Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines and Happy Birthday to Linda

Happy Valentine's Day, and yes, Valentine's Day is the birthday of Linda Wetterlin, our fabulous guest designer at Die Cut Divas.   To celebrate I have made her a card - using her favourite colour PURPLE


When I got my Dreamweaver stencils, I received a technique sheet for a technique called "Embossing Stire"  The technique involves using the stencil to emboss.  I used the totally awesome embossing pad that Dreamweavers have.  It is THICK and really embosses well.  I did spray the back of the paper with a special spray (but you can spray with rubbing alcohol as well)  this helps with the embossing.  Once you've embossed, you use a stencil paint brush with a pigment ink and drag it over the image. First one way then the other way.  This gives the look of linen.  I then decided to just add some distress ink over the raised area to give some definition.  I used some DCWV paper to cover my card.  The sentiment is a die cut from Britannia Dies cut with some purple card.  I finished with some gems. 

Happy Birthday Linda. 


8 comments:

Vanessa said...

Beautiful!!! Love how you colored the embossed image...

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous Dawn!!

Maxine D said...

Absolutely stunning Dawn - the large embossed stencil is so dramatic, and using the stire technique with it is fabulous.
Blessings
Maxine

Greta said...

Gorgeous card--perfect for Linda!

joy said...

What a stunner, Dawn! This is just so pretty with that large design and the unique coloring technique. Linda will love this!

Arlene said...

Your card is just gorgeous. Love the beautiful colors and thank you for the tutorial!

Monika Reeck said...

ehem, I love Purple and my birthday still long ..it is in April :(, I wish if I have birthday I get this lovely card Dawn..its really one of adorable card you made...love this dear Dawn...hugs...

Pam Hornschu said...

Love your rendition of the Strie technique, Dawn. Beautiful card!