Friday, October 17, 2014

Woodware: Textured Traditions


I love that the Dreamweaver Ornate Tree and Holiday Borders match each other in design, and now there is even a Holiday Borders Embossing Folder from Dreamweaver! This card was done "old-school" though...the front panel was paste-embossed in Glossy Red Embossing Paste with Stampendous Red Embossing Powder over the top, and heated until bubbly and textured. The same technique was done on the Holiday Borders panel, but with Copper Paste and Aged Copper Embossing Enamel over the top. The result is a bit shimmery, a bit rough. A few crystals added for bling, and a soft ribbon bow completes this very traditional card...which happens to be this week's challenge on the Woodware blog! Come play along!

Dreamweaver/Stampendous/Core'dinations: SANDY Claus is Coming to Town - Finale!

SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of fun Core'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. Here is what you might win:

Here's what I'm showing off today:

What a jolly way to end this week's hop...with Santa! Specifically the Stampendous Cling Santa Reins, stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink from Tsukineko, and colored with Copic markers. I added some Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste over his beard, hat, and cuffs, and "fluffed" it a bit with the tip of a palette knife. A generous pour of Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter over the surface, and pressed in slightly to adhere, gives him the sparkle that he deserves. The card base is a great textured piece of Core'dinations cardstock. On top of this is a white cardstock panel paste-embossed in Glossy Red using the Dreamweaver Chevron stencil design.  A die cut Holly Swirl from Dreamweaver, and a die cut Snowflake from Stampendous, layered with a May Arts ribbon knot finish off this card.

Leave a comment for me, and head to the next on the list:

Pam Hornschu*
*On Stampendous team as well

(will not be posting on their company blog, but individual posts only)
Tami Mayberry

Head on over to the Stampendous blog for links to their posts:

Dreamweaver: Smudged and Smeared's 31 Days of Halloween-Day Seventeen

The Dream Team are dipping their fingers into all things spooky, creepy, and scary, as we play along with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween. The team will be taking turns to fill the quota of 31 days on the Dream It Up! blog, and posting on their own blogs as well. Be sure to leave them lots of love as this is truly a challenge for many of them! Here is my post for today:

It is great when you can use a item in your craft stash for more than just the obvious in point, this Lock and Key Stencil. Perfect for Valentines, Weddings, and Anniversaries, right? But why not the lock and key to a crypt or a dungeon or a haunted house? All it takes is a change in color scheme to blood red and raven black, with plenty of ink and tool distressing. The design itself was paste-embossed in Gold and sprinkled with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel from Stampendous. While the paste was still wet, it was heated with a heat tool until bubbling, creating the antiqued chunky metal appearance. Smears of red embossing powder over the panel, and swipes of foggy white pigment ink adds to the creepy feel. The item that cinches that is the "Enter if You Dare" sentiment from the Stampendous Tricky Words clear set.

The Smeared and Smudged site is offering prizes each day of the month by a long list of sponsors...Dreamweaver being one of them, but we are also offering one stencil to one lucky commenter on the Dream It Up! blog each day of the month! So, leave your comment below before heading over to the Smeared and Smudged blog to view all of the other creepiness!

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