Friday, August 15, 2014

Stampendous and Authentique...an Authentic Pair!

Welcome to the final day this week of Stampendous featuring Authentique papers! These gorgeous patterned papers for scrapbooking and crafting are just perfect for our October selection of Spring stamp images. But it turns out they’re great for so many of Stampendous' images! We’ll be showcasing the papers Authentique sent us in our October catalog and in a big Blog Hop in October. But we thought we’d give you a sneak peek of this terrific paper, and a chance to win some beautiful sheets of it plus a $20 Stampendous.com reward card this week! (Note: We’re just giving one prize this week.) So, if you haven't been there already, head over to the Stampendous Impressions blog each day this week, and leave comments there as well as those on the link lists each day for a chance to win!

Here's what I've created:

Ever have one of those creative moments where you have an epiphany of what you want to create, with what products, and it all comes together the way you envisioned? This card was one of those moments. I KNEW I was using Authentique papers, 'cuz hey, those are what we are featuring this week! And for good reason. I was flipping through their 6 x 6 "Latest and Greatest" stack of double-sided small patterned papers, and came across this one that looks like white-washed wood! Wouldn't that make a cool fence? Then I looked through my new stash of Stampendous images and found this Christmas Cottage stamp. Perfect! I suddenly loved the thought of creating a hole in the fence where you could see this awesome winter scene...so I went to work, er...play...

The Christmas Cottage was stamped on a white panel and colored with Copics (shown at left). This was cut out loosely and adhered to the front of my green card base. The image was stamped once again on the "fence" paper, and colored as well. I used a craft knife to cut out the "hole" in the fence. I turned it over and applied strips of foam tape for the dimension that I was looking for, and snipped the corners of my "fence" slats. Now I needed snow...

With a palette knife I applied bits of Dreamweaver Regular White Embossing Paste across the top and around the opening, and at the base of the fence. While wet, I poured Stampendous Spoonful of Snow over the surface, pressed it in slightly, and set it aside to dry. Once dry, I adhered the popped up "fence" over the cottage panel on my card, and quickly stamped a sentiment from the the Stampendous Christmas Words set on a scrap from my Authentique stash. Love it!!! May need to make more!

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the other team members posting today that are listed on the Stampendous Impressions blog, and leave some comments for a chance to win a gift card!

34 comments:

Sabrina said...

Oh my... What a very gorgeous card and very gorgeous and stunning coloring!!

Diane said...

Wow...gorgeous...love how you created the icy snow on the "fence" boards and at the bottom, so unique and pretty...and your coloring is beautiful as well!!

craftymom205 said...

Love this card.

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JackieP Neal said...

Pam! I adore your card! The fence paper and the scene that you colored! Oh and the sparkle of the fresh snow- beautiful!! Well done! ")

Sandy Berl said...

I love everything about this card. What a unique design!

Amy C. said...

Wow, this is breathtaking! I've never seen a card quite like this!

christi said...

can I just say I love this. the peek through the fence is brilliant. I love all of the details.

Kristine Reynolds said...

This is beautiful!

Elise S. said...

What a cute idea! I love the hole in the fence look! That paper was perfect for your idea! Beautifully colored scenic stamp too! Thank you for sharing!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the paper that you chose and this card left me speechless. I had to sit and drink it all in for a few minutes before I could actually type a coherent response. This is absolutely AMAZING!!! If you would like to sell it I would definitely be the first to jump up and yell "SOLD"! TFS!

Sue D said...

This is gorgeous. Love the fence you created and all the sparkle.
Sue in Ohio

Judy said...

What an awesome card. I love how you put this together, super fun. Thanks for sharing with us.

Heather Thompson said...

again a marvelous card. very traditional.

Suzi said...

One of the most beautiful seasonal cards I have seen this year! I wish I had epiphany moments like that! :o)

Martice Smith II said...

What a unique design! I love the sparkling "snow" and how inviting the whole scene (peek-through) is. Loved your approach and it always feels great when what we envision in our minds manifests in such a powerful way, through our own hands!!!

T said...

We've seen a lot of nice cards this week, but this one is exceptional.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Janice K said...

A stunning card.x

Sheila H said...

This is amazing. Love all the sparkle :)

cghundley said...

OMG this is
gorgeous! I
love it all!
Carla from Utah

Kailash said...

The most beautiful card I have seen, stunning scene, love it!!!

Robin B. said...

Beautiful Christmas card, love the glitter!

BurningRubber said...

This is so stunning! I love the colors and textures.

Janis said...

Wow.....this is spectacular!!! LOVE how you did the fence!! Lovely coloring.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

barbara macaskill said...

I have had to keep coming back to look at this again and again. Love the snow, the paper, the coloring and EVERYTHING about this gorgeous card!! TFS!

marylouh said...

Beautiful. Looks so vintage. the coloring is amazing. So realistic. thanks for sharing a wonderful project.

Linsey said...

THUD!!! Sorry, that was my jaw hitting the floor---this is STUNNING!!! I absolutely adore what you've done on your wonderful Christmas card with the marvelous scene peeking through and wooden fence and sparkling snow drifts!!! Oh my!! Simple breathtaking and SO very inspiring! Thanks for sharing this wonderful work of art! :)

Liz said...

I can not even say how much I love this card-beautiful winter scene and I love how it is like looking at it through the hole in a fence :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty. Love that the scene is peeking out from the hole in the fence. TFS

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful, love your card the coloring is just perfect. TFS.

Katie said...

This is wonderful! Love how you used this stamp with that paper! And the snowy edges are awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

barbara macaskill said...

Had to come back again to take another look at this beautiful card!! :-)

Gracie CH said...

Oh I didn't get the Stampendous newsletter but I wanted to come comment on every project. This is stunning! What a beautifully made card! Love it.

Stampendous said...

It's just incredible, Pam. The fence posts are gorgeous, and the way you added the snow is magnificent. And the ripped hole...LOVE IT! Thanks SO much for playing with us this week!!!

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