Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dreamweaver & Quietfire Awesome in Autumn Day 3!

Our amazing week of Awesome in Autumn continues! This week we are playing with the Quietfire Design team, and are so excited to play with their amazing images and sentiments. In their beautiful calligraphic style, their quotes and thoughts are the perfect addition to our Dreamweaver designs. Follow along with us, and leave your comments for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages:

Here's what I've created for today's post:
Dreamweaver LL517 - Cattails

Quietfire Design Quote Marks Friendship (6222)
I seem to be fixated this week with the Matte Black Embossing Paste, but it is so versatile and looks great with so many techniques that it is easy to make it your go to paste! Here's how I did it:

  • Lay the Cattails stencil (LL517) face down in a spray box
  • Spray the back of the stencil with a generous coating of Memories Mist Sprays (I used Amaretto and Wheatgrass)
  • Carefully remove the stencil (hold it only by the edges) and place it on a clean paper towel, ink side up
  • Lay a piece of glossy cardstock over the inked stencil and hold it in place while you gently rub the paper to the entire stencil
  • Peel the glossy paper off the stencil at a slight angle to get the best movement of the ink
  • Let it dry (the cattail part will be white and the background will have your color)
  • Clean and dry the stencil
  • Place the clean dry stencil over the white outline on the colored glossy paper and tape in place with removable tape
  • Spread Matte Black Embossing Paste over the stencil using a palette knife and paste spreader
  • Remove the stencil and let place in water for cleaning
  • Let the paste dry
  • While the paste is drying, place your clean dry stencil on the inside of the card and use small stencil brushes to stencil color on the image
  • Stamp the saying from Quietfire Design next to the stenciled image
  • Layer the front of the card, including the dry cattails
  • Add some glitter to the "pods" of the cattails for a little sparkle!
  • Use glue dots covered with glitter to accent the card

  Check out this week's awesomeness which includes...

Louise Healy (you are here)

Happy Creating,


LynB said...

This is a beautiful card design Louise, both outside and inside!

SherylH said...

What a gorgeous card! I really like the depth and colour you achieved using the stencil as a "stamp" and then paste embossing the cattails.

CraftyJo said...

How lovely! Thanks for the description of how you did it, very inventive.

Cherylynn said...

STUNNING! I'm not sure I can pick which image I like best. I love the drama of the misted card front but yet the colored inside is just gorgeous too!

Holly Eastabrook said...

Beautiful! Easy to follow instructions too.

Yogi said...

love your card. what a fabulous technique. Will have to try that one. BIG GRIN
Have a great day

Robyn said...

Thanks for sharing the technique.
The touch of glitter on the pods is just right.

Joy H said...

Love how you used two different techniques with the stencil on the same card Louise!

Joni said...

LOVE this stencil and how you used it outside and in. Gorgeous!

peaches234 said...

Great use of the black embossing paste. Like the gold glitter accents, also.

catophile said...

Ooh, that's a beauty!

Kathy O'Mara

Kathy Eddy said...

So pretty. I love the cattails.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Gorgeous cards Louise! Pam and I flew over Chicago yesterday and waved to the area that we thought you might be. Thanks for all your creative efforts on Dreamweaver's behalf!

Evelyn said...

Your card blows me away. I love the cattails and the inside of your card. Thanks for the detail instructions.

Janis said...

Esp love the simplicity of the second one and the wonderful stamp!!
<3 J

Janis said...

Oh, funny....I didn't realize the second image was the inside of the card. Something seemed wrong... Ha. Lovely!!!
<3 J

Jan Castle said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Perfect autumn card!

rose s. said...

wow! beautiful cards. my fave is the first one - luv the fall colours and the layout.

Anne said...


Vicki Sopcak said...

I like both examples of the cattails stencil. So many ideas, thanks for the inspiration.