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You Make the World Beautiful: Focus on Delicata Ink

Hello! During the month of September, the Imagine Artists in Residence were challenged to use the super lustrous Delicata Inks. Well, this is no challenge for me, as I absolutely LOVE these inks. They have the most beautiful glimmer to them. All of the inks used on my card today are Delicata inks. And perhaps you are noticing a few new colors... In August, Imagine introduced 6 brand new Delicata colors, and today I am using 4 of them.  My card uses stamps from the Hero Arts "You Are Loved" stamp set. I love this set becuase of all of the beautiful messages it has, but also because a portion of the proceeds go to an anti-bullying campaign.

Directions:
1. Stamp the globe on to Smooth Bristol Paper (it doesn't have to be this paper, but I love how smooth it is, and that it holds ink really well) with VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black. Emboss the image with Black Embossing Powder.

2. Using a Brush Tip Fantastix, apply the Emerald Green Delicata Ink to where the "land" i…
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Falling Leaves

Hello! It's time to get your Autumn on while the Stampendous team inspires you with some of the wonderful fall themed stencils that are available. There are lots of great stencils to use with this theme, so I'm sure you'll be seeing lots of very different projects this week. Below is my tutorial on how to make my card. 

Supplies:
Stampendous:
DWLG616: Leaves Background
DWLL471: Leaves
FREG043: Aged Green Embossing Enamel
EP505: Clear Bark Embossing Enamel
VM001: VersaMark Watermark Ink
MPW811: Mixed Media Paper
DWNHB-9: 3/8" Stencil Brush

Other:
My Colors Cardstock: Mint Julep, Chocolate Brown, Mandarin
Imagine Crafts: Tahiti Kaleidacolor, Ink Potion No. 9, Dark Brown Shimmer Delicata Ink
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Brayer, Embossing Gun


Directions: 
1. Roll Tahiti Kaleidacolor Ink on to brayer, and spray several times with Ink Potion No. 9 to help the ink move easier and further on your paper. Roll brayer on to Mixed Media Paper. Let dry.

2. Tape Leaves Background stenci…

Planning for Halloween: Glass Bottle

Hello! It's almost the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas. For me, it's Halloween. I love the spookiness, the dressing up, the decorations, everything. So I always plan out a lot of projects for this time of year, and I love to go way beyond the card and make decorations for my home. This month, the Imagine Artists in Residence are creating "Holiday Planning" projects, and this is mine.

I started off with this small bottle that held syrup from one of my favorite restaurants, Cracker Barrel. I love that they give you these individual bottles when you order pancakes, French Toast, etc. I always bring them home to use as storage for sequins, seed beads, etc.

The bottles have these great embossed designs which make decorating simple. I decided to use my Studio Glaze in St. Valentine, as these shapes reminded me of drops of blood. I laid the bottle down on to a paper towel to keep it from rolling around. But in the end, I wound up just holding it to add t…

You are Fantastic

Greetings! I have a new card to share with you today...one featuring one of the new Simon Says Stamp exclusive STAMPtember sets, Amazing Messages. I will be using this card in the latest Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, which is "Stamp It." They asked if participants could use SSS Exclusive products, though it isn't a requirement. Since Simon Says Stamp gave me the Amazing Messages stamp set to help promote STAMPtember, I am excited to be be sharing this card with you today.

I started off by inking up the "Fantastic" stamp with VersaFine ink on to Canson Mixed Media Paper. I love to use this paper for my watercolor markers, so I colored the image up with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I cut the image out, leaving a bit of a white border around it. If you've been visiting my blog or my Instagram lately, you will know that I am head over heels with making Magic Color Slider cards with Lawn Fawn's unique die. The die set comes with 3 shapes that bec…

Decor Leaves

Hi there! Have you seen Stampendous' new Decor Stamps? If you haven't, you are in for a treat. These stamps are HUGE! They are 8x8 and filled with fantastic patterns. The Stampendous team will be featuring lots of projects this week that show how we've been "Falling for Decor Stamps," as that's our them for the week. My card today has the Decor Leaves. 


Supplies:
Stampendous:
DCR101: Decor Leaves Stamp
SSC1265: Fall Arrangement
FREG004: Chunky Clear Deep Impressions Embossing Powder
EP208: Ivory embossing Powder
DCP1005: Fitted Frames Set A
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B

Other:
Bazill Basics: Lentils & Thyme, Chocolate
Ranger: Distress Oxide Inks in Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade. Mini Blending Tools.
Imagine: Pinecone VersaColor, VersaMark Ink
May Arts Ribbon
Spray bottle with water.
Canson: Bristol Paper
Scotch: ATG Gun Adhesieve

Directions:
1. On Bristol paper, apply Distress Oxide Inks in the colors mentioned using the Mini Blending Tools in a …

Magical Unicorn Slider Card

Hello! Today I have a card that was so much fun to make! And even more fun to play with! But shhhh!!!! Don't tell my daughter! I made it for her first day of school. I used lots of Lawn Fawn to make the card, and I think she's going to love it.
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So this card doesn't look too fancy, right? Unless of course you know just how magical Magic Color Slider Cards can be!

This is what you see when you pull up the little tab at the top of the card. Magically, the image is colored! I'm telling you, I am having a blast making these. You of course need the Magic Color Slider Die, and then you can use any stamps you want. The die set is so clever, and gives you several different fun options to help you customize your slider.

I went with the Unicorn from the Critters Ever After Set. She was colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and a touch of Wink of Stella. My sentiment is from the Believe in Yourself mini set, that co…

You are So Amazing!

Greetings! I am very excited t be participating in this year's Stamptember from Simon Says Stamp. I was given a free set of new and exclusive stamps to work with, and what a fun set it is! It's called Amazing Messages and I will be using it quite a bit. My children will too. In fact, my daughter used the set before I had a chance to. ;) I'll be sharing her card within the next couple of days.
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I stamped the image on to Canson Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black. I colored it in with Zig Clean Color Markers and cut out the image with a loose border. I tend to color things without thinking much about the completed project. I typically just let loose and color, and then find out what works to finish it all up later. This card is no different. After I colored the image in these sort of sun set colors, I knew I had to break out my Distress Oxide inks and create a similar look with them.

Also on Canson Mixed Me…