Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dream-Pendous Collaboration Week: Day Four


Welcome to another "Dream-Pendous" week of inspiration! The Stampendous team and the Dreamweaver team are collaborating once again with all the fun toys in both team's arsenal. Of course, as usual, there will be great prizes available for those who comment throughout this week. In face there will be three prize packages available to win. Each will have a great selection of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous images and dies...one of which being the new "Blossom Beauty" face image as shown on the badge above.



Here is my creation for today:

Today I'm in the mood to give my Dreamweaver and Stampendous products the "royal" treatment, and in the bird world, what is more royal than the peacock, with its gorgeous shimmering feathers, and proud stance?

My background card was created by stamping the Stampendous Cling Peacock Feather with Versamark ink randomly over the background. Then I sprinkled a mix of Goldfinch, Saphire, Ivy Garden, and Navaho Metallic F/X powders from Dreamweaver over the surface. Using a soft brush, I swished the colors over the watermark-inked surface. The powders cling to that ink, adding a vibrant shimmer to the design. Wiping the excess off with a "Swiffer" dusting cloth works really well...great for anytime static cling is an issue in your crafting!

I wrapped a beautiful double-sided iridescent May Arts ribbon around the card base and tied inside. The focal panel features the Dreamweaver Peacock stencil which I paste-embossed in Glossy Blue on the black cardstock. While wet, I poured Stampendous Aged Marine Embossing Enamel over the surface, pouring off the excess back into the jar, and then I heated the entire panel with my heat tool. Dreamweaver has a technique that we teach called "Molten Magic", which interestingly enough, was discovered by Stampendous Team Designer, Jennifer Dove. Normally, we would sprinkle the wet paste with our Metallic F/X powders, and then heat until bubbling all over. The process speeds up the drying process of the paste, and at the same time adds shimmer and texture. But...in the case of my card today, I sprinkled with the embossing enamel and heated until bubbling, melting the embossing powder into the paste as well. The end result here was just as stunning...lots of color, shimmer, and texture, with a slightly aged-metal appearance. Very cool! Or hot, depending on how you look at it...lol.


Please visit the team's players for today, and leave comments as you go!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dream-Pendous Collaboration Week: Day Three


Welcome to another "Dream-Pendous" week of inspiration! The Stampendous team and the Dreamweaver team are collaborating once again with all the fun toys in both team's arsenal. Of course, as usual, there will be great prizes available for those who comment throughout this week. In face there will be three prize packages available to win. Each will have a great selection of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous images and dies...one of which being the new "Blossom Beauty" face image as shown on the badge above.



Here is my creation for today:

Today I'm back to journeying around the world with the Stampendous Blossom Beauty...this time she's a pink Polynesian princess. I stamped her in Rich Cocoa Memento ink on kraft cardstock, and added some shading with Copic markers. Then I placed the cool template/stencil/mask that comes with the stamp set as a mask over her face, and ink-stenciled the Large Scales background stencil from Dreamweaver in brown. The large flower from the Blossom Beauty set was stamped on the same panel and embossed with Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel from Stampendous, as well as her lips (just used a Versamark pen to add ink before the EP), and sprinklings of the same Shabby Pink which I heated from underneath to melt. The card base was ink-stenciled using a soft pink ink through the Dreamweaver Herringbone stencil all over the white card, and then I ink-stenciled the Large Hawaiian Leaves Square over the top with the same ink. The Blossom Beauty panel was torn around the edges and matted with a white panel before adhering to the base card. I ink-stenciled another white panel with the Herringbone design in pink with the blossom stamped in brown on top, and a kraft panel in brown, and proceeded to use these panels to die cut the Dreamweaver Monstera Leaf Die and the Dreamweaver Blossom Beauty Matching Dies set to embellish my card with...and a few adhesive pearls as well.

Please visit the team's players for today, and leave comments as you go!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dream-Pendous Collaboration Week: Day Two


Welcome to another "Dream-Pendous" week of inspiration! The Stampendous team and the Dreamweaver team are collaborating once again with all the fun toys in both team's arsenal. Of course, as usual, there will be great prizes available for those who comment throughout this week. In face there will be three prize packages available to win. Each will have a great selection of Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous images and dies...one of which being the new "Blossom Beauty" face image as shown on the badge above.



Here is my creation for today:


I was so excited to play with this new Cling Camera Elements image from Stampendous for our collaboration. For once I'll have a Father's Day card made well in advance for my hubby, which I know he'll love. He loves photography and cameras and camera gadgets...you get the "picture"! Simply stamped in black on gray textured cardstock was enough, though I did add some inking and distressing. Actually, on the whole card! The houndstooth panel was created by running that Dreamweaver pattern stencil through my Big Shot with some Whitewashed Core'dinations cardstock, and sanding the raised surface to reveal the black core. Did you know that you can run Dreamweaver's metal stencils through your embossing machines? Yes, you can, just by following a slightly different "sandwich":
1. Place stencil face down on base plate only.
2. Cardstock face down on stencil.
3. Rubber embossing mat on cardstock.
4. TWO clear plates on top. Yes, two. This protects your stencil from the roller in the machine.
Note: For a deeper emboss, spritz the back of your cardstock with a bit of isopropyl/rubbing alcohol or water before embossing.

Back to the card...
I stenciled a beautiful Border Flourish from Dreamweaver on the red panel, and added a torn section of a dictionary page with the word "photography". (I almost placed this piece upside down until I noticed that the back side had the word "phallic" on it. Ooops. Could have been a big mistake...or a small one. *snort* Close one averted, but amusing none the less.)


Please visit the team's players for today, and leave comments as you go!