Thursday, August 16, 2012

Quoth the Wobbling Raven, "Nevermore."


All this week Stampendous is playing along with the Action Wobbles design team. Action Wobbles are self-adhesive, plastic springs that add a fun, wobbling motion to any project.

In case this is the first you are hearing of this cool collaboration, you can check out what you missed here: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Please keep checking back. We will be wobbling all week, ending with a huge Blog Hop on Saturday. Yes, there will be prizes.

Since I had recently 'wobbled' a cute Stampendous kiddos image, I decided I wanted to go in a completely different direction. So I 'wobbled' this incredible Halloween image called "Nevermore."


I started by stamping this fabulous image onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and spritzing it with Goosebumps Texture Spray. After it dried, I inked the stamped panel with Ranger Rusty Hinge and Antique Linen Distress Ink. I distressed and inked the edges with Memento Grape Jelly ink.

I stamped and spritzed the image a second time, cut out the raven and inked him with Ranger Pumice Stone Distress ink and Memento Grape Jelly ink. To adhere my 'wobbling' raven to the panel I trimmed down the Action Wobble so it fit behind the image, peeled off the adhesive from both ends and pressed. Simple.

Now for the background. On a panel of kraft cardstock, I inked and distressed the edges; spritzed with water and then sprinkled it with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel and Purple Jewel Glitter. I heated the enamel and glitter from the underside...love this technique!

Before adhering it all to the card base, I created one more layer by misting and distressing a piece of cheesecloth.

Here's a little video demo of my raven wobbling:



Please visit the following blogs, making sure to leave a comment on each one. One lucky commenter (picked randomly) will win 6 Action Wobbles and this wonderful "Nevermore" stamp.

Action Wobbles Blog

Stampendous Impressions Blog

Kristine Reynolds

Janis

Tricia

Lea Kimmel

Melinda Gleissner

Taylor Usry


Thanks for visiting. Happy Wobbling!

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55 comments:

  1. Happy Halloween this card definitely is scary you sure got it right!! Your idea is very original.

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  2. Love this raven card. Very spooky....

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  3. This is just awesome. Love the misting and distressing.

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  4. Wow, I am loving all the misting and distressing of this card! I've never used Goosebump Texture spray but it sure looks awesome. Love the bird wobbling, makes the card seem even more mysterious. lol

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  5. Wobbling Raven...how cute...love the saying as much as the raven.

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  6. This is just fabulous my friend!!

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  7. LOVE this Jenn. The goosebumps is amazing and love this image. Great title to your post too, pulled me right is as I love me some Edgar Allan Poe!

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  8. Your raven is beautiful, and your fussy cutting is fabulous!

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  9. Melinda...amazing! You've inspired me to pull out that Goosebumps spray again and play! LOVE the effect on the background!

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  10. Wow, this is stunning!! wasn't too sure about that stamp but seeing it stamped up on a card, I love it!! HUgsxx

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  11. I love this, all the great details and texture. I have some of that Goosebumps spray, I will have to get it out. Nice touch with the cheesecloth. This is my fave card so far on the hop.

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  12. Impressive card! All of the spritzing and distressing adds to the mood of the image. Great work!

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  13. oh my girl that is soooo cute. Love it.

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  14. Love this is sooooo cute!!! Love that gausy ribbon!

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  15. Thud! I love, love, love this! What a cool way to use cheesecloth! I may just have to steal the idea down the road, hope you don't mind! This is just way cool, my friend!

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  16. Wow! I love this stamp and your card is just stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Awesome card and just love that RAVEN so scary LOL
    Thanks for wobbling with us
    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  18. I love the texture. I love the bird. I love everything.

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  19. Oh my goodness! This is fabulous!!! Love it! :)

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  20. Your card is so awesome! You did a great job!

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  21. Absolutely Stunning card. Love the embellishments and dimensions. So Glad to be Co-wobbling with you.

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  22. Ooooooh, love this! That added sprinkling of purple glitter is so perfect. Love the texture from the Goosebumps and the spattering of EP. That gauze just takes it to another creepy level...in a good way. I'm so glad that your are on the team!

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  23. Wow awesome ideal to put your wobble on your bird. So cute. TFS AJ-

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  24. Just spectacular! I love this design.

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  25. Melinda, I love your raven card! Your vintage feel and added wobble just are fantastic!

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  26. This is amazing! I love the material added to it. :) Janis

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  27. Hes cute! Love all the netting and the spraying.. Really looks Fantastic!

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  28. Great card. Love your colors and texture. TFS.
    dmcardmaker (at AOL dot com)

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  29. Love this stamp and your card is just fantastic.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  30. Wow, love this. Way to go cutting out the raven. I don't think I would have that much patience! It looks great!

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  31. Love your card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  32. For someone who says they don't do vintage... You certainly rock it! This is fabulous and I wished I had created it!

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  33. Great card; love the details. Thanks for sharing

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  34. Wow, this card is so cool. I love it!

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  35. This is all types of gorgeousness dearie!!! LOVE!!!

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  36. I love this card. I like how you added purple in your coloring!

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  37. I was not wild abut that stamp until you used it with the wobbles. Now I like it. Good job!

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  38. Your card is my favorite so far! The textures and added details contribute so much to the feel of this card. The wobbling raven is eerie. Awesome job!

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  39. I just ordered my first 4 dozen pack... can't wait to use them... my nieces and nephews are going to love their cards...

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  40. What a spooky cute card. Love the shadow print behind the wobble bird. Smooches...

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  42. Nice job making Nevermore with a hat wobble! Thank u for sharing on blog hop day 4! jellybeankahler@yahoo.com

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  43. Love the vintage look of this card! I just love the whole style.
    TFS

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  44. Super Cool raven card!
    Migdalia
    Mrodriguez860@hotmail.com

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  45. This card is just soooo cool! I LOVE everything about this card! With the shinny parts on this bird and that hat, just perfect!

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  46. ACK!!! Melinda, I LOVE your raven card! Combining the wobble with the raven was pure genius. I have a few of those wobbles sitting on my desk right now and they are seriously needing to be put to use. Thanks for the inspiration :D Also, I am loving that you shared your techniques on the backgrounds. Can't wait to pick up some of the stuff you mentioned and give them a go!

    BTW, thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog :) Hugz, Cheryl

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