Well, we had quite a bit of excitement with that fun blog hop, didn't we? But, lest you forget, this month at Dreamweaver Stencils the challenge is, "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue", with the obvious thought being a wedding theme...but not necessarily. Add an old embellishment or picture. Use a new stencil design or technique. Borrow, or CASE (copy and say everything) another designers project, and obviously, blue...is blue. Where will YOUR creative process take you for this month? We'd love to see! And remember, linking your creations with the Inklinkz tool at the end of the team posts, provides you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice! Here's what I've created for this week...
Once again, I used two of the four words: old and blue. The project itself is actually an older one that I had never posted. The card is both literally blue, and a little figuratively blue. After all, when it rains it pours is really all about how sometimes things just go wrong at once, making you blue. When you consider all the possibilities, it is very easy to do this challenge. Lets take a look at what I did.
Dreamweaver LJ 905 Rain Stencil
Dreamweaver LG 737 Umbrella Stencil
Dreamweaver LG 738 Rain Words Stencil
Dreamweaver LJ 817 Leopard Skin Stencil
Embossing Paste in Pearlescent, Silver, Matte Black and Glossy White
Dreamweaver LM 2010 Paste Spreader
Mirror Finish Pink Card Stock (yes, it is a pink umbrella)
Dark Blue. Light Blue, and White Card Stock
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
2 White Brads
1) You need to use embossing paste on various parts, but the procedure is the same. First, tape the stencil face up over the card stock you are using. Be sure to start by taping one side all the way across to use as a "hinge". Then, tape all the way around the stencil. You will be using the removable tape. Use the palette knife to remove embossing paste from the jar and put it on the paste spreader. The spreader acts almost like a squeegee to run the paste over the stencil. Finally, you need to remove the stencil, being sure to "open" it from the paper with the hinge you created. Let it dry completely.
The Pearlescent Paste is used with the Rain Stencil on the acetate--AND before it dries, you should sprinkle the crystal glitter on it.
2) Once all the pieces are pasted and dry, gently flip the pink card stock over and trace the top part of the Umbrella Stencil wrong side up on the back of the card stock. Cut it out and adhere the umbrella pieces in place on top of the embossing.
3) Position the acetate piece over the card. Use a craft knife to cut the acetate so that it fits on the bottom of the umbrella. Also use the craft knife around selected rain drops so that they appear to be striking the top of the umbrella. Adhere with glue dots strategically placed under rain drops. You can see the results of this step and the actual look of the mirrored card stock here:
5) Add brads.
6) Adhere light blue card stock to white card stock and place the ribbon.
Please don't be intimidated by all the ingredients and steps on this one. It is merely meant as inspiration and to show you a few surfaces and various types of embossing paste.
One more glimpse: