Sunday, July 14, 2013

We moved!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Clean & Simple Cards Using Magicals & Versamark

Hi - just dropping by to share 3 super clean and simple cards, all based on the one layout and all using the same products - though in different colours and with slightly different techniques.  Now I'm warning you all these are way more simple than my usual stuff and once you get started making these it's difficult to stop since they are so much darn fun!  All 3 cards use Versamark Watermark ink and Lindy's Stamp Gang products - Magicals and Starbursts to be exact.  I'm starting with the easiest of the 3 cards....  

Card 1 - Blue Flower

Lindy's Stamp Gang Products
 Other Products:
  • Prima Flower:  Regency - White II
  • White Velvet Ribbon
  • Heidi Grace Epoxy Words: So Sweet
  • Spellbinders Corner Die: Fantastic Flourish Two
  • Kraft card stock
  • Black Eclipse 100 Cardstock 
  • Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
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This cards' background was created by inking a text stamp with the Versamark ink and stamping directly onto 1/2 the background.  I sprayed the flower with 2 colours of Starburst Spray and left it to dry overnight and I used the same colours of spray to colour the velvet ribbon - though a little trick, if you want to add the colour but no sparkle, flip the ribbon over and spray the back.  This works particularly well with thicker ribbon like velvet, then when dry flip it back over and you have colour but no shimmer.

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The colours on the flower seem to glow!
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I think the black really makes the colours pop.

Card 2 - Purple Flower

Lindy's Stamp Gang Products
Other Products:
  • Prima Flowers - Recency White I and Candy Gems (Melon)
  • Stamp: Hero Arts - Antique Background
  • Distress Stickles - Crushed Olive
  • Kraft card stock
  • Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
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This cards' background was created by inking a background stamp with the Versamark ink and stamping directly onto 1/2 the background, then while ink is still damp brush Magicals powder over the top, gently tap off any excess powder.  Spray flower with multiple colours of Starburst Spray and leave to dry. Ribbon then coloured with Magicals and Magicals added to flower in certain sections, in differing strengths to create multi-tonal effect.

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Adding Magicals to the flower really made it special.
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The Magicals are so crisp over the Versamark.

Card 3 - Red flower

Lindy's Stamp Gang Products
Other Products:
  • Prima Flower:  Regency - White II
  • Stamp: Hero Arts - Classic Fabric Design
  • White Ribbon
  • White Lace
  • Gala Glitz: Gold
  • Kraft card stock
  • Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad
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This cards' background was created by inking a background stamp with the Versamark ink and stamping directly onto 1/2 the background.  Then while ink is still damp brush Magicals powder over the top, gently tap off any excess powder and spritz lightly with water to create a slightly shabby aged appearance.  You will notice that the water activates the dye in the Magicals and this then bleeds onto the surrounding card - a little water = a little colour bleeding, a lot of water = a lot of colour bleeding.  Spray flower with multiple colours of Starburst Spray and leave to dry. Ribbon and lace coloured with same Starburst Sprays as flower, but due to the higher polyester content in the ribbon and lace, the colours are much more muted. 

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Didn't these 2 colours go well together!
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You can see the soft edges on the spritzed Magical pattern.

 Basically the formula is as follows:
  1. Stamp with Versamark = subtle
  2. The next step-up is to brush over Magicals = bling
  3. Then the next step-up is to spritz with water = shabby or vintage
So simple - but with just these small changes you will be able to get 3 very different effects.  I hope that you may have learned a new technique here today and don't forget you can use this idea for cards, pages or layouts - the only limit is your imagination!  And don't forget to check out the LSG YouTube channel tomorrow as I'll be posting a video clip showing you how I made these backgrounds.

May your day sparkle,
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mixed Media Doll Tag with Bona

Hi Everyone! Summer is one of my favorite seasons of the year. I just love all the bright colors and I wanted to share with you a large mixed media doll tag I created with the new Prima Doll Stamp. Riley is so adorable and I just love her pair of wings. I first adhered design paper from the Prima Ledger pad onto a 6" x 10" piece of light weight chipboard. I tore small pieces from one 6x6 deign paper from the Prima Sunny Days paper pad and place it onto the ledger sheet to create a collage background. I removed the caps from the Flat Fabio Spray Mango Mania, Summer Lovin' Sun, and Aloha Avocado to create a splatter effect throughout the tag. Then, I sprayed the Flat Fabio Caribbean Blue on the center of the tag. I cut two strips of Drywall Joint tape to give some texture to my tag. Its ones of my favorites to add when creating mixed media projects. Of course I had to add my number favorite which is Modeling Paste using the Prima Sunrise Sunset Stencil #960162 from the Finnabair collection. After creating my background, I added the Prima Doll Riley on the center as my main focal point. I paper pieced her outfit with some white lace and added a pair of wings which I added Frosted Lace Stickles for some texture. To finish off the tag, I placed some beautiful Prima flowers and wooden leaf venners that I sprayed with the Flat Fabio Aloha Avocado. IT so fun creating mixed media projects and I just love how all the Lindy's sprays coordinate so well with all my favorite paper collections.
Here's a list of the fun Flat Fabio Sprays I used on my tag. Aloha Avocado Caribbean Blue Mango Mania Summer Lovin' Sun

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Retiring Colors!

For the first time ever, Lindy's is revamping and retiring colors!!!  
All of this so we can streamline what we've got and come up with new dazzling colors!

Retiring colors are available through August 1, 2013 in Lindy's Vault

Here is a list of colors we giving a fond farewell to:
Starbursts:                                                           Starburst Sets
Amaryllis Burgundy                                              French Country
Breakfast Club Blue                                              Holiday Wreath
Canna Lily Burnt Orange                                      Icicle Creek
Carpathian Bluebells                                             Jamaican Jungle
Cranberry Mist Burgundy                                     Japanese Garden
Don't Eat Golden Snow                                        Mardi Gras Mania
Freaky FrankenLime                                             May Day Meadow
Frolic in the Forest                                                Prairie Wildflowers
Frostbitten Fuchsia                                                Victorian Bouquet
Frosted Forget Me Nots                                        Haunted Halloween
Frosted Purple Iris                                                 Sweet Treats
Frosty Forest Green                                               Jingle Bells
Gator Gumbo Olive                                              Tickle Me Fancy
Ghostly Gargoyle White                                       Naughty & Nice
Golden Lump o'Coal                                            Summer of '89
Gregarious Grey
Heliotrope Purple Plum
Icy Primrose Yellow
Jazzy Jivin' Purple
Love at First Sight Lavendar                              Flat Fabios:
Mountain Lavendar Gold                                   Tears on My Pillow Tangerine
Open Arms Amethyst                                         Flying Monkey Midnight
Passionate Plum                                                  Oz's Emerald City
Peony Scarlet Red                                               Ruby Red Slippers
Ponderosa Pines Olive                                        Wicked Witch Purple
Red Hot Poker Orange
Rhododendron Red Rose
Saxifrage Olive Copper                                      Flat Fabio Set:
Teeth Chattering Teal                                         Wizards of Oz
Tiger Lily Red Orange
Twinkling Tinsel
VaVaVaVoom Violet Blue                                Embossing Powder Sets (all colors available as individuals)
Winter Jasmine Gold                                          Autumn Leaves
Wisteria Purple Blue                                           Cool Yule
Glitz Spritz:                                                       Desert Dreams
Kiss Me Kiwi                                                     Floral Bouquet
Ravishing Ruby                                                  Imperial Treasure
Royal Amber                                                      Jolly Jacks
Royal Amethyst                                                  Rich Royals
Royal Crimson                                                    Snow Drift
Royal Emerald                                                    Summer
Royal Lapis Lazuli                                             Twilight
Vivaceous Violet                                                Winter

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Memorial Day sale 2013

Lindy's Stamp Gang is having a Memorial Day sale! Receive 25% off your entire purchase with the coupon code: memorial

For our faithful blog readers and followers, the coupon code is valid starting TODAY Sunday, May 26th, 2013 and will expire Monday, May 27th, 2013 at midnight PST. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mixed Media Canvas by Sharon

Hi everybody!
It's Sharon here today, and I wanted to
share with you a canvas I created using Prima Products, as well as Lindy's Stamp Gang Products. For those of you who love tutorials, I'll be uploading a complete, step by step tutorial video on how I created it, this Friday, May 24th, so stay tuned for that.
I used Prima's Lyric Collection, as well as some of their stencils, flowers, trim, and more. For color, I used tons of Lindy's Stamp Gang products. Please see the list and links to all of them at the end of this post, and remember, stay tuned for the video coming up in a few days! I hope you like it.
Lindy's Stamp Gang products used:
Starburst Stain in Golden Sleigh Bells 
Flat Fabio in South Shore Sand
Flat Fabio in Aloha Avocado
Flat Fabio in Kissin Kenickie Coral
Glitz Spritz in Blazing Sun
Embossing Powders in Magic Moon Pearls and Byzantine Bronze

Friday, May 10, 2013

Lindy's Stamp Gang's Birthday Blog Hop Winners!

We hope you enjoyed our Birthday inspired hop and sale! We had so much fun creating and using our fabulous Lindy's Stamp Gang products. We hope that we've inspired you to use your Lindy's Stamp Gang products in creative ways.
There were so many wonderful comments. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Now it's time to announce the winners.

Beauty School Dropout Flat Fabio set goes to Totally Twisted Cards
Jamaican Jungle Color shot set goes to Luvnrich40
Moon Shadow Label Yellow set goes to Tracy McNicoll
Congratulations to all the winners. Please email with your mailing address to claim your prize. Thank you to all who participated.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lindy's Stamp Gang's Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Lindy's Birthday Blog Hop!!!
We are so excited you joined us. April 27th is Lindy's Birthday and to celebrate we're giving away Birthday presents. The design team has been busy creating some birthday inspired projects for you.

Hop and sale start now through May 4th @ midnight.

Lets get down to it, you want to know what the prizes are don't you?
The Birthday presents will be hidden in the design teams blog posts so make sure to comment on each blog post. There is a list (with links) at the bottom of this post so keep this page open in case you get lost.
Here are presents!

First up is our designer Cynthialoowho with her Birthday Princess Crown!

These are so fun and easy to make. 
I used some beautiful Venice lace. I mixed 2 parts school glue to 1 part water and dipped the lace in till it was completely saturated. I then went over the lace with a paint brush to clean out any spaces. I used my heat gun to dry. Once it was dry and kind of stiff I used Versamark and Angel Wings Mauve 2 toned embossing powder and heat set.

I then added embellishments and formed the crown.
Here are some others I made.

I colored the lace with Dark Chocolate Truffle Starburst, then I went over it with Versamark and Twilight Bronze Slate 2 toned embossing powder and heat set.

I hope you like my project and try it. There are so many possibilities with Lindy's Stamp Gang 2 toned embossing powders.
We are also having a sale all week!
20% off everything!!!

Next up is Jessica

In case you get lost along the way here is the blog hop list.

                    Lindy's Stamp Gang

Have fun and goodluck.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lindy's Stamp Gang blog hop and sale info.

We are celebrating Lindy's birthday April 27th-May 4th! To celebrate we're having a birthday themed blog hop AND a sale! The hop starts here April 27th at 6:00am PST. You don't want to miss the fun, birthday presents will be hidden along the hop! All the details will be available April 27th right here on the Lindy's Stamp Gang blog! Hope to see you here! 

Water Coloring with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Products

Hi Everyone I Ivett here! have created this beautiful watercolor painting using my Flat Fabio’s. 
This technique will take your love for Lindy’s Stamp Gang products to the next level.
 I have a special love for watercolor painting and have been trying my hand at it for
 a little while when I had an epiphany! 
Why not use my Lindy’s products as a watercolor medium? 
Hmmm well here is the result! 
Make a wash with your Pineapple Paradise Flat Fabio and layer it on your paper 
 Start building your flowers up
 Add details and remember to work in layers!
 Mix you reds & greens to make a brownish color for your foliage.
And voila! Your done super-fast, super easy, & and you get amazing results
The products I used:
Pineapple Paradise Flat Fabio
Summer Lovin’ Sun Flat Fabio
Rizzo’s Rowdy Red Flat Fabio
Luscious Lime Flat Fabio
Toto’s Tornado Black
#6 Simply Simmons round brush
Water Coloring with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Products
Strathmore Water Color 140Lbs. paper

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Email glitch

Please ignore any "ORDER STATUS CHANGE" emails from us, (unless you just ordered). Our website decided to email everyone that their order had "shipped", even if they ordered a year ago! AHHHHHH! Darn technology!
Sorry if we made you panic!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Create your own photo props with Jessica Griffin

One of my favorite hobbies is photography. I've recently started photographing newborns but found it's a very expensive hobby to keep up with, much like paper crafting! I really like incorporating a solid color into each photo, having Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays really helps me add variety to my bucket of props, with out costing me a fortune. 

I started thinking about the several ways I can use my LSG products and remembered I have a bunch of Dritz Cheesecloth! I started by putting the Cheesecloth in a bowl of cold water, just to rinse it out, wash it off. Really, just to saturate it before adding the color. Once the cheesecloth is saturated, I added my choice of color to the bowl of cold water. Usually I determine the color I'm going to use, by matching it to the props I'll be using. 

If I'm using a blanket, I'll put the colors on the blanket to see what matches best.  

The green I choose matched the ornaments perfectly! I had originally picked the green based on the blanket, but, it looked so great with the ornaments, I couldn't pass the opportunity for a Christmas shot. Especially since this little guy IS a Christmas baby! 

How do you use your Lindy's Stamp Gang products?

Thanks for stopping by! 
Jessica Griffin
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Friday, April 5, 2013

Art To The Eggstreme contest winners!!!

Its time to announce the winners of the "Art To The Eggstreme" contest. We had some fabulous entries and we want to thank everyone for participating. The votes were so close. I would also like to thank the design team for participating in making all the beautiful inspiration eggs. Are you ready for the winners????
 #1 is........ Tiffany's Paper Designs entry #5!!!
#2 is........ Lynne My Madkow Designs entry #20!!!
#3 is........ Nancy Pinkbellamia entry #15!!!
Congratulations! I hope you enjoy your winnings. 1st prize is a $50.00 gift certificate towards Lindy's Stamp Gang's products. 2nd & 3rd prize is a $25.00 gift certificate towards Lindy's Stamp Gang's Products. Please contact Tracey @ to claim your prize.
Have a beautiful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Finishing Details with Jessica Griffin

I love to color, and it's really easy to incorporate my Lindy's Stamp Gang products into everything I color. The finishing details really complete the project bring everything together!

I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Yellow Rose of Texas to color the felt star, and the stars in the image. I only buy white felt, and I use my LSG products to make the felt, the exact color I want.

I used Cotton Candy Pink Starburst Stain to add some shimmer to the banner that says: "birthday wishes". 

I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang’s magicals in Hottie Patottie Hot Pink to add color to the leotard and ballet slippers

This is an older card, but one that shows how the small details really make a huge difference. Lindy's Stamp Gang products are really a great alternative to adding glitter. When I give my kids a card, covered in LSG products, I NEVER worry that they'll touch the finished piece and then put their hands on their face, resulting in glitter in their eyes. You can see the details for the card below on my blog

I'll be back on the 10th! I hope everyone has a great Easter!

Jessica Griffin

Monday, March 18, 2013

Rainbow Card using Color Shots

Hi to all the Lindy's Stamp Gang blog followers out there, today I have a quick, fun and funky rainbow colored card using Color Shots to share with you all.

What I used:

  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Shots: Bells of Ireland Green, Magnolia Magenta Gold, Hottie Patottie Hot Pink, Bachelor Button Blue, Witch's Potion Purple, Rhododendron Rose Red and Marigold Yellow Orange.
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray on leaf - Bells of Ireland Green
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Glitz Spritz on flower - Royal Amethyst Fire
  • Pink Paislee Resist Cardstock - 12 x 12 Mistables
  • Prima Leaf,  Say it in Crystals (Black corner embellishments cut from border edging)
  • Magnolia flower (large) and black bead spray
  • Flower coloured with Copic Markers and Glitz Spritz - Royal Amethyst Fire
  • Black Opulence Ribbon
  • Eclipse Black 100 Card
  • Stickles - Stardust

What I did:

Cut resist card to size and choose a rainbow of Color Shots.  My shots have been pre-mixed with water.  You could also create monotone cards (eg: all different blues) which also look amazing!
Using a small spoon or pop stick, spoon a small amount of each color onto top edge of card, making sure each color touches the one next to it like this... Uvs130317-002a
Gently tilt the card to allow colors to run.
Add more color if needed.  If you prefer to leave this looking drippy, stop at this step and leave the colors to dry.
Spritz card with water to make colors wick and bleed.
Once again - tilt card so that colors run, the excess will run off - I use this excess color on tags or pages so I don't waste it..
Use a paper towel to wipe excess color from the resist design (use can remove any stubborn color with a baby wipe).  Wipe from top to bottom (in line with colors not across) and change paper towel after each wipe so as not to contaminate the colors. Uvs130317-012a
Leave flat to dry (this won't take long).

Now you could use this as the base for an image, die cut it, use as journal background, but I thought this was so pretty I didn't really want to cover it up!   In an effort to show off my background, I added some black card, ribbon and embellishments to contrast with all those colors, plus a flower I had previously colored and this is the result.....

May your day have a little Lindy's sparkle,