Thursday, February 12, 2015

Not Too Frilly, But Truly Fabulous!

Break out the frou frou! For the month of February, the Dream Team are going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•tagĂ© products from Stampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous product in your work of heart.)

Here's what I have to show you today:

Don't you just love this card created by our good friend, Elaine Benedict? She's created such a wonderful soft background using the Mission Roses stencil and soft ink colors. She cut a window from the front so that when you open the card, you see the entire Rose Tree design. The technique used was a one-step cloisonne:

1. Paste-emboss the stencil first using the regular embossing paste, remove the stencil and let the image dry.
2. Using small and medium stencil brushes, ink stencil the Rose Tree design on the inside of the card with pigment ink (Splendor by Tsukineko).
3. Cover inked surface with Deep Impressions Embossing Powder from Stampendous, and heat to melt. The picture below shows more of the shine and dimension from this technique.

That's it! For more depth, you can continue to layer on more ink, and more clear powder, heating in between. However, it's obvious that one step looks wonderful as well, and would be a great way to create several of these cards at a time with various sentiments for other occasions...birthday, Valentines, Mother's Day, Get Well, Sympathy...or Thinking of You as Elaine has done. Elaine has kept her frou frou simple by just adding a soft gingham ribbon from May Arts, so don't let the idea of added frills keep you from linking your own creations for the challenge this month!

Want some more inspiration? Here's the "B" team:



ionabunny said...

That is so pretty. The embossing powder really makes it shine. Hugz

Viki Banaszak said...

This card is so awesome! I love the colors.

Katia said...

beautiful and awesome!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Love the use of a partial stencil!!!! Wonderful card with a sweet spring feel.

Janis said...

So sorry I messed up on linking up my card. Please delete or disregard #16. The correct link for that card is #17. Thanks!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

CraftyJo said...

Lovely card, I really like the shine on the image. Thanks for the tutorial too :)

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