Saturday, December 10, 2011

Stampendous December Challenge - sample 2

Saturday is here so it's time to take a peek at the Stampendous Team's amazing creations for this month's challenge "PINK, BROWN OR GOLD AND CREAM". This card is a bit different for me but I was pretty please with the outcome. I got to play with the my new amazing Stampendous aged gold embossing powders - SO YUMMY best I have ever worked with - honest! It's chunky and thick and oh so good! This amazingly cute image is called Little Angels and is available HERE

Here are a few other pictures showing that I made my own background paper using stamps, Copic Ink refills, Copic Blending Solution and my favorite new embossing powder! It was so fun to just plop each ingredient onto the glossy cardstock and smear it around with a piece of scrap cloth that was on my table. I hated to cover up my background paper so I thought I had to share it as it was being created so you an see the whole thing! LOL...

This was loads of fun and so easy to make.. give it a try or take a peek at the rest of the Stampendous DT samples for inspiration for many creations.

TIP: can you find my light source? The lantern of course! So I made the front side of my image lighter and the shading towards the back.

Pictures below
1. Ingredients for background paper, Tim Holtz gold mixitive, Copic Various Blending Solution, Copic Refill inks R85, E35, and a piece of cloth or cotton ball and glossy cardstock. Stampendous Vintage Piano Stamp set available HERE

2. Drip each ingredient onto glossy cardstock randomly. Then smudge around a bit with a piece of cloth.. I used burlap because it was what was within reach.

3. Stamp image randomly onto the dry paper. (use Stayzon on glossy paper do not add any alcohol based ingredients after stamping with Stayzon as it is not compatible with WET Alcohol)

Just an update to all of my friends. My furry little dog Jazzie (my little angel and inspiration for this card) is now on her way towards recovery. It has been a long, extremely expensive and emotional road for the past few weeks. (respiratory infection that led to diabetes, cushing's disease, collapsed trachea and a list of subsequent ailments.) She finally played with a toy yesterday and ate something today! Whew Hew! Thus the reason for few postings!
check out the Stampendous Impressions for details on how to win amazing prizes by joining the challenge....

Stamps: Stampendous
Chipboard key dipped in gold ink
Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Powder available here
Stampendous white flock for snow
Colored cardstock - BoBunny Dot collection (reverse side)
White Cardstock: XPress Blending Cardstock
Ink: Memento for image - Stayzon stamped onto the glossy background paper
Copic Markers:
Pink (ok Coral) R20, R22
Brown: E30, E33, E37
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
other misc colors: y11, Y15, G82, G85, E51
Gold: Gold Spica pen

here are the links to some inspiration.. grab some Java or soda then sit back and blog hop... you will be totally inspired by these fantastic artists!

Stampendous Impressions -


  1. Good morning Jennie!! Darling card!!! I am IN LOVE with your background paper. Thanks for the step by step directions ( I need those)!! So glad your pup is on the mend. Have a great weekend!

  2. Yes, your background is fabulous, perfect for your card! I love it! Have a great day.

  3. Show off! Wonderful Copic background and fabulous coloring on the two cuties!

  4. Adorable card! Love the coloring and the addition of the key! so glad your puppy is doing well!

  5. Beautiful card.

    I'm so glad to hear your puppy is doing better. I'll keep her in my prayers for a complete recovery. Our four-legged friends need prayers just like our two-legged friends do. :)

  6. So glad to hear that Jazzie is feeling better and on the road to recovery!!!

    Gorgeous card! That background is amazing! And of course your coloring on those sweet cuties is pretty awesome too!!!