Thursday, April 2, 2015

April Showers!

Welcome to the Stampendous-Dreamweaver Stencils April challenge of "Showers to Showers!" Our designers have so many choices with this theme, baby, wedding, rain...You'll definitely want to see what we come up with each week of April!
Today I chose to interpret the theme this way:
     This cute baby shower card was created with four stencils:  LJ886 Fireworks, LG756 Open Elephant, LG628 Dogwood Pattern and LS22 Congratulations.  First, all the stencils were run through the Cuttlebug with the Stamping Details Rubber Embossing Mat.  The fireworks were run through with white card stock.  The congratulations stencil and the elephant and dogwood combo were created using teal coated aluminum
      For the congratulations, I used the following "sandwich": A Plate, stencil face up, metal face up, rubber mat and two B Plates.  This "debossed" the image, pushing the metal down into the word.  I sanded the piece with the stencil still under it. 
     The other piece of teal metal was sent through the Cuttlebug the same way, but with both the dogwood stencil and the metal face down.  I sanded the metal after removing the stencil.  Then,, I sent the textured metal through the machine the same way, but with the elephant stencil.  After I removed the stencil, I added Black Beauty Color Solutions to the eye and Aquarius Color Solutions to the crevices that outlined the elephant.  I used the tip of a cotton swab to add the Color Solutions with precision.  I sanded the image again, paying special attention to the tusk.
     Finally, I replaced the fireworks stencil and sprayed it with Memory Mists in Silver.  As you can see, when I replaced the stencil, I got it a little off the original embossing.  This was not my intent, but when it was done, I liked the sense of movement it conveyed.
     I added a beautiful May Arts Ribbon and a little teal card stock and I was done.
Our "A Team" wants to "shower" you with lots more ideas, so be sure to visit and leave them "showers" of comments!
Louise Healy


  1. Amazing, Laura. I haven't done much with metals and stencils, so this really gives me a lot to think about. I appreciate the sandwiches for the metal also.

  2. You are the metal queen Laura!!! Adorable card.

  3. I love the elephant! He is so adorable and the dogwood stencil makes him extra cute.

  4. Oh my your card is amazing. I love that elephant! Your other stencils look wonderful on the card also. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love the elephant. fun card!

  6. Wow this is amazing. So many wonderful details.