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Frantage Flowers Blue Necklace by Debbie Cole

Supplies:SSC1198_blue_necklace_DC_800

From Stampendous:
SSC1198 Frantage Flowers Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
SSC1177 Butterfly Charms Perfectly Clear™ Stamps
FRG13 Royal Blue Glass Glitter
SSH38 Small Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Americana® Cool Neutral, Lamp Black, Primary Blue, & True Blue Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Easy Float by DecoArt®
Paintbrushes
Large Square Bezel by Art Mechanique
Two Part Resin by ICE Resin®
Mixed Media Paper
Cosmetics Sponge Wedges
All Purpose Glue
Chain Necklace
Paper Palette
Bubble Palette
Paper Towel
Jump Rings
Rhinestone Chain
Beads of Choice
Craft Sticks
Disposable Measuring Cups
Detail Scissors

Instructions:

  1. The stamping and painting will need to be done twice since this necklace is completed with the layered technique. Basecoat the paper with Cool Neutral. Place the postage stamp onto an acrylic handle. Dampen a cosmetic sponge and remove as much water as possible. Pour a puddle of Lamp Black + Primary Blue (1:5) 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 onto the mixed media paper. The details should be easily seen and not be too dark. Then put of Lamp Black and stamp the flowers and butterfly.
  2.  Using a bubble palette, place about a dime size drop of True Blue into individual bubble. Create a mixture of three parts water and one part Easy Float. Mix one part paint with three parts water or enough water to make the paint transparent. Completely mix the paint in the bubble palette so there is no solid pigment. Using a #2 round wash in the flower and butterfly. Float to shade with True Blue, then Primary Blue.
  3.  When dry, cut the square to fit into the bezel. If you have the die, you can run it through your machine. Manually cut out the flower and butterfly from second image.
  4.  Sprinkle glitter randomly around the flowers. Mix Ice Resin according to manufacturer’s instruction and pour it in to fill half of the bezel. Allow to harden overnight. Glue cut items into position. Add watch gears and glue in place. Allow to dry. Mix additional Ice Resin and fill the bezel. Allow to harden overnight. Add charms, beads, and chain of choice using jump rings.

 

Morning Glory by Wendy Price

Supplies: P185_N253_N255_W088_WP_800

From Stampendous:

CRP185 Morning Glory
CRN253 Color Outside
W088 Seed Background
FREG042 Aged Bronze Embossing Enamel
FRM03 Tarnished Mica Fragments
VM001 VersaMark™ Watermark Stamp Pad
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper®
Copic® Markers
Distress Ink by Ranger®
Fabric
Twine
Button
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Stamp image on cream cardstock and color with Copics.
  2. Sprinkle Aged Bronze EP and Mica Flakes on image and heat from the underside.
  3. Stamp fabric with Seed Background and adhere to cardfront.
  4. Stamp sentiment and color with Copics. Distress ink Distress Inks.
  5. Press button in Versamark and emboss with Aged Bronze EP. While still hot, press Scrolled Blossoms stamp into the EP. Tie with twine and add to cardfront along with sentiment and main image.

Butterfly Tune by Janelle Stollfus

P223_SSC1199_JS_800Supplies:

From Stampendous:

P223 Butterfly Tune
SSC1199 Loving Messages
MEM01 Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad by Tsukineko

Plus:
Pink ink pad
Violet ink pad
Green ink pad
White crayon
White cardstock
Grey cardstock
Glue

Instructions:

  1. Stamp Butterfly Tune with black ink, then sentiment from Loving Messages onto white cardstock. Let dry.
  2. Use white crayon to highlight areas around the stamp. Press firmly for solid resist lines.
  3. Sponge pink ink around butterfly, violet and green ink around the rest of the image.
  4. Glue stamped image to grey cardstock and then onto white card base.

Lovely Garden Card by Debi Hammons

Supplies: CRS5066_FS_800

From Stampendous:

CRS5066 Cling Lovely Garden Stamp Set

DCS5066 Lovely Garden Die Set

Plus:

Light Pink, Dark Pink, White Cardstock

Tuxedo Black Memento™  Ink by Tsukineko®

Colored Pencils

Die Cutting Machine

Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives ®

3D Adhesive Foam Squares by Scrapbooking Adhesives by 3L

 

Instructions:

Stamp flowers, leaves, butterfly in black on white cardstock. You can include all stamps on the block at one time for speed stamping. Align dies with flowers on cardstock and tape together with small amounts of tape, also adhering lightly to paper. Run through die cutting machine following manufacturer’s instructions. Leave dies taped together aligned with stamps to make multiple cards a cinch.

Color images as desired with colored pencil and arrange on card front. Our card has a 4-1/4″ X 11″ panel of light pink cardstock folded in half topped with a 4″ X 5-1/4″ panel of dark pink cardstock.

Hydrangea Garden Birthday by Janelle Stollfus

CRS5067_DCS5067_SSC1199_ JS_800Supplies:

From Stampendous:
CRS5067  Cling Hydrangea Garden Stamp Set
DCS5067 Hydrangea Garden Die Cut Set
SSC1199 Loving Messages Perfectly Clear Set
STF082 VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
SSH57 Jumbo Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Acrylic Paints (Sapphire, Purple Cow, Dragon Fruit, Hansa Yellow, Margarita, Plantation Pine) by DecoArt
White Cardstock
Blue Cardstock by Bazzill
Green Cardstock by Bazzill
Paint Brush
Mixing palette
3 in 1 Glue by Beacon Adhesives
Foam Adhesive Dots by Scrapbook Adhesives

Instructions:

  1. Using the Hydrangea Garden Stamp set, stamp two hydrangea heads and two single blooms with Black waterproof ink. Stamp leave sprig twice in the same way.
  2. Color one each in blue and purple with thinned acrylic paint and water. Do the same for the remaining in pink and purple. Paint leaves in greens.
  3. Cut out all pieces with coordinating Hydrangea Garden Die Cut Set.
  4. Fold 4 ¼” x 8” green cardstock in gate fold with a score at 2 1/8” and 6 3/8” and glue down on 5 ½” square blue cardstock.
  5. Glue blue hydrangea on left gate flap with single bloom adhered with a foam adhesive dot. Open left flap and glue pink hydrangea on right flap that is still folded. Close the left flap and adhere single pink bloom at the top of the right flap with a foam adhesive dot. The bloom should overlap a free edge onto the blue hydrangea to hold the flap closed.
  6. Stamp a sentiment from Loving Messages on white paper and trim down into pennant. Adhere with a foam adhesive dot.