Thursday, October 22, 2015

Dreamweaver Fiesta

Hello again!  It's Stampendous Dreamweaver Thursday and I'm having a Fiesta, my own version of a party on a card!  I wasn't sure I was going to make it to this party as I've been under the weather, however, I rallied at the last minute last night and finished this one out.  Thank goodness for good medicine and that's a reason to party.  As if I needed a reason!

So, we're having fun this week getting messy with our cards.  This is one of my favorite things to do, the messier, the better, but, only if it's pretty!  LOL!  Nathalie Kalbach has designed some amazing stamps for Stampendous that let you get very messy but in the best way!

Close-up of all the cool drips, drops and spots!

Here's what I used to create this card:

Delicata™ Golden Glitz Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
Glue Dots® in Craft and Mini
Metallic F/X™ in Amber Glow
Memories Mists™ in Bright Gold, Orange Juice, Cherry Smoothie and Plum Sake
May Arts Ribbon®
Arroyo Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Trim a piece of mixed media paper for your card front and spritz the entire thing with gold mist
Tape stencil over paper and spritz additional colors over the gold, remove stencil
Stamp Vintage Note in gold ink randomly over paper
Drip ink from Plum Sake and Cherry Smoothie onto paper
Using VersaMarker™, add ink in splotches, cover with gold embossing powder and heat
Using VersaMark™ pad, ink up Fiesta stamp and stamp onto scrap of white paper, add gold ep, heat 
Trim around embossed image and spritz with Cherry Smoothie and Orange Juice mists, wipe excess off of embossed areas
Trim a piece of ribbon to place across card front, attach to paper securing ends behind paper
Create an A2 card base with a tent fold
Adhere card front to card base
Using foam squares, attach Fiesta image to card
Add glue dots randomly on card front and burnish on Metallic F/X with your finger

Here's a list of my teammates that are posting today for your viewing pleasure:

Lea Fritts (DW)
Pam Bray (DW)

Comment on our blog and that of each designer's blog posting this week for our Getting Messy theme. Be sure to mention where you live when you comment. One lucky commenter from the US will win a prize package! For our US commenters see Official Rules.

A prize package includes:
Cling Fiesta Stamps Set
Jumbo Acrylic Stamp Handle
Cling Marks Stamps Set

Australian fans, one lucky commenter will win a great prize package from our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialist. Let us know where you live when you comment.

We said three prize packages, right? Our UK Distributor, Woodware Craft, is joining in and will also give away one prize package! How cool is that!?

So, don't forget to leave me some love if you wish to be entered for a prize package.  I'll see you again tomorrow with more messy fun!  Have a wonderful day!



  1. I am glad you feel better now ...and you are ready to paaarttyy :))) Love your card- super beautiful and love how you used the fiesta flower as a dimensional element! Thank you!

  2. I am glad you got well enough to play along, beautiful card - loving all the layers of color
    thanks for sharing

    Barb Housner from

  3. Fabulous Card, so glad you are feeling a bit better.

  4. Such a very cool card, love the mixed media flare!

  5. Oh, i love your card! The glue dots with the Metallic F/X is so awesome! They look beautiful. Viki from Kansas

  6. Gorgeous colors and effects! So pretty!

  7. What a wonderful creation, Lea! Love this coral color and bits of gold. Hexagon stencil is perfect as a background for Nat's designs. Thanks for posting along with us for Dreamweaver Thursday!

  8. Great project. Not too fussy - just right.
    Love the hexagons.
    thanks for sharing.

  9. Very pretty. I like the gold and the hexagons.
    Sue in OHio

  10. Love the gold you added to the flower. It really makes it pop. Thanks for sharing

  11. Very elegant. Love the gold!
    Becca from Florida

  12. What a fabulous creation, I can see you had loads of messy fun creating that background!

  13. Your card is beautiful! I'm not familiar with the f/x stuff or the Memories Mists™ (?) Kind of embarrassing, but I think this is something I might be able to pull off! I really LOVE the colors!! TYFS!

  14. Love love love!! I am not normally a card fan but this one has just the right amount of "messy" & elegance as well!!

  15. Very cool card! Love the background and the beautiful flower stamp!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B. (USA)

  16. GORGEOUS card Lea!!!
    LOVE your BEAUTIFUL flower and ADORE your STUNNING background!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your RECIPE FOR AWESOMENESS too, it was very interesting to read through your steps and I look forward to giving it a try :)
    Tracy from Victoria, Australia

  17. I love the beautiful look of the honeycomb! Great background and color!
    Take Care!

  18. LOVE this!! It makes me think of a hot summer's day with a cool glass of ice cold lemonade!!! Beautiful colors and awesome creative process! TFS!

  19. WOW!!! gorgeous!!! I love the gold!!

  20. Oh, I love all the fun things going on in this lovely card!!

  21. Oops forgot... greeting from FL!

  22. I love the pop of gold against the beautiful rosy colors!

  23. Beautiful colors and I love the honeycomb stencil. Gorgeous


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