Thursday, March 3, 2016

Easter Season!

The Stampendous Design Team has the week off to finish our April catalog samples, but I couldn't let a Thursday go by without a Dreamweaver post! Easter is coming fast, so here is a quick and easy card perfect for Easter! This card was in our October 2015 catalog.

MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

DWLM234 Happy Easter Stencil
DWLJ907 Small Damask Stencil
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

Bazzill Basics cardstock
Rubber Embossing Mat
Big Shot Die Cut Machine
VersaFine Ink Imperial Purple
Removable Tape
May Arts Ribbon
Glue Dots Minis
Double-sided tape


Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/4" piece of yellow cardstock in half to form an A6 card

Step 2:  Adhere a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" purple mat to the card front

Step 3:  Place the Damask stencil face down (so you can't see the stencil number) on the large platform of a die cut machine, place a  4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock over the stencil (I like to mist my paper with a little water first), add a rubber embossing mat, two clean cutting plates, a put stack through the machine

Step 4:  Remove the embossed image and stencil from the machine, place the embossed image face up on your work surface

Step 5:  Use a 1/2" stencil brush to brush purple ink in from each side of the image in a sweeping motion across the card, repeat until you get the intensity desired

Step 6:  Trim around the Damask image right up to the embossed edge of the design, use an ink blusher to add a little purple ink to the edges, adhere to the purple mat on the front of the card

Step 7: Emboss the Happy Easter on a 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock using the method described in Step 3

Step 8:  Place the embossed image face up on your work surface and place the stencil back over it, tape in place with removable tape

Step 9:  Use a 1/2" stencil brush to brush purple ink through the stencil openings, remove stencil, trim sides to be the same width as the damask layer

Step 10:  Use a scrap piece of paper as a ruler and add a little purple edge around the words (important to use paper and not a ruler to prevent smudges)

Step 11:  Tape yellow strips along the top and bottom edges of the Happy Easter, then adhere to the Damask layer

Step 12:  Tie a small bow with May Arts Ribbon and adhere to the card with Glue Dots

Happy Creating,


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