Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dreamweaver & Quietfire Awesome in Autumn Day 1!


Get ready for an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn! This week we are playing with the Quietfire Design team, and are so excited to play with their amazing images and sentiments. In their beautiful calligraphic style, their quotes and thoughts are the perfect addition to our Dreamweaver designs. Follow along with us, and leave your comments for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages:



Here's what I've created for today's post:

This is a very easy card. Here are the simple steps:

  • Tear the edge of a piece of text weight paper into a "wavy" pattern
  • Lay it over a piece of cream cardstock so only about 1/2" of the cardstock shows
  • Use Cut 'n' Dry foam to apply ink in a sweeping motion from the text paper onto the exposed cardstock all the way across the cardstock
  • Move the text paper down about 1/2" and ink again
  • Keep moving the paper down 1/2" at a time until you color all your cardstock
  • I did about 4 rows of Distress Ink wild honey, then 4 spiced marmalade, and 2 rusty hinge, finishing the bottom area with 4 rows of forest moss and frayed burlap at the very bottom and around the whole piece
  • Mount on a dark brown mat
  • Die cut the Dreamweaver Leafless tree (DX7020) out of a rust color cardstock and adhere it over the colored background, trim off any branches that hang over the edge
  • Stamp the Quietfire Design Friendship Quote Marks (6222) saying on cream cardstock with Archival Coffee Ink, tear the edges and ink with the same colors used for the background, edge with walnut stain
  • Mount the saying to the card with foam mounting tape
  • Use the Designer Dries Clear glue from Art Glitter along with their Ultrafine Metal Tip to apply adhesive to the tree and sprinkle the wet adhesive with glitter (I used a mixture of black, fool's gold, and fauna)

 Don't forget that Stencil with Style (SWS20) and Art Glitter (DW20) are both offering a 20% discount this month when you use the discount codes at check out.

Check out this week's awesomeness which includes...
Louise Healy (you are here)

Happy Creating,
Louise

22 comments:

Quietfire said...

Beautiful card Louise! I *love* the background!

LynB said...

Fabulous background technique Louise! Beautiful colors of autumn too.

C. M. Taylor said...

Louise, the gradiant background is just perfect for this stencil! Your color choices were as well. The silhouette form of the tree and the quote go perfectly. Thanks for sharing your art with us.

MORMOR said...

Beautiful card. I love the ombre, almost chevron styled background. Great technique. Thank you for the inspiration.

Cherylynn said...

What a great background! I love the flow of colors! And it compliments the tree and sentiment so perfectly.

Chrisboldo said...

Lovely , I like how you did the tree.
TFS

Chris B
http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

christi said...

what a wonderful color palette and great glitter.

catophile said...

I adore your background technique!!! I'm itching to try it!!!

Kathy O'Mara

Anne said...

Great background and super card! TFS!

June Bug said...

I have used that technique before, but yours sure looks better than what I did!

Great colors! Beautiful card

Yogi said...

very nice. those are definitly fall colors.
Have a great day

Sherry Cheever said...

Such a great way to use this sentiment and tree together. Love how you've created your background!!!!

Holly Eastabrook said...

Fun background and beautiful colours! Also, one of my favourite quotes.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty, great colours - so warm.

Charmaine Stack said...

Neat background and the distress inks are perfect for that technique for blendability (is that a word?).

peaches234 said...

Love the background. Fun to use a lot of colors.

Joni said...

Perfect stencil/die cut for the quote...and your background is gorgeous! Thank you!

Evelyn said...

The sentiment matches wonderfully with your card. What a great design!

Kathy Eddy said...

Fantastic card. Love that sparkly tree!

Janet L. said...

What a great card! The background is especially nifty!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Awesome technique, Louise! Such a cool background.

Janis said...

Wonderful technique. Love the result. Love that you made it have an ombre effect, too!
<3 J