Monday, September 2, 2013

Vintage Card With Art Glitter & Dreamweaver Stencils



This month we are happy to be teaming up with Dreamweaver!

To celebrate, Art Glitter is having a 20% off retail sale of any $25 purchase.  Just use code DW20 at Check out!

Step 1
Heather started out by using Ranger's Vintage photo distress ink to fill in the Bare Trees Dreamweaver Stencil onto her postcard image.
Step 2
Next she cut out her moon image, added Designer Dries clear glue to the back, then adhered it to her base.  She then placed the Crows Dreamweaver stencil onto her base.  Notice she used scotch magic tape to cover up the one crow, since it and the crows to the left would not be needed.  

Step 3
Next she applied the Metallic Copper Embossing paste over the Crows Stencil with her Dreamweaver palette knife.
Step 4
Heather then removed the excess embossing paste with the Dreamweaver Palette Spreader.  She put the excess paste back into the container.  While the paste was still wet, she added the Cocoa, Kimono and Goldfinch FX mica powders to the Crows. 
Step 5
Heather brushed off the excess FX mica powders with a soft old brush.  She used the Designer Dries clear glue and the Ultra fine Metal Tip to add glue to the trees.  She then applied #300 Camel Glitter.  She took a Black Fine Tip Sharpie marker and outlined the Moon and Crows.  She recommends that you Outline your images first, then add glitter, makes the lines smoother.
Step 6
Heather again used the Trees stencil. She placed it randomly on the Ivory Card stock base, and filled it in using Ranger's Vintage Photo with a sponge applicator.  Only the edges will show, so she didn't worry about the center.  She loves the depth that you get when you replace your stencil, and add more ink.
Step 7
Heather used Ranger's Walnut Stain to distress the edges of the card base, and all of her other pieces of paper.
Step 8
Heather used Ranger's Black Soot and the same Tree stencil to do the same type of stenciling to the Gecko Galz patterned Digital paper.
Step 9
Next she used her Perfect Layer's Ruler to cut a perfect 1/8 inch mat around her piece.
Step 10
Heather cut out the rest of her piece, and used the Sticky Tape to adhere them to her piece.  
Step 11
After she adhered her pieces together, she wrapped the Brown Sugar Baker's Twine around the piece 3 times, then tied a bow.  She also placed foam tabs on the back of her piece.  She also used some large Brown (with white polka dots, but she flipped the ribbon no polka dots showing) grosgrain ribbon on the card base.  Please refer to photo below for placements.
Step 12
Heather then adhered her focal piece to her card base.  Designer Dries Clear Glue and The Ultra Fine tip applicator were used to apply glue to the tabs to the right of card.
Step 13
She applied #300 Camel Glitter to the tabs, then applied glue in the same manner as above to the moon.  She added #305 Goldenrod glitter to the moon and center dots on tabs (lower right). Heather added dots of glue around the perimeter of the black digital paper.  
Step 14
Black Vinyl Glitter added to the dots of glue finish off the card.

Close Ups
Heather loves the depth and texture she was able to achieve using the Art Glitter,  FX mica powders and Embossing Paste! They all work so well give her Haunting Halloween card that extra touch!

Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoyed Heather's Tutorial  using Art Glitter and the fabulous "Dream Weaver" products!
Feel free to stop by and see Heather's other projects using Art Glitter on her blog.


  1. Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards.

  2. Sparkling SpOokTacULar Halloween card! Love the stenciling and glitter!
    BOLB Hugs!

  3. Very cool and unique project! I'm going to link to it on the Dreamweaver Facebook page...

  4. Great technique! Thanks for the great directions you used in making your fabulous card!

  5. Great card Heather! That tree stencil is one of my all time favorites!

  6. I love this card. The detail is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing.