Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fresh Start

Well,  for the last week or so it has been exciting as Chinese New Year is being celebrated. There was a Dragon parade in Berkeley the day I taught there. I decided that a card that could be used for Chinese New Year would be appropriate so here it is.

I started by using a soft gray card stock and the Chinese Lantern stencil (LL 550), I randomly rouged in Momento Gray Flannel using this stencil to create a background. Once that was finished I taped the stencil down on all four sides and pasted the lanterns with Regular Embossing Paste. I removed the stencil and let the paste dry. When the image was dry I repositioned the stencil back over the image and added color using the Splendor Pigment Ink Pad - Circus. I then removed the stencil and sprinkled Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel over the wet pigment ink and then using a heat gun melted the embossing enamel into the ink. This technique is called Faux Cloisonne. 
I urge all of you to join in the fun of creating your own fresh start or Love and Friendship card for our monthly challenge. To enter our challenge simply got to the Dream It Up blog or email a picture of your card to You just might win a terrific prize of a Dreamweaver Product, so hurry on over before this month ends.
Have a creative week!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Love and Friendship

I haven't posted in two weeks because of problems with blogger, this week will not be the same I hope.

This week I am featuring a stencil that I love, the Black eyed Susan's (LJ 902). I like this stencil because you can use the whole stencil or tape off part of it and still have a great image. The technique I used here is Faux Cloisonne and I will be featuring this and several other cards in my class in Elk Grove at Stampers Corner on March 2nd. I used Regular embossing paste, and both the Circus and Magic Splendor Pigment pads. First I pasted the black eyed susan's with regular paste and then let them dry. Next retape you stencil over the dry image and add color using large and small stencil brushes, sprinkle with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel and then heat with heat gun. This is a very CAS card and was fun to do.
Now hop on over to the Dream It up blog and show us your creation by using Mr. Linky  you could win a great prize. There are only eight more days until the design team call for 2013 ends, if you think that you might want to be on this fabulous Dream Team make sure you go to Pam's blog
the Pampered Stamper and click on the Design Team Call 2013 in the upper right hand corner for more information.
Have a great week, be CRE8TIVE