Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dreamweaver and Distress Fun Grand Finale!

We've now had four weeks of festively distressed fun playing with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Powders along with our wonderful line of Dreamweaver Stencils and products. Huge thanks to Tim Holtz and the fab people at Ranger for sharing these four collaborative weeks with us, and providing the yummy shades of Distress Powders for us to create with. We've been inspired by the process, and we hope you have, too!
If you haven't won one of the prize packages yet, you still have one more opportunity this week as the set below is up for grabs to a random commenter on one of the Dream Team blogs.

If you've been following along each week, you've seen some gorgeous creations with these stencils and powders, so you should be all fired up to get distressed! If you've missed the first three weeks, check them out once you've made the rounds today:

My festively distressed project for this week is this:

A very easy card with only three colors of powders, a small bow, and a few gems. Very Clean And Simple! Mount it on some great papers and it's fast too!
The stencil is LJ897 Rhinestone wreath, here's how I did it:
  • Place a piece of Double sided mounting paper on a mat of red cardstock
  • Soap the back of the stencil with Dreamweaver Handmade Hawaiian Soap
  • Use a large stencil brush to remove any flakes from the openings and front or back
  • Remove the top piece of release paper from the double sided mounting paper and place the stencil soap side down on the sticky surface
  • Use the handle of your brush to tap the stencil securely on to the sticky surface
  • Use a small cut straw to carefully apply Pine needles Distress Embossing powder on the wreath and greeting areas, tapping off the extra in different directions so it does not get on the bow area, rub it down gently with your finger
  • Apply Fired brick Distress Embossing powder to the bow area and rub down
  • Turn the image face down on a clean surface and carefully peel the paper off the stencil, making sure to keep your stencil flat against the table
  • Sprinkle the exposed sticky background with Shabby shutters Distress Embossing powder and rub in gently
  • Brush of any extra powder gently
  • Heat set with a heat gun, let cool
  • Mount to the card front with foam mounting tape
  • Add a small red bow to the bow area for extra dimension
  • Add some red crystal gems here and there around the wreath
  • Send it off to someone you know to brighten their holidays!
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I hope you've enjoyed the techniques we've been sharing with you using Dreamweaver Stencils and Tim Holtz's Distress Embossing Powders and that you will give it a try yourself!
Happy Creating,


Liz Martin said...

Lovely card, Louise. Clean and simple and classy!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

oooo...this is soooo pretty! Love how the colorway is brought together with your background paper. And those red crystals?...the perfect finishing touch!

Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful color choices on this. Love the papers. Definitely a CAS card with style!

Miriam Prantner said...

beautiful, and I love the bow!

Anonymous said...

Now how did I miss that wreath? I love the card, easy and it looks great!

Pati said...

Very nice!

Joy H said...

Another one I have to try! Thanks Louise!

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like the addition of the gems.

Art By Wanda said...

Wonderful card!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love that fun wreath! Great card!

Caroline D. said...

Just beautiful!! I have this stencil and will have to get out now that you have inspired me! the red gems are nice touch too!