Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mix and Match Fun!

Welcome to Stampendous' Dreamweaver Thursday. This week we are mixing things up a bit with the wonderful products from Stampendous, Dreamweaver, and the fabulous stamps from NK Studios. Better yet, there are PRIZES involved!

Comment on our blog and that of each designers blog posting this week for our Getting Messy theme. Be sure to mention where you live when you comment. One lucky commenter from the US will win a prize package! For our US commenters see Official Rules.
A prize package includes:

  • Cling Fiesta Stamps Set
  • Jumbo Acrylic Stamp Handle
  • Cling Marks Stamps Set
Australian fans, one lucky commenter will win a great prize package from our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialist. Let us know where you live when you comment.

We said three prize packages, right? Our UK Distributor Woodware Craft is joining in and will also give away one prize package! How cool is that!

This fun card combines products and techniques from Dreamweaver, Stampendous and NK Studios!
"Eeeeek! A Spider!"
Let's start with the background:
  • Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of black cardstock
  • Use a palette knife to put a small dab of Silver Embossing Paste on your craft mat
  • Use your finger to pick up some paste and spread it around the black paper, you don't have to make it even, or cover everything, just swipe a thin coat on the paper (I kept all my swipes going the same direction), let dry, this only takes a couple of minutes because it's such a thin layer
  • Use the background stamp from the NK Studios Grunge stamp set (NKCRS03) and Radiant Neon Electric Orange ink from Tsukineko to stamp the image two or three times on the dry Silver paste, clean the stamp
  • Repeat the stamping using Electric Green, clean the stamp and then Electric Purple
  • Sprinkle the image with Stampendous Crystal Embossing Powder and heat set, this gives the background a lot of sparkle!
  • Edge with a black marker
It's hard to get the silver paste to show right in photos, but it gives an awesome shine to the background!
For the Spider Web:
  • Stamp the background pattern on black paper using the same three inks and the Crystal embossing powder, heat set, let cool
  • Tape the Spider Web stencil (DWLJ816) to the embossed black background with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Silver Embossing Paste to the web, remove stencil, sprinkle with Crystal embossing powder, heat set being careful not to overheat, let cool
  • Tape the Spider stencil (DWLS28) over the web with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife to apply Glossy Black Embossing Paste on the spider, remove stencil and sprinkle lightly with Fran-tage aged wine embossing enamel, heat set
  • Trim the top and left edges close to the center of the web, then tear the "web" edge to the size you want

The sentiment:
  • Use  Electric Purple ink on black paper to stamp the HAPPY HAUNTINGS words from the Halloween Haunts Perfectly Clear set (SSC1227), sprinkle with aged wine embossing enamel, heat set
  • Stamp part of the NK Studios background stamp in the corners, sprinkle with Crystal embossing powder, heat set
  • Tear the edges around the saying, ink edges with Electric Orange and Green 
To assemble the card:
  • Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of orange cardstock in half to form an A2  top fold card
  • Rouge the edges of the orange card with the Electric Purple ink
  • Attach the background layer to the card front
  • Attach the spider web to the upper left corner of the background
  • Use foam tape to add th sentiment
  • Thread two small orange buttons (from Buttons Galore) with purple floss and attach them to the sentiment using Mini Glue Dots
For more ideas, go to these Designer's blogs:

Louise Healy (DW)
Alison Heikkila (DW)
Pam Hornschu

Happy Creating,


Nathalie Kalbach said...

What a great halloween card, Louise! and love how you used the grunge stamps in the background ! Lot's of grunge and dimension here ! Thank you!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

what a fun and colorful Halloween card
Thanks for Sharing
Barb Housner from Wisconsin

Pammejo said...

Fun Halloween Card, love the color palette and fun embossed spider.

Stampendous said...

Oooo, spooky grunge spider and web! LOVE the texture.

Jean said...

Such a wonderful background!

Viki Banaszak said...

OMG!!! This is incredible! I love the colors on your background. It seems magical.Viki from Kansas

Stampendous said...

What an awesome background that you created! So clever, and so pretty with the grunge designs that you added. Thanks for posting with us for Dreamweaver Thursday!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love that spider web and the spider that's living in it.
He looks ferocious.
The background is beautiful.
thanks for sharing

Sue D said...

Very spooky and perfect for Halloween.
Sue in Ohio

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Spooky card. I like how you used the embossing enamel. TFS

Becca Yahrling said...

Awesome card, fabulous spider!
Becca from Florida

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

A creeptastic card indeed, I can see you had loads of messy fun here!

Unknown said...

Spooky! Your spider is really creepy! And, I LOVE the BG!! TYFS!

Katie said...

Awesome halloween card! Love your background, very unique! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B. (USA)

TracyM #6773 said...

BOO-tiful card Louise!!!
LOVE your spider and web, LOVE your shimmer and shine too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)
Tracy from Victoria, Australia

barbara macaskill said...

Spiderific!! I am anxiously awaiting the spider web stencil!!! Can't wait to get it and get embossing!! TFS!

Sabrina said...

Fabulous Halloween card!!!! I love the texture!!

D.Ann C said...

What gorgeous background colors! FL

McStamper said...

What a great card.

Unknown said...

I love the background! Great technique. said...

wonderful spider web Great Halloween card