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.
Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Melinda Gleissner (that's me)
Thanks for visiting. Have a crafty-kind-of-day!