Friday, August 10, 2012

DCWV has a challenge for you!

Please scroll down for my Stampendous post...

The month of August has brought many great things,
but one of the best things?
For me, it's my first month as a Stack-a-holic Design Team member at
Die Cuts With a View!

If aren't already familiar with it, Erin has a fantastic blog at
and has a monthly Stack-a-holic
layout and card sketch template challenge where you can win new paper stacks!
Does it get better than that?

This is where you can be first to see all of the wonderful paper stacks that DCWV releases and are available at
Michael's and JoAnns!

The card sketch challenge this month is:

And here's my take on it!

The papers are from the gorgeous "Gilded Orchard" collection, available at JoAnns.
Aren't they yummy?

If you are more inclined to make layouts, here is the amazing sketch for the
Stack-a-holic Template Challenge this month!

Get busy, and you could be one of our Top 10 chosen and showcased at DCWV Diary, or even win some DCWVpaper of your own!

Happy Halloween from Stampendous!

"The Pumpkin Fence"

First off, I want to let you in on a little secret.
 (well, a secret except to anyone who personally knows me)
I am the "Queen of Frugal".
I am the CHEAPEST person you'll ever meet!
I save everything and, if I can make it for less, I'm not buying it at the store.
That especially goes for scrapbook supplies!
THIS is what it looks like when you save all of your Stampendous embossing powders, glitters, crushed glasses, and micas from all of your products rather than tossing it
in the trash can.

Pretty, eh?
When it came to adding a bit of sparkle to my card,
I grabbed the "Mixed" jar, and this is what it looks like!
I used the "Cling Pumpkin Fence" stamp and did very little coloring. 
I'm dealing with some carpal tunnel issues right now,
so trying to use other techniques more.
The only Copics I used were:
Y38, YR27, YR23, E35, and E37.
Easy peasy!

I wet my colored image and sprinkled just a tiny bit of instant coffee onto the front and continued spritzing it until I had the amount of stain that I wanted.
I pulled out the My Mind's Eye, "Spider's Web" papers
for my image mat and background dotted pattern.
After inking all of the edges, and assembling my card, I attached the scalloped edge that came in the paper collection to the bottom of my card.

Fran'taging with the micas, embossing powders, and glitters has really made scrapping so exciting!  I'm like a child when it comes to playing in this stuff!
I sprinkled my concoction on the upper right and lower left corners of my card and heated from the underside until everything melded together!

The black mesh trim adds a spider web-like feel,
and the Prima flower is simply a sweet touch.
A little bit more of the "magic mix" on the top of the mesh,
carefully heating until melted, and it's done!