Are you ready to be spooked, mystified and magically transported to the land of Halloween and holidays? Hop on board the Dream Team train as we journey through all things Mysterious and Magical through the month of October. Our guest "engineer" is Miss Eerie herself, Alison Heikkila. October promises to be a very bumpy ride...
Today's card actually began with the background and then evolved from there. I began the process with the damask stencil (LJ907) and a panel of A Muse Studio (Slate) and a bottle of Memory Mists (Lavendar Tea). Here are the EASY steps to achieve this background:
Step 1: You'll need a piece of paper towel, a stencil and spray ink. I used a home made paint spray box in order to contain the overspray. Lay the stencil on the paper towel and spritz with the spray ink just to get nice coverage...don't go crazy!
Step 2: Lay the card panel (cut to size) over the spritzed stencil and rub your fingers all over the paper to pick up the ink.
Step 3: Voila! Lift the card stock panel to reveal the stencil pattern! This is exactly the 'dark and gloomy night' feeling I was going for. (Don't believe me, this was completely random chance!)
Next, I knew I was using the Raven Vane (3015) and pasted it over the background with glossy black paste. While wet, I sprinkled chunky black glitter (from my stash and no product name) over the raven and over the top of the weathervane. That was set aside to dry.
Card assembly, the fun part! I used Echo Park (Chillingsworth) stickers that I 'unstuck' by sprinkling powder to the adhesive side. (Why did I do that you ask?) I love stickers but can't stand the idea of sticking them flat. So, I 'unsticker' them to create all kinds of dimensional element options.
Isn't the gauze fantastic? I found it under my bathroom sink and it's called Steri-Pad gauze pads by Johnson & Johnson. I'm sure you can get some at your local drug store. Oh and don't let's just keep this white...!
The decorative card elements were added next: Hug Snug seam binding 'double bow' (bear with me as I'm in my double bow phase) was wrapped around the left side and a hand crafted (by me!) decorative pin stuck into the bow. Bats (Martha Stewart punch) on shiny cardstock (origin unknown). I decided to make the card into a 'reverse easel card' for a seasonal display! Click HERE to see a (shameless self promotion) tutorial on this card construction.
I hope you enjoyed today's card!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Dream Team's projects! Link your creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog for an opportunity to win the prize for this month, as well as having your project featured on the Dream It Up! blog and the Dreamweaver Stencils Facebook page.
So off you go to the next designer's blog! Enjoy the hop and our special guest, Alison Heikkila.