Thursday, May 14, 2015

Beauty in Nature


All month long, the designers at Sparkle N Sprinkle have been working with Dreamweaver stencils and creating projects using various techniques.  For my card today, I used the Bare Trees Dreamweaver Stencil and Pearlescent Embossing Paste.

After following the normal steps of using embossing paste and a stencil, I let the design dry overnight.  As I've mentioned in other posts, most embossing pastes act as a resist, but Pearlescent embossing paste does not.  It takes on a soft hue of the color you applied to the entire design.  In this case, that was exactly what I was going for so I added Gathered Twig Distress Stain to the front, making sure to go over the tree trunks throughly.  After I was happy with the results, I did wipe off the excess ink from the embossing paste.  It left a soft pearlescent cream color for the backdrop to the trees.

The sentiment is part of the Nesting Birds stamp set and was stamped onto Velvet Sparkle embossing powder with Archival Ink (Coffee).  A Spellbinders tag (Labels Eight) was used to die cut the sentiment.  The Chevron strip behind the sentiment was die cut from Sticker Paper using a MFT die (Chevron stripe) and then covered with Bronze Splendor glitter.

The two panels behind the focal point were dry embossed using a Darice embossing folder (Fall Leaf) and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink was lightly dragged across the top of each using the direct to paper method.   A bit of jute adds the finishing touch.



15 comments:

Shona Erlenborn said...

Lovely soft natural hues Anne. Very pretty!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Anne and I do love the trees and great sentiment too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card Anne. I love the sheen of that embossing past. Love it.
Lynn

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Anne, this is so stunning!! I love the shimmer and the design!! Absolutely gorgeous card!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

rachel said...

beautiful - I love the pearlescent paste - beautiful design too xx

Lena's Creations said...

Stunning card! Love the shimmer and shine - so beautiful and elegant. Love it!
Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena
Lena’s Creations

Jacee said...

Great design Anne, so lovely
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Puppy Kisses and Paper Dreams said...

Anne - So pretty! I love it :)

Donna said...

Awesome card Anne,I like nature scenes and what you have done with the stencils is stunning!

sallysbitz2 said...

This is a stunning card. Love your techniques, have never tried it myself, but you have given me some inspiration to have a go (once I have purchased the goodies), lol.

hugs sally x
sallysbitz2.blogspot.co.uk

Lori Kobular said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Love all the dimension!

Tammy said...

Incredibly beautiful and elegant!

NanaConnie said...

Stunning in it's simplicity, Anne! I love the trees and the one curled corner. The jute is a perfect finishing touch.

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - this is my favorite of all the ones I have looked at today - it is really special. Love the gold and glitter and dies. Wow! Hugz

Donna Ellis said...

Wow, Anne! this must have been difficult to photograph! The technique is beautiful! I love that pearlescent paste (hmmmmm, don't have that one, either! LOL). I wonder if I could mix pearl-ex with the paste? LOL I especially like the shaped, embossed panels behind your feature trees. The textures are all so pretty! love, de