Friday, 18 November 2016

PYL Blog Hop Happy Hello Card

Hi all - it's the last day of the Stampendous Pink Your Life blog hop - I hope you've enjoyed it! Today I have a really simple card to share with you using one of the newest releases - Whisper Sunflower.

I simply stamped the Sunny Tile repeatedly in yellow ink then added a strip of twill ribbon. Centred on the card is the Whisper Sunflower image coloured with Graph-It markers, cut out and added with 3D foam. I actually stamped the image on the card blank as well, for placement and so I could add the grey shading before sticking the cut out image in place. A simple greeting finishes the card.

Thanks for visiting today
Katy x

Stampendous products used:
Pink Your Life Cling Stamp Whisper Sunflower
Cling Stamp Sunny Tile
Perfectly Clear Stamps Happy Messages

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

PYL Blog Hop Christmas Tag

Hope you are enjoying our celebration of Pink Your Life stamps this week at Stampendous. I've used one of the Christmas releases today to create a seasonal tag. I don't like a lot of Christmas stamps but this Santa is just adorable isn't he?

Here's how I created it:
1 Repeatedly stamp the snow background with Versamark onto a kraft tag, emboss with Sparkle Puff embossing powder.
2 Press a Versamark pad through the stencil that comes with the snowflake set. Emboss the area with Sparkle Puff. Stamp, emboss and die cut another snowflake and place it offset over the other snowflake.
3 Tear a scrap of kraft card, dab the top edge with Versamark and emboss with Sparkle Puff. Glue to the tag so that Santa can 'stand' on it.
4 Colour Santa with Graph-It markers and ad him on 3D foam. Use a Stabilo All pencil to add some shadowing around him.
5 Rub the edges of the tag with white paint and finish with a bow.

Thanks for stopping by!
Katy x

Stampendous products used:
Perfectly Clear Pink Your Life Winter Friends
Cling Stamps Delicate Snow
Cling Stamp International Snow
Sparkle Puff Embossing Powder

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Spooky Graveyard for Stampdendous

A spookilicious make for Stampendous today! Using the super cute Who Am I? stamp.

Here's how I made it:

1 Paint a wooden block with black gesso (you may need two coats). When dry, use a light touch to sponge purple paint over the black, leaving areas of the black visible. (I used artist grade fluid acrylic paint so I mixed mine with Tinting Base to make it opaque.)

2 On the top of the block, use a palette knife to apply black embossing paste through the Stone Background stencil. When dry, dry brush with grey paint to highlight the texture.

3 Die cut the tree from black card. Cut off the lower branches and keep one back. Dry brush the tree and branch with grey paint.

4 Hand cut a gravestone in grey card and stamp it all over in black with the stone effect stamp from the Andy Skinner set.

5 Die cut bats and glue them to pieces of wire. Pierce a hole in the middle of the block with a pokey tool and fill with glue before adding the wires into the hole.

6 Add the tree to the reverse of the block. Add a tab to back of the gravestone so it will stand and glue that in place towards the back of the block.

7 Glue the offcut from the tree to the front of the block. Stamp the greeting onto grey card, inking the bottom portion only. Cut out and distress the edges before adding over the branch on 3D foam.

8 Stamp and colour the ‘Who Am I’ little creature stamp (I used Inktense pencils). Add a tab to the back of him and adhere at the front of the block.

Hope you like my 3D creation - thanks for visiting today.

All the stamps and stencils are available from Stampendous.

Katy x

Spooky Graveyard
Products used:
Stampendous products:
CRQ226 Who Am I Stampendous Cling Stamp
CRV322 Shadows Stampendous Cling Stamp
ASCRS03 Andy Skinner Industrial Cling Stamp Set
DWLG611 Stone Background Dreamweaver Stencil
DWDX7020 Leafless Tree Dreamweaver Die
DEPMB Dreamweaver Matte Black Embossing Paste
MPW811 Mixed Media Paper

Other: Cardstock – black, grey
DecoArt Media Gesso – Black
DecoArt Media Tinting Base
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – Dioxazine Purple, Medium Grey Value 6
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Bats die cutter (mine is Sizzix)
Dark coloured wire
Sponge (a washing up sponge or bath sponge works fine)

Monday, 17 October 2016


I love Halloween and I am especially fond this chap from Stampendous! The stamp has so many layers that it's great to take apart and layer - I've just used the one stamp for this whole creation. The clock is part of the image.

Here's how I created it:

1 Die cut several pocket watches and cut the centres from all but one. Paint them with bronze coloured paint (you are going to layer them so you can just paint the edges on all but the top and bottom pieces).

2 Cover the top part of the frame with Versamark. Emboss the frame with Aged Copper embossing enamel. While the powder is still molten add a little Seasonings powder here and there and heat again to melt the seasonings into the powder.

3 Add some Spoonful of Rust here and there and heat to set the elements.

4 Sponge the frame lightly with black StazOn to ‘age’ it.

5 Stamp the pumpkin onto copper and silver metal sheet. Cut the large clock out in a circle the same size as the frame from the copper sheet.

6 Colour the stamped image with pencils. Cut some of the elements of the silver metal sheet and add the details to the stamped image.

7 Add some metal embellishments and stickers saying ‘13’.

8 Glue the copper metal piece to the back piece of the frame. Trim off the excess stamped image so it will fit into the chipboard frame – you want to position him so his hat will protrude beyond the edges of the watch frame. Stick just the very bottom most edge of the stamped image to the background but don’t glue his torso or head yet.

9 Layer up the frame pieces and glue them together with the embossed one on top. Add over the pumpkin collage. Add some 3D foam under the pumpkin’s head to lift it and adhere the feathers on his hat to the outside of the frame.

Products used:
Stampendous products:
CRR269 Steam Pumpkin Stampendous Cling Stamp
EJS05 Spoonful Rust
FREG025 Frantage Embossing Enamel – Aged Copper
FREG044 Frantage Chunky Embossing Enamel – Seasonings
MPW811 Mixed Media Paper
WA101 Versamark Watermark Ink Pad

Sizzix Die – Pocket Watch Frame
Copper paint
StazOn Ink – Jet Black
Copper and silver coloured metal sheet
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Metal embellishments
Number stickers
3D foam tape

Friday, 14 October 2016

Stampendous October Catalogue Sneak Peek!

All this week the Stampendous DT are sharing a little preview of the new releases coming in the new catalogue. Lots of lovely new stamps and stencils are coming your way!

I'm sharing a quick journal page today created with the Pizzazz Flower stamp.

I used a messy 'wet on wet' watercolour technique to colour the flower stamp - I wet the stamped area with water first then dropped wet watercolour paints into the water with a brush (I used Prima Confections watercolours). The paint spreads, flows and mixes - it's very unpredictable but gives a lovely loose look I think.

I added flicks of watercolour paint all over and a wash of paint over the stamped wording before finishing with a doodled border.

I love the fresh look of this technique and hope you do too!

Katy x

Stampendous products used:
Stampendous Cling Stamp Flower Pizazz CRR286
Stampenous Cling Stamp Follow Your Art CRH289

Friday, 7 October 2016

Haunted Halloween Card for Stampendous

We have a Halloween theme this week at Stampendous so I am sharing a quick card I made with some of this year's new release stamps. This creepy little fellow (called Who Am I?) is one of faves, he's so funny looking, love him!

I stamped Haunted Mansion and placed a circle mask before sponging the whole background with ink. After removing the mask I added yellow ink to the 'moon'.

The castle and Who Am I were stamped again and coloured with markers before being added with 3D foam.

Finally, I sponged black ink through the Bats stencil and cut out two bats to add in front of the inked moon.

Stampendous products used:
Who Am I? Cling Stamp (CRQ226)
Haunted Mansion Cling Stamp (CRR267)
Dreamweaver Stencil: Bats (DWLL525)

Happy Halloween!
Katy x

Friday, 30 September 2016

Tree Tag for Stampendous

This week at Stampendous we are playing with the Stack stamp sets - these are really cute sets where the heads and bodies mix and match so you can create different characters. The set I used is called Winter Stack and features lots of cute snowmen.

I chose to make an MDF tag to hang from the Christmas tree using Fran-tage to create a lovely textured background.

Here's how:
1) Undercoat the tag with gesso then cover generously with Versamark. Cover with Spoonful of Snow and gently heat set (hold the heat tool at a distance to begin with to prevent the powders blowing away).

2) Add more Versamark and some Chunky White powder to the bottom, while still hot sprinkle in some Ice Blue enamel and heat again. Again while hot, add some flakes of white mica for extra texture.

3) Emboss a snowflake (Tando Creative) with Ice Blue enamel and add a sprinkle of Crystal Mix Glitter while the enamel is still hot.

4) Finally colour the stamped image and use wet glue to add some Crystal Mix Glitter to his hat and the snow at his feet. Use hot glue to secure him to the lumpy bumpy background.

He would look cute on the Christmas tree wouldn't he? And with the mix and match elements of the Winter Stack you could make a whole set with a different snowman on each.

Warm wishes!
Katy x

Stampendous products used:
Winter Stack Clear Stamp Set (SSC1249)
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel - Ice Blue, Chunky White
Fran-tage Spoonful of Snow
Fran-tage Mica Fragments - White
Crystal Mix Glitter
Versamark Inkpad

Winter Stack set