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August 2015

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #143: Awesomely Artistic

It's time for another DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge.  This week we're having a Home Sweet Home challenge.

DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challege DSC#143

Lots of inspiration for this week's DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge...ferns, butterflies, dragonflies, birds, color and patterns and more!  It was hard to resist going with the butterflies, but I decided to crack open a new stamp set called Awesomely Artistic.  It has an eclectic mix of realistic images and textured graphics that are great for collage stamping.  In addition, I wanted to focus on the color combo...Marina Mist and Mint Macaron.  

Awesomely Artistic card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#143 #dostamping #stampinup

If you watched my latest How'd She DO That? video where I demonstrated a sponging technique, I used the same technique with today's card.  Just switched it up a little bit. 

Dawn's Stamping & Sponging Tips

  • Stamp flower "bunch" with Marina Mist
  • Stamp fern images with Mint Macaron - some of them I stamped-off
  • Stamp splatter image with Marina Mist - inked once and stamped several times
  • Sponge the panel edges and flower bunch with Marina Mist
  • Sponge the ferns and filled in white space with Mint Macaron
  • Stamp greeting (from Butterfly Basics) with Marina Mist 

Awesomely Artistic card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#143 #dostamping #stampinup

It's hard to see, but I added Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to the center of the flowers (with a 2-way Glue Pen)

Awesomely Artistic card shared by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge DSC#143 #dostamping #stampinup

I wanted the dragonfly to stand out a little more, so I did something a little bit different.

Dawn's Dragonfly Tips

  • Stamp dragonfly with Marina Mist ink
  • Quickly (move fast) sprinkle Clear Embossing Powder over the dragonfly.  Don't worry if it didn't get completely covered - that's OK.
  • Melt powder with Heat Tool - let cool off
  • Use the Mint Macaron Stampin' Write Marker to add a little color to some of the white spaces in the dragonfly.
  • Take a sponge and move the color around.  This will fill in some of the white space and also remove the excess ink from the embossed areas.
  • Use 2-way Glue Pen to randomly add Dazzling Diamonds Glitter for a little more sparkle!

It was hard to capture the beauty of this card in a photograph (plus I have a burned out light that takes a special bulb. Gotta get my hubby to look into that for me - ha!).  In real life, it's gorgeous!  But I think that might be easy to accomplish with such a beautiful stamp set. 

Enjoy!~Dawn O

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Check out more "Home Sweet Home" inspiration from DOstamperSTARS (click on their links below) 

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies 

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HSDT Video: Summer Silhouettes Just Cards Buffet Card

On last week's Control Freak Blog Tour, I shared my Summer Silhouettes Convention Swap Card. I received several comments and lots of requests for a video.  Also...as I mentioned, this was also a card I offered at my local Just Cards Buffet Class.  

Control Freaks Blog Tour July 2015 projects by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

What really gives this card it's dramatic results is the sponging - filling in the "white space".  Sponging is easy to do, you just need a little practice.

Control Freaks Blog Tour July 2015 projects by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

The touch of glitter adds a nice pop of sparkle too!  Above is a closer look at the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, that was adhered with a 2-Way Glue Pen.  

Be sure to check out the How'd She DO That? video below for a demonstration of:

  • 2-Step Stamping
  • Sponging Technique
  • Adding Glitter
  • How I organize my Just Cards Buffet Class

WATCH VIDEO:  Summer Silhouettes Just Cards Buffet Class Card

 

  • Are you near the Plymouth/Maple Grove (MN) area?
  • Are you looking for a girls night uut?
  • Wanna make quick & cute cards?

Then you'll want to check out my Just Cards Buffet Classes.  I hold them on the last Tuesday of the month, open house style 4:30-8:30pm.  RSVP here.

Can't make it, but still want the class?  Then you'll want to check out my TO GO option.  Learn more here.

Enjoy~Dawn O

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Dawn's Stamping Supplies

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8/4/15 Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals, Paper Pumpkin HalfOff

Weekly Deals

We've got some fabulous deals for you this week! To take advantage of 25% savings, be sure and add this Weekly Deals to your shopping bag.

  Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up! #dostamping #craftingsupplies     


Awesome STARS Convention Swaps

Many of you been asking about my convention swaps.  I participated in several organized swapping opportunities at convention this year...and they were amazing!  But my favorite swaps were from my team, DOstamperSTARS!  We did a card swap and a 3D swap too.  Take a look...

STARS convention swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

You're Sublime mini card set and tealight candle holder, by Dawn Thomas 

STARS convention swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

STARS convention swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

Sprinkles of Life ice cream cone card, Mini Note Pad and Tic Tac holder

STARS convention swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup 

 

STARS convention swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Sheltering Tree/Kinda Eclectic card, Purse Tote Bag and Minion Mini Treat Bag by Robin Anderson

STARS convention swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

STARS convention swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

STARS convention swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Over the Rainbow card and Quilled Earnings by Robyn Rasset

STARS convention swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

STARS convention swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

Sprinkles of Life Card and Box of Tags by Rose Paulus.

 

STARS convention swaps shared by Dawn Olchefske #dostamping #stampinup

 

  STARS at convention #dostamping

(me, Rose, Robin, Rhonda, Robyn and Dawn T)

Wow, wasn't that great?  They all did such a fabulous job!  It was fun to spend time with my team.  As my team is spread out all over the United States, it's fun to actually meet some of them in person and give them a big hug!

If you're interested in my joining my fabulous STARS team, now is a great time to join.  The Holiday Catalog will be in it's pre-order period for Stampin' Up! demonstrators beginning tomorrow, August 4th.  If you have thought about joining and are anxious to get your hands on holiday products, you can fill your Starter Kit with those products or order them right away after you join.  Contact me at dostamping@yahoo.com for more questions or learn more here

We look forward to welcoming you to our STARS!

Enjoy~Dawn O

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