Thursday, November 1, 2012

CAS Distress & Dreamweaver Christmas

Still feeling festive? We hope so! Dreamweaver and Ranger still have two weeks left of our Festively Distressed collaboration, and we are full of distressing ideas...Tim Holtz' Distress Powder ideas, that is. Mixed with our fabulous line of stencil designs and exciting products, your creativity will know no bounds! If you missed the first two weeks, start HERE and HERE!

For our postings this week and next, we are offering you the opportunity to win one of two prize packages, perfectly coordinated for your holiday crafting. Simply leave a comment on each of our Dream Team's posts, and YOU could be one of two randomly selected winners!

The Dream Team have been challenged for the month of November to create something CAS (clean and simple) for the holidays. The extra challenge is mixing the Distress Powders in for the collaboration with Ranger. Think that it's possible? Well...let's see...

Here's what I came up with:
Tape LL316 Gaslight to striped cardstock and spread with Glossy White Embossing Paste.
Remove and clean the stencil
Sprinkle the NOEL with Peeled Paint Distress Embossing Powder, tap off extra.
Use a straw to place the other colors of embossing powders, holding the design at an angle so the extra powder falls off to the side of the image

Continue adding powders to each area.
Fired brick on bow, black soot on the pole, weathered wood on the lamp edges and finial, mustard seed on the flame, and black soot to finish the top.
Mount it on a small black mat, then to the front of a card with matching papers.

LL316 Gaslight with Glossy White Embossing Paste and Distress Powders

LL316 Gaslight with Glossy Black Embossing Paste and Distress Powders

Here they are side by side. You can see what a difference it makes to put the black paste under the powders rather than the white, the colors are very deep  on the black.
Lynell's cards the past couple of weeks inspired me to try the powders on paste, and it was a lot of fun. It is pretty easy to keep your colors where they belong. You could do it with the stencil on, but I find it much easier to do with it off and then you don't have to worry about the stencil sticking to the paper if it sits on there too long.

So tell me what you think in your comment below before heading over to the rest of the Dream Team posts:

The Ranger blog is offering another amazing prize opportunity, just for playing along with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and linking your creation on the Ranger blog. You can find more details HERE.

We hope that you have been inspired by our creations, and will continue to follow the Dream Team through the Dream It Up! blog as well as to like us on our Facebook page. We really encourage you to play along with our monthly challenges for more prize opportunities and creative fun!

Happy Creating,


Linda R. said...

THat's really beautiful. The candy striped paper makes a beautiful background. Thanks for sharing your technique.

Liz Martin said...

Side by side comparisons are striking. Like them both for very different reasons.

Pam Hornschu said...

How fun are those peppermint stripes with stencil designs!

Linda Ramirez said...

I love how you made the gaslight seem to pop. Very nice! Thanks

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I like how you showed the difference between the two pastes and how they affect the final color perception of the distress powders. Beautiful...both of them though!

liberal sprinkles said...

lovely card. I've never used embossing paste. The result looks great!

JD said...

Beautiful cards...The cards look great both ways with the white embossing paste and the black...Thanks for sharing the difference.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! you really get a lot of dimension too, love how they turned out!

Evelyn S. said...

It looks as if it was embroidered! Beautiful.

Lee Kellogg said...

Very festive, sniff, sniff do I smell peppermint?

Barb Turpin said...

Nice comparison...thanks!

Larissa Heskett said...

This is SO PRETTY!! I LOVE the colors that you used and the FUN stencil design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Joy H said...

thanks for showing the comparison of pastes Louise - great to see how the colours change.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! I have to try out some of the stencil paste! Adds such a neat texture!