Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Loads of New Designs in Six Square Inches


Let's make time for some clock collage and script-like brush alphabets today! The folks at Stampendous sent me some pretty awesome stamps that are NEW for the January release called 6 x 6 stamps. 

They are perfect for quick cards or larger projects and you can see them now online or at the Creativation Show in just a few days within the Stampendous booth #2221! Stop by and say hi to them if you are there!


While I am mostly a card maker I can see using this 6 x 6 stamps for fabric bags, art journaling and sooooo much more! Have you seen my other 6 x 6 creations? Stop by my posts with Fresh Peony Blossom Scroll card and Sunny Sketch calendar for more ideas!

For today's project here's what I used and how it was made!


Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Stampendous:
  • 6 x 6 Clock Collage (AZ, STM)
  • 6 x 6 Clear Stamp Handle (AZ, STM)
  • Brush Alphabet Caps (AZ, STM)
  • Brush Alphabet Lower (AZ, STM)
  • Pirate Gold Embossing Powder (AZ, STM)
  • Versamark Watermark Ink Pad by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Versamark Watermark Pen by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Small Stamp Handle (AZ, STM)
  • Wagner HT 400 Embossing Heat Tool (AZ, STM)
Plus:
Instructions:
  1. Stamp Clock Collage with black ink onto Mixed Media White Paper and color with Gelatos.
  2. Trim to 4 x 5-1/4 inches.
  3. Brush with static remover and stamp letters across the bottom of clock collage with Versamark ink and emboss with Pirate Gold.
  4. Add Pirate Gold embossing using Versamark Watermark Pen.
  5. Tie with ribbon and glue onto folded 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card base.

This blog post contains goodies I received for free from some of my favorite crafting companies. I blog about things I love to make and the comments I use are honest and my opinion.

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

If you Give A Mouse Conversation Hearts


If you give a mouse conversation hearts he'll make a balanced conversation out of them! "Be mine, love you! XO"

My card for today was made for the Stampendous October 2017 catalog release. I just love this mouse lounging in a pile of heart candy. I'm not sure that it would be comfortable to lay on those bumpy candies, but this mouse doesn't mind at all!



This mouse Balancing Hearts might seem like the main theme of my card, and well it certainly was planned that way but there's another major product I loved using too. Check out the heart vine border filled with colorful hearts! This die comes in the Spring Border Die Set also from the October 2017 release.

Here's how I made this sweet little card.

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Stampendous:
  • House-Mouse® Balancing Hearts (AZ, STM
  • Spring Border Die Set (AZ, STM)
  • Mixed Media White Paper (AZ, STM)
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (AZ, STM)
Plus:
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Canvas - Wildflower, Sky, Tuscan Sky, Grasshopper; Mini Dots - Pink Carnation)
  • Alcohol Markers by Copic® (B00, B52, E21, E23, E27, E30, E50, G12, G21, RV10, RV32, Y11, Y15, YR12, YR21, V12, V15, V91)
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives (AZ)
  • Thin 3D Foam Adhesives Squares (AZ)
  • Mono Liquid Adhesive by Tombow (AZ)
  • Twine by Whisker Graphics (AZ)
  • Mini Layering Tool by Perfect Papercraft Tools (AZ)
Instructions:
  1. Fold 5-1/2 x 11 inch Wildflower cardstock in half for card base.
  2. Adhere Pink Carnation cardstock onto the base.
  3. Stamp Balancing Hearts onto Mixed Media White Paper and color.
  4. Mat with Sky and Tuscan Sky cardstock using Mini Layering tool and adhere with foam squares to card base.
  5. Die cut Spring Border die from 1 x 5-1/4 inch Sky cardstock and glue down onto the card base.
  6. Die cut additional borders from scraps of Tuscan Sky, Grasshopper, and Wildflower to inlay different color heart shapes into Sky border on the card base.
  7. Tie twine around card front.
It's what I do! I'm a maker who receives goodies for design team work, but I wouldn't do it if I didn't already like the products I receive so comments I make are what I mean and not just because I received them to make my project. To see a list of these companies just scroll to the bottom of my blog under FTC Declaration.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Love Ya Valentine!


It's Thursday already this week and I've been busy getting Christmas decor put away! I had a week with the flu but now that it's down to a pesky cough I'm back to all my crafting and cleaning shenanigans.

My card today was simple to make with just a little bit of patience mixed in. The background stamp Valentine Love from Technique Junkies is a January release stamp. Use code TJ10Janelle to get 10% discount on your order!


Do you have any glossy cardstock? I have a ton of it from years ago and I decided to use it with Valentine Love for a color-popping card. Here's how I made the card.

Supplies: I provide some product links that are through my Amazon Affiliate and that means when clicked and purchased in the same session a few pennies are sent my way at no cost to you.

Technique Junkies:
Plus:
  • Glossy cardstock (AZ)
  • White cardstock (AZ)
  • Ecoline watercolor Brush Pen - Vermillion, Magenta and Red Violet (Blick) (get the whole kit and kaboodle set of 15 at Amazon)
  • Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink by Tsukineko® (AZ)
  • Wedding Words Die Set by Echo Park (AZ)
  • Pentel Arts Aquash Water Brush, Medium Fine (AZ)
  • A Fine Line Glue by Adhesive Tech (AZ)
  • 3M Scotch 2090 Blue Painters Tape: 1-inch (AZ, Blick)
  • MISTI Stamping Tool (AZ, SP)
  • Sizzix Die Brush Kit (AZ)
  • Pick Me Up Tool (AZ)
Instructions:
  1. Insert glossy cardstock into MISTI and place Valentine Love stamp centered on top of the paper, then close MISTI lid to cling stamp to the lid.
  2. Ink stamp with waterproof black ink and stamp onto paper. Repeat for a solid design.
  3. On a clean palette or nonporous surface apply Ecoline colors and watercolor onto paper using water brush filled with water.
  4. Tape word dies with painter's tape onto dry Valentine Love background and run through die cutting machine according to directions.
  5. Carefully remove die cut and save chads inside word. 
  6. Glue down background onto white cardstock base and begin to add interior die cut "chads" of the letters with Pick Me Up Tool. TIP: I used the die cut words as guides by placing them back into their spots then glued the die chads into place. 
Remember to use code TJ10Janelle when shopping at Technique Junkies website! Thanks for stopping by.




This blog post contains goodies I received for free from some of my favorite crafting companies. I blog about things I love to make and the comments I use are honest and my opinion.



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Monday, January 1, 2018

New Year New Adventures New Release!


A new year and a new adventure! I am so thrilled to say that I've joined a new team of stamp loving designers with Technique Junkies and look forward to sharing more with you real soon, so keep an eye out for blog posts here at Rain Puddles Designs labeled with Technique Junkies!

What better way to start than with a hop for the first release of 2018!  You have probably come from Stephanie Severin's blog, but if not head to the Technique Junkies Blog for the start of the hop.

Technique Junkies is releasing 15 new stamps in January
All of the January 2018 New Release stamps are 15% off through January 8th! No code needed, the discount will be applied at checkout.

Ready for some new designs? Here's my first card with Make A Wish stamp.


And here's another card using You Are So Loved with Valentine Love background stamp.


Get ready to shop and save even more! If you add regular items to your cart during the release, you can still get 10% savings by adding my discount code TJ10Janelle at checkout! This code works anytime you shop at Technique Junkies too.



Now hop on over to Ro Donner‘s blog! Remember if you are just jumping in at this point in the hop you can start over on the Technique Junkies Blog.



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