Thursday, June 12, 2014

Dreamweaver and Imagine Crafts Day 4!

 The fun continues in our first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so be prepared for Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th - June 13th) for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
Imagine Crafts New StazOn Pads from Tsukineko
Stencils and Dies Prize Package

Thursdays are the Dream Teams normal day for posting ideas based on our monthly challenge, so today I chose to incorporate the hop and our challenge of "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue" in my creation. Here it is:
Fairy flower circle - Glossy Blue Embossing Paste with Crystal glitter
Fan pattern and Petals background - VersaFine Majestic Blue Letterpress Technique
This card fits all the themes. Old = LJ813 Fan Pattern is from 2001, New = LM2012 Fairy flower circle was released in 2012 (newish counts), Borrowed = the card layout is from some cards I saw on Pinterest, and Blue = well, I think the card speaks for itself on this one! The background stencil is LJ899 Petals background. The ink is VersaFine Majestic Blue from IMAGINE Crafts, and the flower is done with Glossy Blue Embossing Paste. The ribbon is from May Arts, it wasn't quite the color I wanted, so I swiped the Majestic Blue ink pad over it to darken it so it would match better.

Letterpress technique used on Petals and Fan pattern:

  • Tap the VersaFine Majestic Blue ink pad all over the back of the stencil
  • Carefully place it on a clean paper towel on the large platform of a die cut machine
  • Place white cardstock over the ink and hold in place while covering it with the rubber embossing mat
  • Add two cutting plates (I use ones with no cuts when I emboss) and run through your machine
  • Remove the embossed image and place it face up on the table
  • Use a 3/4" stencil brush to brush a light coat of the Majestic Blue over the embossed areas
  • Trim to fit, mount on white cardstock that has been edged with the blue ink
Paste embossing:
  • Tape the Fairy flower stencil to white cardstock with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Glossy Blue Embossing Paste over the stencil
  • Remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning
  • Immediately sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal glitter, let dry
  • Edge a slightly larger square of white cardstock with the blue ink
  • Mount the Fairy flower to the edged square and then onto the card



Happy Creating,
Louise


26 comments:

Heather Thompson said...

i love that tone of blue, great creations.

Pam Hornschu said...

Love this, Louise! Great mix of patterns and sparkle! Getting me in the mood for visiting Delft in a week and a half!

Steph said...

Love it. The sparkle makes it pop.

Stampcoholic said...

Love your card, looks very complicated but beautiful.

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful and delicate card. TFS!
Jan

Unknown said...

A levely way to mix all those patterns. The blue really hold them together.

Golda said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! The blue definitely speaks for itself.

Golda said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! The blue definitely speaks for itself.

Vicki Sopcak said...

Pretty card. How did you know BLUE is my favorite color???

sue k said...

Stunning creation, love your colors and technique. I'm going to have to pull my stencils out and play with them.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Amante del Papel said...

wow is amazing, thanks for sharing the technique!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the look of the Letterpress technique! Very pretty card!

Kaypeanut said...

This card is beautiful. One I would love to receive.

BurningRubber said...

What an elegant pretty card!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Well, you know me...blue is a big part of my life! Wonderful creation Louise....just lovely!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Sue D said...

So pretty in blue and I like the glitter.

Robin B. said...

Wow, this is stunning! I love the blue glossy embossing, thanks for sharing.

Jade Passmore said...

Your card is really very beautifully done. Thank you for the step-by-step instructions for the Letterpress technique. Nicely done. Love the blues, glitter and bow.

Blue Rose said...

Louise,
I love your card...blue is my favorite color. Great stencils. Great job.

marylouh said...

Very pretty. Love all of the blues. The different patterns makes an interesting card.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

oh my that blue is just wonderful!

Barbara Nies said...

Great card. I'll give this a try this weekend.

CraftyJo said...

Stunning blue card - bet it looks wonderful in 'real life'

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty! I like all the sparkle!

Linsey said...

So lovely! I love the monochromatic sparkling blue! fabulous card!