Friday, August 2, 2013

Day 5 Dreamweaver and Stampendous

Here we are at the final day of the Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous Blog Hop. It has been a wonderful week filled with so many creative and beautiful designs from the members of the two design teams! It really helps to keep your creative juices flowing when you see how other people use the same products. I hope you have had the time to visit all the blogs this week, if not, take some time this weekend to go back and be inspired!

It's fun in the sun time again with another collaboration between Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils! We played together all of this week, with a fabulous hop today, Friday, August 2nd, featuring a slew of amazing talent from both teams, and of course...prizes!!!

Two prize packages will be given away for the comments left on posts Monday-Thursday, July 29th - August 1st, and one prize will be given away for comments left on the hop day, Friday, August 2nd. Winners will be selected randomly and announced Thursday, August 8th. (Note: USA addresses only, please, due to shipping costs.) Here's what you could win:

Stampendous Surfer and Sandcastle Kiddos • Dreamweaver Hot Air Balloon, Ice Cream Cones, Summer, Mosaic Swirls, Bird Words, and Sandcastle stencils

For my final design, I used Dreamweaver Stencils beautiful LL543 - Sm fuchsia stencil along with the equally beautiful CRR166 Cling Fuchsia from Stampendous, and one of the sayings from SSC1158 Thoughtful Wishes stamp set.
Dreamweaver Stencils LL543 - Sm Fuchsia
Stampendous CRR166 Cling Fuchsia and SSC1158 Thoughtful Wishes
  • Stamp the Cling Fuchsia two or three times with Archival Jet Black ink on white cardstock
  • Use Distress Markers and a water brush to color the flowers and leaves (I used scattered straw and barn door for the flowers, old paper for the leaves and stems)
  • Let dry or dry with a heat tool
  • Stamp the saying with Archival Jet Black
  • Use a foam applicator and Distress Inks old paper to rouge some color around the edges
  • Mount onto a small black mat, then onto the front of a card made of Distress cardstock old paper
  • For the stencil I did the Molten Magic technique
  • Tape the stencil to black cardstock with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Pearlescent Embossing Paste over the design
  • Remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning later
  • Use a soft brush to pick up various colors of Dreamweaver's Metallic F/X powders and sprinkle them over the wet paste (Gold Dust-01, Pink Poppy-03, Kimono Red-15 on the flowers, Kiwi-10, Ivy Garden-11 on the leaves and stems)
  • Carefully lift the image and tap from underneath to "jump" the powders around a little, it will look quite messy at this point, but don't panic, it will clean up later
  • Over a trash can or paper towel, flip the image to the back and tap off excess powders
  • Turn back over and heat with a heat tool until you see bubbles form them move the tool to the next area until it is all bubbled
  • Let it cool then wipe off any extra powder residue with a Swiffer cloth (you know, the ones you are supposed to be dusting with!)
  • Mount on a mat of Distress old paper cardstock, then a small black mat
  • Use foam tape to apply the stenciled image over the stamped image
  • Add a beautiful bow and embellishment pin (I used a black COPIC marker to make mine black)
I hope you have enjoyed all my creations this week, I know I had a ball making them to share with you!
Now, hop on over to the next in line. Don't forget to leave some love for a chance to win, and just 'cuz it's nice!

Thanks for hopping with us this week!
Happy Creating,


Karenladd said...

Wow! What a beautiful combination of stencils and stamps!! Love the embossing

Lyn B said...

Stunning card, beautiful combination of stencil and stamped background! You've done it again Louise!!

Sharla's Web said...

I need to get out my Dreamweaver and grab some of that paste! I love the technique!

Kristine Reynolds said...

What a pretty card. Perfect pairing of stamp and stencil.

Lea said...

Louise, this card is stunningly beautiful! You could not have come up with a better combination! That Fuchsia stamp is one of my favs and it's perfection with that stencil! Wow! And you bow is perfect!

StampendousGraphics said...

Thanks, Louise, for sharing a gorgeous card! We're so glad you could hop with us this week. Can't wait to play with you again!

Sue D said...

This is gorgeous--I like how you combined the fuchsia stencil and stamp together.

Iris said...

This is beautiful. Love the fuchsias.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Your card is so gorgeous, so dreamy and romantic. I just love thos fuchsias!

Ps. My link is missing on your list - if you could add me, that would be great! :)

Sabrina said...

Absolutely exquisite!!! I am definitely going to have to go and buy some of the Dreamweaver Stencils and other products!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Great combination, Weezie! So pretty, and loving that yummy bow!

Colleen Scrapbooker said...

Absolutely the most amazing card yet! Just stunnung!

Shari Z said...

Beautiful card! Fun technique!

Alycia said...

Just beautiful. :)

Baroque duJour said...

I think that is stunning and how amazing to see the stamps with the stencil, brings it to a whole new level, really love it.

Vicki Sopcak said...

Wow very cool I like the Molten Magic technique. The stencil and stamp were a perfect match. Great card!!!

Jan Castle said...

BEAUTIFUL card elegant! Thanks for sharing how you made it.
Paper Hugs,

Carol said...

Beautiful projects on the blog hop, thanks for all the inspiration!

Carol B

Janis said...

This is just lovely! Thanks for the detailed how-to. LOL @ Swiffer comment. :D
<3 J

Benwah said...

Just when you think that the cards can't get any better they do. thanks


barbara macaskill said...

Absolutely stunning! I must get some of the Metallic F/X powders! They really make the images pop! TFS!

christi said...

great coloring and I love the stencil work, beautiful bow also.

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! What a stunning card! So beautiful! Another stencil on my wish list!

Yolanda said...

Beautiful card.

~Heidi~ said...

I absolutely LOVE this card. I like the way the stamped background matches the stenciled image. LOVE, LOVE, Love it!

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING Creation for today!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Weekend!! ;)

Nancey Thomson said...

Great card, love the stencils, great technique

Yogi said...

gorgeous. love the fuchsias both Stampendous and Lynell's and the technique you used on them
Have a great day

Tenia Nelson said...

So so gorgeous!!!

Suzanne C said...

The stenciled flowers are beautiful and the matching stamped ones make a charming card!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Louise...I love how you did the molten magic tech. on the fuchsia! And everything is all pulled together with that May Arts ribbon!