Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Woodware: Thanks for Noticing

It's always a great idea to stockpile on Thank You cards, especially for after Christmas, which is just what the Woodware team have been challenged to do this week. It's especially nice to know that someone appreciates the effort and thought that goes into finding the perfect gift (even if that Neon Purple Elf Tie was not quite what your hubby had asked Santa for), and a handmade card is the best way to show it! (Remember...it's the thought that counts!)

This card is a great one to do in multiples. Here's what you'll do:

1. Cut and fold, or buy precut sets with envelopes, your card bases.
2. Cut white cardstock panels that will be framed nicely on your cards.
3. Spritz with ink mists in soft colors. Let dry.
4. Use an dye-inkpad in a dark color to apply ink over the Dreamweaver Flower Corner stencil, and place face up on the base plate of your embossing machine.
5. Place your spritzed panel on top of the stencil, face down. Run through machine to transfer ink, and emboss at the same time (also known as letterpress). The flowers will remain soft in color, and the background will be the darker ink color.
6. Place the Dreamweaver Thanks stencil on each panel, taped down with removable tape, and use a stencil brush to apply black ink.
7. Add curly-ques to each letter with a Sakura Micron pen.
8. Adhere panels to cards. Embellish with Card Candi Polka Dots.


Katie said...

Love this idea! The colors shining through look awesome. I will have to try this letterpress technique. Love how you changed the font too! Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Pam, this is a beautiful creation....makes me want to get out my sprays and go for it, maybe I'll do that today! Thanks!