Thursday, October 18, 2012

Working with Ranger Embossing Powders!

 
For the next four weeks, the Dreamweaver Team is working with Ranger Distress powders, so get ready for some fun!  The Dreamweaver challenge is still Festively Fall, so don't forget to enter that competition for your chance to win any stencil you want.  Meanwhile, take a look at my fall card.


MATERIALS

Dreamweaver Stencil LL 515
Dreamweaver Stencil LJ 905
Stamping Details Rubber Mat
Ranger Inkssentials Surfaces Metal Foil Tape Sheets
Vagabond or another manual die cut machine
Mercart Metal Teflon Deerfoot Tool  (in basic tool kit)
Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool
Alcohol Inks in Stream
Alcohol Inks in Pool
Alcohol Inks in Espresso
Alcohol Ink Blending Solution
QTips
Sanding Block
Inkssentials Non Stick Craft Sheet
Ranger Perfect Medium Pen
Distress Embossing Powder Vintage Photo
Distress Embossing Powder Spiced Marmalade
Distress Embossing Powder Peeled Paint
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Craft Knife
Tim Holtz Paper (mine was from the seasonal pad)
Removable Tape
Three Stencil Brushes
Distress Ink in Mustard Seed
Distress Ink in Forest Moss
Distress Ink in Peeled Paint
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Core'dinations Cardstock
Adhesive
Floss

DIRECTIONS
1)  Run the pumpkin stencil and the foil tape sheet through the Vagabond with the rubber mat.  You will be setting up as if you are cutting a Cuttlebug Die, but also include the rubber mat.  Make sure that you have the stencil face up, the metal face up and the rubber mat in the middle of your "sandwich".
2)  Use the Mercart tool to push the metal into the edges of the stencil.  You are creating "wells" to put your embossing powders in.  Be gentle with the tool to avoid ripping the metal.



 
3)  Use the blending tool and the alcohol inks to color the metal.

 
 
 4)  Use your Perfect Pearls Pen to place the shadows and cover with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powders.

5)  Heat.  BE CAREFUL not to overheat and burn. 

 

6)  Add the Spiced Marmalade Powders and heat.  Then, add the Peeled Paint and heat.
 
7)  To brighten up the color a little, add additional layers of Spiced Marmalade.

8)  When all the embossing is finished, use a craft knife to scrape out the lines in the pumpkin.

 
9)  Use removable tape to attach the sunflower stencil to the Tim Holtz paper. 

10)  Use the stencil brushes and Distress Ink to stencil the image onto the paper.


11)  Use QTips with Blending Solution to remove any excess alcohol ink.
 

11)  Assemble card.

So, did you know you could win just for commenting on our collaboration?  Here is a look at the fabulous prize package:

So, comment today!
Also, be sure and check out the other bloggers and leave comments for them, too.  The more places you comment, the better your chances to win!
 
Cyndi Bundy

91 comments:

  1. Totally fabulous! Love the alcohol bg and that you used the powders on metal!

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  2. Love those pumpkins! So dimensional! Great ideas -

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  3. What a great way to use the distress embossing powder. No ink required!

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  4. beautiful! great techniques and love the stencils

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  5. Great tutorial, Laura! Very cool placing the powders inside the stencil sections!

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  6. Great card, you have given me some great ideas, like how have I forgotten about the Perfect pearls pen??! Thank you!

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  7. There was definitely an Ah Ha! moment when you mentioned the Perfect Pearls pen. Have to find me and put it to use. Thanks, too, for the great step-by-step instructions. As always, you've give us another great technique to try.

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  8. very cool technique. thanks for sharing

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  9. Wow. What a work of art. And now I know how you achieved that wonderful blue background effect.

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  10. Great techniques on this card! My head is filling with ideas!

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  11. What a unique way to use metal and powder. Great card.
    Nancy

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  12. Great idea. Love this card.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  13. I love this! I have this pumpkin stencil. great job. thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love how your card turned out! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. I love this technique! Thanks for sharing. I didn't know you could use the rubber mats in the Vagabond! hmmm... :)

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  16. What great techniques! I have never seen the the foil sheet and embossing before! Love it!

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  17. omg, the internet gives such interesting and professional ideas. Blown away by this technique and the look of the pumpkins is very realistic! So much to learn!

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  18. Love the idea with the foil sheet. Thanks for posting great photos to go with your description = makes it sooo simple!

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  19. Such a beautiful card. It looks a little complicated, but it's definitely worth all of the work. :)

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  20. Fabulous technique. I'm gonna try it! Thanks.

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  21. Laura,

    Beautiful job and amazing new techniques! I love working with foil tape and this is fabulous! TFS!

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  22. thank you for the tutorial...i'm thinking christmas...hmmm TFS

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  23. I learned so much from your tutorial and of course, the card is wonderful. The foil really adds a cool touch.

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  24. OMG, this is a beautiful card, gotta try that technique, great instructions!

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  25. wonderful. Love your pumpkins
    Have a great day

    Definitely not happy about word verification though. Not nice...

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  26. Faux embossed enamel!! Love it! And I love pumpkins, so I new it was a fabulous project before I even started reading!

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  27. I love the look of the embossed metal. I haven't tried that yet- thanks for the tutorial!

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  28. This looks like something I may have to try, very interesting! Love the pumpkins!!!

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  29. Love this--great technique on metal--thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. The possibilities are endless. I am looking forward to trying this technique.

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  31. That looks awesome. Thank you for sharing. Another great use of distressed powder :)

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  32. Very cool..You and Georgia were on the same wave this week! LOVELY

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  33. That card is absolutely gorgeous and whomever receives it is totally lucky.,

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  34. Fabulous step out photo's!!! This is great Laura!!!

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  35. Wow! This is a great card! Thanks for going into detail on how you made it.

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  36. INCREDIBLE!!!! You are the metal queen!!

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  37. My mind is swarming with ideas! Totally fantastic technique! I need some stencils!!! I can't wait to see more!

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  38. Gotta definitely try this technique! This is one AWESOME PROJECT!!

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  39. Cool idea Laura, very creative! Great card!

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  40. Oh wow, this is stunning, what a fab idea. I look forward to the next 4 weeks!
    Jenni

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  41. So cool! I have this stencil! Can't wait to give this a try...thanks!

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  42. Great ... a new trick to use with my stencils.. love it.

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  43. Thank you so much..Love getting new ideas on how to use materials new ways ! Have lot of stencils so will LOVE to try your idea. ..
    Thanks a lot !!

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  44. Wow! Wow! Wow!
    I'm a cardmaker and i love your card!
    JPALM3746@comcast.net

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  45. What a great collaboration--Ranger and Dreamweaver!! Thanks for the detailed tutorial on this super pumpkin card. Looking forward to following your creative festivities for the next four weeks!

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  46. Terrific card. Such details. You are oh so talented.

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  47. Wow..The use of the metal really was great. I love the background and the use of the alcohol inks. I can't wait to try. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

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  48. So lovely, thanks for the tutorial

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  49. Use of stencil and metal is wonderful. Thanks!

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  50. THANK YOU for the great tutorial. I have never tried the foil, but I will now. Love the card's sorta "dreamy" colorscheme.

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  51. What a great idea! It is beautiful!

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  52. Oh how I love metal. I need to find some time to play.

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  53. This is amazing! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  54. I love how you did this. It looks beautiful.

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  55. Wow - gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  56. Great card. Always love a new technique!

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  57. wonderful technique. thanks for sharing!

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  58. Another great tech. I have never heard of a Mercart tool, will be on the search for one. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Holy cow! What an awesome card. I love what you did there. Totally fabulous! Thanks for the directions and pictures.
    Shades of Blue

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  60. Beautiful!! Great technique - so much creativity going on in this hop!! TFS.

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  61. I love this card, and especially the metal technique you used.

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  62. Your card looks great. Love your technique.

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  63. I've never thought of EP + metal!!! What a great technique you came up with! I love metals... (swoon).

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  64. 2 of my favorite companies together and a great technique twist!
    R/

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  65. I never would have thought of this technique! Cool!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  66. another wowsers i am so amazed everytime i see a new idea wow...

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  67. HOW AWESOME!! =) THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE my distress powders and am always eager to learn NEW techniques and ideas for using them!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  68. Oh my goodness! Just wonderful. The finish is so old and vintage.

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  69. Fabulous art. Now ... I need to get me some of those stencils! Nicola x

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  70. So many techniques in just one project. Thank you for sharing.

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  71. Gorgeous pumpkins and nice techniques! Thank you for sharing them with us! :)

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  72. Lovely. So many new things to try. thanks

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  73. Very nice techniques and I love you pumpkins and flowers! Very cool.

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  74. I did not think to try this on metal.
    Fabulous results.

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  75. Wow!Very pretty card...Thanks for the tutorials...

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  76. Absolutely gorgeous! The technique is awesome.

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  77. What an amazing technique! I can't wait to try it.

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  78. Wow, this is so awesome!! An idea for christmas cards immediately emerged :)
    Thanks from the Netherlands for this great tutorial

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  79. Never new you could use a stamp pad with a stencil brush, I'm up for giving it a go!

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