Dreamweaver Stencil's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Kick Off!
Dreamweaver Stencil's Dream Team's very first Thursday Dream Schemes and Thanksgiving Day "Parade" of holiday inspiration, I decided to post this card featuring a parade of penguins. Our challenge this week from our fearless leader, Lynell, was to create a holiday card in non-traditional colors. This meant no red and green in any variety. So, I went with wintery white and blue, with the pop of black and some sparkle. For the background, I paste-embossed the Mosaic Swirls stencil over glitter paper for a frosty look. I paste-embossed in black matte the penguins on a white cardstock panel, and covered them in black glitter. When dry, I added soft color and shading with my Copic Sketch Markers. I cut around the end penguin for more of a feeling of movement, as if he were about to dive into those gorgeous swirls. The sentiment was paste-embossed in white and sprinkled with glitter on a corrugated panel of Bazzill Bling cardstock. For those of you who haven't tried paste-embossing with stencils, you are definitely going to have fun with this process. There are so many great colors to play with, and extra ways to embellish the paste...Dreamweaver's Metallic F/X for an iridescent shimmer, glitter, chalks, Paintstiks, inks, etc.
1) Use removable tape to hold the stencil down.
2) Apply the paste across the stencil with a palette knife as if icing a cake, smoothing off the excess.
3) Carefully remove the stencil and immediately clean with warm soapy water.
4) Add glitter over the surface immediately if desired. Set aside to dry for approximately 15-20 minutes for matte finish pastes, or 1-2 hours for glossy finish.
5) When dry you can replace the stencil in order to precisely apply the Metallic F/X, chalks, inks, or paints.
"Merry Winter" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LM252)
"Penguins" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LL560)
"Mosaic Swirls" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LJ901)
White (DEP) and Matte Black (DMBP) Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver Stencils
Multi Ultra-fine Crystal Glitter (GM220U) and Black Ultra-fine Glitter (GM365U) from Stampendous
Copic Sketch Markers
glitter paper, black and white cardstock, Bazzill Bling blue cardstock
double-sided foam adhesive
Be sure to follow the entire "parade" of amazing creativity by hopping to each of our talented team members as listed at right, and back to the Dreamweaver "Dream It Up!" blog. Remember to leave some sugar for each of us, and to hop back again each Thursday for our latest Dream Scheme!