Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter!

The Dreamweaver Stencils design team continues with our April Inspirations theme. Be sure to stop over at the DREAM it UP! blog to meet our newest team members and welcome back some returning players!
More BIG news, next week we will be having a blog hop with the Stampendous folks. So be sure to stop back by starting Monday, April 21st to be inspired ALL WEEK!

We are challenged this month to create something based on something that inspired us. Spring has finally started to show its colors here in norther Illinois, so my inspiration came from the daffodils that have started blooming in my garden. Here they are:

And with Easter coming up on Sunday, I knew the perfect stencils to use for my creation.

Here's how it was done:
  • Start with a white window card  and place your Long Daffodil stencil (LL428) on the inside of the card, centered in the window
  • Tape the stencil in place with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Matte Yellow Embossing Paste over the stencil
  • Remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning
  • Let the paste dry
  • Place the clean, dry stencil back over the dry paste, tape in place
  • Use 1/4" stencil brushes to apply pigment inks on the flowers and leaves
  • Remove the stencil and sprinkle the ink with Clear Embossing Powder, tap off excess powder
  • Heat set the powder with a heat tool
  • Let the image cool, then return the stencil and add another coat of inks in slightly deeper tones
  • Remove the stencil and sprinkle the ink with Clear Embossing Powder, tap off excess, heat set
  • Place a piece of printer paper inside the card and close the front
  • Use a 3/4" stencil brush to brush some yellow ink on the front of the card
  • Edge the opening of the window with a gold Krylon pen
  • Tape the Happy Easter stencil (LM234) to a piece of white cardstock
  • Apply a coat of Matte Yellow Embossing Paste
  • Remove and clean the stencil
  • Let paste dry
  • Mount on a yellow cardstock mat that is edged with Gold Krylon pen
  • Mount it under the daffodils on the front of the card
I hope you've enjoyed learning about my inspiration and take the time to see what the other team members have been inspired by this week!

Happy Creating,


Irish Cherokee said...

A beautiful Easter card and daffodils are perfect. They are in profusion right now in my area.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is a lovely Easter card, with the variation of color in your petals.

Alison said...

Just beautiful! I love daffodils. Mine are in full bloom right now and they are so cheery. Beautiful card!

Lea said...

This card is so beautiful! I love daffodils and yours are lovely! I love the yellow inked front, it looks almost marbled. Very sweet Easter card!

Janeen said...

oh i love the daffodils that are yellow and orange.

Pam Hornschu said...

I hope you'll still have daffodils when I get there! Love your inspiration pic and your beautiful card!

Jamie Martin said...

Such a pretty Easter, the colors are perfect for the season :)

LynB said...

This is a lovely card Louise! A perfect Easter and spring card.

rose s. said...

your nice soft background really sets off your daffodils and sentiment. a lovely easter card.

Pam Beatty said...

I love how you used the flower stamp. Awesome!

Con said...

I so like daffodils and yellow! Very happy card. thanks for sharing, -con