Wednesday, 9 April 2014


Here is my first creative post since I found out that have been chosen for Dreamweaver Stencils  'Dream Team'.  I don't know about you but the saying 


really has been appropriate this last week with the weather being sunshine and showers.  So needless to say this is where my inspiration came from.  The small spells of sunshine and bright colourful daffodils have shown me that spring is here and that summer isn't far away.

The card I produced is above and to re-create it you will need the following items:-
Dreamweaver Stencils
     LL428 Daffodil, LJ908 Umbrella Background, LM293 Spring and LJ905 Rain Background
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste
     Matte Black, Yellow and Translucent
Mettalic FX powders
    Navajo Sky, Moonstone and Purple Satin
Versamark Inkpad
Splendour Inkpad  Circus
Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder
Pallete knife and spreader
Selection of stencil brushes
Low Tack Tape, Kitchen paper,  Heat Gun,Different Cards,papers and adhesives

and this is how I created the card

1 Place the Umbrella background on to white card and tape around all four sides using low tack tape, and using the palette knife/spreader apply the Matte Black Paste over the design. Remove the stencil, place into water and clean.  Put the paste design to one side and allow to dry.
2 Whilst waiting for the Umbrella Background to dry place the Daffodil stencil on to blue card and tape round all four sides and apply yellow paste, remove stencil, place in water, clean and allow paste to dry.
3 When the Umbrella design is dry replace the stencil over the top and using a dauber cover with Versamark (make sure that you have good coverage)of ink.  Remove the stencil and start to apply the Metallic FX powders.  I did this by using a stencil brush dipping into the powders and then tapping over the design.  Once there is a layer of the powder over the design carefully tap with a stencil brush on to the design and brush off the excess.  Brushing over the surface ensures that the whole of the design has a mica covering.
4 Take the Raindrop Background and place over the top of the Umbrella Background, tape around all four sides and apply the translucent paste, remove the stencil and clean, leave the background to dry.
5 Go back to the daffodils replace the stencil and using stencil brushes apply the colour from the Splendour ink pad.  You can apply the colour in exact areas or more gently so that the image is blurred (I went for this effect as I was thinking of the showers)


You can see the effect that I achieved in the photo above.

6 In the bottom left hand corner of the card I attached the Spring stencil and using the dauber and Versamark I applied the ink through the design, next take off the stencil and cover the image with the Detail Gold Embossing powder and  heat with a heat gun to achieve the embossed image.

7 It is then a case of putting all the bits and pieces together and there you have it 
          'March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers'.

I hope you like the card and it inspires you.



1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on making the Dream Team! Love your card and will look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations over the coming year.