Have been INSPIRING us for the last three weeks with ways to use Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powders and the Dreamweaver Stencils!! I have been SO AMAZED with the ideas and creations that have been shared!! It isn't to late to join in on the FUN!! You can find out about the Blog Hop here on the Dreamweaver Stencil Blog or here on the Ranger Ink Blog!!
I am NEW to Dreamweaver Stencils and didn't have any of their BEAUTIFUL stencils to use for my projects!! So I decided to use the products that I did have and make my own stencils!! I used some of my Tim Holtz Sizzix Dies and cut out my own stencil designs out of Grunge Board!! I used the Pine Tree Die for my first card and cut out the Pine Tree in the center of my Grunge Board!! I then used a Ranger Paint Dabber to paint the whole piece white!! After it had dried completely I ran it through my sizzix machine using the Tim Holtz Christmas words embossing folder!! I LOVE the way it pops!! I then took a piece of card stock that I covered with double sided tape and placed the grunge board stencil on top and secured them together!! I then took my Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powders in the colors Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, and Pine Needles for the tree and then Walnut Stain, and Tea Dye for the tree trunk and sprinkled them on to the exposed tape!! I than rubbed the powders with my finger to make sure that they were pressed well into the tape and then tapped off the excess!! I LOVED the way it looked, but wanted to take it a step further!! On the Dreamweaver Blog they have a product that some of the DT Memebers have used called Embossing Paste and I LOVED the way it looked so I wanted to imitate that process and I decided to use Claudine Hellmuth's Matte Multi Medium and I just added dabs of it to the top of the tree in places where I wanted to add some more dimension!! After adding it I then sprinkled it again with the embossing powders and I LOVE the added depth that it gave to my tree!! I then used a star die cut and covered it with tape and then Mustard Seed Distress Embossing Powder. I added it to the top f the tree!! To make the snow on the bottom of my card I used some glittered flocking and then added a little bit to parts of the tree as well!! I LOVED the way my card turned out and even though I had to substitute some of the products I still think that the outcome is BEAUTIFUL!! Here is my first card!!
So I hope you'll check out the FUN going on during the rest of the Inspiration week!! You won't be disappointed!! I also hope that you'll give some of the techniques that have been shared a try!! Even if you don;t have all of the EXACT supplies!! Use what you have to alter it alittle an the outcome might just surprise you!! I am SO HAPPY with the way my cards turned out and I will be EXPERIMENTING even more with some of the FUN ideas!!
THANKS for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)