Thursday, July 18, 2013

Summertime, Sparklers, S'More!

Welcome back to our Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday challenge. This month our theme is "Summertime, Sparklers, S'More!", which leaves a lot to the imagination. We hope you will join our challenge and create your own fun summertime card. You can either link it on the DREAM it UP! blog through the linking tool, or email a photo and description to and she will post it for you (well, probably, Pam will post it for you!). We also have a guest designer this month, Wendy Price. She is very talented and we have enjoyed seeing her creations.
Lynell and her team are leaving for Las Vegas and the summer retailers show, so that means NEW RELEASES! We are so excited to about the new designs and several designs that have been re-released due to popular demand! The design I'm showing this week is one that has been re-released in a different size. To me it just "crows" hot summer morning! Don't you agree.

LG753 - Lg Crowing Rooster
This is the Lg Crowing Rooster (LG753). He just seems so happy and proud of himself, it makes me smile! This would be a great design to Zentangle too. Mmmm....maybe coming soon to a blog near you!
Here's how it's done:

  • Tape the stencil to white cardstock with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Matte Yellow embossing paste 
  • Remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning
  • Let the paste dry thoroughly (about 20 minutes, but I wait 30)
  • Place the clean, dry stencil over the dry paste and tape in place
  • Use 1/4" stencil brushes and inks to apply color to the design (I used Splendor Ink pads in Circus and Magic for this, these are great because you get lots of colors in each set)
  • Remove the stencil and let the inks dry a little while you prepare the card
  • I trimmed the rooster image a little, mounted it on a black mat, then a slightly larger yellow mat
  • The background paper is from Graphic45 (gotta love their papers!)
  • The base card is yellow cardstock, matching the layer behind the rooster
  • Use foam tape to apply the matted rooster to the front of the card
  • I think this would be cute to send to someone who just got promoted or graduated and say "now that's something to crow about!" or "crowing with delight at your good news", you get the picture
More great summer ideas are waiting for you at the team blogs. Leave me a comment then head on over to seen their creations this week!

Happy Creating,


Pam Hornschu said...

This is wonderful, Louise! Love the colors.

LynB said...

What a fun and colorful card Louise! It screams sizzling summer days.

Laura Drahozal said...

Great coloring job! You are such a patient woman!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is stunning Louise! Love the colors...really a summery feel.

~Heidi~ said...

I love the coloring on this card. It is so bright and sunny! A perfect way to start the morning!

Caroline D. said...

Awesome array of summer colors!!... gorgeous! I can almost hear that rooster crowing!

Yogi said...

turned out wonderfully. yup you've got something to crow about!! BIG GRIN
Have a great day