Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Stamping on feathers.

No, I hadn't heard of doing such a thing either but Fran Seiford who owns Stampendous shows us this wonderful technique in her new book Embossing Techniques from A-Z.

I'm hooked.

Here is a card I have done as a swap card for an Australian cardmaking group I have joined called Boomerang Stampers List. It is a Yahoo group and has been very welcoming. I hope the recipient doesn't see this post before she gets her card but I just couldn't wait to share.

I used the new Stampendous stamp set by Andy Skinner called Shabby Chic. I also used the long border stamp from the Filigree stamp set down one side. I stamped the brown goose feather with one of the border stamps from the Elegant Borders Clear Stamp set and heat embossed with Gold Detail embossing powder. The final touch was moulded paper clay buttons using one of our silicone moulds that has been highlighted with gold rub on paste.

ASCRS05 Shabby Chic
CRS5073 Filigree

SSC1122 Elegant borders

I have tried different feathers and have a clear favourite. Turkey feathers are too fluffy and difficult to stamp but it does work on the flat top bits. Quill feathers are great but have a large spine down the middle (not sure of the correct name for it), but goose feathers are great! I bought a pack of 50 from Spotlight for under $5.00 and it had brown, black, cream and grey feathers in the pack. I hope you all give this a try.

Happy crafting,

Ink lifting!

I received a great e-mail from one of the Australian winners of a Stampendous blog hop challenge. She sent me a photo of the card she made with a Stampendous stamp (I think it was one of her prizes) and has generously allowed me to share her card with you. She used the ink lifting technique from Jennifer McGuire.

Thank you Tracey Maloney for sharing. I think your card is beautiful.


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

More time.

I wish I had more time in every day but I don't. The Time for Love stamp from Stampendous is a great stamp to colour and would be great for the men in your life for most occasions. I used colour pencils (gold and silver) and metallic gel pens.

Stamped onto white and mounted onto black base card.

Stamped onto red card first then cut out and mounted onto white with a red mat. The base card is black.

CRR240 Time for Love

 Happy crafting,


Time to see what the new Stampendous time inspired stamps look like.

The first one is of course the White Rabbit inspired by the Alice in Wonderland story. The sentiment is a separate stamp.

The next one I tried to get a Victorian or vintage look to it. I was very happy with the outcome. All clock faces have been finished with Diamond Glaze.

CRL267 Celebrate

CRW170 Hare in a Hurry

CRR248 Owl Clock

These two stamps were great fun to colour.

Happy crafting,

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Just wild!

I love the Cling Pop-up Sets from Stampendous. The Cling Jungle Friends set is no exception.
Here are a few card samples I made with this set.

This cute little guys head is on a wobbler. The sentiment is from the Wild Saying clear stamp set.

I used the stencil that comes with this set to create the background.

 I used a couple of the dies from the new frames set for the background of this card.
CRS5086 Cling Jungle Friends with Template

DCP1005 and DCP1006 Fitted Frames sets.

SSC1226 Wild Sayings

Go wild crafting!