Friday, September 20, 2013

Dreamweaver and Quietfire Design, Day Four


Get ready for an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn! This week we are playing with the Quietfire Design team, and are so excited to play with their amazing images and sentiments. In their beautiful calligraphic style, their quotes and thoughts are the perfect addition to our Dreamweaver designs. Follow along with us, and leave your comments for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages:


Nativity stencil (LL554) and Quietfire Blessed Season (5694)
The Quietfire calligraphy sentiment (5694) by Suzanne is so beautiful I couldn't resist stamping it in blue pigment ink on May Arts satin ribbon. Then I mounted it on layers of cardstock inside the card.

The nativity scene stencil (LL554) was used with the ink transfer technique. This involves spraying the actual stencil, and then setting it onto a clean paper towel face up. To do this I placed it onto a clean paper towel (this gives the excess spray somewhere to be absorbed.) Then I used Blue Lagoon colored Memories Mist (MM20) and sprayed two or three times onto the stencil and then used Stormy Water colored Memories Mist (MM13)...I used less of this darker color because it has a tendency to take over the coloring process because of the strength of the pigment color. Now pick up the sprayed stencil and lay it onto another clean paper towel with the sprayed side facing toward the ceiling. Now you will place glossy cardstock over the sprayed stencil, smoothing the back of the paper with your hand and pull it off of the stencil. The results are the smeared image you see behind the nativity that has an ethereal look. While this background area is drying I cleaned the stencil with a dry paper towel and repositioned it and aligned it onto the now dry background and paste-embossed it with Glossy White Embossing Paste (DGWP). Remove the stencil and sprinkle the wet paste with an ultrafine transparent glitter called Glacier (#211) from Art Glitter. Place it onto a warm place to dry...this will take at least 30 minutes.

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17 comments:

Pam Hornschu said...

I really need to play with this technique more. I love how this turned out!

CraftyJo said...

Yet another idea for these stencils! I'm being so inspired this week, it's lovely - thanks.

Yogi said...

the ink and glossy paper work nicely. Have a great day

LynB said...

Just beautiful Lynell...the blue is gorgeous!

peaches234 said...

A pure and simply lovely Christmas design.

Joni said...

Beautiful, majestic card - love it, Lynell. I'd love to know what you used for the blue background on the outside of the card - and did you do that before or after you did the nativity scene. I'm guessing before, but not sure. Thanks!

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful card....love the sentiment stamped on the ribbon...very clever!

Anne said...

Beautiful and elegant.

Kathy Eddy said...

What a beautiful card!

Froggietalks said...

This is a lovely Christmas card.

Evelyn said...

I like the glitter! Thanks.

Janis said...

Love the sky over the nativity scene. Wondrous card.
<3 J

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I described the process for the sky over the nativity in detail and went back and added more detail a bit ago. It is a technique called Ink Transfer and is done with Memories Mist sprays...really a quite simple printing process.

Charmaine Stack said...

The Ink Transfer technique creates an interesting monoprint sky - a perfect foil to the nativity scene.

Jennifer Scull said...

I so love the nativity stencil and this beautiful card made with it. :)

Jane said...

I think this might be my favourite.

Vicki Sopcak said...

I love the color combination and the shape of the cardstock used for the sentiment. Great Card....I love it!!!

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