Saturday, August 17, 2013

Dreamweaver and Woodware Day 6!

WOW! What a great week filled with so many beautiful ideas for the upcoming holidays! We hope you've all enjoyed the week as much as we have!
If you missed day 1 click here to check it out
If you missed day 2 click here to be inspired.
If you missed day 3 Click here to see it
If you missed day 4 click here for more great ideas
If you missed day 5 click here for even more!

The annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week is wrapping up! We have had a Monday through Saturday of knock your Christmas stockings off  fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!

Prize includes four stencils, one die, and two stamps, selection may vary.

For my grand finale I have chosen the beautiful Pine cones (LG675) stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils. I'm sure you will agree that it is a fabulous stencil. Today I am showing you the same technique on two different papers to demonstrate how you can change the look of the image dramatically depending on the paper you choose. Here they are:

LG675 - Pine cones on smooth cream cardstock
Metallic Gold Embossing Paste and
Metallic F/X powders - Kiwi, Forestry, Cocoa and Amber Glow

LG675 - Pine cones on black linen cardstock
Metallic Gold Embossing Paste and
Metallic F/X powders - Kiwi, Forestry, Cocoa and Amber Glow
They were both done in the Molten Magic technique (can you tell I LOVE this technique!) using the exact same products following these simple steps:

  • Tape the stencil to cardstock with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Metallic Gold Embossing Paste over the design
  • Remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later
  • Use a soft paint brush to sprinkle the F/X powders over the design (remember, it will look messy)
  • Lift the paper and tap from underneath to further spread the powders
  • Tap off extra powders into a trash can
  • Heat with a embossing gun until the whole design is bubbly
  • Let cool completely
  • Use a Swiffer cloth to gently wipe off any excess powders from the paper and paste
  • Mount into a beautiful card, adding some fabulous May Arts ribbon and a 3" embellishment pin from Dreamweaver Stencils (I used white pins and colored them with a gold Krylon pen)
Here are the close ups of the pine cones:

The extra dimension this technique gives the design is amazing! The gold paste shines through anywhere there was no powder, adding a beautiful metallic shine!

I hope you've enjoyed all the beautiful cards you seen this week and will contemplate joining our monthly Dreamweaver challenges. We love to see what you create too!

Remember, the products featured here can be purchased in the UK from stores listed on the Woodware UK site!

Now it's time for you to leave a comment and move on to the next designer for today:


Janice K said...

A beautiful and classy card.

Lyn B said...

Simply beautiful cards Louise!

~Heidi~ said...

Beautiful cards! I can't decide which one I like better the one on white or black. I would take one of each ;)

Pam Hornschu said...

Love these two elegant! The pine cones are perfect for the MM technique! Wonderful bows, too!

Laura Drahozal said...

Amazing how different these things look on two different colors! Very pretty in both, though.

CraftyJo said...

I'm glad you didn't ask us to chose which one is best! They're both stunning.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! I love how delicate that stencil is. I think I like it on the off white best.

Lea said...

Louise, these are both just beautiful! Very elegant! I'm in love with this stencil and the molten magic technique! Perfect pairing of the two!

Colleen Scrapbooker said...

Thanks for the great project idea!I like the tips!

Dorrie said...

I love them both, and the Molten Megic is great on the pine cones.

Vicki Sopcak said...

I like both cards....shows how diverse these stencils are.

Cherylynn said...

Great cards and great post. What a wonderful way to show the versatility of stencils. I love using stencils on dark cardstock. Something I can't do really well with my stamps.