Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Citrus Hello

Hello! There are so many exciting things going on over at Stampendous, I actually have a couple of projects to share.

The first is a card I made for this month's Stampendous Saturday Challenge which is all about color. All you have to do is create a project that is citrus-inspired. Last week I created a grapefruit/orange inspired card so today I thought I'd work with a lime color scheme. It was really quiet in my house as my boys are away, so I turned on my favorite soap opera and had fun creating this card. I must have zoned out because when I was done I realized it was clearly more than just lime-inspired. I like to think of it as lime/blueberry inspired. Hopefully, Stampendous will forgive me for straying just a little.

To create my card, I started with a 5" x 5" card base and layered panels from the My Mind's Eye "Lime Twist" paper pack (see, I started out with good intentions). I stamped this adorable Stampendous Cling Cowlik Butterfly image twice onto Copic X-Press It Blending Card. After coloring both images with my Copics, I die-cut one of them and fussy-cut the other. I stamped my sentiment from the Stampendous Daisy Stem Trio set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then completed my card by adding a few embellishments, Offray ribbon and those darling flowers by Recollections.

To enter this month's challenge, simply create something citrus-colored. Really, seriously, use citrus and then upload it to the Stampendous blog before Thursday, August 2 at 11:59 PM EST. For all of the details and information on this month's cool prize, please visit the Stampendous blog.

I also would like to share something I created for this week's collaboration between Stampendous and the Resin Crafts Blog. All this week, Carmi Cimiata from the Resin Crafts Blog and the ladies from the Stampendous Design Teams have created some really cool projects using EnviroTex Jewelry Resin. I had so much fun creating my projects that I just kept on playing. I keep looking for things to stamp and pour resin onto. To create my pendant, I used a Lisa Pavelka Bezel and black cording that I found at Michaels. I started by dripping alcohol ink onto acetate and then covering the inked side with Red Liner Tape. I peeled the backing from the tape and sprinkled it with Stampendous Pearlized and Gilded Mica Fragments. I then flipped the acetate over and stamped the miniature Carte Postale image from the Stampendous Charm Collection set, using Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black ink. After gluing the piece into the bezel, I finished my pendant simply by pouring resin over the image. The hardest part...leaving it alone while the resin sets.

Thank you so much for visiting today! Please take a few minutes and visit my fellow Design Team members' blogs. You will be in awe and greatly inspired. Also, Resin Week will wrap-up on Saturday with a huge blog hop and yes, there will be prizes.

Noteworthy Supplies:
Cowlik Citrus Hello Card

Resin Pendant


  1. The projects are awesome, I love the cow!!! Have to have that,lol. I also a new follower and joined by e-mail, wonderful site!!

  2. I love the simple bits of Mica!!! Give the piece so much interest!

  3. Both projects are simply stunning, Melinda! Your colouring is amazing! :))

  4. Cowlik is super cute in citrus colors! Love how the pendant turned out!