Saturday, October 6, 2012

Stampendous May Arts Blog Hop

Happy World Card Making Day! I'm so glad you stopped by. The ladies at Stampendous and May Arts are celebrating by wrapping up a fantastic week of fun, blog hop style.

So grab a bag of chips and some dip and enjoy the hop. Please leave comments as you hop. There are prizes for the taking.

I have two projects to share. My first is this holiday card. I stamped the Stampendous Christmas Background in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, spritzed it with Tsukineko Goosebumps and then sponged ink over it, using Memento Summer Sky and Teal Zeal. Before adhering it to the card base, I sprinkled Shabby White Embossing Enamel on the stamped panel and heated from the bottom to set.

The Stampendous Snow Bird image was stamped on Copic X-Press It Blending Card, colored with Copics and fussy-cut. It was easy to add Shabby White Embossing Enamel to the image by using a VersaMarker to catch the enamel where I wanted it. I used dimensional foam squares to adhere this adorable image to my card and finished the whole thing by adding this fabulous gold May Arts ribbon.

My second project is this cool Halloween hat which started out as plain paper mache. I found it at Michaels, along with the chains and all of the hardware.

I started by stamping the Stampendous Tin Panel image onto tissue paper. I continued doing this until I covered an entire piece of tissue. I applied the stamped tissue to the hat with Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage. I must say I LOVE how this stamp looks collaged. Next, I adhered this cool May Arts ribbon using Be Creative tape. I wanted to give the hat a little more texture so I pleated the ribbon by once again using this great tape between the pleats.

I found this pendant in the beading section of Michaels. It had the word 'At' in big letters in it so I tore off the back and created my own image. I stamped the Halloween Sprite image on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with Copics. Before gluing the colored image to the back of the pendant, I sprinkled the inside with Stampendous Pearlized Mica Fragments. I then attached a chain and various charms. A hot glue gun was used to adhere the whole thing to the hat.

Sorry this was such a long one. Here is the hop list. Please remember to comment for a chance to win a prize.

Stampendous Impressions
Cyndi Bundy
Janelle Stollfus
Jennifer Ingle
Jennifer Dove
Krissy Fossmeyer
Kristine Reynolds
Lea Kimmel
Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Melinda Gleissner (that's me)
Pam Hornschu
Steph Lee
Suzanne Czosek
Taylor Usry
Tenia Nelson
Wendy Jordan
Wendy Price
May Arts

Thanks for visiting. Have a crafty-kind-of-day!

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  1. The witch's hat is Spooky and fun! Love the stamped image on the band. I love the bird and the background you used is perfect. Beautiful!

  2. Lovely card. Love the witch's hat too.

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  3. Wow! both of these are fabulous! The card is wonderful and the hat is so clever! Lots of creativity here!

  4. Great projects! I love that beautiful snow bird and how you cut out the image for all the dimension. Lovely coloring!
    Fun hat too, love that pendant!

  5. Your snowbird card is one of my all-time favorites! Wow have you inspired me!

  6. So glad I don't have to pick my favorite. Both are amazing! But the bird one is tooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Greats projects! That snowbird pop out is beautiful!

  8. Love the soft feel of the snowbird card, and your Halloween hat is awesome! Great details!

  9. I'm looking for Christmas card ideas today. What I like about your bird card is that it has a lot of dimension.

  10. Melinda! You know I LOVE that hat! I think I see my next project! I loved that "at" pendant and thought it was funny that it didn't say @ so hysterical. Now I'll have to use my 50% off coupon to go get one and make this great project! It's just terrific! Did you by any chance make step outs? hint hint? Thanks for playing. The snowbird card is beautiful as well.

  11. Wow... I saw your Snowbird card and thought I should steal it from you and then your HAT was next, such fantastic projects. Love the pleated ribbon hat band and your altered pendant is WAY cool.

  12. AMAZE me!!! LOVE all of your projects!!!

  13. Christmas has come knocking at your door step with your lovely card...the perfect card to usher in the snow and the spirit of giving ...beautiful card!


  14. awesome project. I am a new follower and on the blog hop.

  15. Melinda, these are jaw dropping gorgeous!!! That bird is one of my favorites and you did an AMAZING job coloring it! And that witches CUTE!!! Love the way you used the background image! That pendant is adorable on the hat!!!

  16. Great projects! I LOVE that card though. It's soft and pretty and totally says winter to me. The fussy cutting is perfect!

  17. Very cool Halloween hat and love the Christmas card with the cute bird.

  18. I just love how you've coloured the snowy bird! Any tips?
    I just bought this stamp myself so...
    Love the ice-blue colors of the card!

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    1. Thank you for looking and for your sweet comment. Good night.