Thursday, February 26, 2015

Frilly and Fabulous Week 4!

Break out the frou frou! For the month of February, the Dream Team are going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•tagé products from Stampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendousproduct in your work of heart.

I just love how beautifully the Dreamweaver and Stampendous products go together, it's like they were made for each other! My card this week is a blend of Dreamweaver stencils, Fran•tagé products, Stampendous stamps, and, of course, a beautiful ribbon from May Arts.  Here's what I've been playing with:

This card has several steps, but was fairly easy to create. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Paste emboss the Long stem iris stencil (LL374) on acetate using Glossy White Embossing Paste, let dry thoroughly. This takes quite a bit longer on acetate, so I tend to do that part ahead of time and just keep a stash of pasted images for a quick card.
  • After the pasted image is dry, place the stencil back over the dry paste and use alcohol inks or markers to color the Glossy White paste (I used COPICs).
  • Cut the Iris out of the acetate and set aside.
  • Place the Iris stencil on a piece of white cardstock, tape in place with some removable tape.
  • Use a black Micron pen (I used an 01) to outline the openings of the stencil.
  • Remove the stencil and color the image with COPICs or markers that match the acetate image.
  • Airbrush or spritz a little green ink in the lower part of the design.
  • Stamp a saying in the upper right (I used a saying from the Thoughtful Wishes set (SSC1158)).
  • Sprinkle some Stampendous Golden Sand embossing powder along the lower edge of the design, heat from below to melt it and sprinkle some taupe Color fragements on the warm powder, heat again from underneath to set those in place.
  • Mount the white piece to a green mat, tie a beautiful bow off to the right side.
  • Emboss a piece of lavendar cardstock, using LX7025 Crusade Bkgd, by running it through your die cut machine (remember, big platform, stencil face down, cardstock, rubber embossing mat, two cutting plates)
  • Attach the embossed cardstock to a white card, add the Iris layer.
  • Cut some small pieces of foam tape to place on the back of the Iris on the acetate, and adhere along the left edge of the embellished layer.
The finished product has so much dimension and texture. I wish you could see it in person! Here's one last peak...

For more frilly fun, visit the "B" team: 

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,


Lyn Bernatovich said...

Lovely (and much needed) early spring feel to this card Louise! Beautiful fussy details.

Pam Hornschu said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the details!

BurningRubber said...

This looks so pretty! I can almost smell the Irises.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Louise, your stenciling on these iris is absolutely are a master stenciler!

Stampendous said...

This is just gorgeous, Louise! What a lovely job you've done on the whole card! Thanks so much for sharing with our products!

JD/ Jill said...

This is so beautifully done. I have this stencil and I would have never begun to think of doing a card this way. Thank you for the inspiration.