When I make a card that I am doing multiples of I do whatever I can to make it as simple as possible and the "it's a girl" (LM189) stencil was so easy to just stencil with black pigment ink. Even though the holes in this particular stencil are very fine I use as big a brush as I have because I am not worried about shading. Sometimes people think that if the holes are small you need a small brush, but you want as big a brush as possible if there isn't the need for finesse. Of course the paste-embossed bear was a little more involved, but that too was not so difficult to do quickly. In my new DVD called Tips and Tools (DVD-3) I show how you can paste-emboss multiples of the same design without changing the tape and washing the stencil off after each paste application. DVDs are great if you are a visual learner.
The little bear stencil (LM137) was paste-embossed very simply with the Matte Black Embossing Paste (DMBP). When the design dried I replaced the stencil and daubed some of the Stamp and Stick Glue (GSP) onto her bow and paws and then stenciled them with Pixie Blush Metallic F/X (F/X09).
The ribbons were a black with white polka dots and a pale pink organza tied together. I cut single slits on either side of the bear with an x-acto knife (these were done after I mounted the main card onto the black border cardstock, so they were only cut through these two card front pieces.) Then I threaded the untied pieces of ribbon behind the bear and through these slits. Next I tied the ribbon into a bow and put mounting tape on the back of the black piece of cardstock to then mount onto the bottom pink cardstock.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Dreamweaver Stencils Design Team stay tuned this next week for more details. One of the requirements will be for you to design a card using all the innovation you can dream up. We won't require that you use stencils just lots of imagination. So Dream it UP!!!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
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