Thursday, July 11, 2013

Summertime, Sparklers and S'More!

*correction to instructions add 6:00 pm, sorry!

Welcome back to the Dreamweaver Stencils July challenge. The rain has finally stopped here in northern Illinois and it is now our normal hot and muggy summertime, which fits our challenge perfectly! Congratulations to our winners from the Dreamweaver/Ranger blog hop! Don't forget to contact Lynell for your prize.
I'm continuing my beach theme this week with a card that just screams "hot summer day at the beach!". Of course, a hot summer day at the beach is fine with me, I wish we were there!

LR502-Sun and LL3033-Sandcastle

This is the same technique I used on my home decor piece on June 13th, if you missed it click here to check it out. It's a fun technique that shows a lot of dimension.

  • Tape the Sun (LR502) stencil to yellow cardstock with removable tape onto a piece of copy paper
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Matte Black Embossing Paste over the Sun
  • With the stencil still in place, carefully sprinkle some Distress Embossing Powder in Mustard Seed and Spiced marmalade over the wet paste, tap it gently in place
  • Lift the whole copy paper and turn it over to tap off any extra powder (be careful!)
  • Gently remove the stencil from the image trying not to let any move powder fall through the openings (the goal is to keep the edges black)
  • Place the stencil in water for cleaning
  • Heat set the emossing powder, set aside to let the paste dry completely
  • Repeat the process with the Sandcastle (LL3033) stencil but using blue cardstock, and a mixture of Distress Embossing Powders Antique Linen, Peeled Paint, and Fired brick
  • Heat set the embossing powders and let it dry thoroughly
  • Cut out the Sun leaving a small yellow edge all the way around
  • Use the Picasso (LL332) stencil to put some clouds in the sky above the sandcastle. When you do this on blue paper, you first use a 3/4" stencil brush and white ink to make some areas white (I like Brilliance Moonlight White), then use the edge of the Picasso and a 1/2" brush with a light blue ink to create the "cloud" at the edge of the white areas
  • Use a 1/2" brush to add some brown ink at the bottom of the sandcastle
  • Use foam tape to apply the sun to the sky
I hope you are enjoying your summer and the summertime creations the team has been showing. Be sure to check out what they've created this week for you!

Happy Creating,


LynB said...

I love the anticipation of seeing what you create Louise! It is like enjoying a rich dessert without the calories! This technique is so textural and works well with the sandcastle. Love the sun and leaving a little cut edge to make it pop!

Lea said...

Louise, you make me wish I was at the beach! Love the technique with the sun and your sandcastle is perfect! Sweet!

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous!! Love the look of the non-heated/melted Distress Powders on the embossing pastes.... gives great texture!

Darla said...

this card looks heavenly.

Pam Hornschu said...

Gotta love that sandcastle! Love the sky that you created, and your textured sun!

Scrappychick said...

Fabulous card, love the distressed powder for the castle!