Thursday, June 18, 2015

Go Wild with Dreamweaver!

Greetings! This week, the Stampendous! Design Team has gone wild! That's the theme this week..."Go Wild!" And since it's Dreamweaver Thursday, I have some stenciling goodness to share with you.

I started off by stenciling the Open Elephant and Zebra Texture with Glossy Black embossing paste on different pieces of cardstock. I let the Zebra just dry on it's own, but I played a bit with the elephant.

While the paste was still wet, I used 3 colors of Metallic F/X to get the look you see above. I worked with Eye of the Tiger, Pewter, and Amber Glow. This technique is easy! Take a dry liner brush, dip it in your desired color of Metallic F/X powder, and tap the brush above the wet stenciled image. Repeat as often as you like with whichever colors you choose. After you have achieved the look you want, you can either leave it be until it dries, or kind of shake and tap the cardstock around a bit to mix the colors and and add extra coverage. After it dries, I brushed the excess away.

I distressed the edge of the zebra print stencil, and inked the edge of my card with gold Delicata ink from Imagine Crafts. Layer, layer, layer. Added a bit of ribbon from May Arts. Voila! A finished card that has a manly feel to it, but that I can see many women liking as well. There are several other teamies joining me today with this "Wild" theme, so please be sure to pay them a visit. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

8 comments:

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Love the elephant's colors Alison! Really wildly fun card.

Stampendous said...

Wow, this is an awesome safari card. The Metallic FX powder technique is such a great look with the open stencils, your elephant is awesome! Thank you for sharing today!

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cool!!

BurningRubber said...

This is an awesome masculine card! I love the way you did the elephant and the zebra background.

Lea said...

Wowzers but that elephant looks amazing! Gorgeous card!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love the elephant. I have t tried that technique before! So wild!

barbara macaskill said...

I am wild about this fantabuliscious creation!! LOVELOVELOVE the elephant!! TFS!

Carolina Kathy said...

Love your elephant card with all the textures and layers! Wild!!