Friday, August 15, 2014

Stampendous and Authentique Hop

Authentique Stampendous Blog BannerToday several of our Design Team Members have a second project to show you featuring the gorgeous papers sent to us by Authentique™ Paper. These papers were intended for our BIG Blog Hop in October and our team is using them on our October Catalog Samples. But we couldn't resist sharing them just a bit early with some other images. We have a fun prize to give away this week. Only one, but it's a good one! One lucky winner will get some Authentique papers of their own, plus a $20 Stampendous Reward Card. WOW! How? Just comment on the blogs this week! Miss the earlier posts? Here they are: MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY You have until Sunday night to comment, then Monday we'll choose one winner for the prize! So hop around and leave these hard-working gals some love on their terrific projects! (that means comment on their blogs!)

For my card today, I decided to celebrate fall in all her glory with the help of a friend.  Who, you might ask, well that would be the awesome PenPattern Owl, that's whooo!  Yeah, corny pun intended!  Anyway, here's my card and I do hope you like it!

Here's what I used to create my card:

Stampendous® Embossing Powders - Carnelian PEARLustre, Paprika, Honey
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White
Tim Holtz® Distress Inks® - Antique Linen
May Arts Ribbon
Beacon Adhesive® Zip Dry™
Spectrum Noir Markers:
  • CG1, CG2, CG4
  • GB1, GB4, GB6, GB8, GB9
  • EB1, EB2, EB6, EB7
  • TN2, TN3, TN4, TN6, TN7, TN8, TN9
  • DG3
  • BG4, BG6
Here's what I did to create my card:

Stamp owl image with black ink onto cs and color
Trim image to desired size and ink with distress ink
Create card base with a tent fold
Trim patterned papers (pp) as shown and trim a piece of ribbon to fit across pp
Attach ribbon to pp and adhere pp to card base
Adhere image to pp mat and attach to card
Stamp leaf onto pp and die cut
Using Boss Gloss, add ink in steps while applying embossing powders and heat setting
Attach leaf to card
Mix the three different colors of color fragments and apply as shown with glue

So, that's my card, I hope you like it!  I'm going to enter it in the Spectrum Noir monthly challenge so be sure to check that out and you can enter it with your project, too!  Here are links to the rest of the team showcasing their projects for your inspiration:

Tenia Nelson

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Lea Kimmel (me)

Jennifer Dove

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I do hope you will stop by again tomorrow as the Dreamweaver Dream Team is wrapping up our week-long blog collaboration with WoodWare.  Don't forget to comment to win for today's post (and tomorrow's)!  See you then! Have a blessed day!



  1. Loving your owl and that awesome very pretty!!!

  2. Great card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  3. Lea! What an adorable card! WhO WhO doesn't love owls?!!! Perfect paper choice for your delightful card!!

  4. Beautiful owl card! I have a soft spot for owls and this one and the colors you used are so pretty.

  5. love how you brought all of the colors from the paper into your owl and leaves. cool elelment on the corner. this is very pretty.

  6. Love your owl! Puts me in the mood for fall!

  7. Love the colors you chose for your owl, pp and leaf! The technique you used for the embossed leaf is gorgeous! Autumn is my favorite time of year! TFS!

  8. Love how you colored this cool owl!
    Sue in Ohio

  9. Very unique card. This owl is so pretty, if one can say that about an owl. lol Your colors and design are lovely. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

  10. wow, that is a great technique!!! stunning.

  11. How great is this?!! We are partial to owls around here, so I definitely see a stamp I need! Now I have to learn to color in the lines! :o) TFS!

  12. What a darling little owl! Looks like you had so much fun with this card. I like the Nomad patterned background paper and the colors are very warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing! Great job :)

  13. That is a really nice combo.

  14. Owls rule! Great looking
    card and the owl is
    Carla from Utah

  15. Your coloring on the owl is amazing!!!

  16. Wow, your card is stunning! I love the warm colors and the owl. Thanks for sharing.

  17. This is gorgeous. The colors on the owl and the paper. A great match.

  18. That leaf is amazing and love the little owl!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  19. You nailed the the style.

  20. The owl is really bright and colorful. Love the whole theme of the project.
    thanks for sharing.

  21. OH wow Lea, that card is most fabulous!!! The textures and colors evoke such a nice feeling and I definitely want to get my hands on the Stampendous embossing powders and "boss gloss" because you have made marvelous use of these cool products and I just love how your card turned out! Thanks so much for sharing another wonderful bit of inspiration!

  22. What a colorful owl! The colors remind me of fall.

  23. Love how you colored the owl. Fabulous card. TFS

  24. wonderful, love the layering, the coloring and the textures.

  25. Wow, love this card!! I don't think I have seen this owl yet, I love him!! Great design, love the fragments. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  26. Love your Owl card. I just might have to have that owl. Your colors are just perfect.

  27. Oh I didn't get the Stampendous newsletter but I wanted to come comment on every project. Super cute owl, and the colors are superb!

  28. Love the way you've done the leaf! It's so gorgeous with the powders! Thanks so much for playing with us this week, Lea!!


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