Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dream-pendous Blog Hop

Welcome back for the last day of Dreampendous Blog Hop! All this week Dreamweavers and Stampendous have been teaming up to bring you tons of gorgeous projects! 


Today I'm sharing a card that I created working using Dreamweavers Mosaic Swirl LJ901  and a soon to be released Stampendous Jumbo Cottage Rose CRS5034.

This was my first time playing with Embossing Paste and stencils and it is FUN! After stenciling on the Pearlescent Embossing Paste, I sprinkled some Stampendous UltraFine glitter on the wet paste. The sparkle this creates is amazing! LOVE the effect!!!


To create a watercolored effect on the roses, I stamped them in Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx in Black. These are nice juicy inks and stay wet on your paper longer. After stamping on pink cardstock and while the inks were still wet, I took a damp paintbrush and pulled some of the black ink down into my rose petals. This gave it a watercolored effect. 

To tie in with this months Stampendous theme of RECYCLE, I added some gift wrapping silver ribbon to the card. 


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:



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Dream It Up! 
Stampendous Impressions! 
Kristine Reynolds 
Cherylynn Moser
Susie Moore  
Lynn Mercurio 
Laura Drahozal 
Pam Hornschu
Terrece Siddoway  
Wendy Price 
Liz Martin 
Taylor Usry 
Jessie Hurley 
Krissy Fossmeyer 
Cyndi Bundy 
Jennifer Ingle 
Georgia Sommers
Melinda Gleissner  
Kristi Van Doren 
Stephanie Lee 
Wendy Jordan 
Suzanne Czosek
Terrece Siddoway  
Lee Kellogg 
Janelle Stollfus 
Louise Healy 
Jennifer Dove

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35 comments:

christi said...

what a gorgeous card. i love the sparkle. the image is great and thanks for your tips. it's always nice to reuse something you have saved. love it!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow - Wendy, this is amazing. I'm so impressed with the perfection of your stenciling. It looks fantastic with the sparkly shimmer. And that rose...incredible dimension.

Tenia Nelson said...

Holy Cow.....this is GOR TO THE GEOUS!!!!!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! This looks just amazing! I LOVE the effect you got with that pearl paste on black. Looks so neat, and the fabulous flower that you cut out is perfect, love all the dimension on this card!

rlovew said...

Gorgeous card- I adore that mosaic background and you did a lovely job on the watercolor effect- thanks for sharing with us.

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card! Love how your mosaic background turned out and that watercolor effect is really cool.

rose s. said...

what a striking card. love how the flower just pops on the background. and i love love love that mosaic background - one for the shopping list :)

Annette said...

GORGEOUS...that background is so amazing...your creativity is amazing...love it..

Have an awesome Saturday

Joy H said...

Loved the stenciling with glitter (got to try that soon!) and your beautiful rose.

Colleen said...

Love the mosaic background, beautiful card.

marilync said...

The mosaic background is great. I especially like the technique you used to add dimension to your flower

Kimbo said...

Radar_98_98@hotmail.com thanks!!

Kimbo said...

Beautiful!!

Bernie said...

GORGEOUS!!! That background is amazing, gorgeous rose! Kudos for recycling the ribbon.
Hugs

Pam Hornschu said...

Hmmm...interesting technique for getting that watercolor effect. Going to have to try that! Love your sparkly mosaic background, too!

Jackie B said...

Love your glittery paste background. Great effect.

LizL said...

Beautiful rose and I love the mosaic look.

StampendousGraphics said...

WOW...K ...just WOW!!! You always astonish us, Wendy! This is so beautiful! Thanks so much for always playing along with us!

Angela V said...

Love the glittery mosaic-makes the rose pop. The watercolor effect is a fabulous idea! Can't wait to try it!

Daisy said...

Hi,looking all beautiful! Thanks!

Carol said...

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

Carol B
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Indy said...

Loving the mosaic! Beautiful!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

wow Wendy!! that mosaic background really makes the rose pops! such a beautiful card!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--love the sparkly mosaic background.
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Caroline D. said...

beautiful!! love the big rose on the mosaic back ground

Suzanne C said...

Love that mosaic tile! This looks like an elegant mosaic table with a beautiful flower laying on it! Lovely!

Kimmy said...

Your mosaic background is gorgeous! I love it. I am learning so much about embossing paste:)

Lillian Child said...

Wendy, this is SO lovely! That mosiac background is amazing and sets off your lovely flower so well. But that bow took it over the top for me. SO BEAUTIFUL!

silvia said...

Stunning! LOVE the embossed background!

Louise said...

Wendy, this is so pretty! Both the background and the flower are beautiful !

Janelle said...

Breath-taking card, Wendy!

Scrappychick said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the pearlescent swirls on the black and the cottage rose is perfect!

Liz Martin said...

I definitely have to add the cottage rose stamp to my collection – it's perfect against the swirl stencil background. And the glitter is just the right amount of bling!

Terrece said...

Wnedy you card is gorgeous! The ribbon and the rose look fantastic over the mosaic. I'm going to try the glitter over the pearl paste.

Karen L said...

How spectacular!! WOW, that mosaic background is fabulous...such a beautiful card!
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