Thursday, 26 February 2015

Frilly and frou frou 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•tagĂ© 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 Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous product in your work of heart.

Having just spent 2 full days with Lynell completing the Dreamweaver Certification Part 2.  It is good to just to make a card and share with everyone.

Here is my card:-

and this is what you will need:-

Dreamweaver Stencil LX7029 Spiral Dots
Dreamweaver Stencil LM175 Eyelet Edge
Stampendous Stamp CRP255 Tiered Dress
Black Momento Ink Pad
Deep Violet Cameleon Pen
Black Iris Co-ordinations card stock
Quickie Glue Pen
White pearl adhesive gems
White card stock
Dreamweaver Rubber embossing mat
Big Shot machine or machine of your choice
Stampendous Frantage Encrusted Jewels Kit - Vintage lilac embossing tinsel
Vintage Silver embossing paste
Heat Gun
Stampendous Pastel Glitter - Lavender
Promarker Bluebell
Organza Ribbon lilac and lilac with dots
Low tack tape

This is what you do:-

1 Take piece of A4 white card and cut to 51/2'' X 11 1/2'' and score at 5 1/4'' and fold.

2 Attach the eyelet edge stencil to longer edge of card. (The over hanging edge).

3 Cover the scalloped edge of the stencil with low tack tape, attaching to the card base.  Attach on all 4 sides and use palette knife/ spreader to apply the silver embossing paste.  Remove stencil and place in water for cleaning.

4 Take the Vintage Lilac embossing powder and cover all of the paste design, remove excess poder and return this to the pot.

5 Take heat gun and heat the embossing tinsel, as the paste is wet the heat will cause the paste to bubble and the embossing powder to melt giving a textured finish.  This is the Molten Magic technique but using embossing powder rather than mica powder.  Put the card base to one side.

6 Take the background stencil (Spiral Dots) and use 2 small pieces of low tack tape and attach the stencil to the Black Iris Co-ordinations card stock, using the rubber embossing mat run through the Big Shot (machine of your choice).  The layering of the Big shot plates is as follows:- main base plate of Big Shot, co-ordinations card stock, Stencil, rubber embossing mat plus the 2 Big Shot cutting plates.  Wind through the Big Shot

7 Once this has been done take the the sanding tool and distress the surface with a sanding tool.  The piece is then trimmed down so that the piece fits on to the front of the card.

8 Take a piece piece of white card and stamp the dress on to it, use Momento ink pad and then using the colouring medium of your choice colour the image. ( I used the Deep Violet Chameleon pen).  To add some detail to the dress I used a quickie glue pen and did a number of tiny dots on the bodice and waistline of the dress and then put the Pastel glitter on the top.

10 I used the same pen to colour my pearls, before adding them to the top right and bottom left corner

11 The final piece of decoration was a bow tied with 2 organza ribbons in lilac and lilac with white dots

The card is relatively quick to make and isn't too much over the top.  I hope you like the card.

Here is what the rest of the 'B' team have been doing :

If you are in the UK or Europe and would like to purchase any of the products for the above projects they are all available from The Stampman or your local Woodware Stockist.

Thanks for stopping by



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  1. Gill, I am SO glad you used the scallop stencil!!!! I have it and just haven't used it and now I absolutely will. Your card is lovely.

  2. What a lovely card, Gill! Wonderful details!

  3. This is so pretty! I had to get a good close up look to see the lovely details that I swore were punched out.

  4. This is beautiful Gill! Great seeing you this past week for Certification #2...and thanks for all of your patience in class etc.

    1. Thanks Lynell, it was good to see you too and to discover some new ideas. Putting folder together and thinking about final project..........enjoyed all of class.
      Hope to keep in touch Gill

  5. This is a really beautiful card!