Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Leah!

If you are here to join the new owl die-cut commentary challenge scroll down to the next post! This card was created for Leah's birthday! Artwork by Wayne Harlow and notes on Dreamweaver Embossing Paste by yours truly!

Well, Leah, you've made it into the double digits! Congratulations and hope your day is a great one.


The happy birthday and the sing your song stencils (LM248 and LG734) were paste-embossed with the Dreamweaver Embossing Paste. This embossing paste is having it's fourteenth birthday this year...older than you, Leah. However not by much.

These paste-embossed words need to dry at least half an hour before you stencil them. If you place the card in a warm place (I often set it on an old electric skillet on a warm setting) it will dry in less than 10-15 minutes.


I then stenciled it with a soft tipped stencil brush and a rosy red pigment ink. My first coat was all over very lightly to accent the soft rose in the breast of the birdie. When I stencil I always tape out all of the edges...you don't want to swish color onto your pretty cardstock.


Next I stenciled another layer of color onto the embossing paste, but this time at the bottom of the words to create contrast and intensity. One nice thing about this embossing paste is that it stencils beautifully with almost every type of ink or paint. You just need to know a few tips about stenciling and you are on your way to crafting successfully. The only exception is maybe waterbased inks, but even those do fairly well on this wonderful medium...see the next post where I use Tim Holtz water-based Distress inks on the paste, beautiful if I do say so myself. 

What are some of the other advantages to our embossing paste? It's flexible and won't crack off of the paper, is not smelly, the jar has a shelf life of at least five years, and you can even tangle on top of it, as shown by Wayne in the next post. If you are very excited about the product you can even purchase our larger 8 ounce jar for $15. Great price and twice the fun....at least twice the paste for less money.


Here's Wayne giving a slight shadow to the words with an 01 Micron pen by Sakura. He is drawing right under each letter to make them pop!

Have a HAPPY 10th!




5 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is beautiful! Oh, I like how Wayne added the shadow on the letters!

ionabunny said...

Fab fun card. Learning new ways with embossing paste every day. Thanks for all your great tips

Christina Doré said...

Love the way the words have been coloured and the shadow added as well. They look brilliant.

Janice K said...

A beautiful card in lovely colours and with great shading.x

Katie said...

Happy Birthday! Great card, love the shadow idea with the micron pen. :) Thank you for sharing.

Katie B.

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