Thursday, August 1, 2013

Stamping the night away...

...or maybe I should say stenciling!



It's fun in the sun time again with another collaboration between Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils! We'll be playing together all of this week, with a fabulous hop on Friday, August 2nd, featuring a slew of amazing talent from both teams, and of course...prizes!!!

Two prize packages will be given away for the comments left on posts Monday-Thursday, July 29th - August 1st, and one prize will be given away for comments left on the hop day, Friday, August 2nd. Winners will be selected randomly and announced Thursday, August 8th. (Note: USA addresses only, please, due to shipping costs.) Here's what you could win:

Stampendous Surfer and Sandcastle Kiddos • Dreamweaver Hot Air Balloon, Ice Cream Cones, Summer, Mosaic Swirls, Bird Words, and Sandcastle stencils


 Here's what I created:


This card was a lot of fun to create as I love the silhouette look with the black matte embossing paste using LL 379 Tall Palm Trees!  I knew I wanted to do a sunset sky with several Memento colors fading into a darker blue but I needed to know where to place everything.  To accomplish this, I laid the stencil down and using a pencil, I lightly traced the design onto my paper.  I removed the stencil and stippled and sponged my color on in all the right spots!  I put the stencil back on the paper making sure my lines matched up and pasted it with my black paste.  Once dry, I trimmed it down and then I looked at my sun that was black.  I thought, hmmm, unless there's an eclipse going on, my sun needs to be yellow.  I pulled out my Stampendous Yellow Ultra Fine Pastel Glitter and discovered it was the perfect shade for my sun.  Of course I realized that putting the light yellow glitter over black might not give me the coverage I really wanted so I used my white Sharpie poster paint pen and covered the sun portion with white.  Once it dried I add my glitter with some Zip Dry.  My card base is black CS I purchased at Michaels and my patterned paper is part of the Graphic 45 Happy Haunting Collection.  The sentiment is a partial sentiment from the Sandy Kiddos Digital Download set from Stampendous!  

Now, hop on over to the next in line. Don't forget to leave some love for a chance to win, and just 'cuz it's nice!

That's it for today!  Tomorrow is the BIG HOP with lots of inspiration.  Make sure to participate and comment to win!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow!

Hugs,
Lea 



24 comments:

  1. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  2. Darlene SatkewichAugust 1, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    Love this great beachy card. Genius how you did the sun. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love the colors and the sparkle!

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  4. I am so getting that palm tree stencil! Love this card Lea!

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  5. Beautiful card. Love the palm trees.

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  6. Goregous card Lea! Makes me want to go to the beach...thanks for your inspiring work.

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  7. Wow! Love this! Thanks for the tips on creating the background. The star paper is perfect for adding to the mood. Think you could create a tutorial from this? ;)

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  8. What a beautiful card! I love the glitter work and using the black card stock was genius! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This is fabulous Lea! I wondered how you did the sun, very clever!

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  10. You cannot go wrong with Dreamweaver stencils. The possibilities are endless!!!

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  11. Really like your card. I have the matte embossing paste and plenty of stencils but haven't used it yet. Time to get to it. Thanks

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  12. Life's a beach. This is a great card. The colors are so pretty. You used the perfect background paper.

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  13. Lovely card with beautiful colors!

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  14. Beautiful!

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  15. Oooh--love the sunset sky!
    Sue in Ohio

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  16. Awesome!! LOVING your creations for today!! Such a Neat Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! ;)

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  17. What a beautiful effect with the colors and starry night!

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  18. Love the sunset and the stars!!!
    <3 J

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  19. love how you highlighted the sun. relaxing card.

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  20. What a lovely sunset with the starry night! Beautiful!

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