Thursday, August 13, 2015

Take the Plunge!

It's Dreamweaver Thursday for the Stampendous Design Team and we love to share techniques and ideas for using these beautiful stencils. Our theme this week is "Mousey Mischief", so some of us are combining our adorable House Mouse collection into our designs today. Enjoy!

Take the plunge!
Ok, I'm stretching the theme a little bit with this one, but this would be what one of my kids would have done after we spent hours raking! Mischievious? Well sort of, who's going to re-rake all those leaves! But boy is this little guy having a wonderful time with that leaf pile! The Dreamweaver Leafless Tree stencil is the perfect background too. I've used the "Spotlight" stamping technique with my Leafless Tree stencil.

HMV23 Leaf Plunge Rubber Stamp
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Kraft cardstock
Neenah Papers Classic Crest Cover Natural #80
Chameleon Color Tones - YO3, OR4, BR2, OL3, YL2, NU1, RD4, CG8, CB
Distress Inks - mustard seed, spiced marmalade, crushed olive, forest moss
Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue
Removable tape
Double-sided tape
Foam Tape


Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of kraft cardstock in half to form a top-fold card

Step 2:  Tape the Leafless tree stencil along the left side of the card front with removable tape and use a 1/2" stencil brush to rouge black in through the openings, repeat near the right side of the card, clean and dry the stencil

Step 3:  Stamp the Leaf Plunge image on a  3" x 4" piece of white Multi media cardstock and color with Chameleon pens, use the Picasso stencil and the Bahama Blue ink to create some clouds in the background, mat on a  3 1/8" x 4 1/8" black mat

Step 4:  Use the tape ink transfer technique to create a background on a 4" x 5" piece of Natural cardstock. The tape ink transfer is done by taking a piece of 1" painters tape that is slightly longer than the width of your paper, running it sticky side down across your ink pad, then "transferring" the ink to your paper by laying the tape across it and pressing down gently then lifting off the tape, repeat down the paper with colors of your choice until the paper is how you want it. I used mustard seed near the top, spiced marmalade where it met the "ground", and crushed olive and forest moss at the bottom. Rouge the edges with the black ink. dry well

Step 5:  Tape the Leafless tree stencil near the left side of the background paper with removable tape

Step 6:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Matte Black Embossing Paste over the stencil, remove stencil and clean, let paste dry

Step 7:  Add 1/2" strips of black cardstock along the two sides of the pasted image, and adhere to the front of the card near the left side (Notice the "Spotlight" technique where the background image and colored image match up, I planned ahead so my tree images on the left side line up, I know, I'm crazy, but it looks nice!)

Step 8:  Use foam tape to add the mouse image to the card front

Stop over at these designer's blogs to see the mischief they've come up with for you!

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,


Lyn Bernatovich said...

Wonderful fall card Louise!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Viki Banaszak said...

OMG!!! The coloring on this is beautiful! Those clouds are absolutely gorgeous!

Stampendous said...

Oh my! This is a stunning card, I just love every detail about this mischievous leaf pile jumping mouse! And no you're not stretching the theme. Kids destroying a perfectly and laboriously made pile of leaves is mischief at it's best.

Thank you for such an amazing project! said...

This is so beautiful and yet so fun!! Fabulous details that created that 3D look, and such a cute mouse!! Loved everything! Thank you for all tutorial!