Thursday, March 26, 2015

Marching into Spring Week 4!

See the links below for the DW/Stampendous/Woodware hop!

Ready for fresh air, sunshine, new leaves, and flowers blooming? Well, the Dream Team is right there with you! Our challenge for the month of March is...coincidentally...Marching into Spring. Per usual, we'd love to have you play along with us, and link your own creations to theInlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post. Play as many times as you'd like. Those of you who work Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous products into your projects receive bonus points, but everyone has an opportunity to be the winner who receives the stencil of their choice.

A sure sign of Spring is Easter, and with Easter only a week away, I decided that a fun Easter card was the perfect way to end this month's challenge.

Here's my hint of Spring, Easter style:

Easter egg stencil - LG685
Double-glitter technique
You can't make an Easter card without glitter! The Dreamweaver Easter egg stencil (LG685) is perfect for the beautiful Double-glitter Technique. The stencil is actually egg-shaped, so you get a nice "frame" of glitter too. Here's how you do it:

  • Cut a piece of Dreamweaver Double-sided mounting paper (MPDS) a little larger than the stencil
  • Cut a piece of colorful cardstock an 1/8" each direction larger than the MPDS
  • Remove the release paper from one side of the MPDS and center it on the cardstock
  • Place the stencil face down on a paper towel and gently rub the back with Dreamweaver Handmade Hawaiian Soap (DHHS) making sure to go over all the back
  • Use a large stencil brush to brush away any flakes of soap from the openings
  • Remove the top piece of release paper from the MPDS and place the stencil, soap side down, on the sticky surface
  • Use a piece of release paper to press the stencil firmly on the sticky paper
  • I used Stampendous fran-tage micro glitters (Lavender, Orange, Pink and Teal) to "color" my egg
  • To remove the stencil, turn the glittered image face down on a clean surface and gently peel the paper off the stencil, making sure to keep the stencil flat on the surface
  • Sprinkle the exposed sticky paper with Crystal micro glitter to finish off the design
  • Mount on a cute paper, add a pretty bow, and you've got a great Easter card!
When I first finished the card it didn't have the bow and looked like this:


Pretty, but I felt like it needed a little something, hence, the bow. Which do you like?  Also, after I finished glittering, I decided to add a second layer to the flowers because I had gotten a little Teal glitter in the pink flowers. I like the dimension the additional layer gives.  Here's a close up:



The links for DW/Stampendous/Woodware
Happy Creating,
Louise

31 comments:

Gavi S said...

What a great technique, such a pretty card!

Christina Furner-Webber said...

Wow! Love your card! Really puts me in the Spring mood! TYFS!

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card, perfect for spring and Easter - love the colours and the texture you achieved. Thank you for the blog hop and awesome inspirations Karen

Craftyfield said...

Love this Double glitter technique! As to the bow, I think it looks more like an egg without it, but then the card needs something more. I would use a sentiment, simply black on white, at the bottom of the card on the red gingham.

Carolina Kathy said...

Love your card and must try your technique. Gorgeous colors for Easter. Thx for sharing your creativity.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Ok, GORGEOUS Easter egg but going to have to watch a Youtube video before I understand everything about the soap. LOVE the effect for sure!!

LaChelle Shown said...

Oh so pretty! Love all the glitter and the flowers.

barbara macaskill said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE this sparkaliscious card! I think the bow is a perfect finishing touch and I love the double layer of flowers! It adds a lot to the card! TFS!

cghundley said...

Your card is so
pretty and the
egg is fun to
look at!
Carla from Utah

Joni said...

Very cute Springy card. Thank you for sharing your technique with the glitter.

Pam Hornschu said...

What a yummy Easter egg! Love the tulle and gingham, and all that glitter!

CraftyJo said...

It's lovely but I do prefer it without the bow, I personally think it detracts from all the glittery loveliness.

Lyn Bernatovich said...

This card is so country cottage chic! Love how your colors work so well together and end up at SPRING!

Jean said...

Loving the sparkle!

Janis said...

LOVE the Eastery colors and all the gorgeous sparkliness!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Stampendous said...

So pretty! Love all the colorful glitter in this stencil design. Thank you for sharing your Easter inspiration with us today!

BurningRubber said...

This card is stunning! I love this technique. It really leaves an impressive design.

Mary Holshouser said...

I think the bow finishes it off.
The egg is so pretty Love all of the glitter.
thanks for sharing

Carol w said...

Love all the glitter and the bow is perfect!

Judy said...

Yay! A beautiful Easter card. Love the glitter on it. This stencil is super. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

D.Ann said...

Microglitter is SO gorgeous! Hadn't heard of the Hawaiian Soap... will have to check it out. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Amy M said...

The effects from the glitter are fabulous. Thanks for sharing

Pam Beatty said...

Beautiful Easter themed card.

rose s. said...

such a pretty easter egg and luv all the different colours of glitter.

Michele Henderson said...

Adorable egg! Very pretty Easter card!

Jan Castle said...

Lovely egg!
TFS
Jan

Liz Lumsden said...

Love the colors, so springlike!

Mariah said...

How neat

Sue D said...

this is gorgeous. I like the colors and the sparkle.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

What a fun and bright card. It really brings out the smiles. I love your texture and all that sparkle is perfect for Easter.

Jade Passmore said...

Love this glittery Easter egg! The double glitter technique is perfect for this card.