Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dreamweaver Thursday, Stampendous Duos and a Tombow Blog Hop

We have a very exciting event this week--a Tombow blog hop!
It is always a great time hopping with Tombow USA and we are thrilled to be hopping over the weekend with them. Our design teams will be sharing some pretty awesome projects with products from our prizes list, you will not want to miss out on a single day!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are the official rules:

And, finally, my project for the day:
It is a Valentine's Card with a secret......
A message of love hidden in an unexpected place!  Here is how I made it:
Tombow Dual Markers in N65, N55, 606, 703 and 847
My Colors Card Stock
May Arts Ribbon
Stazon in Jet Black
Manual Die Cut Machine

1)  Cut a large frame frame out of Mixed Media Paper using the die cut machine.
2)  Run the cut card stock through the machine with the Diamond Grid stencil and the Stamping Details Rubber Embossing Mat.  This will create the textured background.
3)  Put small pieces of the Xtreme Putty under the corners of the background stencil of the Heart Duo Stencil Set. Adhere it gently to  pink card stock.  
4)  Trace the stencil image using the enclosed pen.
5)  Gently remove the pink card stock from the stencil.
6)  Put small pieces of the Xtreme Putty under the corners of the heart shaped stencil and carefully place on the traced image, centering the sections that you would like to see.
7)  Trace the heart shape using the pen.  Carefully remove the stencil.
8)  Color the traced images with the Dual Markers and accent with the white colored pencil.
9)  Use the Glue Pen to highlight areas of the image and cover them with glitter.

10)  Center the heart stencil over the background and trace.
11)  Cut out the heart shapes from the background and the patterned image.
12)  Color a small piece of Mixed Media Paper with the colored pencils.  This will be behind the secret panel.
13)  Place the clear stamps on the clear acrylic handle, cover with the Stazon and stamp.
14)  Center the stamped image behind the open heart shape and adhere with Mono Adhesive.
15)  Tie the May Arts Ribbon around the bottom of the frame.
16)  Adhere the frame to dark pink card stock and that onto the folded white card included with the Duo Stencil Set using the Mono Adhesive.
17)  Cut down the Fastener Tabs to fit inside the heart shape.
18)  Remove the covering from the adhesive on the bottom of the tabs and place onto the secret message heart space.
19)  Remove the top covering from the adhesive tabs and place the colored heart over the top.You

You now have a Valentine's Card with a "secret message".

Thanks for visiting the blog today, and be sure to leave a message of your own!
Here are all the blogs participating in today's hop.  Check out the Stampendous Blog again tomorrow ans Saturday for more chances to win.


  1. wow---love that card---you did an awesome job!

  2. Beautiful use of the stencil duos!

  3. Two perfectly beautiful Valentines!

  4. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! So cool! LOVE the hidden message! What a great way to say I love you to that special someone!! TFS!

  5. Very nice idea. Who doesn't love a little secret?

  6. That is a cool idea! I love the colors you used on the stenciled heart and the quilted background.

  7. Sqeeeee! I secret message, I LOVE IT! Fantastic doodling in the heart design and love the colors!

  8. I LOVE this card! The stencil is fantastic!! Got to try this one.........
    Thank you for a terrific design!

  9. Very pretty, and so unique. Love it! 💗💗💗

  10. What a cute design to
    your card with the
    secret message!
    Carla from Utah

  11. The heart design has kind of an Indian look to it.
    The colors are so pretty.
    Love the idea of the hidden message.
    thanks for sharing.

  12. This card is just Adorable.. Great design you made with them..Lot of Love with your special message..

  13. Amazing card! Love the stenciling and doodling on the heart! Attaching the heart with Velcro tabs was a clever idea!

  14. Very clever card! Love the heart & the designs it comes with.

  15. Cute idea with the secret message.

  16. Adorable idea hiding the “I LOVE U”. You did a lot of work on this card, but it turned out very nice!
    Great coloring on the heart! Love these Stampendous Duos!!!!

  17. I love your hidden message. How clever. the card looks great.

  18. Love how you did the stencil background. It's lovely

  19. I love all the colors and the hidden message!

  20. Love your card. I think this is my favorite stencil.

  21. What a lovely surprise message. Great card.

  22. This was fabulous and then you added the surprise to make it over-the-top!!

  23. Awesome color combo and layering! Great card!

  24. What a beautiful heart! Great colors and a nice surprise to boot. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Wonderful idea. Love the patterns in the heart. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  26. Very creative and beautiful!!!

  27. Oh that heart is super fabulous!! Love it!