Stampendous Challenge. Everything is fair game to be stamped, cut, encrusted, and Fran•taged!
I created a pillow gift box out of all sorts of found treasures. Have you noticed wrapping paper isn't rolled around a tube anymore? This makes me both happy and sad. There have been many wonderful 'light saber fights' at our house but I'm loving how the manufacturers are just using a rolled up piece of kraft paper. It holds so much crafting potential.
Using a template, I cut a pillow box from this terrific find and stamped it repeatedly in VersaMark Ink using the Stampendous Carte Postale, Cling Music Score and Cling Steamboat Map images. I then spritzed it with coffee that my husband left sitting around. Have you tried coffee-spritzing? Our dear leader at Stampendous, Fran Seiford has created wonderful video tutorials using this technique. You can watch these videos and so many more here at the Stampendous YouTube Channel.
After assembling my box, I tied it with a piece of saved tulle (from a present someone had given me) and created my flower embellishment. I stamped the Cling Jumbo Zinnia two times on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copics. After fussy-cutting, I layered the two flowers and melted Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder in the center and then covered the whole thing with Glossy Accents.
Check out what the ladies have been up to:
Melinda Gleissner (that's me)
You have until Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST to add your direct link to our collection on the Stampendous blog. You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do! As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous newly released Mother's Love Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.
Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address. We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you may enter as many times as you'd like) this month.
Thanks for visiting and Happy Crafting!