Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dreaming in Lavender and Gray

The challenge this week at Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Schemes Thursday, is a colorway, and happens to be my color choice...lavender and gray. This card is appears to be very elaborate, but in actuality, is very simple and takes very little time to complete. The card base is lavender cardstock with a metallic silver cardstock over the top. A strip of the same metallic silver and a panel of white are run through my Big Shot with the Damask stencil to emboss them, and adhered across the card. Then a lavender panel was run through the Big Shot again with the Damask stencil to emboss it. A ribbon bow is wrapped around the card and a charm with jumpring added. Now comes the Piece de Resistance,  the focal point of this gorgeous card created using the Heart Lock stencil. Actually, this was created sort of accidentally in that I had used this stencil for another project and stenciled with black StazOn ink which left the entire stencil covered in the ink. Just for curiosity's sake, I decided to spritz it with rubbing alcohol and run it through the Big Shot with a white cardstock panel. Because StazOn is a solvent-based ink, the alcohol mixed with it and beaded on the surface in a unique way, and for some reason turned more lavender than black. The end result of the transferred ink with the embossed areas gorgeously highlights this stencil design which is one of my absolute favorites. I added adhesive backed pearls to embellish this beautiful wedding card. The inside has a simple strip of ribbon and the sentiment embossed on the silver cardstock. Now I'm so in love with this card that I don't want to give it away...but I will. We have friends who were married at the beach and are now throwing a reception for friends and family, so this card will go to them. Fortunately, the bride is a papercrafter so I'm sure she will appreciate this unique card.

Dreamweaver Stencils:
LX7001 Large Damask
LG672 Heart Lock
LS90 Celebrate Script

Tsukineko Black StazOn ink
Bazzill and Mohawk cardstocks
Recollections Pearls
rubbing alcohol
Big Shot
satin ribbon
love charm and jumpring (Michael's)


Wendy said...

Beautiful card Pam!!! Your color choice this week is fabulous!!! I hope you are well and enjoying your travels with Lynell!!!

Deborah March said...

Mmmm, so delicate Pam...really lovely!

Louise said...

Wow Pam this is beautiful. Accidental happenings often turn out great results! I know your friends will love it.

Laura Drahozal said...

I love how your experiment turned into such a beauty! This is truly a gorgeous card--anyone would be happy to get it. (Love the layering, too).

Lee Kellogg said...

Don't you love happy accidents? A wonderful card and I have no doubt the bride will love it.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

That is a very unique technique, Pam. I never would have dreamed it would do that dark gray coloration behind the lock and key by running it through the big shot. Stunning card!

Liz Martin said...

I'm with you, Pam . . . I'd want to keep this card for myself, too. Accidental happenings (great term, Louise) are all part of the creative process. Love what you did with it.