14 April 2012

Stampendous Saturday: Gear Head


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.

And since this hop falls on a Saturday,  some of the Stampendous team members are combining their amazing Dreamweaver Stencils projects with the monthly Stampendous challenge.  This month, in honor of Earth Day, we are challenging ourselves (and you) to make something that uses product(s) that are recycled, repurposed, or reused in some way.


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:

    
   



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!

Supplies: 
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)

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33 comments:

wendyp said...

Taylor, this is stunning!!! LOVE the addition of the ribbon and feather!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super WOWness....is that even a word? LOL!!! I just love this to pieces, girlie!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous! I deem this elegant steampunk. Really pretty, love the colors and that feather is fabulous!

rlovew said...

Fantastic job! I love that you used so many things on each layer to really build it up.

Anne Temple said...

Love all these elements together. How fun to use pop tops on a card!

Joy H said...

The stencil and stamp were made for each other! Great card Taylor, and love the embellishments!

Colleen said...

Love the steampunk look and the added recycling!

marilync said...

great job. who knew that pop tabs would look so good

Kimbo said...

Love the gears!!

Bernie said...

Are you serious, Pop Tops! Who would have thought to do it and who would have thought it would look so good. Love it! Great
card!
Hugs

Pam Hornschu said...

I think this is so cool with these colors with the gears! Love the shimmer of the Metallic F/X! ;)

LizL said...

Such great colors. I'll bet this card is amazing in real life.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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StampendousGraphics said...

Just terrific, Taylor! This card is so beautiful! Love your colors and everything. Your recycling is genius! Thanks so much for playing along with so many things on such a busy week!

Daisy said...

Hi,looking all beautiful! Thanks!

Carol said...

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

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Angela V said...
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Angela V said...

I'm a big fan of the gear stencils & love your color combo on them. The pop tab & feather are a great finishing touch!

Indy said...

Great work!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

I REALLY love your colors!! it's so mesmerizing!! and those soda pop tabs takes the cake sweetie!

Caroline D. said...

Striking card!! I normally dont think of bright purple for steampunk, but it looks really good!

Sue D said...

Very cool--love these gears.
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Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Taylor...this is a wonderful use of the steampunk stencil. Love the colorway too! Thank you for joining in this week with the Dream Team. Every creation has been so inspiring to me.

Kimmy said...

I love the feminine touch you added to these stamps and stencils. I would have totally went manly:)

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant! Love the guy in purple over the wonderful stenciled background! Fantastic Idea to add the pop tabs!

Lillian Child said...

That feather addition just made me smile out loud. Delightful creativity!

silvia said...

Cool steampunk!!

Louise said...

Awesome card Taylor! The stencil and stamp are perfect for each other!

Janelle said...

Gorgeous colors on the stenciled background, Taylor. I could look at that all day! Pull tabs!?!?! That is SO clever, love it.

Scrappychick said...

Loving the purples with mr gear head!! The pearl ex turned out fabby

Liz Martin said...

Love the masculine/feminine edge – a perfect combo in this card. Can't stop looking at it!

Terrece said...

The FX powders worked perfect for the background. The pop tops are a great touch.

Karen L said...

Wow do I love those gears...and the way you used the pearl ex is fabulous!