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!
Janelle Stollfus -- you are here!
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.)
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.