Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dreamweaver and Ranger Collaboration

 

The Dream Team are so excited to have the opportunity to play along with some unique Ranger Products in the Tim Holtz line...specifically, the Distressed Embossing Powders! Our own Louise Healy demonstrated how fabulous these are with the Dreamweaver Stencils when she created this card for a fun class at CHA Summer 2012:



Apparently, Tim Holtz agreed with all of us on this unique use of his product, so he very generously had Ranger (thanks, Patti!) send the team some samples to play and blog with. So...here we go!

Here's my post for today:


Materials:
Ranger Distress Embossing Powders in Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Faded Jeans
Tim Holtz idea-ology Kraft Glassine Sheets
Distress Ink in Faded Jeans and Antique Linen
Dreamweaver Stencil  Daisies LL548
Dreamweaver Double Sided Mounting Paper  MPDS
Handmade Coconut Soap DHHS

If you've been following along with our monthly challenges, you'll remember the double glitter projects from June.  This technique is much the same except that we're using Ranger's Distress Embossing Powders instead of glitter.  How great is that?  But, if you're new to our Thursday postings, here's what to do:


Adhere one side of the double-sided mounting paper (MPDS) to card stock, leaving 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.

Using  a small scoop (a straw with one end cut at an angle works well for this), sprinkle the embossing powder on the open areas of the stencil.  Tap off the excess and repeat with the other colors.  When all the areas are filled in, place stencil, face down, on a flat surface and begin removing the card stock.  Be sure to keep the stencil flat against your work surface, moving or "walking" your fingers along the stencil as you peel back the card stock so that the stencil always remains flat and does not bend.  Apply your background color to the exposed areas and tap off the excess.  Heat the embossing powders with a heat tool.  

Begin layering your background papers on to your card stock.  I began by applying Antique Linen Distress Ink to the edges of the card stock with a finger dauber.  Then, I crumbled a piece of white paper, flattened it out and pounced the Faded Jeans ink pad in random fashion until all the raised areas were covered.  The next layer was a piece of Tim Holtz idea-ology Kraft Glassine paper with the edges torn.  The last layer was the embossed daisies with a pleated ribbon trim.

For the next four weeks, on our regular Thursday posts, we will be featuring the wonderful things that you can do with Tim's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils.  Leave comments on each of the team blog posts for opportunities to win one prize package for each of the four weeks.

The prize:



The blogs:

In addition, don't forget to play along with the Dream Team's monthly challenges for more opportunities to win some great stencil designs!  October's challenge is Festively Fall, and November is CAS (clean and simple) Christmas! Link your creations on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to   lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com.   Join us on Facebook as well! Lots of inspiration, and lots of fun!

Happy crafting,
Liz

64 comments:

  1. Beautiful use of color Liz! Love the card :)

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  2. These colors of distress powders are sooo yummy...they seem made for each other and the stencil too! Beautiful creation Liz!

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  3. Liz, the embossing powders really make this stencil pop! I love the texture and color. Makes me want to touch them!

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  4. Nice- now I know what to do with the powders and the stencils I love

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  5. Looks almost like a sand painting! Very cool!

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  6. Lovely card! You did a great job.

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  7. what a lovely card. love the effect of the powder. cool technique!

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  8. What great color combinations. Love the dasies with the distress powders.
    Nancy

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  9. Great soft look to the card. I'm still amazed you can use stencils and embossing powders.
    togther
    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  10. I love this! great job. thanks for sharing.

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  11. Nice job and a great use of product! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. This is such a sweet card, I love how it's simple but elegant.

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  13. Beautiful results using this fabulous combination.

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  14. Love the card -- the colors are gorgeous!

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  15. Great card! I'm a big fan of distressed inks, but now I'm going to have to get all of the embossing powders, too.

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  16. Love the color combination and this technique just rocks. Very nice :)

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  17. Very creative. Sunflowers are all in bloom around here and this is prefect for a card for a friend. TFS

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  18. Oh so pretty, love the color combo and your background, the daisies look so real!

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  19. This Distress powder adds a great look for the sunflower! Nice!

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  20. Great look. The distress powder makes it look just like watercolor!

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  21. nice project. Have a great day

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  22. Your tutorial really helped me understand the process. Love the card!

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  23. Sunflowers are great and love the tutorial to help me along the way.

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  24. I love this technique. There isn't one sample I haven't loved. I hope it is as easy as you made it sound!!

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  25. Beautiful collage! I also like the sunflowers!!

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  26. I am sure the texture here is fab! Great make! Totally fantastic technique! I need some stencils!!! I can't wait to see more!

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  27. So very lovely and the technique..loving it!!

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  28. Sweet card Liz! Very pretty color combo!

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  29. So great! Thanks for sharing the how to's as I am one who didn't know how it was done. I love them both. I love the creative background with the crumbled paper and the lovely emobossed stencil images. I have old stencils from them that I haven't used it awhile. Thank you.

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  30. Terrific card. Really like the colors you used.

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  31. Lovely card, great backgrounds, too.

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  32. Especially love the background! Thank you for the details in your instructions...I need details. Great job!

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  33. love the background. beautiful distress!

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  34. Lovely card. Daisies are special to me.

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  35. Nice Card! The distress powders create such a soft looking finish.

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  36. What a great card - thanks for sharing all the steps!!!

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  37. The flowers are so lifelike!! Very pretty and love the background paper. TFS

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  38. love the project and technique

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  39. Great card love the blues and yellows.

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  40. Wonderful card, I like all the colours in it.

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  41. Love the Sunflower card. So pretty. TFS!

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  42. Love the colors. Great technique.

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  43. The glassine sets off your sunflowers perfectly! Love the look you got! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  44. What fun, love all the layers
    R/

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  45. what lovely card and colours - just love it!!!

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  46. Fabulous! I love this technique!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  47. HOW AWESOME!! =) THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE my distress powders and am always eager to learn NEW techniques and ideas for using them!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  48. Very pretty card. Thank-you for great tutorial. Nicola x

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  49. WHAT A NEAT WAY TO USE THESE COOL POWDERS! lOVE THE CARD
    CINDYk

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