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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Festively Fall with Ranger & Dreamweaver Stencils

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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.
Next I used leafing from 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)
Liz Martin

Prize Package!
 
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 lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com. Join us on Facebook as well! Lots of inspiration, and lots of fun!



105 comments:

  1. Wow! The leafing looks stunning with the powders!

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  2. I never would have thought of that combination...NEVER...and it is so stunning Kristi! Why am I so surprised you always do something outside the box!

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  3. Oooh so very autumnal! I love it.

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  4. Thanks for the photos- thye help a lot.
    I think this might be my fav stencil too- tho I'm really liking the maple leaf

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  5. Amazing! The contrast between the gold leaf and distress powders is striking.

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  6. Fabulous background on this card, Kristi! The shine from the leafing against the weathered Distress Powders is perfect!

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  7. Excellent use of the stencil, gold leaf and powders-- very nice!

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  8. WOW. That is an amazing project.

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  9. Wow, what a great idea for the scraps of leafing. The card is beautiful.
    Nancy

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  10. I love this! I have this tree stencil too. great job. thanks for sharing.

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  11. Oh how pretty! This stencil and technique could be used for so many projects!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Amazing !! Thank to share with us !!

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  13. LOVE this idea. I really want to try this technique!!

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  14. This is just a stunning looking card! I love it! Your color choices and the stencil are just perfect and the leafing really makes it.

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  15. Gorgeous card! Leafing? What is leafing? I will go to the Dreamworks website to find out! I have to try this technique!

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  16. Beautiful!!! Love the leafing done with the distress and stencils!

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  17. Fabulous techniques, I've got the trees stencil and can't wait to try that out.

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  18. I'm so into stencils lately -- these are gorgeous!

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  19. Love the effect with the leafing and distress embossing powders. I also can see why this is one of your favorite stencils. Stunning! :)

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  20. this is somply fabulous!

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  21. Brilliant! Looks like falling leaves in a forest. Your instructions are awesome too! Thanks!

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  22. OMG how amazing, love your leafing it looks so cool against those trees, great tutorial!

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  23. I LOVE the Autumn Card -- what a great job!

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  24. the leafing and powder combination is great Kristi! Thanks for sharing your step by step...

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  25. Love the bare trees stencil. The look you achieved is spectacular!

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  26. glorious. Love that stencil. That background is fabulous
    Have a great day

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  27. Really, really love your card and what you did with the embossing powders! Great stencil too, love the trees.

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  28. Beautiful, as always! Of course, I've come to expect no less from you!

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  29. The dimension that the powders give the image really makes for a great card design.

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  30. gorgeous! Love the combo of the leafing with the Distress EP!

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  31. OMG, is that beautiful or what, love the gold accents!

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  32. That is beautiful! Love that stencil!

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  33. This is beautiful Kristi. I love that you used Gold Leafing!!! Great idea!!

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  34. AWE INSPIRING! What a great combination of products. You are amazing!!!

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  35. Beautiful!! Thanks for showing how you made the card!

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  36. This is absolutely stunning! Your process is amazing! Totally fantastic technique! I need some stencils!!! I can't wait to see more!

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  37. I love it and this is so inspiring!!

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  38. I love this stencil and this technique.

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  39. Wow, awesome combination of leafing and Distress powders! Beautiful!

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  40. I love this stencil too; what a wonderful technique using stencil, leafing, and distress powders. I've never heard of the cocoanut soap... I'll have to check that out. Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Three cheers to you!

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  41. What a simply stunning card! The gold leaf is gorgeous! I've never seen this technique before with coconut soap, it's really unique. Love the leafing and distress combi! Can't wait to see what you show us next week.
    Jenni

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  42. I love this card. Using the distress embossing for the trees really mimics the feel of real tree bark, which is what I especially like about how you combined the embossing and the foil.

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  44. Absolutely beautiful. I love the stencil and how you used the leafing and distress embossing powder.

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  45. Gorgeous! Love the fall colors!

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  46. WOW! I don't think ANYTHING can get any more AWESOME than THIS!!!! THUD!

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  47. Stunning! Thanks so much for sharing the technique!!

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  48. WOW, this is absolutely stunning!! I love it!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  49. WOW! What a fabulous stencil design! Where can we buy those? And the embossing technique is awesome!

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  50. That is incredible! I love the autumn feel you got with the leafing and the distress powders together. Thanks for sharing the visual step by step. I don't have the coconut soap, but am going to try ivory and see if it works...Thanks again.

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  51. stunning, wow, fantastic gorgoues

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  52. I can see why this is one of your favorite stencils. Stunning project. Amazing colors. I really love what you have done here.

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  53. Lovely, really like the colours here.

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  54. What a work of art! This is a stencil I must try. Thanks

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  55. This card is over the moon gorgeous. Love all the features. Thanks for sharing.

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  56. This is truly amazing! Your final result is breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing this work of art!

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  57. That is so beautiful. I love the trees and your autumn. Love this technique.

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  58. fabulous technique. thanks for sharing!

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  59. beautiful!! i just love trees! Thanks

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  60. Wow!!! I love your card. Just awesome

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  61. Oh my! Your gorgeous card makes me want to take a walk in a park! That is simply stunning!
    Shades of Blue

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  62. My favorite Dreamweaver stencil, too. It is so versatile. Love the use of the foil flakes in the background. I know that looks brilliant in real life!

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  63. What a lovely card. Love the leafing.

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  64. What a great use of the distress embossing powder! The card is just stunning!

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  65. WOW!!! This is gorgeous and I love the use of the leafing. Makes the project come to life!!

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  66. wonderful project and technique

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  67. I love this card so much, must try this technique!

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  68. This is beautiful. Great technique.

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  69. OK< this is one of my favorites so far. It is so beautiful. Love your technique, which I can't wait to try.
    TFS!

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  70. Beautiful card there Kristi! I really like the way you used the leafing for the background against the distress powders. Nice job!

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  71. That is really cool looking. What a great technique.

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  72. I do love the stencils that have kind of an Art Deco look and then you used another fav of mine with it : metallic leafing. Genius!! Really love this combo of techniques and materials you used. I'll be doing this! Thanks.

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  73. This is absolutely stunning. Beautiful technique!

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  74. What an incredible card! Have always loved that stencil and to combine it with the leafing and the distress embossing...brilliant!
    R/

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  75. Just love this card - what a technique!!!!

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  76. That is simply stunning! Brilliant!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  77. Wow that is really beautiful, thanks for sharing your ideas with us.

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  78. ok now i really really need to get these stencil for my stash! this is gorgeous

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  79. HOW AWESOME!! =) THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE my distress powders and am always eager to learn NEW techniques and ideas for using them!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  80. Stunning background. Love your card. Really would love some stencils! Thanks for inspiration. Nicola x

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  81. I love this project, I want to try it myself. Thank you for sharing!

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  82. Great card! This stencil is really great and I just love how you used it. Now I will have to look for that stencil and that leafing stuff to try it also :)

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  83. This was stunning! I have never heard of using soap. I will be giving this a try. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  84. Love this idea! And glad I've got this stencil :)

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  85. A beautiful card and combination of products. WTG!

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  86. Absolutely love this card. What kind of sticky tape are you using? And where did you get the soap?
    Patti C
    ultrab719@aol.com

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  87. The stenciled gold flake technique with the black embossing powder
    adds such drama to the card.

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  88. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the leafing technique. This is the one I am going to lift. Maybe not the exact stencil, but I love the look with the leafing. I have always wanted to try using it, and I think it is now time that I do.

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  89. I truly love that stencil! I can't wait to try your technique.

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  91. Wow, Kristi (I deleted my previous comment b/c I had your name spelled wrong!) - I have to tell you, I KEEP coming back here to look at this card!!!! It is just SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just showed it to my hubby and explained the technique to him to try to get him to appreciate just how awesome and brilliant it is and how smart and creative you were to do this...I think it sort of escaped him...but that's okay. LOL I am still drooling over how stunning it is!!! Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. You are way too kind and so sorry it has taken me forever to write a reply! I hope you have come back to view other posts as well!

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