Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dreamweaver: Simply Splendid Spares

Occasionally, it is a great idea to have some simple cards on hand, perfect for those occasions that just "pop" up...birthdays, sympathy, get well, thinking of you, etc. Today's card would be perfect for any of those occasions, as well as the "Thanks" portion of our Dreamweaver challenge this month...Happy HallowThanksMas!

Using a simple background color such as the soft sage as my card base, I then used a contrasting chocolate brown panel to die cut my Leafy Branch. I used the Dreamweaver Deckle Edge Rectangle and the long Friend stencil, to emboss a frame and sentiment on this panel. Using a large stencil brush, and Tsukineko's Gold Delicata ink, I striƩd over the surface top to bottom, and side to side, just catching the raised surface with the gold ink.

I marked the area where the leaf window would be placed on the card base, and using the gold inkpad, I directly inked that surface. I added sprinkles of Stampendous Aged Copper, Mica, and Fresh Green Crushed Glass Glitter over the ink, and heated from underneath until all of the elements were encrusted together.

The brown panel was wrapped with hemp cord, and adhered with foam tape over the card base, allowing all that texture and sparkle to shine from underneath. This card ended up as a birthday card for a friend of my husband, but would work equally well as an everyday card, or Thanksgiving wish. Cut down in size, it could make a great design for place cards at the holiday dinner table.
There is still one more week with the Happy HallowThanksMas challenge for YOU to play along as well. Just link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog. Meanwhile, for more inspiration, here is our "B" team:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Woodware: Textured Traditions


I love that the Dreamweaver Ornate Tree and Holiday Borders match each other in design, and now there is even a Holiday Borders Embossing Folder from Dreamweaver! This card was done "old-school" though...the front panel was paste-embossed in Glossy Red Embossing Paste with Stampendous Red Embossing Powder over the top, and heated until bubbly and textured. The same technique was done on the Holiday Borders panel, but with Copper Paste and Aged Copper Embossing Enamel over the top. The result is a bit shimmery, a bit rough. A few crystals added for bling, and a soft ribbon bow completes this very traditional card...which happens to be this week's challenge on the Woodware blog! Come play along!

Dreamweaver/Stampendous/Core'dinations: SANDY Claus is Coming to Town - Finale!

SANDY Claus is Coming to Town!

Yes...SANDY Claus! All of this week, the Stampendous and Dreamweaver teams are playing with a mix of their products, along with some wonderful, SAND-ABLE papers from Core'dinations. Join us as we sand our way to the "core" of all things Christmas and the Holiday season. Of course, there will be prizes, and we give away the best...this time with a mix of fun Core'dinations products as well. To be one of three prize package winners, follow the posted link lists each day, leave a comment, and winners will be selected from these comments at the beginning of next week. Here is what you might win:

Here's what I'm showing off today:

What a jolly way to end this week's hop...with Santa! Specifically the Stampendous Cling Santa Reins, stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink from Tsukineko, and colored with Copic markers. I added some Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste over his beard, hat, and cuffs, and "fluffed" it a bit with the tip of a palette knife. A generous pour of Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter over the surface, and pressed in slightly to adhere, gives him the sparkle that he deserves. The card base is a great textured piece of Core'dinations cardstock. On top of this is a white cardstock panel paste-embossed in Glossy Red using the Dreamweaver Chevron stencil design.  A die cut Holly Swirl from Dreamweaver, and a die cut Snowflake from Stampendous, layered with a May Arts ribbon knot finish off this card.

Leave a comment for me, and head to the next on the list:

Pam Hornschu*
*On Stampendous team as well

(will not be posting on their company blog, but individual posts only)
Tami Mayberry

Head on over to the Stampendous blog for links to their posts:

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