Thursday, April 12, 2012

Day Four of the Dreamweaver/Stampendous Blog Hop 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.

It is not only blog hop week with Stampendous, but for the month of April for our Thursday Dream Scheme Challenges we are showcasing flowers. So I've used this beautiful hibiscus stamp design from Stampendous in honor of both events... and if you'd like to play along scroll to the April 5 post and link your flower card to Mr. Linky or click HERE. If you don't have a blog, but would like to play along email me your creation and next week I will post it onto my blog for you: lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com 


Well, I have to confess that when our team leader, Pam Hornschu, suggested hopping with the Stampendous team...I was a bit nervous. It's been awhile since I've worked with rubber stamps, so she offered to give me a one-on-one class. (lucky me)  YAY! I passed and had a wonderful time as well. Thanks Pam!


My background was done on two different cardstocks. On the white one I stenciled the quilt leaf stencil (LX7007) with aqua pigment ink using a large 3/4 inch stencil brush and sprinkled just a tiny bit of the Aged Aqua Fran-tage Embossing Enamel down through the center of the leaves, then heated this. After cutting this finished paper in half diagonally I proceeded to stencil a piece of aqua printed cardstock with the same pigment ink and this time fully loaded the inked image with Shabby Green Fran-tage Embossing Enamel (I know ...in the picture it looks white, but it does have a few green speckles in it, so has a gray/green cast to it). Again I heated the powder and then cut this image in half diagonally. BTW...this gives you the opportunity to make two cards with the four different diagonally cut pieces.

I mounted these two diagonal pieces of paper together on an aqua card and set it aside while I stamped the hibiscus from the Cling Jumbo Tropical Garden, onto a light pink cardstock with black Staz-on ink. Because that ink dries very quickly...I needed to sprinkle the embossing powder on right away. I used the Shabby Green again. This particular powder has more of a white appearance with just a bit of a green cast to it. I'm really loving these embossing powder mixtures. They come in so many different colors and mixes. To add a more vibrant color to the flower I used a small stencil brush and gently brushed in a brighter fuchsia color of pigment ink and added yellow to the stamen and an aqua to the leaves ( I used a different brush for each color to keep the colors fresh and clean for each different area), but left some of the pink cardstock showing through. I then cut out the image and mounted it with foam tape onto my stenciled card, added a ribbon and embellishment pin for a final touch. 


Now here is a second variation on the same stamp and stencil:




This time Pam Hornschu did the background for me by stenciling the LX7007 quilt leaf stencil with versamark ink and sprinkled this wet ink with the Shabby Green Frantage powder, heated it and violá melted molten powder...then she swirled her Versamark loaded brush around the edges of this motif and sprinkled it this time with the Aged Aqua Frantage powder, heated it and there you are a stunning background.  The word "Maui" was paste-embossed with Glossy Black Embossing Paste (DGKP). The Hibiscus flower was stamped with black STaz-on ink onto a polka dot printed paper. The black ribbon and three glossy black brads were the final touch.


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:


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

36 comments:

Sue D said...

Fabulous hibiscus cards! Love how you made the background on the first card.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Anne Temple said...

Both of these are stunning, but I especially love the bright colors of the first one. Great tip about swirling versamark around the edges.

Melinda Gleissner said...

Both cards are just exquisite! Thank you for the step-by-step. It is very helpful. The background on your first card is just amazing, love it! Thank you so much for this great hop experience. It's been a lot of fun. Dreamweaver products are wonderful!

Joy H said...

Oh My GOSH Lynell, what beautiful cards you created! I haven't seen those enamel embossing powders up here yet sadly - definitely on my wish list because everyone is doing such lovely work with them.

Wendy said...

This is beautiful Lynell!!!

Chris D. said...

Wow! These cards are amazing!

rose s. said...

your cards are beautiful. i love how doing the same layout with different colours can change the whole look.

sommrstamping said...

WOW this are great cards Lynell, pretty soon you'll not only be the queen of stencils you'll be the queen of stamping, too. I have to say I have that Jumbo Hibiscus on my wish list, along with some more of the embossimg enamels and frantage goodies. What a perfect way to mesh stamping and stencils.

Pam Hornschu said...

I'm so proud *sniff*! We really had fun that day playing in the "sand box"! Your cards turned out fabulous!

Colleen said...

Love everyone's cards!!!

kristi said...

way cool

charli said...

wow--so gorgeous!

Bernie said...

WOW Beautiful especially love the colors on the first one. Another wonderful hop, so inspired!
Hugs

silvia said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!

bzyPTmom said...

Wow--beautiful card and what a fun technique!

Jennifer Dove said...

I am really loving the combo of the design....yum!

Kimmy said...

That hibiscus is gorgeous I love the two papers you used for the background

Caroline D. said...

Both cards are Gorgeous!! It always amazes me to see how different a stencil image or stamped image can be when used in different colors on different backgrounds and papers.

Cheryl Winget said...

Love, love, love these cards. I simply must try this technique soon. cherylwingetataoldotcom

marilync said...

Great card. I love the diagonal aspect one the first one and the simple lines on the second. great job

Carol said...

Such a fun hop! Beautiful projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! These are both gorgeous! I love the play on positive/negative on the first card, and the second is so elegant. Thanks!

Kimbo said...

Gorgeous!!! Radar_98_98@hotmail.com

craftymom205 said...

Stunning cards.

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LORRAINE p said...

I am a stamper and have not used stencils. I love the techniques seen on the hibiscus and leaves card. So much depth and texture. Hope I win a stencil so I can give it a try.
Thanks so much,
Lorraine Padden
fluffy924@gmail.com

rlovew said...

Gorgeous work! Your cards are amazing! rlovew1976@yahoo.com

Carol Mc said...

Beautiful cards. I'm really enjoying this week.

Louise said...

Love these Lynell! Very pretty!

Karen L said...

Your cards are both spectacular! I am totally loving the stenciled backgrounds combined with stamping!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh beautiful!

Diane S. said...

beautiful! thanks for dreamweaver and stampendous inspiration-crazeedi73@yahoo.com

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Lynell! I love both of these cards! I have not done much stenciling but I am sure wanting to try it after this week of projects! I have got to have that Shabby Green in all of its forms :) Thanks for the chance to win some goodies!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Angela V said...

LOVE both these looks and the variety of paper and embellishing. The diversity of the blog hop is incredible - too many awesome cards/projects to have just one favorite. But LOTS of inspiration - my head is spinning . . .

Jacky said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Terrece said...

WOW! Your flower is beautiful. Your blending is incredible. You are always such an inspiration to me!! I will be stealing this idea!

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