Friday, December 19, 2014

Stampendous: More Pen Patterns

It's just not the holidays without piles of sparkle, and the Stampendous Pen Pattern images are perfect for adding plenty of glitter!

The Pen Pattern Snowman was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on white cardstock, along with the Pen Pattern Waves. I used a Zig Glue Marker to adhere Stampendous Micro Glitter from the Spring Kit, in bright pink, lime, and aqua, and filled in other areas with Multi Crystal Micro Glitter...kind of like painting with glitter! The wave designs were cut in half and adhered from  both sides of the focal panel. "Joy" from the Holiday Wishes Clear Set was stamped on the card, and a bright pink pom pom was added to Snowy's hat ' know my pom poms!

Be sure to check out each day of this week's posting and links from the Stampendous blog, and play along with our challenge. You can find all the details HERE.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Dreamweaver: Quick and Thick

In a flurry of a hurry? This month the Dream Team are all about the Quick and Cute...whether that be cards, gifts, wrapping, or tags...we have sleigh-loads of ideas! Play along by posting your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice, and a possible bonus stencil for using Dreamweaver products in your Quick and Cute project! Here's what fun I've been up to this week:

As we've finally been getting some "chillier" weather in SoCal, I thought my post today should conjure up thoughts of warm and sunny beaches, just to keep myself confused! I am so in love with the new Dreamweaver Shell Wreath...appropriate for Christmas, yes, but appropriate for those who just love the beach. I made this card for a friend who loves all things beachy, along with an ornament using the same stencil. However, I'll post the ornament another time as it is fairly simple, but very involved and, therefore, does not fall into the "Quick and Cute" category for this month. Now, you're looking at this card and thinking that this card is quite involved as well. Nope. Not really. Here's what I did...

First I created a panel from teal Dotted Swiss, plain white, and kraft cardstocks, with the teal and white edge torn to mimic the shoreline against the sand. Then I went on to paste-emboss the wreath on this panel in Metallic Gold, as well as the Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian for Merry Christmas) sentiment on the kraft card base. The sentiment was set aside near a small fan to dry.

Meanwhile, I poured a good portion of Stampendous Aged Teal Embossing Enamel on top of the wet paste. I used my heat tool to melt the enamel, and in the process puff up the paste as well. As a side benefit, the paste is pretty much dry now...and looks gorgeous! Chunky, metallic, and elegant, but more importantly...quick and easy. A great "conveyer belt" type of card to do in multiples, and gather in all the ooohs and aaaahs that will be coming your way.

I'd love to receive a comment from you before you head on to the rest of the "A" team:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stampendous: Pen Patterns are Positively Picturesque!

This week the Stampendous team are having a joyful time playing with the Pen Pattern images! They are all so cute, as you can see HERE! One of my faves is this darling Pen Pattern Penguin. Most of the Pen Pattern images are so fun to color, but sometimes you just want to complete a card in a hurry. So, I just stamped him three times on white cardstock with Paris Dusk Memento ink. The first one was on a square panel, with rounded corners. The second one required being cut out around the head, wings, and gift, and adhered over top of the previous one with dimensional tape. The final one was just the scarf, brim, and wings, and adhered on top of the other two. White glue was brushed over the gift ribbon and the fluffy brim, and Medium Multi Crystal Glitter added for sparkle. I added a tinsel pompom as well. (Just a tip...snip a portion of the fluff off the back of the pompom to adhere flat.)

The dark blue panel was machine embossed with my Dreamweaver Christmas Borders Embossing Folder. A few messages from the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Holiday Words were stamped in the blue ink on white cardstock together, and die cut with the Dreamweaver Nesting Frames, and adhered to the card. More messages were stamped inside.

We always love when you share your creations with us, either by emailing them to Stampendous, or posting on the Stampendous Facebook page. If you'd like more info on playing with the monthly challenges, click HERE.

Head over to the Stampendous blog to see who else is playing today, and check back there again tomorrow!

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