Thursday, May 29, 2014

Say Hello With Stencils


Here is my last card for this months "Flora and Fauna" Challenge.  I streched the definition of Flora to include LL3008 Tall Wheat because I LOVE this stencil and really why can't wheat be a flower?
So to make this card I stenciled the Tall Wheat twice, once with Plantinum and once with Copper Brilliance inks.  Then the Tall Wheat was stenciled in the center with Dreamweaver Stencils Metalic Gold Embossing Paste.  Hello from LG704 Birthday Words was also stenciled the same way then cut out and layered onto a blush colored circle, then popped up on the card. Before the panel was glued to a blush colored card, it was tied with bronze cord and beads were added to the ends.   What I love about this card is that it can be used for multiple occasions not just a hello card.

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May Challenge
 The Dream Team is challenging you this month to a "Flora and Fauna" theme! Considering most of the Dreamweaver designs incorporate both of these in the huge variety of stencils, you should have no problem playing along with our challenge this month! As usual, link your creations at the end of the Dream It Up! blog post, or at the end of our posts where it says, "Add Your Link". As the challenge gets underway, you'll see thumbnails of others who are playing along as inspirations for your own creations!

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Ink It Up...Let's Hop


Welcome back! We're on Day 5 of our collaboration with the folks at Imagine Crafts! We're just super excited about these terrific inks and the Radiant Neon just have us feeling all summer time and happy! Combining them with Stampendous Images and terrific Frantage Color Fragments has made some super cheery, bright inspiration for you!! Plus you have a chance to WIN! Remember to comment on as many posts as you can. You can comment until the end of Sunday, May 25, 2014. We'll draw three random blog posts from all the posts this week, then choose a winner from each post. You must have a US Mailing address to win, although we sure hope all of you will comment! You can find the Official Rules for all our contests HERE. We'll announce winners here on Monday or Tuesday next week, so be sure to check back with us. (or subscribe to our blog by email at the top right of this page!) If you missed the earlier posts this week, it's not too late to comment on those. You can find them here: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY. Check out this inspiration today - remember to leave a comment! 

Here is how my card was made.
1.  Stamp the large flower from the Jumbo Lovely Garden set on white paper with Versamark ink and emboss with white.
2.  Place the stencil that comes with the Jumbo Lovely Garden set on the rose so the rose is open and sponge on Radiant Neon Electric Pink and Electric Orange.
3.  Place the mask from the set over the rose and sponge the surrounding area with Radiant Neon Electric Yellow and stamp Grunge with Radiant Neon Electric Orange.
4.  Layer onto black paper, tie the top with a pink ribbon and glue to a coral card.
5.  Stamp Thank you from the Royal Hearts Quotes set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
6.  Apply yellow neon ultra fine glitter from the Storm Stack Art Elements Kit to the center of the rose using Zig 2 Way glue pen.
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

New Design From Dreamweaver Stencils




The Dream Team is ready to inspire you with some extra fun this week! Not only are we posting with the Flora and Fauna challenge, we are introducing you to our THREE NEWLY RELEASED DESIGNS...our Owl Buddy, the Open Sheep, and the art nouveau-inspired Heron, which you had a sneak peek at two weeks ago on the Dream It Up! blog. Three lucky commenters on the Dream Team's posts will receive one of these designs to be announced on the Dream It Up! blog next week. Tell us in your comment which technique YOU would use with your favorite of these new designs.

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Here is how my card was made.

1.  Rub Mowed Lawn, Shabby Shutters, Stormy Sky and Tumbled Glass Distress inks on a craft sheet, spritz with water and place a glossy paper, glossy side down on the ink.  Lift and let dry.
2.  Stencil  LG757 Heron with Dreamweaver Stencils Glossy Black.  When dry cut to size.
3.  Layer onto black paper and glue to a lavender card.
4.  Layer one of the paper strips you cut off onto black paper and glue to the bottom of the card.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

All You Need Are Stamps and Ink!


This week we're celebrating the current neon trend with the folks at Imagine Crafts! Their new line of beautiful inks called are just exactly that! They positively glow with brilliant color. And they coordinate perfectly with our beautiful Frant├óge Color Fragments The potential for splashes of incredible color are absolutely endless.  And you can win some, too!! We'll send three lucky winners 3 Radiant Neon Ink Pads and 3 jars of Color Fragments (we choose the colors). All you have to do to enter is to comment on as many of the blog posts this week as you can. You have until the end of Sunday, May 25th to comment. On Monday, May 26 we'll randomly choose three of the blog posts, then randomly choose a winner from each. You must have a U.S. Mailing Address to win, but we sure welcome comments from everyone. In case you missed yesterday's brilliant start to our Neon Blog Hop - Here is the link.

Today I'm sharing a clean and simple card that is pretty, full of color and easy to do, here is how it was made.
1.  Stamp background image from Brush Strokes set three times using  Imagine Crafts Radiant Neon inks in Electric Blue, Electric Green and Electric Pink.  I love these inks the are so pretty and vibrant!
2.  Stamp Live Creatively over the background stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento.
3.  Layer onto a pink card, add pink rhinestones and you're done!

Here's some inspiration for today from our terrific Design Teams! Go leave them some love!!

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Floral Thank You

This month the May challenge is "Flora and Fauna" so today my card is using Flora.  This card is so pretty in person but I had a hard time capturing it in a picture so be sure to try making this card so you can see how stunning it is!

1.  Ink stencil LJ899 Petals Background with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink by rubbing the pad directly on the stencil, lightly spritz with water and place stencil on white card stock using removable tape to keep it in place. Run it through your embossing machine being sure to use the rubber embossing mat.
2.  Trim paper and mount to black and glue to a kraft color card.
3.  Place stencil LL548 Daisies on kraft card stock and emboss with translucent embossing paste. Remove stencil and let dry.
4.  When the paste is dry, replace stencil, lightly sponge on Palette Stamp and Stick Glue Pad and remove stencil.
5.  Rub on Variegated Gold Leaf and rub in and rub off any loose pieces.
6.  Outline image using a white Gelly Pen, layer onto white and black papers.
7.  Stencil Thank You using stencil LG691Thank Yous and Dreamweaver Stencils Metallic Copper Embossing Paste.
8.  Wrap with green cord and mount to card using 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
9.  Add clear rhinestones and you are done!

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Graduation Time



I can't believe it is graduation time already!  My son will be graduating in three days and will be off to college in three short months, the years sure do fly by.  Here is how this cute little graduation card was made.

Stamp Graduate on in black and color with pencils.
Stamp Graduation Background with Versamark and emboss with Shabby White Embossing Enamel.
Place Fran’s Sticky Panels on white cardstock, die cut 5 stars, apply Micro Glitters and glue above Mouse.
Ink only the Congratulations from the Graduations Background stamp with Versamark, stamp onto blue paper and emboss with white.  Cut out and apply Sunflower Micro Glitter to the star at the bottom.

To see a more elegant Graduation card that was posted a few months ago, you can click on this link Graduation Card.


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Friday, May 9, 2014

Welcome Baby Card


Today's card is a crisp and clean baby card using Gruffies Big Yawn and Baby Balloon clear set from Stampendous.  The image was colored with Prisma colored pencils and the sentiment stamped in black, die cut and layered.  I like keeping baby cards clean and simple because the images are so cute without any help!

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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Flowers and Stencils


Hi and welcome to my first post as a member of the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team!!!! I am so excited to be a part of this great company and to show you what you can do with stencils, so sit back with a tasty beverage and  here we go!

1.  Rub back of  LL549 Tall Daisies stencil with Dreamweaver Handmade Hawaiian Soap (so it will release from the sticky paper) and place on MPDS Double-sided Mounting Paper (this paper is sticky).


2.  Cut a straw in half diagonally to use as a sharp little spoon, this will be easier to get into the small areas and scoop yellow Micro Glitter, place in the center of the flowers and do the same with lavender, purple and lime glitters being careful to get glitters only where you want them.


3.  Turn upside down (over a trash can), tap on the back and remove stencil from sticker paper while still upside down.
4.  Now sprinkle the entire piece with multi glitter, rub and shake off the excess.
5.  Place LX7001 Tapestry stencil on purple paper and paste emboss with Dreamweaver Embossing Paste in Glossy Black. Remove stencil, let dry.
6.  Tie flower piece with sheer ribbon and attach as shown then quickly heat with a heat gun so it curls.
7.  Place  LG704 Birthday Words stencil on paper, spread with glossy black paste, remove and let dry.
8.  Punch the corners, sponge with purple ink, layer onto black and add Dot Sparklers in the corners then mount to card using foam tape.


Other Supplies
Stampendous-Micro Glitter in lime, purple, lavender, sunflower. Multi Ultra Fine Glittter and Dot Sparklers .
Random items-Green sheer ribbon, corner punch


Please welcome our new "A" team, officially posting for the first time!






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