Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dreamweaver and Stampendous


Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped! Yesterday the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and the Stampendous Design Teams started a week-long blog posting where 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.




My card today is geared for a dad who is a real grease monkey.



Here's how the Dreamweaver products played out on this card.

The background is made with the Gears stencil and new Glossy Black embossing paste. Wow! That stuff is the coolest. I can't describe how easy it is to spread with the palette knife and scraper. Take a look again at the close-up photo at the beginning of my post to see the dimension of the embossing. Very cool, indeed. I crumbled up some Powder Blue Color Fragments to a very fine crumb and glued it to the raised layer of embossing with a glue pad, then grunged up the embossing with a direct to paper inking of VersaFine Onyx Black pad. Now the gears look chunky... a little.

And those matching Stampendous products.

I stamped with an amazingly cool set from Stampendous that you can find at a local store near you, called Guys and Gears. I inked up the sentiment and a few gears with Versamark Watermark ink and embossed with Aged Gold embossing powder. You guessed right when you asked, "is that DIY washi tape?". With a mixture of mica powder (Amber Glow) and craft varnish finish (think Mod Podge), I painted the tape before stamping with Jet Black StazOn. Since the embossed background and a healthy bevel to it I did glue the sentiment panel down then applied the tape.

Be sure to leave comments as you tour the blogs (with your email addy!) for a chance to win one of these sets:







Dream It Up!
Stampendous Impressions!
Terrece Siddoway
Krissy Fossmeyer
Stephanie Lee
Cyndi Bundy
Lee Kellogg
Janelle Stollfus -- you are here!
Pam Hornschu


Leave me some love before you "gear up" for the next player! (and if you haven't already found out about the Facebook giveaway on Dreamweaver's page go check it out.)





Details:
Stamps: Guys and Gears (Stampendous)
Stencils and embossing paste: Gears stencil and Glossy Black paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife and scraper
Paper: Rust, Black (Stampin' Up), Quick Sand (Coredinations)
Ink: Versamark Watermark ink (Tsukineko), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Jet Black (StazOn, Tsukineko)
Accessories: Powder Blue Color Fragments (Stampendous), glue pad (Tsukineko), masking tape. 


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36 comments:

  1. Great card!!! Love the embellished tape.

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  2. Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Such a cool Father's Day card. Love how you used the stencil and great color combo.

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  4. Oh - there's the tape again!! LOVE it and fab card to boot!

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    1. You know it Steph! There's an endless supply, LOL.

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  5. Great masculine card Janelle, the stamps and
    Stencils are perfect together!

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  6. I think I need some of that black paste! This looks fabulous!

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    1. It is the coolest product, Miriam. If you get a chance to try it you'll be hooked! : )

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  7. Wow. I never thought about crumbling the color fragments before. Love the tape pieces! Great card, Janelle!

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    1. The head Stampendous fairy gave me that idea! So many ideas and no time to do them all.

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  8. Great card. Beautiful blend of colours and technique. Love it

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  9. Fantastic masculine card!
    Hugs
    berniescraftcoset at gmail dot com

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  10. The gears make a great background for your Father's Day card. Jackietbedataoldotcom

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  11. A Perfect Man Card! Love it!

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  12. lots of great technique ideas, and a perfect card for Father's day (or a "man" card in general)!

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  13. Janelle, this is unbelievable! Love the colorway you used too. Thank you for joining the Dream Team this week for the blog hop...lots of work...we appreciate your creativity.

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  14. I just LOVE this stencil! Really unique and awesome for masculine cards!

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  15. Very masculine card! I am starting to love these gears:)

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  16. Great card!!! Perfect for a fathers day card!!

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  17. So totally cool mix of the gears and I love the washi tape!!

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  18. wow...lots of neat techniques

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  19. Fantastic guy card!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  20. Love the look fo your gears- thanks for sharing the technique.

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  21. great guy card - my dad was a mechanic and i can just smell the oil and metal looking at your card :)

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    1. Rose - my dad was always tinkering around in electronic, grand father clocks or engines. I could smell the oil and soldering too! LOL

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  22. What a great card! You don't see too many "masculine" ones out there! I can see lots of uses for this one! Thanks so much for sharing! msmith38652@gmail.com
    http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/

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  23. What a fabulous masculine card! Love it!
    cdring@comcast.net
    www.chrispyscreations.blogspot.com

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  24. Fun hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Janelle I love how you used the gear stencil with the glossy paste and then added the fragments. I never played with the fragments until this hop but I'm certainly going to get more. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  26. Goood morning Janelle,

    I couldn't tell of the gear background was the Dreamweaver Stencils gears, background or a Stampendous stamp. Great card. You did fabulously!!

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  27. What a terrific card, Janelle! Loved the card! It sure uses all the elements in a perfectly seamless way! Thanks for sharing it!

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  28. Janelle, Loved the card! You sure used all the elements in a beautifully seamless way! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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