Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fabulous Fall Birthday Card

Art Glitter 343 Chestnut Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter 110 Taupe Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter 56 Pumpkin Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter 92 Bananan Ultrafine Tranparent Glitter
Art Glitter 280 Lime Rind Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter 79 Black Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter 85 Crystal ULltrafine Transparent Glitter
Art Glitter 28 Bark Elements (center of flower)
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Glue
Dreamweaver Metallic Gold Embossing Paste (leaves)
Dreamweaver LG 616 Leaf Texture Stencil
Dreamweaver LL3014 Owl on Oak Stencil
Dreamweaver Long Oval Cream Window Cards
Dreamweaver Palette Knife
Dreamweaver LM2010 Paste Spreader
Dreamweaver Homemade Hawaiian Soap
Anna Griffin label
Russet Card Stock
Brown Card Stock
Paper Flower

This month Art Glitter is teaming up with Dreamweaver Stencils.  And Clare was so excited to get their stencils and embossing paste in the mail! Clare was sent an owl stencil and fall leaves that I thought would be fabulous for a birthday card.   Art Gllitter is offering 20% off retail for $25 purchase is good with the code DW20 at their online store.  
Clare used the Dreamweaver stencils first as she knew they would need to dry overnight.  This was Clare's first experience with embossing gel and she watched video by Kristi Parker Van Doren on Youtube here.  Before you get started spreading the embossing paste, be sure to tape one side of the stencil to your card stock or project using removable tape.  Note how Kristi angles the spreader before dragging the spreader?  Clare used the Dreamweaver Leaf Texture Stencil with Metallic Gold Embossing Paste and the same tools Kristi did:  palette knife and spreader.   Once you have removed excess embossing paste, carefully lift the stencil, leaving the tape as a hinge.  Then remove the tape and stencil.  By pivoting the stencil along the tape hinge, you are less likely to smudge your paste.  Clare made two embossed fall leaves rectangles to cover the Dreamweaver card front, and allowed this to dry overnight and then cut it to card.  To cover the seam where the two pieces joined, Clare added a ribbon.
For the flower, Clare used a paper flower with Art Glitter's Designer Dries Clear glue and the fabulous Elements called bark.  Clare loves these Elements of the rough and tumble, outdoor and masculine projects!
For the inside owl motif.  Clare used the Dreamweaver Owl stencil and the great fall colors from Art Glitter!  She got instructions on how to do this using another Youtube video by Wendy Jordan here.  If you don't have the Dreamweaver soap you can use Burt's Bees soap.  Notice you don't have to tape this down!  In fact if you do the double sided sticky paper won't pick up the glitter.  Clare actually covered up small sections of the owl stencil with stencil tape to keep areas within the stencil in one color only.  For example, the beak is yellow only, so Clare covered up everything but the leave beak and talons and then applied the Art Glitter Bananan glitter with a fine art paint brush.  Be sure to clean off the top of the stencil like the video shows with a Swiffer cloth or duster and clean off your hands before you remove the stencil as well!

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