Friday, May 8, 2015

Celebrate Freedom!

Welcome to the Stampendous - Dreamweaver Design Team final day of our theme "Patriotic Panache".  Yesterday, I shared a Red, White and Blue design featuring Dreamweaver products. Today I'm combining two great Dreamweaver stencils along with some of the fabulous Stampendous embossing powders in the Double Glitter technique (you can see a great video of this technique at the Dreamweaver Stencils by Stampendous youtube channel).

Here's what I created:
"Freedom, something to celebrate!"
There's nothing that says Patriotic like fireworks! I just love them, the closer the better! Here are some basic steps for this:
  • Soap the back of the Fireworks stencil (LJ886) 
  • Use a 1/2" or 3/4" stencil brush to brush away any extra flakes out the the openings and off the stencil
  • Place a piece of Double-sided mounting paper (the same size as the stencil) on a cardstock mat that is slightly larger than the mounting paper, burnish it well
  • Remove the release paper and place the stencil, soap side down, on the sticky paper
  • Use a piece of the release paper to press the stencil firmly to the adhesive
  • Starting with the largest firework in the upper left, I carefully sprinkled it with Stampendous Ruby Red embossing powder and tapped off the extra, making sure to tap off away from the other openings
  • Next I added Silver Tinsel embossing powder to the stars and tapped off extra
  • Then, Sky Blue embossing powder in the the next, Jeweled Gold embossing powder in the bottom left and more Ruby Red in the lower right
  • Gently brush away any powders still clinging to the stencil
  • Place the image face down on a clean paper towel or piece of paper and carefully lift the paper off the stencil, being sure to keep your stencil flat on the table
  • Heat set all the powders
  • Sprinkle the background with crystal glitter
  • The Celebrate stencil (LS90) was paste embossed on dark blue paper with Glossy White Embossing Paste, stencil removed, then the wet paste sprinkled with crystal glitter
  • The little bits of ribbon are from May Arts 
If you don't have the Fireworks stencil or embossing folder, look through your stencils and see what might work instead. Here's how I created fireworks before I had this wonderful stencil!

LJ892 Spider mums stencil
LJ 892 Spider mums
LJ892 Spider mums
I taped off the stems, paste embossed and added glitter while the paste was wet and let it dry. Then I reversed the stencil to add one more "firework"! Think outside the box, see how creative YOU can get with the stencils you have!

See more great Patriotic designs from these team members:

Happy Creating,


barbara macaskill said...

These are both beautiful! I am partial to the fireworks one though! I love the red, white and blue sparklers! I look forward to fireworks all year long! To me it is better than Christmas and a whole lot cheaper! LOL TFS!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

The best fireworks ever- veyr beautiful.

BurningRubber said...

I love your cards! Such pretty sparkly fireworks. said...

Fabulous fireworks!!