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Thursday, June 18, 2015
For this week, the Stampendous theme is "Let's Go Wild"! Today, I am also posting as part of the Dreamweaver Thursday, but, of course, using this theme.
This card was made using three different stencils: LJ 915 Opto Checkerboard, LM 2004 Lizard and LS 1004 You & Me. First, I patted the back of the checkerboard stencil with a little Black Soot Distress Ink and then tapped most of it off with a damp cloth. I embossed white card stock using my Cuttlebug. I put the stencil, clean side down, on the A Plate and then layered it with the card stock, Stamping Details Rubber Embossing Mat and the two B Plates. It created a sort of sketchy looking background. I embossed both of the lizards the same way, except I used color coated aluminum (medium blue and black) instead of the card stock. Just to make the color differences more dramatic, I "poufed out" the metal by working on the back with the ball tool from the beginners metal tool set, and then the front using the deer foot tool (also from the beginners kit). This "poufing" was just a little extra on my part, and not entirely necessary. You could just skip to the next step, which is lightly sanding the tops of the lizards. Then, I used my fine tipped scissors to cut around the images. For the saying, I pasted with the Glossy White Embossing Paste on some teal card stock. While the paste was still wet, I threw a little Crystal Glitter on it. When everything was completely dry, I assembled the card.
Check out the other responses to the Let's Go Wild Theme:
I live with my husband and my very spoiled collie in Michigan. I enjoy scrapbooking because I feel like it is both a way to preserve memories and create art. I love being on the Dreamweaver Design Team because I can explore techniques using these exquisite stencils and work with a group of wonderful teammates. I previously enjoyed working on the sparkling teams of both Art Glitter and Connie Crystals. I have also served on the Globecraft Memories Design Team, and completely addicted to their 3D Enamel Gels. I appeared in the Dec/Jan 2011 edition of The Stampers Sampler, The 2011 Catch Up Issue. and the April 2011 Stamp & Scrap Arts.