Thursday, September 18, 2014

Christmas and the Holidays/Challenge for September

Where did the summer go? Kids are back in school, with all the insanity that goes with it, vacations are a not-so-distant memory, and it is once again time to get busy with the important things in life...crafting for the holidays! Yay! All of September the Dream Team will be featuring all the new goodies we have for the "Most wonderful time of the year", the fall and winter holiday season. New stencil designs, new dies, and...brand new, soon-to-be-released embossing folders featuring some of our top-selling designs, all to be found on-line through the Stencil with Style web-site, or your local papercrafting store.

Here's my holiday inspiration for this week:

Well as you can see I am using more of the background papers that I did last month using our Color Solution Alcohol Inks.  However today I am showing you one of the new stencils... the tall poinsettia stencil (LL3046).

The technique is Molten Magic, I love this technique because you can use any of the glossy embossing pastes and because it requires heating it with a heat gun it is dry almost immediately and ready to put into the mail. So this is another Christmas card creation that can be done very quickly. The only time consuming part is tying that crazy bow...never have been able to render a bow like I want it...LOL!

Here is Molten Magic step-by-step:

1. Paste-emboss the poinsettia (LL3046) with the Metallic Gold Embossing Paste.(DGP).

2. While the paste is still wet sprinkle the centers with "Goldfinch" Metallic F/X. Sprinkle the leaves with Forest and Kiwi Metallic F/X and the flower with Purple Satin and Kimono Red Metallic F/X.

3. Tap off the excess powder into a waste basket.

4. Heat with a hot heat gun. The light weight heat guns won't work you will need a higher powered heat gun. Only heat until it starts to bubble and move the gun immediately to an area that hasn't bubbled yet. Keep the gun moving so that it doesn't burn your paper.

5. Repeat the process on the BELIEVE stencil (LM224) using the same gold paste and then sprinkle it with Goldfinch Metallic F/X and heat it until it bubbles. Finer lined stencils like the believe stencil are going to heat up more quickly, be careful that you don't overheat it.

Please take the time to visit the dream team listed below and leave some love in the way of a comment or two. I have the best design team in the whole world. (No brag just fact). And then make a wonderful card and link your creation below.


Unknown said...

Loving the new tall poinsettia stencil and your Christmas card with the magic molten technique is really beautiful!

Jane W said...

I love the molten magic - I may just have to try it out

Janice K said...

A stunning card, love the colours you've created in the poinsettias which is a lovely stencil.x

Pam Hornschu said...

The color and texture on this are awesome!

Viki Banaszak said...

I absolutely love the way the colors came out on your poinsettias. Very pretty.

Jan Castle said... shimmery! Love it!

Karen Petitt said...

I've just found your challenge and I'm not sure what the rules are. I have linked up a card but if it is not allowed I will delete it. A fantastic challenge and an absolutely beautiful inspiration - thank you Karen x

Unknown said...

Another stunning card!

Janis said...

Beautiful!!! I love finding uses for my leftover technique backgrounds. Mine tend to show up for weeks or months later. :) LOVE your shimmery poinsettia! Wonderful card!
<3 J

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ionabunny said...

Molten magic technique gives amazing results. Love your card Hugz

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