The Dream Team are so excited to have the opportunity to play along with some unique Ranger Products in the Tim Holtz line...specifically, the Distressed Embossing Powders! Our own Louise Healy demonstrated how fabulous these are with the Dreamweaver Stencils when she created this card for a fun class at CHA Summer 2012:
Apparently, Tim Holtz agreed with all of us on this unique use of his product, so he very generously had Ranger (thanks, Patti!) send the team some samples to play and blog with. So...here we go!
Here's my post for today:
I started with one of my favorite stencils, the bare trees. (LJ849) I soap the back of the stencil with the wonderful coconut soap.
I then turned the stencil over and placed it on double sided tape.Dreamweaver to fill in the exposed areas.
Carefully remove the paper from the stencil by laying the stencil side down and carefully pull the paper up from the stencil. This will not bend your stencil. Now you will sprinkle the Distress Embossing Powders in Black Soot over the exposed areas lightly, then go back over the black Tea Dye and rub it in a bit with you fingers to make sure the powder really sticks.
Shake off all the excess powder and heat with your heat tool.
I then set this aside and got out the "Autumn" Stencil (LM290) and added the solid gold leaf to the letters then removed the stencil and added Distress Powder in Fired Brick and heat. I then trimmed around the words.
So the finished card...
For the next four weeks, on our regular Thursday posts, we will be featuring the wonderful things that you can do with Tim's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils. Leave comments on each of the team blog posts for opportunities to win one prize package for each of the four weeks:
Kristi Van Doren (you are here)
Don't forget to play along with the Dream Team's monthly challenges for more opportunities to win some great stencil designs! October's challenge is Festively Fall, and November is CAS (clean and simple) Christmas! Link your creations on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us on Facebook as well! Lots of inspiration, and lots of fun!