Thursday, February 7, 2013

It's February and hearts are everywhere

The search is on for new members for the Dream Team, so get busy!  You can find out more about that here (clink on the link under the banner). 

This month's challenge theme is Clean and Simple Love and Friendship and there are so many stencils to choose from.  Not being able to make up my mind, I picked two for today's post!

Here's what you'll need to get started:
LM2000,  Heart Swans
LM241,  Happy Valentine's Day
DPP, Pearlescent Embossing Paste
FX05, Metallic F/X Goldfinch
DCP, Metallic Gold Embossing Paste
DPK, Palette Knife
LM2010, Paste Spreader
Heat Tool
Card stock and ribbon or other embellishment of your choice

The cream card stock measures 4" x 5-1/4" which fits the stencils perfectly.  Tape the top of the stencil to a craft mat or other surface.  Lift up the bottom of the stencil and center your card under it.  Cover the bottom part of the card with scrap paper to keep it clean.  Spread the Pearlescent Embossing Paste over the stencil with the palette knife.  Remove the card and place the stencil in a pan of water.  Sprinkle the paste with the Metallic F/X and heat with a heat tool until the paste begins to bubble.  This is the Molten Magic technique.

For the sentiment, tape the bottom of the Happy Valentine's Day stencil to the craft mat or other surface.  Raise the top and slide your card under the stencil.  Protect the top half with scrap paper.  Apply Metallic Gold Embossing Paste with the paste spreader.  Remove card and set aside to dry.  Wash and dry stencils, palette knife and spreader.

When the paste is dry, add your embellishment, mat on coordinating card stock and then to card base and you're done!

There's plenty of time to work on this month's challenge (link your crafty goodness using Mr. Linky on the Dream it Up! blog or send a photo of your project to Lynell at or, if after February 13, to Louise Healy at  But before you head off to your craft space, check out the rest of the Dream Team blogs or more ideas and inspiration
Liz Martin (you're here)
See you next week,


  1. I do love V-Day! This card is beautiful in it's simplicity! Love your CAS in combination with the LOVE theme.

  2. Wonderful card Liz! The swans are just beautiful in the molten magic technique, and the contrast with the smooth paste of the sentiment is perfect. Love the splash of color with the bow too!

  3. A nice card! Good combo with the stencils.

  4. Oooh, love the swans! Beautiful, Liz!

  5. Love the swans!!! What a beautiful yet simple card.

  6. Absolutely beautiful! Love the combination of the gold and red.

  7. Such an elegant card! You have done beautiful work!

  8. such a beautiful CAS - really like your "molten" swans!

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