Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dreamweaver & Stampendous - Beautiful Fern

Welcome to the final day of the  Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and Stampendous Design Teams hop.  There are multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies. Both the Stampendous Impressions' blog or the Dream It Up! blog are sharing wonderful projects which pair up fabulous products from both companies.

All of my  projects feature the beautiful  LJ 846 - Maidenhair Fern.

My first project uses the CRR137-R Cling Garden Background stamped on white cardstock and colored with glimmer mists using a waterbrush.  The next layer was created by  taping down the fern stencil and using black embossing paste. While the paste was wet add the layer of shimmer (Pixie Blush). I brushed off so that the black still was visible with a hint of the shimmer.

Next up

The Fern was laid down onto the cardstock and taped in place using repositionable tape.  The Dream Text was stamped using brown ink.  Then sponged the background using orange and yellow dye inks with a hint of brown dye.

The background panel is the beautiful Cling Jumbo Rosehips inked up using brown and orange dye ink and stamped repeatedly.

Stamp the Jumbo Cling Songbird  and color using coordinating colors.

The last image is just a panel I created but didn't put on a card... yet!

I used the same fern stencil but use the gold metallic embossing paste with a coat of Stampendous Halo Glitter sprinkled over the surface.  I think this would be a fantastic combination for a Christmas card!

Be sure to leave comments as you tour the blogs (with your email addy!) for a chance to win* one of three combined sets of these Dreamweaver and Stampendous goodies:

Here is the complete list of people playing along today:

Dream It Up!
Stampendous Impressions!
Kristine Reynolds
Cherylynn Moser
Susie Moore
Lynn Mercurio
Laura Drahozal
Pam Hornschu
Terrece Siddoway 
Wendy Price
Liz Martin
Taylor Usry
Jessie Hurley
Krissy Fossmeyer
Cyndi Bundy
Jennifer Ingle
Georgia Sommers
Melinda Gleissner
Kristi Van Doren
Stephanie Lee
Wendy Jordan
Suzanne Czosek
Lee Kellogg
Janelle Stollfus
Louise Healy
Jennifer Dove

Also, be sure to stop by Tenia Nelson and Lea Kimmel's blogs today - they made projects for our monthly Stampendous challenge!

*For shipping and handling purposes, USA/APO/FPO/Canada winners only.

Thanks for stopping by!  



  1. Just gorgeous, I love the fern especially how you have stamped the text on to it and then blended colour, lovely. Tracy x

  2. You've been busy!!! Again....AMAZING! The stamping through the stencil....LOVE!!! I have to give that a try!!!

  3. Oh, how beautiful! Love the last card so much with that sparkle over the paste!!

  4. have been super busy dearie!!! All of your projects are AMAZING!!!!!

  5. Great projects! Love how you used the stencil in so many different ways. I think that second one is my favorite, but they are all wonderful.

  6. All of your projects are amazing and stunning! I loved the first one, until I saw the second one...

  7. Three wonderful examples of using the fern stencil. I love the look of the stamped text through the stencil and will be adding this technique to my must try list.

  8. Beautiful!!! I love the distressed look.

  9. Loved both of the cards, and the colour/sparkle combo for the last piece. You have been super busy!

  10. I really like the fern stencil on the flower background. Thank you for presenting other ideas for this very versatile stencil

  11. WOW you've been a busy bee. Love this fern stencil. Thanks for showing how versatile it is. All lovely but I especially Love the second technique you've demonstrated.

  12. ooh you are on a roll at the moment Suzz. some beautiful creations again here. doesn't that fern stencil look gorgeous with the glitter embossing paste?

  13. Fabulous creations, you show-off! I love the dream text on the Maidenhair Fern, one of those things where you look at it, thump yourself on the head, and say, "Why didn't I think of that?"

  14. Suzz! You've outdone yourself again!! these are just some stunning array of different ways to use a fern stencil! I agree with Pam! that dream text on stencil is just unbeliveable! Fab job!

  15. So amazing! All of these are just so incredibly lovely! Adore they way they utilize and showcase the products so "equally"! LOL! Just LOVE them all!

  16. Lovely cards. Especially like the thank you card.

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  17. Great projects all week! I have really enjoyed seeing the inspiration, thanks!

    Carol B

  18. Hi,looking all beautiful! Thanks!

  19. Obviously an overachiever, but we all
    appreciate that! I love my maidenhair
    fern stencil & you've given me great ideas! LOVE your cards, techniques & color combos. They're just beautiful!

  20. All 3 are gorgeous!! Nice to see different looks one stencil can make.

  21. Suzanne...thank you for playing along with the blog hop this week. These cards with the maidenhair fern are just beautious!!! I can tell you have a wealth of creative energy!

  22. Thanks for showing so many ways to use this fern.
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  23. Truly beautiful project Suzanne! TFS.

  24. Beautiful projects using the Fern - love to see multiple ideas with one product! Love the colors and distressing on the pink one!

  25. Wow I have to say the card is my favorite I love how you stamped over the stencil and the colors you used.

  26. All lovely creations, but that thank you card with the bird ... oh my goodness, but it so beautiful!

  27. Beautiful work! I love seeing the various ways you used the same stencil and came out with such different projects.

  28. Get out! Suz... you always inspire me to do better card art! I'm going to have to try to get that effect from your second card. I'm in love with it!

  29. Fabulous cards Suzzanne! The colors, stamps and stencil combos, and bling all are beautiful !

  30. Beautiful examples of a stencil's versatility. Thanks for the inspiration.

  31. Incredible. Gorgeous results all so different from the same stencil. Great cards, great ideas!!

  32. Love the different effects you got with the fern stencil...WOW!

  33. These are totally fabulous Sue but my personal favourite is the second one partly because of the gorgeous colours but I especially love the technique using the script.

    Lesley Xx


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