Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dreamweaver's February Challenge

This month's challenge – St. Patrick's Day and/or the color green – continues and we encourage you to play along as many time as you like.  The lucky winner will receive these two lovely stencils.  
And don't forget . . . all those that played along last month were winners!  Check out the Dreamweaver blog to see for yourself.



For this week's post I chose the double glitter
technique along with the newly released Cherry
Blossom shape (LL3024), and it's super simple.  Here we go:  begin by adhering one side of the double-sided mounting paper (MPDS) to card stock.  Leave the protective covering on the top side until you are ready to position your stencil.   Rub the back side of the stencil with Handmade Hawaiian Coconut Soap (DHHS), making sure to cover the entire stencil.  This will keep the stencil from making a tight bond with the adhesive.  Carefully brush the soap "crumbs" from the stencil openings, making sure not to bend the stencil.  Remove the protective paper from the double sided mounting paper and position your stencil, soap side down.  Now the fun begins.  I used Glitter Ritz Microfine glitter in Grasshopper and Black.  Hint:  save those straws from the drive-through.  They can be re-purposed as glitter dippers.  Cut a 3-4" piece and angle one end to make a little scoop.   Use it to pick up small amounts of black glitter and apply it to the center of the blossom.  Tap off the excess and rub the glitter in with your finger.  Brush off all remaining black glitter.  Now, place the piece stencil side down on a flat surface and while holding the stencil down with your fingers, begin lifting the paper off of the stencil, "walking" your fingers over the stencil as you remove the paper.  This will keep the stencil from bending.   Apply the grasshopper glitter and rub it in with your finger.   Cut out the image.  You may be about to see a faint outline of the image; if not, replace the stencil and trace along the outside edges.  Adhere the cut images to your card front and you're done!

Want more ideas and inspiration?  Check out the rest of the Dream Team blogs.  Then, link your project using Mr. Linky on Dreamweaver's Dream it Up! blog.


See you next week,
Liz

9 comments:

  1. These double glittered cherry blossoms look so happy Liz! Beautifully done GREEN card.

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  2. very nice job Liz. Love the glitter

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  3. I remember seeing this one at CHA. Love the contrast of colors and great glittery shine!

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  4. This is so pretty, a great "green" card! Very striking colors.

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  5. Pretty, simple and glittery! How lovely!

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  6. Really pretty. I didn't think to use the solid stencil with the glitter technique. Thank you for the inspiration. Really pretty result!

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  7. Very impressive! I still feel very clumsy with the double glitter technique so this is more motivation to keep playing.

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  8. This is super pretty Liz!!! Great project!!!!

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  9. Yummy green glitter! Those flowers rock with that technique!

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