Thursday, November 29, 2012

The last CAS Holiday Challenge

I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I know I did!  This is the last week of the Clean and Simple Holiday Challenge.
Today I decided to do something completely different yet still very easy......
Start with LL 557 Long Merry Christmas

 Paste image with Red Label (white matte) embossing paste. Let dry.
Replace stencil back over image.  Color paste with markers (make sure it is dry or the paste will stick to the marker tip).
Layer with colored cardstock and decorative paper.  Add glitter glue to accent.
Don't over do the glitter glue, it sometimes takes over the image.
Clean and Simple!
Make sure you visit the other team members blogs for more CAS Holiday ideas.
See you next week!!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

CAS Holiday


Ever since I learned you could cover paste with embossing powder and heat it for interesting effects, I can't stop doing it.

So this week I started with :
LL3009 Christmas Script
LL3005 Holly and Swirls
Paste each stencil with Black Matt Paste.  Remove stencils.  Cover berries on both images with Ranger Distress Embossing Powder, Fired Brick.  Cover stems on LL3005 with Ranger Distress Embossing Powder, Frayed Burlap.  Tap off excess powder.  Cover leaves on both images with Ranger Distress Embossing Powder, Pine Needles.  Cover the script Christmas with Egyptian Gold embossing powder.  Tap off excess.  Heat images until they bubble. Trim to desired size.

I then edged both images with Ranger Distress Inks; Pumice Stone, Bundled Sage and Barn Door.
Finally edge again with Brilliance Galaxy Gold.  Mat with metallic paper and attach to card as shown.
I wish you and yours a Very Happy Thanksgiving and safe holiday season.

I am so thankful to be a part of such a wonderful supportive and creative group of ladies.  I hope you get inspired by their creations as much as I do!  Make sure to visit everyones blog and we will be back with more next week.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Clean & Simple (CAS) Holiday!

Hello everyone!  Hope you enjoyed the collaboration with Ranger using the Tim Holtz Distress Powders.  I loved it!!

So I'm still using it........
This week I started with one of my favorite Christmas Trees
LG746 Star Dream Christmas Tree

Paste with Pearlescent Embossing Paste.  Remove stencil.  Sprinkle with Distress Powder - Pine Needles.  Tap off excess.  Let sit long enough to wash your stencil.  Then heat with heat gun.  The powder melts and the paste bubbles up to give a smooth, rounded, raised image.
It's so COOL!!!  Hope you can see it from the picture.

I then added multi-color jewels to the dots and glitter glue.  Red on the circles and Gold on the stars.

 Matt on solid cardstock and then mount on printed paper.

Tah-dah!  Clean and Simple!!  Make sure you check out my fellow designers to get more CAS holiday ideas.....I will be.  They are SOOO talented, don't miss any of them.

Till next week................................


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Festively Distressed Holidays

We've now had four weeks of festively distressed fun playing with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Powders along with our wonderful line of Dreamweaver Stencils and products. Huge thanks to Tim Holtz and the fab people at Ranger for sharing these four collaborative weeks with us, and providing the yummy shades of Distress Powders for us to create with. We've been inspired by the process, and we hope you have, too!

If you haven't won one of the prize packages yet, you still have one more opportunity this week as the set below is up for grabs to a random commenter on one of the Dream Team blogs.

If you've been following along each week, you've seen some gorgeous creations with these stencils and powders, so you should be all fired up to get distressed! If you've missed the first three weeks, check them out once you've made the rounds today:

My festively distressed project for this week is this:

Start with LL3016 Ice Skates:
Paste with White Glossy Paste.  Remove stencil and carefully sprinkle Distress Embossing Powder in Mustard Seed over the boot portion of skates.  Tap off excess.  Then sprinkle Distress Embossing Powder in Frayed Burlap over the heel and soles of the skates.  Tap off excess.  Heat with heat gun until it bubbles.

Place stencil over image, stencil with silver pigment ink over skate blades.  Carefully stencil some shading on the boot with gold pigment ink.

Tah-dah!  Clean & Simply holiday card!

Don't forget to leave me some love before hopping to the rest of the Dream Team blogs:

Please remember to continue to follow the team through the Dream It Up! blog as we bravely go where no stenciler has gone before, to like us on our Facebook page, and to learn from our fabulous weekly Thursday Tutorials on Paper Craft Planet as well.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Festively Distressed

Still feeling festive? We hope so! Dreamweaver and Ranger still have two weeks left of our Festively Distressed collaboration, and we are full of distressing ideas...Tim Holtz' Distress Powder ideas, that is. Mixed with our fabulous line of stencil designs and exciting products, your creativity will know no bounds! If you missed the first two weeks, start HERE and HERE!

For our postings this week and next, we are offering you the opportunity to win one of two prize packages, perfectly coordinated for your holiday crafting. Simply leave a comment on each of our Dream Team's posts, and YOU could be one of two randomly selected winners!

The Dream Team have been challenged for the month of November to create something CAS (clean and simple) for the holidays. The extra challenge is mixing the Distress Powders in for the collaboration with Ranger. Think that it's possible? Well...let's see...

Here's what I came up with:

I am a firm believer of, if it doesn't look right, add more to it!!  That's what happened with my card this week.

I started with LJ923 Mittens.   Soap the back of it with Dreamweaver Coconut Oil Soap.  Cut a piece of Double sided tape the size of the stencil.  Pull off one side of the protective paper and place tape on a piece of cardstock.  Peal off the other protective paper and place the stencil over the top.

I then filled in the mittens and ties with Milled Lavender Distress Powder.  Fill in the mitten cuffs with Tattered Rose Distress Powder.  Press gently to make sure the powder covers all open areas.  Tap off excess.  Pull off the stencil and cover the remaining tape area with Old Paper Distress Powder, tap off excess.  Heat until powder is melted.

Well the powders on the mittens lightened up quite a bit, so they were hard to see in the background.

So next I painted different areas on the mittens with embossing ink and added Dusty Concord Distress Powder.  When heating this time it bubbled up to add more texture.  Then paint the strings with embossing ink and cover with Black Soot Distress Powder.  Heat (that one bubbled too!). 

Wasn't quite right so I masked off the mitten cuffs and added some Barn Door Distress ink.   Liked it so added Chipped Sapphire to the mittens.   Not feeling the result, I placed the stencil back over the image and applied Translucent Paste.  I didn't dry totally transparent leaving a milky finish to some of the open areas.

LOVE IT!  The finished result reminded me of coming in from outside on a winter day with snow stuck to your mittens then hanging them in the laundry room to dry.

So tell me what you think in your comment below before heading over to the rest of the Dream Team posts:

The Ranger blog is offering another amazing prize opportunity, just for playing along with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and linking your creation on the Ranger blog. You can find more details HERE.

We hope that you have been inspired by our creations, and will continue to follow the Dream Team through the Dream It Up! blog as well as to like us on our Facebook page. We really encourage you to play along with our monthly challenges for more prize opportunities and creative fun!