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Stampendous and May Arts...Ribbon Love

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Welcome to the grand finale of our hop with the May Arts Ribbon Design Team! Today we have several talented members from both teams posting their creations for this fun week. If you've missed any of the days this week, head on back to the Monday post on the Stampendous blog for links to everyone. As per usual, leave comments on every post for the chance to win one of three prize packages shown in the banner below. See Stampendous Official Contest Rules for details.

I created this "key to passion" (whatever that means! Sounds good, though, doesn't it?), using a wood key shape that I picked up in the big box store near me. I painted it with black acrylic paint, and then proceeded to "Fran•tagé" it! I dabbed Dreamweaver Silver Embossing Paste randomly over the surface, sprinkled liberally with both Aged Silver and Aged Black Embossing Enamels, and heated it all to bubble and melt and texturize.

I stamped the Cling Passion Heart image from Stampendous three ti…

Dreamweaver Thursday: A May Arts Play Date with Ric Rac and Ribbons

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It's always fun when we can mix Dreamweaver Thursday with a hop, and today we're hopping with May Arts...the most awesome Ribbon Resource ever! Actually, we've been hopping all of this week, so if you've missed any of the days, head back to the Stampendous Impressions blog and start at the beginning! Just by leaving comments on all of the posts, you have the chance to win one of THREE prize packages of awesomeness! Check it out...


Of course, there are rules and blah, blah, blah, which can be found HERE.

This card is super simple to create, and the technique is sure to win you plenty of "oohs" and "aaaahs". We call it Molten Magic, and here are the steps:
1. Using removable tape, tape Floral and Dots stencil over cardstock panel on all four sides.
2. Place Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste along edge of Paste Spreader, using Palette Knife.
3. Place Spreader at edge of stencil, at 45 degree angle, and with both hands across the semi-circular handle, …

New Stampendous Stencil Duos with May Arts YUM!

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In my opinion, anytime that you want to take a project to the next level, anything May Arts is the line to go with! Both Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils have been "Partners in Craft" with May Arts for the past few years, and the reason is simple...WE LOVE MAY ARTS! We're hopping all of this week, and we've got some super prize packages up for grabs...take a look!

See Stampendous Official Contest Rules for details.


My post today features another one of the new Stencil Duo sets designed by Fran Seiford. This one is "Balloon Duo", and as with the other sets, includes one "open" stencil (balloon), and one pattern stencil. Both can be layered and used together, or separately. The sets include a doodling pen, and a small set of notecards.

Beginning with my Creative Palette Rectangle, I placed several drops of Radiant Neon Reinkers in Electric Blue and Electric Green from Tsukineko®, and sprayed with water to mingle the colors. A square panel of t…

Woodware: Sketch 50...A Violet Posy

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Welcome to another Woodware Sketch Challenge! For all the info on how YOU can play along, be sure to check the Woodware Witterings Blog. Below is our basic format this month.
As you can see by the card at the top, my card base is an olive green panel, ink-stenciled softly over the background with the Dreamweaver Hexagons stencil, using a large stencil brush and Mossy Green Mixed Media ink from Clearsnap.

My round focal point is a circular die cut white cardstock panel, stamped in black ink and colored and shaded with markers, featuring the Stampendous Cling Hydrangea Lacecap. I've sprinkled a bit of Chunky White Embossing Enamel over the card and posy, and heated from underneath to achieve these pretty little specks of glossy white.

The band across the bottom is  created by using one of the new Stampendous Fitted Frame Dies to cut my white strip, and this has been stamped in black with a sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Friendship Assortment.

How About a Little Whimsey?

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One of our new releases to the Stampendous line, is this beautiful Dreamweaver Heart Whimsey stencil design. So pretty, delicate, and unique, which I've tried my best to honor with this card.

The card base is a tent-fold pink card. I paste-embossed the design in Dreamweaver Glossy White Embossing Paste, over a panel of "shaving cream paper". If you've never done it before, then you really need to play in the foam!

Use the cheapest shaving foam you can purchase (I used Barbasol), and a small tray or cardboard box. Spray the foam inside, and once it's as poofy as it's going to get, add a few drops of re-inkers, or even food coloring, and swirl it with a stick. Place your cardstock panels into the surface, and pull them off. Use a palette knife or an old credit card, and scrape off the excess. And repeat. Let your panels air dry. This works on any paper, but the glossy cardstocks show it off best. It's also a fun project with the kids!

Once the paste was dry…

Dreamweaver Thursday: Love Squared

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Well...maybe not mathematically, but this project speaks love in volumes! And so simple to recreate!

Using a 6 inch square canvas, with thick sides, I covered the it entirely in VersaMark ink by Tsukineko, and heated the pink embossing powder from the Spring Sparkle Kit all over it. (Be careful! It gets hot, so you may want to do it in sections.) Once cooled, I placed the Dreamweaver Swirly Heart on the surface, and taped it on all four sides with removable tape. Then I spread Glossy Black Embossing Paste over the stencil, and set it aside to dry.

Once dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Love Always set in Black StazOn ink in the bottom right corner. If necessary, you can touch up the sentiment with a fine tipped black pen.

I smudged some VersaMark over the surface, and sprinkled a bit of Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel, heating it to melt in patches and specks.

The finishing touch was to wrap and tie a May Arts black ribbon bow around the four sides.




For more heartfelt…

Woodware: Create Your Own Embellies!

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This week the Woodware girls are all about creating their own embellishments, and there have been some wonderful ones on the NEW Woodware Blog.

My version features the Stampendous Mother Hen stamped in black, and colored with markers, and matted in blue. The card base is bright green, with a panel of Core'dinations Chalk Core in blue, machine embossed using the Dreamweaver Corner Flowers, and sanded to reveal the design. After this panel was adhered to the card, a square of polka dot paper was stamped with a sentiment from the Perfectly Clear Friendly Phrases set, and adhered over the Chalk Core panel. The focal point square was angled and adhered before adding my fun embellishment.


Using the Stampendous Cling Daisies stamps and dies, two flowers were stamped on yellow cardstock, colored and shaded a bit with markers, and using a VersaMark pen, the yellow portion of the Spring Sparkle Kit was added and heated. The flowers (and a leaf from the polka dot paper) were die cut, th…

Doodles and Hearts and Duos = LOVE!

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I really LOVE how this card turned out! It features just one of the new Stencil Duo sets designed by Fran Seiford. Each set provides two stencils (one open design, and one pattern design), along with a doodling pen and a set of small white notecards. This set is called "Heart Duos".

My card base is a soft purple, stamped and embossed in black using the "Cling Penned Love" sentiment. A green panel has been run through my Big Shot Pro to emboss the pattern design, and a green ink has been brushed over the raised surface to highlight the design. The corners have been rounded, and the square panel has been matted in white  before being adhered to the card using Zip Dry adhesive.

The focal point is this beautiful heart, layered with the pattern stencil on the bottom, and the open heart over the top, taped to the Mixed Media cardstock. The design has been traced using the included pen. The patterned stencil has been removed, and the heart traced around the design. Dood…

Woodware: It's All About the Curves!

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The Woodware team are playing with our first challenge of 2016..."Scallops, Curves, and Polka Dots", and my project today features a bit of all three. I've used the Stampendous Creative Palette to create the background for my beautiful blossoms, by squirting drops of Dreamweaver Color Solutions alcohol inks and its thinner on the palette, and letting the colors swirl. I placed panels of the Mixed Media White cardstock over the inks, and pulled them off, before cleaning a the palette with a bit of warm, soapy water, and letting it air dry. (There will be a bit of staining, but it will remain transparent.) The panels dry almost immediately, so I was able to stamp a bit of the "bubble wrap" design from Nathalie Kalbach's "Grunge" set in gray ink, and several of the leaves and blossoms from the Perfectly Clear Build a Bouquet stamps and dies sets. Part of these were adhered and layered to the front of my gray card along with stamped sentiments, polka…

Mixing the Media with Stampendous and Imagine Crafts!

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Does your stamping and stenciling "Go to eleven"*? After this week it sure will! All this week the Stampendous/Dreamweaver team are "amping" up their projects with products from Imagine Crafts®...specifically the new Radiant Neon Amplifyinks, and their counterpart, the Radiant Neon inks. The first are wonderful colors that soften and grow when heated, adding incredible dimension to all your creations! You can learn about them HERE. And the second are a brighter, more vivid version of the colors. 
As usual there will be fantastic prizes as shown below. All you need to do is visit the Stampendous Blog each day this week, following the links, and leaving comments about what YOU love best!  See Official Contest Rules for details.

Here is what I've created using the Radiant Neon inks along with the Stampendous Round Creative Palette, and "The Look" Cling Rubber Stamp Set, and one of my favorite sentiments from Stampendous..."Color Outside the Lines&q…

Dreamweaver Thursday...AMPLIFIED! IMAGINE that!

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Does your stamping and stenciling "Go to eleven"*? After this week it sure will! All this week the Stampendous/Dreamweaver team are "amping" up their projects with products from Imagine Crafts®...specifically the new Radiant Neon Amplify inks. Wonderful colors that soften and grow when heated, adding incredible dimension to all your creations! You can learn about them HERE.
As usual there will be fantastic prizes as shown below. All you need to do is visit the Stampendous Blog each day this week, following the links, and leaving comments about what YOU love best!  See Official Contest Rules for details.

Here is what I've "amped" up colorfully for Dreamweaver Thursday, also featuring newly released stencils to the Stampendous Dreamweaver collection...

I played with mixing the new Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko® Radiant Neon Amplify inks with the Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste. Not really mixing them, per se, but doing this...

1. Tape stencils (Dream…