Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Fresh Start

January is flying by, how can it be so close to Valentine's Day already! I feel like we just finished mailing Christmas cards and now I need to get working on Valentines, but I love a good excuse for spending time making cards.  Next week I'll show you the results.
For this week's Dreamweaver Stencils challenge, we continue the theme of "A Fresh Start" for the new year. Here is a card I created for CHA using the Stars stencil (LX7017), along with the Electric Guitar (LL3028) and the newly released Guitar Words stencil (LG750). It's perfect for the "rocker" in your life!

Follow these easy steps to create your own card:
  • Tape the Star stencil to black cardstock with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Metallic Gold Embossing Paste across the Stars
  • Remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning later
  • Sprinkle the wet paste with a variety of Metallic F/X Mica Powders (I use a soft paint brush to pick up some powder and tap it off over the wet paste)
  • Use a heat gun to heat the paste and powders until the paste is bubbly all over
  • Let cool, then wipe gently with a Swiffer cloth
  • Tape off the "You Rock!" words on the Guitar Words stencil
  • Repeat the steps above to apply paste and powders to the words, heat until bubbly
  • Tape the Electric Guitar stencil to black cardstock with removable tape
  • Apply Metallic Gold Embossing Paste, remove stencil and let paste dry
  • Clean and dry the stencil
  • Place the clean dry Guitar stencil back over the dry paste
  • Use a foam applicator to tap Palette Stamp and Stick glue over the Gold Paste
  • Remove the stencil and clean
  • Let the Stamp and Stick sit for several minutes to get tacky
  • Lay a sheet of  Red Leafing over the Guitar and use a 3/4" stencil brush to tap the leafing in place
  • Use the brush in a rouging motion to remove any extra leafing
  • Cut out the Guitar
  • Layer the Stars and words on purple mats
  • Use foam tape to pop the words and Guitar on top of the Stars
Stop over at the rest of the team blogs for more fresh ideas! Submit your own creations for the chance to win a great prize, just follow the instructions on the Dream It UP! blog.
Happy Creating,


Cherylynn said...

Louise, you totally rock and so does this card!

Lee Kellogg said...

Louise, what a great combo of stencils! the card is excellent.

Pam Hornschu said...

No, Louise...YOU rock! hee hee
I love this card, even more in person. I keep forgetting to use the simple to use, and such a wow impact!
BTW...miss you!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is such an upbeat pun intended. And I wouldn't have thought of putting the molten technique with the leafing and yet it is amazingly cohesive.