Friday, April 13, 2012

Dreamweaver and Stampendous Blog Hop


Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped! All of this week the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and the Stampendous Design Teams will be providing some "Dream-pendous" inspiration for you, with multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies. 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 is my creation.  I started by pasting Dreamweaver Stencils Branch and Berries LJ900 with Dreamweaver Embossing Paste.  While it was still wet, I sprinkled on Stampendous Aged Copper Embossing Enamel.  Then, I heat embossed it.  Next, I stamped the new Stampendous Cling Bird Manor Stamp CRW073 on the cereal bag that I used on Monday's post.  I used black Stayzon ink.  I let it dry for a little while I created the flowers using the double glitter technique.  With the stencil LG 644 Cherry Blossoms attached to the double sided adhesive paper, I placed pinches of three colors of Stampendous Fun Flock:  Think Pink FL816, Pixie Pink FL803 and Raspberry Tart FL 817 around the flowers.  I pushed the flock down hard and in towards the flower centers to blend the colors.  I then brushed it off well and removed the adhesive paper from the stencil.  I covered the exposed adhesive with Stampendous Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter.  I cut around the flowers and set them aside.  When the stamped image was dry, I flipped it over and put a very small amount of Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear on all the parts of the stamp that I wanted to be opaque silver.  I covered these areas with Stampendous Pearlized Mica Fragments.  I also covered the backs of the birds with glue and added Stampendous Neon Yellow Glitter.  As this dried, I used gold covered aluminum and my Mercart Metal Tools with Dreamweaver Stencil LG 646 Bird & Blossoms to deboss the bird.  I did this by placing the metal face up on top of the stencil, rubbing it down with a fine art blending tool, and pushing it into the stencil with the Mercart Teflon Tool.  When I had the bird, branches, some leaves and a flower debossed, I sanded the top of the metal.  I then used the Designer Dries Clear in the wells that I created to add Aged Copper Embossing Enamel in the branches and heat emboss it.  I also used the glue in the wells to color the eye with Plain Ol' Black Flock, the leaves with Sour Apple Green Flock and the flower with the remaining flock from the double glitter flowers.  I then assembled the card, placed the cage on it with a mix of Glue Dots and Designer Dries Clear, and peeled the backs off of the flowers, placing them on some of the "berries" in the background.  Finally, I put some double sided adhesive on the back of the bird, trimmed it close with an ordinary pair of scissors, and attached it to the card.


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:





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

Dream It Up!
Stampendous Impressions!
Kristine Reynolds
Cherylynn Moser
Susie Moore
Lynn Mercurio
Laura Drahozal
Pam Hornschu
Terrece Siddoway
Wendy Price
Liz Martin
Taylor Usry
Jessie Hurley
Krissy Fossmeyer
Jennifer Ingle
Lee Kellogg
Janelle Stollfus
Jennifer Dove


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

34 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I love how you stamped the bird cage on the cereal bag. I couldn't figure out how you got the image over the stencil when I first looked at it. Love all the layers and texture!

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  2. Stunning! Love those cherry blossoms and so creative to use a cereal bag to stamp on.

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  3. Wow, what a very beautiful card Laura - so much detail went into making it. Loved the blossoms and bird, lots and lots of techniques.

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  4. Beautiful card, love the cherry blossoms :)

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  5. Very nice..Love the bird and cage and the blossoms make me thing of nicer weather to come. great job

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  6. GORGEOUS! I love that you stamped the bird cage on the cereal bag.
    Hugs

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  7. Very cool cage! Love the mica behind it.

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  8. Absolutely love your card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  9. The heavy lines on the bird is my favorite.

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  10. This is just beautiful! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Thanks so much for playing!!

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  11. Wow! What a super creation! Beautiful.

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  12. Wow! Love your attention to detail & your techniques! Great card!

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  13. Hello, looking all beautiful!

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  14. Great projects all week! I have really enjoyed seeing the inspiration, thanks!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. this is gorgeous!! love the details and how delicate it look!

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  16. This is beautiful and so many great techniques used.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  17. Love this beautiful and fun card!

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  18. Laura, your bird cage is perfect. I am in awe!! I love this card. I have already copied the instructions to try it myself. Thank you!!

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  19. your card is amazing - love the theme with the vintage bird cage and your embossed bird.

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  20. Wow. ..Laura this is an amazing creation. That bird from LG646 is stunning! Thank you for all of you hard work it is really inspiring.

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  21. Wow! Great card Laura! You are so creative.

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  22. Beautiful! Love the mix of stencils and stamps! Beautiful!

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  23. You really combined the stamps and stencils so nicely! Sure looks like you put alot of time into it with all the elements and cutting - thanks for sharing.

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  24. You can sure tell you enjoy this craft. What an amazing creation. Thanks for sharing the step by step with us as well.

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  25. Stunning card!! LOVE the bird!!

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  26. What a fantastic card. I love all the steps involved and that you used the leftover cereal bag. Awesome design, Laura.

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  27. Totally gorgeous combo of stencil stamp and colors! Love the dimension of the birdcage and great way to up-cycle!! Did you enter it in our stampendous repurpose challenge for this month?

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  28. All the elements – including a cereal bag – came together beautifully for this card. You are so talented!

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  29. Oh my goodness, I can't believe how gorgeous this is! LOVE the flowers and that birdcage!

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