Thursday, January 28, 2016

May Arts Ribbon and Dreamweaver Stencils Together on a Spring Bird Card

Thanks for joining me during this wonderful Stampendous and May Arts collaboration Blog Hop!
It’s a blog hop this week and so we have prizes!
2016_STM_MayArts_prizeComment to win on of three prize packages that include:
  • CRR247 Cling Beautiful Braid Rubber Stamp
  • SSC1220 Sisters Perfectly Clear Stamps
  • Assortment of May Arts Ribbon
See Stampendous Official Contest Rules for details.
Here is my project for today:

Removable Tape
Chameleon Pens in BR2 Hot Cocoa and BR5 Bark
Paper Trimmer
Distress Ink in Vintage Photo
Heat Tool
Glue Dots
My Colors Card Stock in Winter Lake, Sandy Beach, Coral Rose and Café Ole
Paper Towel

1)      The card base is 6 ½” by 11’ folded on the side.
2)      Tape the Cherry Blossom Stencil over the Winter Lake card stock.  Be sure to start taping with one full strip of tape adhering the top edge of the stencil.  It will act as a hinge.
3)      Use the palette knife to place Embossing Paste on the edge of the Paste Spreader.
4)      Place the paste spreader on the top edge of the stencil and pull towards you, leaving the spreader on the stencil, like a squeegee and depositing paste into all of the wells of the stencil.
5)      Replace unused paste into the container.
6)      Remove the stencil, pulling the tape from the bottom and the sides and tilting the stencil up, using the top piece as a hinge.  You will lastly remove that top piece with the stencil.
7)      Repeat steps 2-6 with the other two stencils, using the Nest Flourish Stencil upside down.  Let all the paste dry.
8)      Color the twigs and the nest with the brown markers.
9)      Use Versamark Pens to color over the pasted image in small sections, covering it with the color of embossing ink you wish to use and heating to create an enameled look.  Work on one color at a time.
10) Tape the Quatrefoil Stencil over the pink card stock.  Rub the stencil brush over the Versamark Ink Pad and rub a little off on a piece of paper towel.  Use circular motions with the brush to appy the clear ink over the stencil and onto the card stock.
11)  Remove the stencil.  Cover the card stock with the clear embossing powder and pour off the excess.
12 Heat the embossing powder with the heat tool.
13)  Cut the fancy frames out of the Mixed media Paper and the Café Ole card stock using the Fitted Frames A and B die sets and your manual die cut machine.
14)  Use the craft sheet, blending tool and Distress Ink to age the pieces.
15)  Assemble the card.

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today.  Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win!  Here are all the posts for today:
Laura Drahozal (DW and May Arts)
Pam Bray (DW and May Arts)
Louise Healy (DW and May Arts)
Lea Fritts (DW and May Arts)
Alison Heikkila (May Arts)


  1. Beautiful--love the colors, layers and dimension.

  2. Love the texture and the scene you have created is lovely!!! TFS!

  3. Wow! That's gorgeous! I love the way you did this.

  4. Love the oriental feel of this card.
    the flowers are wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Lovely layers and colors, Laura! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week.

  6. What a lovely project! I love the texture!

  7. Terrific work on
    this card, loving
    all the layers.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Wow! This is beautiful and love all the details!

  9. WOW! your project is stunning! I love all the bright colors you used, too!

  10. WOW! your project is stunning! I love all the bright colors you used, too!

  11. Beautiful! Love all the layers!

  12. Love how the cherry blossoms carried over from the main panel to the background embossed panel.

  13. Your card is SO pretty!! Loving all those cool layers and amazing texture! I bet it's even more awesome up close and personal! Thanks for the lovely inspiration! :)