Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dream-pendous Blog Hop

This has been an amazing week. Hopefully, you have had a chance to follow along with us at Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils. I am personally in awe of the talent we saw this week from both teams and am grateful to be somehow linked with these incredible artists. Thank you both Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous for this opportunity.

As a Grand Dream-pendous Finale, please hop along with us today as we showcase some more creations that feature both Dreamweaver Stencils and Stampendous products. Be sure to comment and leave an email address for a chance to win a fabulous prize. For shipping and handling purposes, USA/APO/FPO/Canada winners only.

Card Notes:

A bird has been trying to make a nest all week out of my wreath. She steals a silk flower here, a silk flower there and thinks I don't notice. I noticed and was inspired. FYI: All this month, Stampendous is also having a recycling challenge. So when momma bird wasn't looking, I also stole a few twigs and such from the wreath.

Stamp the Cling Calligraphy Sampler on white panel.
Place Opto Checkerboard stencil on top of stamped panel; With foam applicator, ink over stencil to leave impression on design.
Dry emboss the panel usinng the same stencil being careful to line the stencil and panel up when placing them in embossing machine.
Ink Jumbo Songbird stamp with brown ink; Before stamping, wipe off the ink where the leaves would be and color these areas with markers; "Huff" on image and stamp.
Ink around edges of panel and distress with distress tool.
Sprinkle both Clear and Aged Gold Embossing Enamel randomly on panel and heat from underside to melt.
Embellish with twigs, cocoa fibers and button.

Stampendous Supplies:
Cling Calligraphy Sampler CRR138
Jumbo Songbird CRS5029
Aged Gold Embossing Enamel FREG024
Clear Embossing Enamel FREG020

Dreamweaver Stencils Supplies:
Opto Checkerboard LJ915

Enjoy the rest of the hop. Don't forget to comment.

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 (that's me)
Kristi Van Doren
Stephanie Lee
Wendy Jordan
Suzanne Czosek
Lee Kellogg
Janelle Stollfus
Louise Healy
Jennifer Dove

Tenia Nelson and Lea Kimmel have both created fantastic projects for this month's Stampendous Saturday Challenge (recycling and reusing). Please when hopping, stop by and give them some love too.

Thanks again for stopping by. Have a Dream-pendous day!



  2. Really neat! Love how you created patterned paper with the stencil and then stamped over it. Looks wonderful!

  3. So pretty! Love all the elements and textures. Great idea to combine ink and markers on your stamp for a pop of color.

  4. Beautiful! I have to admit the Opto Checkerboard did not catch my eye before, but it works great with your design.

  5. Great card!!! Love all the elements :)

  6. I would never have thought the checkerboard and a bird would go together, but you have combined them in a fabulous way that really works! I need to get outside my box more!

  7. Your little bird made a beautiful nest on your card. great job

  8. Brilliant card! Love that you were inspired by a real life bird and followed her in recycling.

  9. I LOVE how you did this card! That Op-Art background with the whitewashed look, and the bird, and the texture...oh, my!

  10. This is just stunning Melinda! The bkground, the bird ans the natural elements just go so perfectly together!

  11. You've done such a fantastic job on these cards this week, Melinda! I'd better not lose you to the "dark side" of stencils! You're mine!!

  12. Beautiful card.

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

    Carol B

  14. Hi,looking all beautiful! Thanks!

  15. Exquisite card! Love all the natural elements & your inspiration!

  16. Gorgeous!! Looks like it was fun to make too!

  17. Awww... I am a bird fanatic and the way you used the materials and tools for this card is inspired. I really REALLY like that background behind the bird. Thank you for joining the Dream Team this week for the blog hop...everyone outdid themselves!

  18. Lovely bird card--I like your recycled items.
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  19. This is fantabulous! Love the bird and the beautiful embellishments!

  20. I love bird stamps :) I really enjoy how you combined the stencil

  21. Love the twigs! I add "nature" to my cards whenever I can. Your card is just so lovely!

  22. I am in awe of the coolness of this card!!! Fabulous!!

  23. Fabulous card- I love the checkered background you created.

  24. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this! That bird is wonderful.

  25. This is such an amazing card. I adore it! Wonderful job.

  26. Lovely card. And a new way to use my Opto-Checkerboard stencil. Thank you for the idea and inspiration.

  27. WOW Incredible card. Love all the pieces, they work perfect together. Will definately have to try this!! Thank you for the inspiration.

  28. Wow, Melinda! You've really outdone yourself here. This is super duper fabulous!!!

  29. Oh my gosh...this is beautiful enough to frame ! Love the addition of the gorgeous!

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