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:
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.