Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dreamweaver Stampendous Blog Hop Day 4!


Well the blog hop has been a blast so far with 3 days to go! We hope you've enjoyed our creations so far and will continue to join us until Saturday for even more great samples.
Each day this week, you will be directed from both the Stampendous Impressions' blog or the Dream It Up! blog to the players du jour for your oohing and aaahing pleasure. Everyone will be playing on Saturday, the 14th with our final hop for the week. This is your opportunity to see how to mix and mingle your creativity...if you are a stenciler, you will be fascinated at combining stamps with your first love. If you are a stamper, you will be wowed at how stencils can add to your impressions.
Here's my creation for you today. It fills the Dreamweaver Stencils April challenge of "Bring May Flowers" and incorporates part of a wonder set from Stampendous called "Mother's Love" (SSC1146).



The steps to create this are:
  • Tape the Iris (LL320) stencil to light purple cardstock using removable tape
  • Use the Paste Spreader (LM2010) to apply Pearlescent Embossing Paste across the image
  • Use a soft paint brush to sprinkle Metallic F/X Powders ( 05 - Goldfinch, 11 - Ivy Garden, and 14 - Purple Satin) over the wet paste, it will look kind of messy at this point, but don't worry, it will be spectacular at the end!
  • Remove and clean the stencil, set the image aside to dry
  • Stamp the Happy Mother's Day saying on matching paper with Archival Jet Black ink (this is an acrylic stamp set, so I just snipped between the words and stacked them vertically on a grid block)
  • Layer on dark purple then on dark green cardstock using foam tape
  • When the paste is dry (about 50 minutes), use a swiffer cloth to wipe off the excess powders
  • Trim close around the design
  • Layer on dark purple, trim again
  • Layer on dark green cardstock with foam tape
  • Tape the Large flourish stencil (LJ896) to a corner of light green cardstock and use a 3/4" stencil brush to apply Distress Ink Forest Moss ink to the design
  • Layer on dark green cardstock
  • Embellish with a pretty ribbon
Be sure to leave comments as you tour the blogs (with your email addy!) for a chance to win one of three combined sets of these Dreamweaver and Stampendous goodies:

*For shipping and handling purposes, USA/APO/FPO/Canada winners only

 
Here are today's players


Leave me some love before you "gear up" for the next player!

Happy Creating,
Louise

34 comments:

Colleen said...

So Pretty, love what you did with the iris.

Melinda Gleissner said...

This is stunning. Love the look of the F/X Powders is really terrific. I have really enjoyed all of your pojects this week. Thanks for the inspiration.

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card using one of my favorite flowers. Really like the look of the FX powders.

Jingle said...

Very pretty!

scrappybetty said...

Great use of stencils and stamps.clever cutting the cler stamp to get the size you needed for the card.

Scrappychick said...

This is beautiful!

Wendy said...

Beautiful Louise!!! What fabulous colors!!

Chris D. said...

Such a lovely card! Love that Iris!

rose s. said...

very pretty - love that iris!

sommrstamping said...

love your card Louise, the colors are so beautiful.

Joy H said...

Lovely iris card Louise - this stencil is definitely on my wish list now too!

Bernie said...

Beautiful!!! Fabulous colors!!
Hugs

charli said...

love the soft look of this!

Pam Hornschu said...

I want to see the shimmer of that iris in person!

Jessie said...

Oh Louise! You showed me F/X powders on black paste at CHA, but I'll never do it as well as you do! And what courage you have to cut a stamp apart! You inspire me!

silvia said...

Pretty card! LOVE the iris!!

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful! I think I own this stencil--love it!

Jackie B said...

What a great idea for a card. I'm going to pull out some of my stencils I haven't played with in a long time. Now I want to. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jennifer Dove said...

how super duper clever!

jennifer @ kickman.com

Kimmy said...

So pretty I never used the embossing paste, but I am feeling a purchase urge:)

Cheryl Winget said...

So pretty! I love the iris image! cherylwingetataoldotcom

Caroline D. said...

Such a soft and pretty look for this card!! I really like the colors for spring!

marilync said...

I actually own the iris stencil so thank you for a very beautiful way to portray it. great job I can't wait to case this....

Carol said...

Such a fun hop! Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimbo said...

So cute!! Radar_98_98@hotmail.com

Sue D said...

Very pretty and sparkly!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

rlovew said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors you used.

craftymom205 said...

Love your card. The iris is great.

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Miriam Prantner said...

Really pretty! Love how the pastes/fixatives work with these stencils!

Carol Mc said...

Love the card. The colors are beautiful. CarolLMccready@yahoo.com

Karen L said...

I am new to stenciling and can't believe all the ways to use them! What a beautiful card...with my favorite flower!
kladd94803 at aol dot com

Diane S. said...

love irises-they grow in my garden! thanks for the inspiration! crazeedi73@yahoo.com

Jacky said...

Lovely is all I can say! Thank you!

Terrece said...

The flowers on the textured paper is a great effect. Really like your finished card. Great job!