Monday, August 23, 2010


This beautiful new Hallelujah stencil (LM207) from Dreamweaver will be perfect for your Christmas cards. Here are two samples to get you inspired!
This first card was done using White Glossy Embossing Paste on a turquoise colored Tsugumi cardstock by Hanko Papers. After removing the stencil, sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal glitter. When the paste is dry, deckle the edge and mount on a black mat that has been edged with gold Krylon pen. The background paper is one of Hanko's beautiful washi papers also edged with the gold Krylon pen. It is a little tricky edging the washi because it is lighter weight and

has a fiber texture, but the result is so beautiful it is worth taking the time to learn to do it! Mount the background paper to a cream colored base card and use foam tape to add the Hallelujah image.

The other sample was done using the Pearlescent Embossing Paste on the inside of one of Dreamweaver's long oval window cards. Working quickly, leave the stencil in place over the wet paste and use a brush or Q-tip to pick up some Metallic F/X powder and sprinkle it over the wet paste (I used Kimono Red F/X15 and Gold Dust F/X01). Remove the stencil and place in water. Gently tap the back side of the image to make the powders "jump" around and help spread them
over the image. Let dry thoroughly. When dry, use a clean soft stencil brush or a swifter cloth to remove any extra powder. Brush the outside front of the card with Brilliance Galaxy Gold on a No. 12 Stencil brush (very large), being sure to place a piece of scrap paper inside the card to protect the image in the opening. Embellish with strips of coordinating paper and a brad or charm.
Happy Creating,


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I love both of these cards Louise and I will try to get a picture of the other one as soon as was a bit wild...but it is on the agenda for tomorrow. The go green stencils too.

Deborah March said...

These are beautiful! I think that stencil is my very favourite Christmas new how you've used it!