Thursday, November 15, 2012

Clean and Simple Holidays!

Well our four whirlwind weeks of designing with Ranger Distress Embossing Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils is over! It was so much fun, I hope you take the time to give this great combination a try the next time you're creating.
The holidays are upon us and time is racing by just like it does every year. Our challenge this month is to help you create clean and simple cards which can be especially helpful if you are like me and haven't even begun to make Thanksgiving cards yet, much less Christmas cards!
My design this week is very easy to do and a lot of fun. Here it is:

LG700 - Poinsettia

This was done using our Molten Magic technique and the following steps:
  • Tape the stencil to white cardstock using removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Pearlescent Embossing Paste
  • Use a soft, dry paint brush to randomly sprinkle Metallic F/X powders around the design, I used Gold Dust in the center, Purple Satin and Plum Royale on the flower, and Ivy Garden and Kiwi on the leaves
  • Remove the stencil and place in water
  • Hold the design by a corner and gently tap from underneath to help "jump" the powders around the paste a little more. It will look quite messy at this point but that's OK, keep going!
  • Add some more powders if you think it needs it
  • Hold it up-side-down over a wastebasket and tap off extra powders
  • Using a heat tool, start by heating from underneath for just a minute. Set the design down on a flat surface and hold in place with the tip of a scissors or a clean, dry palette knife. Heat the paste until it bubbles, keep moving the heat tool until the entire design is bubbled.
  • Mount into a beautiful card!
  • One down, seventy-four to go!
The colors did not photograph very well, it is much softer looking in real life! Be sure to stop off at the rest of the team blogs to see what great ideas they've come up with this week!

Happy Creating,


scrappybetty said...

What a beautiful card and not in Christmas colors. Thanks for the tip about heating from underneath.

Liz Martin said...

I think it photographed beautifully, but it must be even more stunning up close. Love the non-traditional Christmas colors!

sommrstamping said...

Wow Louise this is so beautiful and I love the colors you chose. I know what you mean about being behind, I'm still unpacking and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. I my be doing New Year's card instead.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This molten technique is easy to do and a great choice for multiple Christmas cards. Love the colors you chose as well.

Lee Kellogg said...

Beautiful card! I always like how the molten technique turns out!