location of door and perch. Punch holes for both with punches.
  5. Glue cardstock to house body aligning holes.
  6. Apply color fragments to roof, floor and opening of birdhouse. Allow to dry.
  7. For butterflies apply various colors of acrylic paint to Creative Palette with a brayer.
  8. Print whole sheets of paper on Creative Palette and allow to dry.
  9. Stamp butterflies on printed papers and die cut with butterfly dies.
  10. Apply Color Fragments to Butterfly Bodies with white glue, allow to dry.
  11. Bend butterflies slightly and apply to house with glue dots.
  12. Create flag with punch, die cut or freehand, stamp greeting.
  13. Fold flag in half and use glue dot to secure around straight pin. Apply to roof.

Vintage Ladies Resin Necklace by Debbie Cole

Vintage Ladies Resin Necklace by Debbie ColeSupplies:

From Stampendous:
SSC1136 Vintage Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamps
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Media Mixage Antique Bronze Large Square Bezel by Spellbinders
ICE® Resin
Americana Deep Burgundy, Flesh Tone, Forest Green, Lamp Black, Traditional Raw Sienna, Traditional Burnt Umber, & Victorian Blue Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Sponge Wedges
White Cardstock
Bubble Palette
Paper Towels
Glue
Cog & Gears
Necklace Chain
Jump Rings & Lobster Claw Closure
Rhinestones
Craft Sticks
Disposable Measuring Cups
Detail Scissors

Instructions:

  1. Place the text stamp onto an acrylic handle. Dampen a cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Traditional Burnt Umber out on the palette paper. 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. Pounce the sponge onto the stamp and stamp on the card stock. Using the same sponge, reload with the Traditional Burnt Umber and stamp the remaining images in the same manner.
  2. Cut the stamped text to fit into the bezel. If you have the die, you can run it through your machine. Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of Traditional Raw, Flesh Tone, Victorian Blue, Forest Green, and Deep Burgundy into individual bubbles. Mix one part paint with appx three parts water mixed with Easy Float. Completely mix the paint until it becomes transparent. Using #8 shader wash Traditional Raw Sienna mixture over the entire background and also the ladies hair. Wash the lady’s face and arms with Flesh Tone mix, her corset with Victorian Blue mix, the rose with Deep Burgundy mix, and it’s leaves with Forest Green mix. Cut out when dry.
  3. Seal the images and background with all purpose glue, allow to dry, and repeat step. Glue background into the bezel. Mix Ice Resin according to manufacturer’s instruction and pour small amount into the bezel. It should cover the entire bottom, but one third of the depth. Allow to harden.
  4. Place remaining images and watch gears into bezel. Mix Ice Resin according to manufacturer’s instruction and pour small amount into the bezel. It should cover the entire another third of the depth. Allow to harden.
  5. Place rhinestones around the inside of the bezel, gluing into place. Mix additional Ice Resin and fill bezel. Allow to harden over night.
  6. Add charms, cogs, and chain of choice using jump rings.

HappyHoppers® Diva Hopper by Wendy Price

HappyHoppers® Diva Hopper by Wendy PriceSupplies:

From Stampendous:
HHQ01 Diva Hopper
GM805F Gold Fine Halo Glitter
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Tim Holtz® Antique Linen Distress Ink by Ranger®
Copic® Markers
Flower Punch by Kreaxions
Digital Die Cuts by Silhouette America
Ribbon by May Arts
Foam Adhesive
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Stamp image and color with Copics.
  2. Embellish image with glitter and punched flowers.
  3. Adhere diecut to cardfront and embellish with glitter.
  4. Tie ribbon on cardfront and add stamped image with foam adhesive.

HappyHoppers® Bubble Bath by Jamie Martin

HappyHoppers® Bubble Bath by Jamie MartinSupplies:

From Stampendous:
HHQ02 Bubble Bath
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper
Watercolor Pencils by Staedtler
Dies by Spellbinders
Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug
Brads
Flowers
White Photo Corners
Ribbon & Lace by May Arts
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Stamp image, watercolor and layer onto  circles.
  2. Mount to a panel that has been dry embossed and with white ink  rubbed on top.
  3. Apply photo corners to the top, glue lace to the top , wrap  bottom with blue ribbon and glue to a blue card.
  4. Add flowers.