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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day From Dreamweaver Stencils

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Happy Valentine's Day!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.  I am very happy this year as I have come to the conclusion this day is NOT about couples, sweethearts, spouses and more.  It is about a love of each other and doing all we can to make this world a warm and inviting place for everyone!  So let's get started with my special valentine for each of you!
My supply list is much larger this week than most as I am trying to get more adventurous and try the layering of texture and color.  I used two stencils from Dreamweaver. (LJ 896 Large flourish & LL 599 Heart whimsy) I used ink from Tsukineko - Imagine Crafts, Glitter from Art Glitter and Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver Stencils.
I started with the flourish stencil and used Champagne Ink to stencil on the design.
This is a very light image of the stencil.
Next I layered on some color. I love the Fireworks as they have a fun shimmer to them.  I actually applied it with a brush. 
Then I added a little Shimmer ink in Gold. 
I needed to get the tag dry so I used my heat tool.  I love the shimmer of all of these inks! 
Next I added some color by applying the ink directly to the paper.  I used more Champagne and some Bronze Encore.
I then also added some more of the stenciled image.
I decided after I picked my first stencils that I wanted the Valentine words on the tag as well so  I spritzed it with some Walnut Ink.  I wanted it a little blurry and new some of the ink would seep under the stencil.  I blotted off the excess and removed the stencil.
Of course it would not be done if I did not use some paste, so I taped off my stencil and off set it on the tag.  I then applied the Pearlescent Paste.
Once I removed the stencil I rinsed it off.  Please be careful as some of the points of the hearts are sharp and WILL cut you.  I know as I now have a bandage on my thumb! LOL  While the paste is still wet I added my first color of glitter...pink of course in transparent ultrafine. 
Then added more transparent ultrafine glitter in a soft green.  I am not giving exact colors as you can use any color of glitter.  I used transparent and spread it very then.  I also went over the entire image and the edges of the tag with Crystal glitter.  You could use any transparent clear glitter.
I love this photo as you can see where I went over the words with pen, the shimmer of the gold and the sparkle of the glitter!
This is the finished tag.  I am sorry I could not get all the shimmer of color in this final photo but you can see the entire tag.  As I am typing this a thought occurred to me.  "What if I used Translucent Embossing Paste?"  I think I will go play some more! Don't forget to visit the rest of the Design Team listed on the left.  Start with the Dream It Up blog!  Check out the design team call if you want to be part of a GREAT team!
Happy Creating!!


  1. Great tag Kristi! Creative layering of the different products too! Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. At first I thought you had layered a transparency on top. Beautiful glitter!

  3. Very pretty Kristi. Love all the layers.


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