Monday, April 21, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencil Flowers

Isn't this a lovely thought? It is a Quietfire Design rubber stamp. I stamped it in Martha Stewart Aloe pigment ink, a rich green colour that I felt went well with the cardstocks I used to mat the card. And I hoped the green complimented the flowers that are the focal point.

To make this card I stencilled pearlescent embossing paste through a Dreamweaver Stencil LX7021 (about 6.25 X 4.5 inches). I dusted it with some silver mica powder while it was still wet. Once it was dry, I trimmed it down a tad and went around all of the petals with various Copic markers to highlight and provide colour.
This was a nice technique because the colours are vibrant and happy, but the silver paste petals tone down the effect and are less "in your face."

I am entering this on the Dreamweaver blog (inspired by spring!) and on Seize the Birthday, too. Keep dreaming!

9 comments:

Colleen said...

OMG this is stunning, really...I must give this a try with a stencil I have, you are so right the sentiment is perfect, but the placement of the flowers around it is fabulous!! So glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday!

Shirley said...

Charmine, your stenciled image is lovely and how creative with the inks around the flowers! Who would have guessed! Your mattes and sentiment are perfect for it! Beautiful!!

Glenda J said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a lovely effect! Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

Lynn Mercurio said...

AMAZING, Charmaine. What a beautiful effect you have achieved with this stencil. I love it!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the outlining with the Copic colors! Really beautiful, Charmaine! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this month at Dreamweaver!

Christina Doré said...

Wow, what a beautiful card and I love your technique with the mica powder and pens.

Diane said...

Gorgeous design Charmaine.

Hugs Diane

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous technique. I need to get some of that pearlescent paste. Good luck with your entries.
Sue Rapin

jandbspiegel said...

That is definitely a WOW card. I'll have to look for the pearlescent paste