Thursday, March 26, 2015

Texturize This!

We have a different sort of collaboration for you!

At Stampendous we’re very excited to be able to offer our products in many countries around the world. We’re able to do this thanks to our terrific distributors in those countries who help retail stores to stock our products. In the UK we have a very long and valued partnership with Woodware Craft Collection. These wonderful folks stock almost all of our products, and they even stock several classic items that have retired from our store here in the US. They also stock almost all of our new Dreamweaver Stencils line, so we thought it would be another great event to celebrate the addition of Dreamweaver to the Stampendous family.

This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.

And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.

Here's my project:

Here's what I used to create this card:
Memento™ Tangelo Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Little Yellow Bicycle Splash 6x6 Paper Pad
Neenah® Classic Crest™ Solar White Cover Stock
Copic® Refills G21 and Y17
Beacon® 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue

Here's what I did to create this card:
  1. Tape Jellyfish stencil down on patterned paper that has been trimmed to 5.5x5.5" square
  2. Mix small amount of translucent paste with yellow refill and add in micro beads to make a thick paste
  3. Mix another small amount of translucent paste with yellow refill only
  4. Cover jellyfish tentacles and spread paste with beads in main section of stencil
  5. Uncover tentacles and spread paste without beads in the rest of the stencil
  6. Mix small amount of translucent paste with green refill only
  7. Using tentacles only, paste green mix along bottom of patterned paper to create seaweed
  8. Set pasted patterned paper aside to dry
  9. Create a 6x6" card base with a tent fold from light blue paper
  10. Trim a piece of darker blue paper as a mat for patterned paper
  11. Stamp sentiment with orange ink on white cardstock and trim
  12. Trim mats for sentiment as shown
  13. Once paste has dried, run boss gloss across bottom of patterned paper and add embossing powder and  heat
  14. Adhere all layers as shown

Be sure to check out the rest of my teammates and others playing along today:

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Tomorrow is the BIG final hop so don't forget to stop by.  I've got a BIG post planned!  Until then, have a wonderful day!



  1. Beautiful nautical theme Lea! Love the sparkle!

  2. Love this card...its full of fun and movement....TFS!!

  3. Love the effect of the beads and paste on the jellyfish, in real life they are translucent aren't they? Lovely card, it makes me think of summer holidays!

  4. Beautiful background with many wonderful techniques, I'm going to try adding some micro beads to my Dreamweaver embossing paste now - thank you so much for that tip!
    Thank you for the blog hop and awesome inspirations Karen

  5. Wowsers!!! This is a technique I really want to try!! Love the beads layered in the paste and the GORGEOUS results on the jellyfish!!

  6. Love your card and the technique you used on the jellyfish! Thx for sharing your creativity!

  7. I love the jellyfish. Such beautiful texture on this. Can't wait to try the micro beads technique :)

  8. DELICIOUS! LOVE the layered beads and paste technique! It really adds so much to a project! TFS!

  9. Making the Jellyfish
    so pretty here! Lovely
    Carla from Utah

  10. Your cards is great and very inspiring.

  11. Why do I have this vision of this jellyfish saying, "wheeeeee"? Clever use of the tentacles as the seaweed.

  12. Genius use of the tentacles for seaweed!!!! Will have to try that trick. Really clever card.

  13. Interesting to see that jellyfish 'swimming' - it's usually seen more upright :) It works either way I see, a fabulous creation.

  14. Awesome jellyfish!!! LOVE the shimmer!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  15. Fantastic! This is just amazing! I love all the movement you've created using the tentacles as seaweed! Thank you for sharing this week!

  16. Your jellyfish is just glowing!!! I love this! Great use of the translucent paste.

  17. Great card! LOVE that the jellyfish is swimming and not just hanging out! Looks so realistic!

  18. Cute card, love the glittery under the sea look.

  19. The jellyfish is unique and very pretty. Love his gold tentacles.
    thanks for sharing a great card.

  20. Never thought to mix beads with the paste. Awesome!

  21. That jellyfish is so fun and your card using it is super. I love all the shiny elements on it. Thanks for sharing with us.

  22. FABULOUS! Incredibly gorgeous jellyfish!!

  23. Beautiful, I think I need a trip to the beach. Thanks for sharing

  24. a nice dreamy ocean scene - so pretty and calm looking

  25. Fabulous underwater scene. I like the translucent paste.

  26. Really beautiful under water scene!

  27. Love the colors and the "movement" on your card and the jellyfish is awesome!

  28. This was different...thanks! Love the jellyfish.

  29. Very neat. thanks for letting us know what supplies you used. Your card is wonderful. I love the texture you created.

  30. Love the translucent embossing paste with the colored beads. Your card is beautiful.


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