Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Bloomin' Spring!

Welcome back to week 2 of the March Dreamweaver Stencils design challenge. This month our challenge is "A Bloomin' Spring!", which naturally leads to spring flowers popping up and birds returning for the season. We would love to have you join our fun. Make your own creation and post it on your site then link it on the DREAM it UP! blog using the Mr. Linky tool.  Don't have a way to post your creation? Not a problem, just email a photo of your card or project to and she will post it for you. You could win a great prize!
This week I will show you the Faux Tile technique. It's fun and can be done with virtually any stencil. Here we go:
Place the Diamond Grid (LJ882) stencil on the large platform
of your die cut machine
Lightly mist your paper with water or alcohol and tape over the grid

Place the rubber embossing mat over the grid and paper

Place two clear cutting mats over the grid and paper and run thru the machine

Here's the back of the embossed grid

Turn the embossed image to the front and tape the grid stencil back in place
Use small pieces of removable tape to cover the frame portion of the Birds & blossoms (LG646) stencils

Tape the bird to the lower left side of the grid stencil
Use small stencil brushes to add color to the bird design
Remove the Bird & blossoms stencil

Use a larger stencil brush to add some light blue in the background

Use a finger dabber to add VersaMark ink over the entire grid

Remove the grid stencil and cover with Clear Embossing Powder,
heat to set

Return the grid stencil, add another coat of VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder,
heat to set

Mount into a beautiful card and add some gorgeous ribbon from May Arts!
Close up of the tile
I hope you enjoyed learning about this great technique. The rest of the team have more great creations for you, so please check out their blogs too!

Happy Creating,


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Love your tile card! Great tutorial too! So pretty and delicate!

Lee Kellogg said...

A wonderful card, thanks for the steps. IT's fun to see how it came together.

Cherylynn said...

Great tutorial with very stunning results! So perfect for Spring!

SherylH said...

Beautiful! And a great reminder to try this technique.

sommrstamping said...

WOW this is a stunning card and the tutorial is great. Happy St. Patrick's day.

Scrappychick said...

Stunning! Love the grid behind the bird with such a soft effect!

Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful tutorial, Louise! Beautiful card. Can we use this for a tutorial on PCP?

Laura Drahozal said...

Very pretty, Louise. You always come up with such nice projects!

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