Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dreamweaver: Showers of Showers-Week Four

Ever use the expression, "When it rains, it pours"? This does not have to be a bad thing, does it? For the month of April, the Dream Team are featuring "Showers of Showers" as our theme. As usual, we'd love for you to play along. Just link your creation on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...bonus chances for incorporating Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous in your design. Here's what I'm showering you with this week...

So...maybe not precisely a shower card. More like a wedding card. However, I should get points for finally finding my creative mojo again...

This  card uses a base of Bazzill aqua cardstock, a second panel of it with a die cut opening, and machine-embossed with the Dreamweaver Large Damask stencil design. The Stampendous Wedding Couple was stamped and lightly colored with my Copic Sketch Markers. I brushed a bit of DecoArt DecoPage Matte medium, and sprinkled with Stampendous Crystal Micro Glitter. The Stampendous Cling Married Monograms image was stamped in black VersaFine from Tsukineko® and die cut with the Dreamweaver Oval Die. Punched holes at the ends were added for inserting white organza ribbon. All in all, a very simple card to reproduce, and could easily be used as the cover for an invite, or...surprise, surprise...a bridal shower!

For more showers of inspiration, visit the "B" team's posts listed here:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

KITTEN Around with Stampendous

I'm not kitten you, Stampendous has the cutest felines you've ever seen! Including the Cling Feline Curious featured here, wanting to join in on the lemonade party along with the Cling House Mouse Designs® Share a Sip image. A couple of the Hummingbird Dies and matching stamps flew in for the event as well. Using the Stampendous Pop Up Die set, there is so much fun dimension to highlight each cute image and the bright Authentique papers to go with. Just in case you are low on patterned papers, can always create your own. The light blue panels were stamped with the Cling Floral Tapestry in VersaMark ink and embossed with White Embossing Powder. A stamped birthday sentiment and fluffy silk bow from May Arts were the finishing touches.

Remember, the team are playing with kitties all of this week, so be sure to follow the links from the Stampendous blog! Here are those that are playing today:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Going Vintage with Stampendous and Dreamweaver

I'm really loving all the opportunities now to mix my Dreamweaver designs in with the Stampendous line of products. This card features the new Dreamweaver Chunky Art Tools (only the fountain pen), ink stenciled over the top of an ivory cardstock panel stamped with the Vintage Letter image. Plenty of ink and manual distressing was added for the vintage effect that I was going for. I love the combination of the navy blue Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock against the marbled ivory. The Stampendous Cling Elegant Scroll was stamped in dark blue ink over both panels. Sprinkles of Aged Gold Embossing Enamel were heated from underneath to melt randomly over the card. I used a VersaMark marker to add ink to the fountain pen and covered those areas in the gold as well.Going

For more visual inspiration with mixing Stampendous and Dreamweaver, be sure to visit the rest of the teams links: