Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dreamweaver Stencils: Tying One On for Summer!

The Dream Team are still celebrating all things summer, despite the various heat waves across the world right now. I chose to post this cool and simple card featuring the Tree Line stencil, in bright and happy colors. The base card is a Parakeet green cardstock from Bazzill, and I used a second panel of Bazzill in a yummy shade of lavender/purple for the trees. Here's what I did:

1. I inked the Tree Line with Versamark ink, all over.
2. I laid it on the base plate of my Big Shot Pro with the inked side up.
3. I placed the cardstock panel face down onto the inked side.
4. I layered on top the a) embossing mat and b) the two clear plates, then ran this through the machine.

The result is two-fold...the ink transferred to the purple panel, and design is now embossed on the panel as well. Perfect, as it provides wonderful guidelines for using an Exacto blade or tiny scissors to cut out the background, leaving just the trees. Once this is done, cover the entire panel with Clear Embossing Powder and heat it. I added thin foam adhesive strips to the back to pop it up off of the green background. The yellow ribbon and welcome sign were added in honor of the tradition of tying a yellow ribbon around the tree until a loved one comes home from the war. That would make for a happy summer day indeed!

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Lyn Bernatovich said...

I like the idea of inking and sending through an embossing machine! I always get great ideas from these hops!

Laura Drahozal said...

A gorgeous card, Pam. I really like your color choices.

Louise said...

You did an amazing job cutting this out! The colors are awesome together too! I'll be think of you and Lynell this week, I'll miss you!

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous card! The shimmery shiny trees do look nice and cool as if they have refreshing dew on them. Great idea to cut the trees out too.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card! Great Technique...Another one to put on my wish list!