Saturday, August 1, 2015

Woodware Heads to the Seaside for a Holiday!

Using my favorite color combo once again to create this fun sea inspiration for the Woodware "By the Sea" challenge this week.

I created a modified tent-fold card, with a small pocket at the front that the focal panel can be set inside. This panel's background was created with ColorBox Chalk inks, and finger tip daubers. A couple of stamped impressions of the Stampendous Coral Tree were added as well, and of course, the PenPattern Angel Fish was stamped and doodled on.

A panel of acetate was stamped with the Coral Tree using black StazOn ink on the front and back. A couple lines from a glue marker were added to the back to adhere Stampendous Color Fragments in Hot Lime. This was adhered over the top of the previous panel using foam tape at the very bottom before tucking it into the pocket. This provided a more dimensional look, along with a machine embossed and ink-brushed Dreamweaver Sand Dollar, and a scrap of webbed ribbon. To finish the card, I stamped the Cling Near the Sea sentiment on the pocket in teal ink.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pretty in Paste: Day Five

As I've pasted for the holidays all week long, I thought I'd share a favorite of mine for summer. Following the same pasting techniques that have been featured all week, with a couple of changes...

Three stencils were used for this...the Sand Castle, the Scallop, and the Small Scales background. Each was taped to its respective panel with removable tape. Each used a dab of Pearlescent Embossing Paste on the edge of the Paste Spreader, but then...a bit of bright pink ink was swiped at the edge of the spreader using the ink pad, or a bit of reinker. So, as you spreader the paste over the stencil design, you get striations in the paste. The first pass made was over the sand castle where you see more definitive lines. The next was over the scallop design. And finally, the last was over the scales background. All three were set aside to dry. Stencils and spreader were cleaned immediately with clean water and a small nailbrush.

Once dry, the card was assembled, adding a few embellishments and a printed sentiment.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Pretty in Paste: Day Four...Dreamweaver Thursday

Have you seen enough embossing paste yet? Of course not! Dreamweaver's Embossing Pastes are so versatile and high quality, that everything you create with them becomes a work of art.

My card today features the same step-by-step process as I demonstrated in my tutorial on Monday, only using different stencils.

The Dreamweaver Snowflakes background stencil was paste-embossed in Pearlescent paste on a slate blue card, sprinkled with the Stampendous Ice Blue Specialty Enamel, and heated until bubbly and set.

I used the Oval Ornaments Nesting Dies to create one ornament, which I paste-embossed the Southwest Snowflake design in Silver paste, sprinkled this with Silver Embossing Powder, and heated until bubbly and set.

Just a few rhinestone stickers, and a swirl of silver tinsel cord finished off this icy blue textural greeting card.

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