Thursday, January 22, 2015

Dreamweaver: Birthday Challenge Got You Dragon?

Welcome to the birth of a new year...2015 to be precise! In honor of that, we've decided that our monthly challenge for January will be Birthday Wishes. We'd love for you to play along with us, and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...and remember, using Dreamweaver products gets you bonus points towards an extra stencil!

Here's my birthday wish for this week:

I thought I'd go a bit more elaborate for this week's birthday card. Using one of my favorite techniques...Molten Magic...along with Stampendous Embossing Enamels and Micro Glitters. The end result is so much texture, dimension, and color.

The Dreamweaver Dragon was paste-embossed in Glossy Red Paste using these steps:
1) Using removable tape around all edges, tape the stencil over the top of the cardstock panel.
2) Slide palette knife into jar of paste, lifting a thick portion of it up the back of the knife. Transfer to edge of Spreader approximately the width of the stencil design you are using.
3) Spread paste across stencil at a slight angle, lifting up at the end. Use palette knife to daub paste in any areas that may have been missed. Transfer remaining paste on spreader back to jar. Apply spreader at 45˚ angle across stencil to remove excess paste, and return to jar.  Clean edge of jar and close tightly.
4) Carefully remove tape from three sides, leaving last piece as your "hinge" to help lift the stencil off of the paper before removing. Immediately place stencil and spreader in water to be cleaned with a soft brush.

Now, comes the fun part!

1) Sprinkle various Stampendous Aged Enamels (Aged Gold and Aged Black) and Glitter (Red Micro Glitter) over wet paste. Tap off excess and return to bottles.
2) Apply heat tool until surface is bubbling, melding, and molten. Let cool a few minutes.
3) TA DAH! Don't you love it? You know this will be your new favorite technique!

Obviously, the card was finished up in the usual fashion...mats and layers, a glowing red rhinestone eye, and a sentiment. This was computer generated as I was feeling a bit of whimsy, so I designed it quickly in PhotoShop, printed it, and added it. It says, "Need help with those candles?", but I had printed out a couple others..."Another birthday got you DRAGON?", and "Come know you're a HOTTIE!"  Yeah, very punny, I know.

Of course, more birthday inspirations coming your way from our "B" team:


Lyn Bernatovich said...

Great card and sentiment Pam!!! Molten Magic is my fav technique.

Lynn Mercurio said...

THUD! This is stunningly GORGEOUS!

Nedlnut said...

I love this card and this technique.

Janis said...

I LOVE any technique with heat embossing in it. Makes me want to grab my embossing paste and try this out before even finishing my comment!!! lol... Absolutely fabulous!!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

barbara macaskill said...

Please excuse the excessive amounts of drool! This is absolutely fantabulous! LOVE the molten magic technique and this is a prime example of why I feel this way! STUNNING! TFS!

ionabunny said...

I love this stencil and your card looks absolutely fabulous. A technique to try. Hugz

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Wow Pammie...this is stunning! Love what you do!

Katia said...

Your card is so elegant and amazing, this dragon looks so strong!!!

Carol McCready said...

That dragon is amazing.

Carol McCready said...

Love that gold dragon.

Katie said...

hehe! Great sentiment to go with this amazing stencil! Awesome card. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Viki Banaszak said...

LOL! I love your golden dragon!