Before I get too far into the description of this pretty card...just want you to know that next week Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team will be joining our friends at Woodware Craft Collection in the UK for a fun Blog Hop! We will be starting on Monday ....so don't forget to leave some comments for a chance to win some yummy blog candy (stencils). Whether you are in the UK or the USA Dreamweaver will find a way to get some goodies to you! Some of us will be posting "anything but a card" and if we do more than one posting we may even sneak a card in there too, so stay connected for the hop.
Today is a free challenge day and since summer is starting to wind down I decided to end with a card I CASEd from my good friend Elaine Benedict. She had done this card with the cherries on regular cardstock and I needed an idea for something to use in a class using the embossing paste on acetate. So mine looks pretty much like hers with that small exception. I first paste embossed the cherry stencil (LM130) on clear acetate with the regular embossing paste (DEP) and set it aside to dry. Next I stenciled the vertical stripes in the background using the plaid stencil (LX7002) and a cheerful green ink. Then turned the same stencil ninety degrees and paste embossed the stripes using the new large paste spreader (LM2010). I actually took Elaine's advice and mixed my own metallic yellow paste by mixing a tablespoon of Matte Yellow Embossing Paste (DMYP) into three tablespoons of Pearlescent Embossing Paste (DPP). While this plaid background was drying I took the now dry cherry design and realigned the stencil to add color by stenciling it with brightly colored pigment inks. Remember to start with your lightest color and shade your darker colors on top. I die cut a frame to finish off the raw edges of the acetate and added a bow and bright green embellishment pin (TIPM) for a finishing touch!
Hey by the way...that bow is from Creative Impressions in Colorado. They sell such pretty things for embellishments. Just love them and their products.
I recently visited my folks in Eastern Oregon and the cherries and peaches are in their final stages of being harvested. But this pretty card will live on through the Fall and Winter to remind us that Spring and Summer will be here again. Let's enjoy the warmth while we can!
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
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