Thursday, November 8, 2012

Ranger Challenge Week 4

We've now had four weeks of festively distressed fun playing with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Powders along with our wonderful line of Dreamweaver Stencils and products. Huge thanks to Tim Holtz and the fab people at Ranger for sharing these four collaborative weeks with us, and providing the yummy shades of Distress Powders for us to create with. We've been inspired by the process, and we hope you have, too!

If you haven't won one of the prize packages yet, you still have one more opportunity this week as the set below is up for grabs to a random commenter on one of the Dream Team blogs.

If you've been following along each week, you've seen some gorgeous creations with these stencils and powders, so you should be all fired up to get distressed! If you've missed the first three weeks, check them out once you've made the rounds today:

For this week's Festively Distressed project, I went with the November challenge of Clean and Simple Christmas. This entire card, from start to finish, took me less than 15 minutes to make. What could be faster?

I began my rubbing Dreamweaver's Handmade Hawaiian soap (which smells incredible) on the back side of both the LG675 Pine Cones stencil and the LM139 Happy Holidays stencil.

Then I layed soap side down against a piece of double-sided mounting adhesive that was cut just slightly smaller than the stencil. Burnish the stencil well to this adhesive to avoid any air pockets. I removed the second piece of adhesive liner and adhered this piece to layering cardstock. (This gives your adhesive film a piece of stability.)

Then using a straw, I sprinkled on the Distress Embossing Powders one at a time, shaking off the excess as I went. When I had all the colors I wanted on the image, I CAREFULLY removed the stencil and sprinkled the Antique Linen DEP over the exposed adhesive paper. 

Then just using my heat gun, I melted the DEP and layered the card onto coordinating cardstock.

So easy yet the texture of the DEP really adds dimension to the finished project.

Dreamweaver products:
 LG675 Pine Cones
LM139 Happy Holidays
Double-sided Mounting Adhesive
Hawaiian soap

Ranger Distress Embossing Powders:
Distress Embossing Powders in Pine Needles, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye
 and Antique Linen

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Liz Martin said...

Perfect combination of CAS, holiday and distress embossing powders. Love it!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

That Pine Needles color really looks blue...I am definitely going to CASE this colorway and card SOON!

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE the stencil!! This turned out BEAUTIFUL with the colors that you used!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Pam Hornschu said...

One of my favorite holiday stencils with the perfect colors of Distress Powders!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so beautiful! Love how it turned out, just stunning.

Lee Kellogg said...

Love the card, to me very Christmasy and reminds me of a cabin in the woods set in a snow-covered forest!

Joy H said...

One of my absolute favourite stencils - loved how it turned out with the Distress EPs too!

Evelyn S. said...

This is so beautiful, Cherylynn. Very classy!

Pati said...

Very pretty card, love your colors. wow, 15 minutes!? I have got to try this!! :)

Sue D said...

Gorgeous card using this technique!

Wanda H said...

Beautiful card!!!!!!!!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Elegant card! I love that pinecone stencil! Gorgeous!

twistedangelwings said...

Love the pinecone stencils and thanks for your detailed post. Stencils seem to intimidate me and as much as I seem to like some I hardly ever by them because I just cannot seem to get my head around using them. Your post almost makes me want to cave in and buy some to play with. :D

Caroline D. said...

Wow - this is fantabulous!! I just want to touch it! Perfect colors too!