Sunday, July 18, 2010

Hawaiian Thank You...Mahalo

Georgia Sommers from the bay area of San Francisco sent me this beautiful card for our recent challenge. She is very busy teaching stamping and stenciling in the area stores and does beautiful stencil samples and sends them my way occasionally. Welcome to the design team Georgia!

I love the bright colors she used on the hibiscus background stencil (LJ827) must have taken awhile to do that, but using a stencil shield like our Picasso stencil (LL332) makes coloring with stencils much easier. It has curves and angles that you can use to shield color from going onto an area that you want to stencil another contrasting color. You can visit to purchase this helpful tool. And the book "Artful Cards Embossing and Stenciling with Metal Stencils" will give you other ideas how to make use of this unique tool. Once the flowers were stenciled she paste embossed the hula dancer with Dreamweaver Matte Black Embossing Paste.

You can probably tell from my designs that I have a love affair with Hawaii. Thank you Georgia for designing this beautiful card. (If you are interested in learning more on the embossing paste techniques purchase the book, "New Dimensions in Cardmaking Using Embossing Pastes with Metal Stencils".)


Wendy said...

Oh my goodness. This is breathtaking. Wonderful background.

Marijane said...

Oh, I love the bright color combination she used on the background. Just "oozes" a Hawaiian or summertime feel! Marijane

Kristi said...

Love this card so very much. So fun and makes me want to go on vaca!

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