Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped! This week, the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and the Stampendous Design Teams have had so much fun sharing "Dream-pendous" inspiration with you, and today we wrap things up with a terrific blog hop! You'll 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.
I combined all sorts of challenges with today's card. I was honored to have been asked to make a sample for today's Inspiration Challenge over on Splitcoaststampers; it was excellent luck that the fabulous site happened to have some "recycled" post-consumer merchandise that totally fit with our monthly Stampendous challenge. Check out this amazing Pop Top Cuff Bracelet - who knew you could do that with pop tops? I also fell in love with this cool Bike Chain Pendulum Clock - gears are so cool!
I used the large Gears stencil to create my background on this card. Following Cyndi's amazing tutorial on Paper Craft Planet, I used the Black Matte Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver Stencils to create a raised-gear starting point. Once it dried, I daubbed on some Versamark ink and then some Metallic F/X powders to create a purple and silver color scheme.
I stamped my Gear Head stamp (available in select stores now, and up on the Stampendous website by the end of this month!) using black ink, and then rubbed Versamark ink all over the panel. I applied more Metallic F/X powders with a brush until it got the amount of sparkle and sheen I wanted (I love how it makes it look like I stamped it in purple ink!). To finish off the card, I tied a big piece of purple ribbon in a knot, adding a few pop tops before the final loop. Oh - and I stuck a feather in there just for fun :)
Be sure to leave comments as you tour the blogs (with your email addy!) for a chance to win one of these sets:
Here's the entire Dreamweaver Stencils/Stampendous party train for the hop today:
Taylor Usry (you are here)
Also, be sure to stop by my teammates Tenia Nelson and Lea Kimmel's blogs today - they'e made some fabby projects that go along with our monthly Stampendous challenge!
Now, be sure to leave a comment here for your chance to win, and then check out all the other blogs for some fabulous inspiration!
Stamps: Gear Head
Card Stock: Artichoke (Bazzill), Black (Recollections), White (Mohawk)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Moonstone and Purple Plum Metallic F/X (Dreamweaver Stencils), Ribbon (Creative Impressions), Pop Tops (from soda cans), Feather (Michael's)
Tools: Gears Stencil (Dreamweaver Stencils)