Thursday, August 1, 2013

Stampendous and Dreamweaver: Summer Fun Day Four

It's fun in the sun time again with another collaboration between Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils! We'll be playing together all of this week, with a fabulous hop on 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

 Here's what I created:

 Here are my simple instructions:
Stampendous Cling Breathe Stamp
Dreamweaver Stencil LM 267 Lg Conch
Dreamweaver Stencil LJ 880 Deckle Edge
Dreamweaver Stencil LJ 838 Waves
Mercart Metal Medium Blue Coated Aluminum
Pearlescent Embossing Paste
Palette Knife
Removable Tape
Acrylic Block for Stamping
Stayzon Jet Black Ink
Sanding Block
Craft Knife
Drawing Blending Stump
Patterned Paper
Card Stock

1)  Pick a spot to place the stamp and sand off the blue from the area.
 2)  Stamp with Stayzon or another solvent ink.  Using the cling stamp with the acrylic block makes it easy to place it exactly where you want it.
3)  Use the removable tape to position and secure the stencil in place.
4)  Spread the Embossing Paste over the stencil with the palette knife.
5)  Remove the stencil and let the paste dry completely.
6)  Position the metal over the deckle edge stencil and "find" the edge with a blending stump.
7)  Run your craft knife gently around the edge of the deckle stencil to cut the metal.  It does not need to be exact.
 8)  Place the project on top of the wave stencil and rub with the blending stump.  Use it only in the areas that you want the waves to appear.  Avoid the area around the pasted shell.
 9)  Lightly sand over the areas that you want the waves to really show up.  Avoid the pasted shell.

10)  Assemble the card.

I hoped you liked my project.  Be sure to leave comments here and on the blogs linked below for your chance to win.  Good luck!


  1. Cool card.

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  2. Wow Laura, this is beautiful! Very creative, I would not have thought to put paste on metal!

  3. Amazing card. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful! So very dimensional and it looks like the sentiment is floating on the water. Love the effect.

  5. Lovely card! Thx for instructions and for sharing!

  6. Whoa...this is great! I don't think I have seen stamping on the sanded metal before or the paste on metal either. This team is always doing something different. That's what inspiration is all about. Thanks for your work Laura.

  7. Very cool! I haven't played with metal yet! Love this look!

  8. Love the blue and silver combo

  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Getting my supplies out as we speak so I can give this a try! Thank you for inspiring me to try a new technique! Love your card! TFS!

  10. You cannot go wrong with Dreamweaver stencils. The possibilities are endless!!!

  11. This has to be one of my favourites on the blog hop. I am going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Laura, this was really cool! I love how your card came out and I look forward to giving this a whirl! Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. This is awesome. A lot of detail. What a great card.

  14. Amazing tutorial, I love the dreamweavers Waves stencil.

  15. Amazing tutorial, I love the dreamweavers Waves stencil.

  16. Oooh--I like all the texture!
    Sue in Ohio

  17. Awesome!! LOVING your creations for today!! Such a Neat Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

  18. Wow is that wave stencil fabulous...I need to get it!

  19. Spectacular card. Love all the techniques you used and your great tutorial on it. The effects are stunning!!
    <3 J

  20. cool tecniques. love the metallic tone.

  21. Fabulous silvery shells and the technique is beautiful! Lovely card!