Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Fan and Orchid stencils

 I love the new stencils from Dreamweaver.
The large open fan LJ903 gives so much scope to use with other stencils. The black eyed Susan background LJ902 has become one of my favourites already. On this card I dry embossed the fan then coloured with Stewart Superior Hybrid inks using a finger dauber. I then placed the daisy stencil over the fan stencil and used gold embossing paste through both stencils. I removed the stencils and added gold glitter to the wet medium. When it was dry I brushed the extra glitter away then dry embossed the diamond pattern around the image using the LJ841 Fleur de Lis stencil without the Fleur de Lis. The metal tag is from a Lasting Impressions senti-metals pack which was attached with foam mounting squares.

Isn't this card pretty? It's unfortunate you can't see the transparent stars foil on the plant. I used LL3006 Tall Orchid and coloured with pigment ink and a finger dauber. I went over the design with Versamark, took off the stencil then added Stampee's Stuck on You powder and melted it with a heat gun. Then I put the transparent foil over the image, popped it between two sheets of paper and put it through my laminator. It's amazing how the colours become so much brighter with the foil over the top.
The Double Happiness Character was added using Dreamweavers gold embossing paste. The dragonfly is a brad and the dots for the flight path were done with a glue pen and gold foil.

Both of these cards were done as swaps for the Embossing Exchange which is a group dedicated to the use of metal stencils. There are a few Aussies there as well as at least one Brit that I know of. The main moderator is Canadian but my friend Donna is co-moderator. She is American as most of the other members. They are always looking for new people to swap with so if you would like to join us you would be made very welcome.


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