Thursday, November 29, 2012

Stampendous DIY Bangles Week

Stampendous has teamed up with DIY Bangles for a fantastic collaboration. It's been so much fun creating with their wooden bangles, beads and wreath forms.

I created two bangles using some of my favorite Stampendous products and the Pentagon Bangle.

I painted my first bangle with various colors of Twinkling H2Os watercolor paint. I saturated the paint with lots of water beforehand so that the color would go on thick. After the paint was dry, I added Stampendous Aged Gold and Aged Silver Embossing Enamels. These enamels are so easy to work with. I simply swiped the bangle with my VersaMark WaterMark ink pad, sprinkled the enamel over the wet ink and heat set with my heat tool. I sprayed a coat of Krylon Crystal Clear Glaze on the bangle to give it some shine.

My second bangle was painted with the Pearl Adirondack Paint Dabber and then Twinkling H2Os. When dry, I stamped the new Stampendous Leaf Sprig image onto the flat panels of the bangle using Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black and Delicata Golden Glitz ink. When the ink was dry, I added a little distressing by rubbing a black Gelato pigment stick around the edges.

Looking for more DIY Bangles inspiration? Please visit Mary Dawn Quirindongo's blog and Wendy Price's blog to check out their fabulous projects. Also, please stop back on Saturday for the Stampendous DIY Bangles Collaboration Blog Hop.

Thanks for visiting!

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

A Stampendous Fast Finish Blog Hop

Today, Stampendous is wrapping up the week-long collaboration with Beacon Adhesives. There have been some amazing projects.

I created this card using the Stampendous Jumbo Cottage Rose image. I stamped it three times on Copic X-Press It Blending Card and colored it with my Copic markers. I then fussy-cut the three images, keeping one completely intact. I cut apart the other two images so I could stack and layer them for dimension. Before adhering the parts together, I brushed Beacon Fast Finish on them. I love the shine. The background panel was stamped with the Stampendous Cling Calligraphy Sampler stamp using Memento Toffee Crunch dye ink. I layered some die-cuts and added a panel that I stamped and embossed with Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder. I love how the Stampendous Cling Jumbo Sets always have an added stamp, usually some sort of flourish. It's a great way to add dimension to your cards.

Please visit the following blogs and leave your thoughts on the projects. A lucky winner will receive Fast Finish Decoupage Medium and some Stampendous Stamps.You must have a US mailing address to win.

Kristine Reynolds

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Melinda Gleissner

Stephanie Lee (Arty Carty)

Suzanne Czosek

Janelle Stollfus

Krissy Fossmeyer

Lea Kimmel

Wendy Price

Tenia Nelson

Wendy Jordan

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Stampendous and Beacon Adhesives

All this week, Stampendous is joining forces with Beacon Adhesives. Beacon is the official liquid adhesive of the TV show, Craft Wars and has a liquid adhesive to meet all of your crafting needs. I love using Zip Dry when making cards. Recently my love affair has expanded to another Beacon product, Fast Finish Decoupage. It is a great sealant and decoupage medium. Here are a couple other projects I made using this fantastic product: coaster set and witch hat.

Today, I created some chipboard tags to be used during the holidays. I started with a *chipboard ornament mini album, making each page a separate tag. I stamped various Stampendous Christmas images on each ornament using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored with
Prismacolor Premier colored pencils. I then brushed each ornament with Beacon Fast Finish to seal it. Each tag has several coats of the sealant, with drying time in between. As tags, I probably didn't need to seal them but to be honest, I was originally going to give these to my son as magnets that he could place on friends' lockers at school. I love the 'finished' look that sealing them created. The next step was to swipe the 'hanger' of each ornament with VersaMark and emboss using Stampendous Embossing Enamel. I used Aged Gold and Shabby Blue.

Here is some more inspiration from some of my Design Team friends. Please visit their blogs and leave them some love. We all really appreciate you taking the time to look and comment on our creations. Please note that this Saturday we will have a huge Stampendous/Beacon Blog Hop. I hope you'll join us.

Stampendous Impressions
April Derrick
Kristine reynolds
Rhea Weigand
Suzanne Czosek

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* I think the chipboard ornament album is a Clear Scraps product but I am sorry I do not know for sure.