Thursday, January 30, 2014

Clean and Simple!

Well, we have almost made it through January! I will be so happy to have some days with above zero temperatures!
The Dreamweaver Stencils design team has an extra week this month to share more great samples from the new release of stencils. This week I'm sharing a fun card that could be used for a boy or man's birthday, or for someone you know who loves elephants!

This is very easy, here's how it's done:

  • Tape the Pop Rectangles stencil (LJ929) along the left side of an A6 (4 5/8" x 6") piece of  green cardstock with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Glossy White Embossing Paste over the design
  • Remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry
  • While that is drying, tape the Open Elephant stencil (LG756) to white cardstock with removable tape
  • On a piece of freezer paper place a small dollop of Glossy White Embossing Paste and about 1/4" tsp of Pewter Metallic F/X Powder, mix them together using a palette knife
  • Apply the colored paste to the Elephant stencil 
  • Remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry
  • Cut a small green mat (1/4" larger than the elephant layer) for behind the elephant and a white layer for behind that (1/8" larger than the green layer)
  • Cut a white card A6 size (6" x 9 1/4")  and fold in half
  • Round the corners of all the layers
  • Mount the Pop Rectangles layer on the card front
  • Mount the elephant on the small green and white layers
  • Use foam tape to adhere the elephant to the card front
The Open Elephant is also great for Zentangle. I will be teaching a Zentangle class featuring this great stencil at Memories and Beyond on Tuesday, February 4th. Call the store to sign up! Here's what we will be creating:

Now hop on over to these other team member blogs for other samples.

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,


Disco Queen said...

Love the zentangling Louise.

Crafting Newbie said...

Stunning cards!

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Emily Thubbron said...

Love that little elephant. He's adorbs. Great card. TFS

Miriam Prantner said...

Great cards! I love the pop rectangles in the background on the first and the zentangle elephant is so cool!

JD/ Jill said...

Both are great cards! That elephant stencil is now on my wish list. It is definitely a winner for the lovely zentangling you did!

Elaine B. said...

Love these, Louise! Wish I could take your zentangle class--loved the fish and "scales" last week as well--amazing work!!
Elaine B.

LynB said...

Wonderful cards Louise! I like the offset rectangles on just a portion of the background panel. The Zentangle elephant is just fabulous!

Robin LaVonne Moore said...

I love this look of the Zentangle. I have never done this technique, and the more I see this technique done on different cards and journals.. I'm thinking I may just have to try this all out. Lovely card. Hugs.

Pam Hornschu said...

Love these! Scary how alike we are. I did the elephant in that color combo on top, and added a "rug" on one of mine as well. Just can't compete with your mad tangle skills!