Friday, May 13, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday

Welcome to another Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Scheme Thursday challenge!  This week is another designer's  choice, so I am sharing a design I did for Lynell using the new Maple Branch (LJ906) stencil.  It is a beautiful stencil that will be great for many occasions.  Here's my design:
This was done using the double glitter technique.  It's easy to do if you know the steps.  Start by cutting a piece of cardstock the same size as the stencil.  Cut a piece of the Dreamweaver Double-sided mounting paper the same size as the cardstock. Adhere the mounting paper to the cardstock, burnish it well. Remove the second piece of release paper to expose the sticky paper, set aside.  Soap the back of your stencil with Dreamweaver's Coconut Soap, brushing away all flakes that cling to the openings, and any big flakes on the stencil itself.  Carefully place the stencil soap side down onto the sticky paper and press gently all around the stencil.  Sprinkle the entire image with Art Glitter microfine Rock Moss glitter and tap off all excess glitter. With the stencil still in place, use small stencil brushes and inks to add additional color to the leaves and branches. Don't forget to use your Picasso (LL332) to help create some veins in the leaves. Place the glittered image face down on a clean paper towel and gently peel off the sticky paper from the stencil, being careful to keep the stencil flat on your work surface. Sprinkle the background with Crystal ultrafine glitter, and mount on a card.
Be sure to stop over at the DREAM it UP! blog for more great ideas, and the other designer's blogs too!  Thanks for stopping by today, see you next week!
Happy Creating,


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I love this card! Such gorgeous shading too Louise. Your work is masterful and good luck with your classes at Cottage Stamper this week.

Kristi said...

Very pretty. Love the shading as well! super pretty!

Marijane said...

Beautiful card! I love the subtle shading on the leaves. Your rooster card featured on Lynell's blog is gorgeous! Can't wait to get into the Cottage Stamper to see it in person.

Pam Hornschu said...

Gorgeous coloring and shading of those leaves, Louise. Love that technique.

Lee Kellogg said...

Louise, nice job on the card, I guess we're ready for spring and green trees!