Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Always Believe

Here is another card using stencils with glitter.  Today’s card features the Dreamweaver Large Flourish Stencil.  For the background of the card I used the Glitter Stencil Background Technique, placing the stencil on a Super Adhesive sheet adhered to white cardstock.  I added Shell Pink, Princess Elsa Frozen, and Lacy Lilac glitters, one at a time.  Then I removed the stencil and covered the remaining adhesive with Bridal glitter.  This was layered on purple and aqua cardstock.

I adhered a folded strip of white cardstock to the back of the main piece so it folded to the front and added layers of purple and aqua to the front section.  The floral image is from the Spring Florals set and was colored with alcohol markers and die cut with Spellbinders’ Classic Oval die.  This is layered on a Spellbinders’ Floral Oval and adhered to the strip.  A strip of 1/8" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape is run along the bottom and covered with Shell Pink glitter.  Evening Glow glitter was added to the flower center with a glue pen.

Tucked behind this folded strip is a sentiment from the Nesting Bird set, heat embossed with Morning Glory embossing powder, and die cut with an oval die.
I have really enjoyed creating cards with stencils and my stamps.  I hope you get a chance to try this.
E. Marie

Sunday, May 17, 2015


I am enjoying a weekend at the home of one of my best friends.  It is like a little retreat from my life and I am feeling so relaxed and at peace.  We love to stamp together so I hauled a trunkful of “necessary” items from my craft room to her house.  I really don’t know why, since her craft room is as full as mine.

We spent the evening creating cards and I spent most of mine working on this card.  It features images from Our Daily Bread Designs’ Birds and Butterfly Labels set and Faith set.

Both images were stamped with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and die cut with Spellbinders’ Labels 18 and Labels 22.  These are layered on top of die cuts using Sue Wilson’s Union Square Dies from her New York Collection. 
I hope you have had a wonderful weekend and are refreshed and ready for your upcoming week.
E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Scrapy Land Challenge #17 – Anything Goes (PLUS using any brand of die Scrapy Land sells)
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light ODBDSLC238 Sketch Challenge

Monday, May 11, 2015

Stencils and Glitter

I meant for this to be posted sooner, but somehow I didn’t set something right and it didn’t post.  Well, better late than never.  This is another card using the Dreamweaver stencils with glitter.

I have to admit, when we were first told we were going to work with stencils this month, I wasn’t too sure about it.  I really have only dry embossed with stencils.  I have really enjoyed using them with glitter and also with embossing paste.

For this card, I used Dreamweaver’s Long Stem Iris stencil on sticker paper (see Glitter Stencil Background Technique).  I masked off the stem sections and added glitter to the flowers, using Daisy Velvet in the center and Purple Rain Velvet on the outer petals.  Then I removed the masking and added Mountain Mint Velvet to the stem and leaves.  After removing the stencil, I added Cloud Nine Velvet glitter to the remaining adhesive. 

I added the glittered panel to two slightly larger layers of white cardstock and adhered this to the center of the card front.  Then I ran 1/2" Double Sided "Tear-ific" Tape down both sides of the card and added die cut borders on top.  The borders are Cheery Lynn Designs’ Anastasia Border.  Purple Rain Velvet glitter was added to any exposed adhesive.

The sentiment, from the Garden Silhouette stamp set, was heat embossed with Concord Star embossing powder.  After die cutting it with a die from Spellbinders Fancy Framed Tags Two, it was popped up with dimensionals.

This is a really fun and easy technique to create such lovely, sparkly designs.  I hope you have been inspired to try it.

E. Marie

I entered this card in the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Let’s Get Sentimental
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges #90 ~ Spring Has Sprung!
Deep Ocean Challenge #103: "Flowers"
Jo’s Scrap Shack Challenge FFC #87 – Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday Challenge #198 - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge 226 - Anything Goes
TTCRD Challenge – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #182 - Anythying Goes/Family Friendly

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sparkle N Sprinkle May Reveal Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in this month’s reveal.   The Designers did something a little different this month.  We all used Dreamweaver stencils and created projects using various techniques and SNS products.

The winner can choose $55 worth of any products listed under the 
plus mica powders (Pearl Ex
and of course

 One Grand Prize Winner was selected from the comments left on the participating Designers’ blogs.  

Congratulations goes to 
who said:

WOW! WOW! WOW! LOVE this creation! All the beautiful glitter, those amazing butterflies and the over all design … AWESOME! Thanks for inspiration and a fun hop!

Her comment came from Belinda’s blog.

Please email Anne at icinganne@yahoo.com to claim your prize.