Dream A Little Friday Fun

Dreamweaver_intro_Banner1-780x380We love what the design team has created this week sharing tutorials using stencils with watercolor to embossing pastes or applying the letterpress technique for dry embossing. It’s amazing what you can do with these metal stencils with the right care and a few tools. Earlier this week we talked mentioned properly removing the stencil from it’s packaging and easy cleaning after use, today it’s the tools that help make stenciling fun!

We have seven high quality embossing pastes to choose from on our website. Add almost any color medium to the white or clear pastes for even more options.

 

 

Use the Palette Knife to mix in coloring mediums, spread paste over smaller stencils or load the Paste Spreader to apply paste evenly across the larger stencils.

All that’s left is choosing stencils! You can purchase stencils from the Dreamweaver Stencils section of the Stampendous website where we are continually adding more. During the transition you can still shop the Stencil with Style website to access the entire collection.

Need some help getting started? There are great tips and techniques on how to use these wonderful products here.

With such fun new products being talked about, it’s only right to share some fantastic projects from these designers today!

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming of Inspiration

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Today is a double dose of inspiration with two teams posting Dreamweaver inspiration!

On Thursday’s we enjoy a weekly shower of inspiration from Dreamweaver Stencils’ Dream Team which is especially true this month’s challenge. Be inspired to design with showers themed projects from the A Team!

Dream It Up!

Lea Kimmel

Louise Healy

Laura Drahozal

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Here at Stampendous our Dream a Little Dreamweaver week continues with some terrific inspiration from our designers.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

 

 

Easy Clean Stenciling

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Stenciling can be fun when you have a system in place for each step of the process. Yesterday we mentioned how to properly remove the stencil from packaging and today it’s about cleaning the stencil. Being able to clean your stencils immediately after use helps you quickly move on to the rest of your project.  Here’s some information to keep you stenciling in style.

  • Keep the stencil flat when cleaning.
  • Use a flat tray or flat bottom container like our Stufftainers with enough water to cover the stencil and tools. Set them into the water until you’re ready to clean.
  • Gently scrub with a soft brush while the stencil stays flat in the tray.
  • Place on a clean soft cloth to air dry or use a second cloth to dry while keeping it on a flat surface.

Here’s a fantastic project today from veteran stencil designer,

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming on a Tuesday!

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We’re celebrating our new acquisition of Dreamweaver Stencils again this week. There’s just so much to learn and enjoy with these new tools! So much new inspiration from new team members joining us, and so very many new products to play with and enjoy!

When you first get your Dreamweaver Stencils, it’s very important that you start taking care of them right away! Even taking them out of their packaging can be a little tricky. You want to avoid bending the stencil at all, so that you’ll have the flattest, smoothest surface to work with for all the great techniques. We’ve linked to a great video on YouTube on every one of our new stencils to remind you about opening the product carefully. Always BEND THE PAPER, NOT THE STENCIL!  Take a look:

Now go have a look at the terrific inspiration we have for you today!!

Alison Heikkila

Jamie Martin

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Our Sale Continues!

2014 Black Frday Sale

If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at our Black Friday-Cyber Monday sale, be sure to head over to www.stampendous.com where the Featured Products on our front page are at an unbelievable savings!

Lots of our very best Christmas images are on sale in addition to our Stack Art Kraftboard Kits and Stamp Sets.

One of the cutest images we’re featuring at an unbelievable savings is our darling Penguin Snow Jumbo Cling Rubber Set.  Remember this stamp set comes with a free template which includes masks, and a darling snow stencil. You can see it on the baby bib below. Here are some terrific ideas for this great stamp –

Penguin Snow Stamp Set

CRS5055 Penguin Snow

Penguin Snow Card by Debi Hammons

Penguin Snow Card by Debi Hammons

Penguin Snow Card by Kristine Reynolds

Penguin Snow Card by Kristine Reynolds

Penguin Snow by Cyndi Bundy

Penguin Snow by Cyndi Bundy

Penguin Snow Candle Box by Debbie Cole

Penguin Snow Candle Box by Debbie Cole

Penguin Snow Scrapbook Page by Debi Hammons

Penguin Snow Scrapbook Page by Debi Hammons

Simple Penguin Snow by Debi Hammons

Simple Penguin Snow by Debi Hammons

Penguin Snow Baby Bib by Tammie Wilson

Penguin Snow Baby Bib by Tammie Wilson

 

Remember to get some Shaved Ice or other Glitter Embellishments with your Penguins! Our New Winter Micro Glitter Kit is a perfect accompaniment!   Stay tuned for other great suggestions from our sale items this weekend!

Owl be in the Study

It’s Literary Owl who’s in our study today. He’s one of our any occasion stamps that would work great for those projects that instill the reader in you or those that have inspired you through the love of learning. There’s just so many directions you can take with this stamp that we’ll just have to show you a few samples to spark the inspiration bug.

There is a whole bunch of goodness going on with the torn paper, coffee stain map and Fran•táge style bling on this card created by Jennifer Dove.

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Literary Owl Map Card by Jennifer Dove

Wendy made a golden card with a colorful stack of books for his perch. You can recreate this card from the project page on our website.

Literary Owl _ Wendy Price

Literary Owl Card by Wendy Price

Here’s one more Literary Owl on a beautiful bookmark. This one was created by design team alumni Suzanne Czosek. Look how she’s created the precariously stacked set of books.

 

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Literary Owl Bookmark by Suzanne Czosek

We love this stamp and the projects that were inspired by it. We’ll be back tomorrow with some delightful inspiration from the design team .

 

A Batty Twist Friday

We are back today with a twist on the Gone Batty! theme week. You’ll still see bats but you’ll have to look hard to find them.

In between the bending branches of the Twisted Tree Stamp you’ll find itty-bitty bats along with a few other friends that are settling down to rest. Suzanne Czosek has created a stunning card with the tree and a few other bat stamps from our July Catalog.

Twisted Tree Card by Suzanne Czosek

Twisted Tree by Suzanne Czosek

There are more batty projects ahead! Thank you for stopping by!

Lea Kimmel
Kristine Reynolds

It’s a new month and that means a new challenge. Get the details about the newest theme and the official rules on our

October Monthly Challenge Page

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