We want to wish you a Happy 4th of July from Stampendous! We have some really great House-Mouse Designs® images for celebrating the Holiday, and we wanted to share them with you.
And go ahead and click on the picture above to see more ideas featuring this adorable stamp, Flag Flyer. Remember we’ve got Free Shipping on our website (on retail orders over $50) through the end of August. Time to stock up on products for your Holiday crafting. Be sure to use Promo Code BLG717 so that we know you read our blog.
A fresh look at mosaics is the inspiration for some of Fran’s stamp designs from our October catalog.
With a few extra crafty supplies already in your stash, you can create a fun project, or two, or more! Watch Fran’s video for some fabulous ideas to get you started.
Our large selection of metal stencils is ideal to help you create a mosaic style background. Fran highlights Mosaic Swirls in the video to provide a tiled effect alongside Mosaic Bird and Mosaic Mushroom stamps. Here is Mosaic Swirls along with more Dreamweaver Stencils we think are great mosaic makers! Click on any caption to see more ideas from these fabulous products.
Our talented Design Team has been sharing their Mosaic Madness throughout the week. You won’t want to miss these great projects. Grab a comfy chair, a cup of your favorite beverage, and enjoy more inspiration from them! Be sure to leave them a nice comment if they put you in a mosaic mood!
We have so much going on for you today! It’s Dreamweaver Thursday. Plus, it’s the Stampendous and Buttons Galore Hop week as well. So be prepared for loads of bright and dimensional ideas! But first, let’s get all the legal lingo out of the way for the hop…
Yes, we have PRIZES! There are three (3) prize packages that include one of each:
Cling Create Christmas Stamps Set
Create Christmas Die Cut Set
Assortment of Buttons
To be eligible, you must be a US resident (see Official Rules), comment on our blog and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Deadline to comment for our prizes is Sunday, October 18, 2015. Winners will be selected by random.org and will be announced sometime on Monday, October 19th.
Wait! For our Aussie friends, be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!
If you’ve missed the previous three days of the hop, you can still check them out: MONDAY and TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY.
Let’s get on with our hop for today!
Since it is Dreamweaver Thursday, we thought we’d share a few stencil designs that would be perfect to embellish with buttons…
Seriously? Aren’t these designs just begging for buttons? As ornaments, berries, and hey…even as buttons! What a concept! And these are just holiday ideas. Head over to the website to check out ALL the Dreamweaver stencils for buttoning up your creations all year round. You can find them all HERE.
Be sure to leave your comment below for a chance to win one of the three prizes, as well as comments on the links below:
You’ve probably seen this fascinating video from Andy Skinner for Stampendous at least a couple of times this week, but just in case you missed it, we’re featuring it once again! Since this is our Dreamweaver Thursday post, we have a warm, yet frosty, project created by team member, Pam Hornschu, that uses parts of Andy Skinner’s faux rust technique, some great products from our craft partners, and the perfect Dreamweaver Stencil to highlight this rusty and rustic design. We even have step-outs so that you can follow along…
Have you ever played with the “Zero Drawing” technique, made popular by Marie Browning? You sand some graphite to create a dust that you daub over your paper until covered. Then you use erasers to remove graphite from areas to create a design. Sort of the reverse of how you would normally create. Once you have the graphite all over your paper, and your various sizes of erasers in your hand…then what? What if you’re not the type that feels comfortable doing your own design-work, or you need a bit of a nudge to get going? This is where Dreamweaver Stencils are your new friend! First of all, here’s the video that tutorial that Fran Seiford, Chief Creative Officer for Stampendous, and new owner of Dreamweaver Stencils, has created to show just how perfect this technique is with our stencil designs…
How fun would this be with these stencil designs shown here?
Maybe you’ll see those designs used in the posts below! Oh, and don’t forget to return for our Stampendous and Tombow blog hop, this Friday – Sunday, September 18 – 20!
By now I’m guessing that this set of Cling Stamps and their matching Cutting Dies are reeeeaaaally familiar to you. There’s a very good reason why the “Create Christmas” sets have been featured all of this week…they are amazingly versatile! Mix them up with Dreamweaver designs by Stampendous, and the possibilities are endless.
You’ve learned how to color these images. You’ve learned how to paper piece them with designer papers. You’ve learned to simply stamp and emboss the images. Now, how about ink-stenciling a background design over the tree? How about pasting a design on the tree? How about adding a bit of Dreamweaver Embossing Paste to edges to create snow? For more dimension and the wow factor, how about running the tree through your embossing machine with the Dreamweaver stencil backgrounds or embossing folders? Now we’re talking! Here are just a few designs that would work well for these techniques, a few of which are considered “everyday” designs to be used year round for all of your Stampendous/Dreamweaver projects:
And add some of this…
A healthy sprinkling of this…
And you could have something like this fun card by Pam Hornschu…
Several of our team members have some more Christmas creations to share with you today:
You’ve seen several of the newly released “All in One” images from Stampendous, and all the creative ways to use them. For Dreamweaver Thursday, you’ll see ways to use them along with Dreamweaver by Stampendous stencils, as well as a reminder of the many “All in One” stencil designs that Dreamweaver is famous for. A few even have matching embossing folders, to use with the stencils, and both can be used alone, like the ones shown below.
How about a couple of samples?
For more creative ideas for “All in Ones”, visit our Dreamweaver Thursday links here:
Here we are on our final day of Dreamweaver Double Days! We’ve loved all of your wonderful comments regarding the technique videos and the samples that we’ve shared here, as well as on the individual team blogs. This tells us that YOU love it when we share all of our not-so-secret tips with YOU! So…expect to see more in the future! Today’s video is a technique tutorial that always has the recipients of your creations going, “Ooooh and aaaah”! Follow along as Dreamweaver Stencils‘ founder, Lynell Harlow, demonstrates using mica powders* with Matte and Glossy Embossing Pastes…
Amazing, isn’t it? And super easy to do. How about a double dip of samples from our team members featuring this technique?
WHOA! Wait just one minute, you say? Alison’s card is not the same technique at all. Mmmm. Yes it is, with one variation. This is the Molten Magic technique, so called because you paste-emboss just as in the video (preferably a glossy paste), sprinkle it with mica powders*, and HEAT it using a heat tool until it is puffy and bubbly. This adds great texture, and a totally different look, and all she did was heat it! Pssst, you can do this technique with Stampendous Fran•tagé Embossing Enamels, for a totally different look as well!
Now, let’s go see what the team members have been playing with for today. Oh, and leave them some love, please. They’ve worked hard this week!
*Just a note: Many of the items that you may see in our videos may not show on the website, but most are still available either from the Stencil With Style site, local stores, and/or the Stampendous website. Just leave a comment in the order form regarding the product that you’d like to purchase.
Have you been loving our double helpings of Dreamweaver this week on the Stampendous Blog, as well as on our the team’s postings? Today we’re serving up more delish Dreamweaver Doubles with added sparkle, featuring the Double Glitter technique, as shown in this video:
And how about a couple of additional sparklers by our own Laura Drahozal and Louise Healy featuring the Dreamweaver designs along with Stampendous Micro and Ultra fine glitters?
So many of our team members would love to show what they’ve done with their Dreamweaver products by Stampendous. Check them out!