Monday, March 23, 2015

Stampendous: Spellbinder's Quarterly Hop 2015 #1

We’re excited, once again, to be partnering with the folks over at Spellbinders for a Spring mini blog hop! As Spellbinders design partners this year, we’ve been blessed to use many of their exciting products, and we know their design team is enjoying the Stampendous products we sent for their use! Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week our Design Team will be sharing fun projects they’ve made with the Spellbinders products we’ve received.  Wednesday we’ll be a featured company on their blog and two of our designers will be posting tutorials for you focused on the newest Spellbinders products.

PRIZES

Here at Stampendous we’ve got some mystery Spellbinders dies up for grabs along with some fantastic Stampendous cling rubber so be sure to comment on our blog posts and those of our designers for the three days. See our Official Rules for eligibility and more. Comment deadline is Thursday, March 26th, and winners will be announced Friday, March 27, 2015.
Spellbinders has fantastic prize packages from all of their partners to give away each day, so be sure to visit their blog and use their contest entry tool to enter each day (one entry per day, per person). See the Spellbinders Blog for rules and a list Product Partner companies.

Here's something fun from me:

I really wanted to create a jewelry piece for this occasion. Unfortunately, I rejoined the Stampendous team after all the wonderful base pieces from Spellbinder had been passed out to the  team. However, I did receive a handful of fun dies...

Using the "Dragon Delight" set, I die cut three of the dragonflies from chipboard, and adhered them together for more substance. I applied VersaMark ink over the surface with a fingertip dauber, and poured on some Stampendous Aged Teal Embossing Enamel. This was heated until molten, sprinkled with more and heated again...in all three or four layers of the EE. Then I inked the fishnet-patterned background image from Nathalie Kalbach's "Studio Wired" set of grunge stamps with VersaMark, reheated the surface, and pressed the stamp onto the molten surface. This was allowed to cool before removing the stamp, and the result was this awesomely textured surface. The only additions were three small teal crystals pressed into the re-warmed surface, a thin bit of gold wire wrapped around the head to create curled antennae, and a pin-back adhered to the back with Quick Grip by Beacon Adhesives. Now I wanted this to really be the focal piece, so I created a card to display it on.

I created an easel card loosely following team member, Kristine Reynolds, tutorial HERE, using Core'dinations Vintage and Essentials cardstock, both of which were sanded a bit around the edges. The flat panel on the bottom of the card, was paste-embossed with Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste with the Chevron stencil. More of the Aged Teal EE was poured over the wet paste, and all of this was heated until bubbly and dry...more great texture and shimmer!

I cut a square of Mark Richard's linen fabric, frayed the edges, and stamped more of Nathalie Kalbach's images with Toffee and Deep Lagoon VersaFine ink by Tsukineko over the square. This was adhered to the card front with 3L Tape Runner (a wet adhesive would just ooze through the fabric and be seen). I cut two banner strips from scrap and stamped them in black with the Stampendous Cling Grunge Happy Birthday, and adhered these to the right side of the card.

Finally, I used the Richard Garay Celebrations "Sweet Treats" Die set from Spellbinder to cut the cool tag which has a notch at the top to wrap around a bow on a package...in this case, the natural burlap ribbon from May Arts. I punched two holes for the pin-back to slip through, and attached my beautiful pin. NOW it gets the recognition that it deserves! You know you've created a successful gift if you'd love to receive it yourself!


Here are today's links for those playing:

Stampendous Blog


Pam Hornschu


Jamie Martin


Spellbinders Blog

27 comments:

Susan Falkler said...

I love dragonflies. Yours is so beautiful in that deep blue.

Stampendous said...

That pin looks incredible and the details on the display card are just as gorgeous! Love how your mind thinks, Pam, thank you for sharing this great idea!

Carol w said...

This is an outstanding card, just love your dragonfly.

Pam Beatty said...

How beautiful! I love dragonflies and teal is my favorite color!

Kate B said...

Love the project; so detailed but fairly easy. Thank you!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Nice card. I like how you did the dragonfly.

Carolina Kathy said...

Love your card!! Colors are terrific as well. Thx for sharing.

Yolanda said...

I just love your color combo and all the texture. Beautiful card.

barbara macaskill said...

Such a pretty card! I love your dragonfly piece! It is quite lovely! TFS!

BurningRubber said...

I would proudly wear your dragonfly pin! It is gorgeous!! And also such a beautiful card to display it on!

Jade Passmore said...

What a fun birthday card! I love the dragonfly.

cghundley said...

Oh so pretty and
unique!
Carla from Utah

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty. I love your background paired with that beautiful dragon fly. TFS

Sabrina said...

Very pretty!!

Jean said...

Just gorgeous!

Amy M said...

The colors and textures are fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

Janis said...

Oh, my....this is just exquisite!! Your dragonfly is gorgeous and I LOVE the richness and elegance these deep colors impart. Wonderful work!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Sue D said...

Beautiful --love the dragonfly and your use of fabric.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, I am intrigued by the chevron you created. Always love dragonflies and this one is gorgeous!

ShnabbyStudio said...

Love the dragonfly!! It's Gorgeous colors!! And I love the linen for adding texture :)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Your dragonfly turned out gorgeous!

BethW said...

Your dragonfly is gorgeous and brilliant.YOur card is stunning and your tutorial is perfect. Saying it again-you guys are the very,very best!

Karen Petitt said...

Stunning! Love every little detail and all of the texture you have achieved, the colours are so rich and lush. Thanks for the blog hop Karen

LChippy76 said...

B E A U T I F U L Card!!!
LOVE the Colors!!!
TFS!!!

Craftyfield said...

Love your dragonfly, use of fabric and the texture paste chevrons with Frantage. Fabulous ideas!

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combination!

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

this is Beautiful. I love the colors. They really are up my alley. Wonderful job and Thank you for the inspiration.

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