Thursday, July 2, 2015

Dreamweaver By The Sea


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We’ve got lots going on this week to keep your Summer Vacation hopping with inspiration. In one event we’re hopping all week with one of our very favorite craft partners. May Arts ribbon is an extremely generous sponsor for us here at Stampendous and our Design Team is absolutely in love with their gorgeous ribbons, cords, strings and specialty items. You’ll find loads of beautiful May Arts on all our samples.
This is also Dreamweaver Thursday and the Stampendous theme for the week is "By the Sea".  I followed all the guidelines with my post for today:

I have posted this once before, but it is one of my favorite and features one of my go-to May Arts ribbons, the 1.5 inch White Net Ribbon.  I used the Jellyfish Stencil through my Cuttlebug with my Stamping Details Rubber Embossing Mat.  The material I embossed was medium blue coated aluminum.  I placed the stencil face down on the A Plate and covered it with the metal, face down, the embossing mat and the two B Plates.  I did the same with the LM 248 Happy Birthday Stencil, except that I placed both the stencil and the metal face up.  In this way, I "debossed" it, sending the metal into the wells of the stencil. You should LEAVE the stencil behind the sentiment until you are done sanding. After the metal was embossed, I colored the backgrounds a little with Color Solutions in Aquarius, Iceberg and Blue Velvet.  I used these colors on the Happy Birthday wish as well.  Then, I lightly sanded the jellyfish and fully sanded the outside of the letters to reveal the silver.  (After this step, you should remove the stencil.) 


 After sanding, I tapped some of the White Pearl Color Solutions over the top of the jellyfish.


Of course, that gorgeous webbing fit right in with the stencil and the undersea theme.  
All week you’ve got a chance to check out our Design Team Inspiration as well as the Ribbonistas over at the May Arts Blog.  Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!
There are Stampendous prize packages up for grabs. THREE US commenters  will receive a prize of their choice in any one roll of ribbon from May Arts and a $20 reward card. Tell us what state you live in when you comment. Stampendous Official Rules.
Be sure to stop by the May Arts blog each day, because they are having a prize also! How’s that for an amazing week of prizes!

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Three prize packages that will be winner choice – any one roll from May Arts and a $20 reward card from us. Stampendous Official Rules.
Make sure you comment on both this blog and the others listed below for your chance to win!
I also participated in Dreamweaver Thursday posting today.  There were a few others who were not participating with May Arts.  They are listed below:
Dreamweaver Posts



Jamie Martin

25 comments:

  1. this looks very fun - I will have to put it on my list of things to try.
    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner

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  2. Beautiful combination of stencil, materials, ribbon and techniques to make an amazing jellyfish card!

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  3. Love the effect with the aluminum, just beautiful!

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  4. Love everything about this card; colors, textures and a fabulous jellyfish! Peg in Michigan

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  5. Love the textures and the colors on this. Absolutely beautiful.

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  6. This is such a cool card! I love the watery background you created and the jellyfish just pops!

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  7. I love this jellyfish stencil! Pam in FL

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  8. The colors are fantastic. I love it. Susie from St. Louis, MO

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  9. That webbing is perfect for this gorgeous card!

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  10. Love your jellyfish carrd! It looks so real! I live in N. Carolina and love the ocean!

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  11. This is such a cool design! I love the netting with the jellyfish.

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  12. Pretty colors, love how you tied the ribbon and an amazing card! TFS!

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  13. Very cool card, I really like the net ribbon too, it works great with the jellyfish!
    ~Tina V from MN

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  14. This is just gorgeous! Love the alcohol ink effects and that ribbon works so well for this under the sea card! Thank you for sharing today!

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  15. Beautiful. The jellyfish has so much texture.
    Love the net ribbons. they really work so well in the design.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful project.

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  16. What a gorgeous card! All that beautiful blue and the white netting really sets it off. Thanks for sharing your card with us.

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  17. Stunning card, love the color palette!!!
    Illinois!!

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  18. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  19. Love how all the elements came together...perfection!

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  20. Your card is a DEEP SEA DELIGHT!!!
    LOVE the colours and textures!!!
    TracyM #6773 from Victoria, Australia

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  21. Very interesting effects achieved with embossing the metal and applying color. The jelly fish looks very life-like. The ribbon you selected is new to me, but perfect for your card. I'm very impressed with your artistry. I live in north Georgia in USA. Thanks

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  22. Very cool and the ribbon is perfect.
    sue in Ohio

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