Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dreamweaver Stencils & Stampendous Blog Week!!!


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.

Stampendous’ April Challenge is to recycle, repurpose or reuse around the house and incorporate it into your creation this month!  It just so happens that I made a fabulous frame out of an empty cereal box, applied embossing ink on the surface and heat embossed Aged Bronze Embossing Enamel.  It was the perfect start to getting this project jump started!!

I stamped Stampendous! newly released Cling Conservatory with Versafine Vintage Sepia on Kraft paper. I inked the edges and embossed Dreamweaver’s Diamond Grid stencil over the top of the stamped image. 

Before embossing, I applied embossing ink to the back of the stencil and embossed with a die cutting machine the stencil into the stamped area.  What was left, was my stamped image with embossing ink in a diamond grid pattern.  I sprinkled Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder over the image and applied heat. 

With Dreamweaver Stencils Metallic Gold Embossing Paste, I pasted the “Fly Away” sentiment from the Bird Words (LG734) stencil.


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, Suzanne Czosek!!!

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
Cyndi Bundy
Jennifer Ingle
Georgia Sommers
Melinda Gleissner
Kristi Van Doren
Stephanie Lee
Wendy Jordan
Suzanne Czosek
Lee Kellogg
Janelle Stollfus
Louise Healy
Jennifer Dove


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


Stamps: Cling Conservatory(Stampendous)

Stencils: Bird Words, Diamond Grid (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, Versafine Watermark Ink (Tsukinko)

Paper: kraft (Neenah); patterned paper (Graphic 45); chipboard frame (repurposed cereal box)

Extras: Detail Gold Embossing Powder, Aged Bronze Embossing Powder (Stampendous); twine (Creative Impressions); leather (May Arts)

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wendyp said...

Gorgeous! Never thought to ink the stencil up and try it that way! Very cool!!!

Anna said...

Hi Wendy. I love your card,it just beautiful with all that gold on it and the back ground, just great,

Anna said...

I just love your card, the colours realy look beautiful together, Cheers

Tenia Nelson said...

Wowness this is GORGEOUS!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Really pretty! Love how you used the stencil on top.

Anne Temple said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love your design.

SherylH said...

Lovely -- I really like the use of the stencil as a "stamp" to emboss the gold diamonds.

Colleen said...

I love your card!!! Great use of the stencil over the image.

Joy H said...

Stunning card, yet again Wendy! I'm getting so many ideas this week!

marilync said...

Very good job.

Kimbo said...


Bernie said...

Gorgeous! Love all the layers and texture.

Pam Hornschu said...

Wow, Wendy, your artistic talents have been growing by leaps and bounds over the last year! This card is absolutely gorgeous!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Wendy!! This is just gorgeous!! love the vintage yet dreamy feel of your card! wow!

StampendousGraphics said...

Great look, Wendy! Love the old world feel of your card! Super Fran•táge! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

craftymom205 said...

Love your card. The conservatory stamp is great.

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Carol said...

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

Carol B

Daisy said...

Hi,looking all beautiful! Thanks!

Angela V said...

Great card! Inking the stencil really works here! Love it!

Indy said...

Oh what a lovely card!

Caroline D. said...

gorgeous card and would make a neat card for a guy!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I agree...this is a great rubber stamp! And the way you rendered it is very unique Wendy! Thanks for playing this week!

rose s. said...

your card is so lovely with a soft, vintage feel to it.

Sue D said...

Fabulous--I like how you used the grid pattern.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful design! Love the overlay on the stamped image! Beautiful tones!

Kimmy said...

That is a beautiful stamp and I really like how the stencil is combined into it.

Lillian Child said...

One word ... WOW !!!

silvia said...

Awesome card!!

rlovew said...

I love the way the embossing in gold and the way it looks like you are looking out through a window at a building.

Janelle said...

Oh wow! That is gorgeous and what a neat perspective that stencil makes when used like that. It works wonderfully together.

Louise said...

Oh my gosh Wendy, I love this!!

Liz Martin said...

I love the look of the background stencil on top of the image - thanks for the inspiration, Wendy!

Terrece said...

Oh my gosh Wendy!! This is fantastic. I love the finished card. I am definately going to try to recreate this one. (You will get all the credit for sure) That is IF I can get one that looks similar to yours! :)

Karen L said...

Wow, this is amazing!! Love how you combined the stencil and the image!