First I took some light blue card stock and ran it through my Big Shot with the Flower Quatrefoil stencil (LX 7009 ) I then added color with the Pan Pastels using my small 1/4 in stencil brushes. I used orange and orange shade. I love the contrast of orange and blue. I then found a complimentry card stock and pasted the new Thank You stencil (LS 1009) in blue ( a mixture made from regular paste and Navajo Sky metallic F/X). The centers of the flowers are blue Pan Pastels and then I added a highlight by using a clear rhinestone just slightly off center. A simple and easy card to do. Well I'm off to CHA tomorrow and hopefully we will all get some great inspiration. I can't wait to meet my Dream Teams sisters and promote the greatest company Dreamweaver Stencils. You all still have a few days to link your valentine creations for our contest challenge. ANAHEIM BOUND.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
My stencil that I used today is the same one I used yesterday but instead of glitter I used Pan Pastels. I was turned onto this wonderful art product by my sister dream team member, Kristi. The first time I saw a card she had done using them I was hooked.
My stencil that I used on this card is the Flower Quatrefoil (LX 7010). The moment I saw this background I knew I was going to love it. For todays card I taped down the stencil on all four sides, and the using the Glossy Blue Embossing Paste pasted the image I also on a seperate piece of card stock pasted the Happy Birthday using the same Glossy Blue paste. I removed the stencils and then while they were wet sprinkled them with Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter in Ice Blue and Deep Purple. mounted them on teal card stock and them added a teal tulle bow say that 3 times fast.LOL then using some mounting tape popped the happy birthday off the front right corner. As you can see this was a fairly easy technique to do, the hardest thing about this card was letting it dry with out touching it. Now pop on over to the other Dream Team members to see what they posted today and don't forget you still have a couple of days to enter the Valentine challenge.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
For today's post I decided to use the open butterfly (LG740) and the Art Nouveau Flourish (LJ191) I did a combination of things with this stencil. First on a piece of ivory card stock I stenciled the body of the butterfly using Glossy Black paste. Then when that was dry I taped over half the butterfly and using a sludge technique pasted half the butterfly and while it was wet I sprinkled glitter on the wings. then when that was dry I did the other side using the same technique. once it was all dry I cut out the butterfly. SinceI basically flunked kindergarten cutting I accidentally cut off the antenna. I put together the paper layers I wanted a really nice blue from Bazzill Basics and a patterned paper from Basic Grey I stenciled the body with black glossy paste and the stenciled the flourish at the bottom. When that was dry I used double sided mounting tape to pop the butterfly off the paper and now my butterfly had it's antenna back. There is so much you can do with this stencil I know your going to just love having it, don't forget to tell your local retailer so they can order at CHA. Now don't forget to go to the rest of the Dream TEam blogs to see which new stencil they are featuring today. Oh I almost forgot to tell you how I mixed these colors, I used regular embossing paste, I mixed some with Metallic F/X Glacier Blue and the other was with Metallic F/X Sapphire.
Monday, January 23, 2012
CHA is coming up and the Dream Team is bringing you sneak peeks all this week of the new designs being unveiled at CHA. The new stencil in this deign is the Paisley Background (LX7009) I fell in love with this background when I used it for this valentine card. The technique used here is the Double Glitter technique. I used Glitter Ritz Microfine Glitter: Fire Red and Stampendous Crystal Glitter for the background color.
Even though I'm really more of a dog person then a cat person who can not help but love these new retro cats and all the little cat sayings that go with them. My cats were done with glossy black paste on a Doodlebug card and of course I added some bling.
retro standing cat stencil
retro sitting cat stencil
kitty words stencil
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
This week I decided to do a double glitter technique using the dangling heart stencil(LM 272). to do this technique I used double-sided mounting paper (DSMP). the first thing I did was to remove one sided of the double sided paper and attach it to cardstock, then I soaped up the back of stencil with coconut vegatable soap (DHHS) this is done so the stencil can be removed easily from the sticky paper. once the stencil is placed on the other side of the mounting paper then using a waterfall method I spooned silver glitter onto one heart then the other. Once that was done I filled in the the string with fire red glitter. I removed the paper from the stencil and used crystal glitter for the background, then I trimmed the edges of the paper. The card is silver metallic paper from Stardream I then layered on a glitter heart paper from POW made by American Crafts. I tied flourish red ribbon around the card. The glittered image was layered onto the same silver and then onto dark red cardstock. I used mounting tape to pop the image off the card. As you see another CAS card. I had a lot of fun making this card because I love glitter, you know everwhere, table, floor, clothes and glasses. So when I work with glitter I usually make several cards. Look forward to next week as the Dream Team will be posting SNEAK PEEKS of the new stencils be released at CHA. Now don't forget to check out the blogs of my Dream Team sisters I know you find inspiring images there and if you want to play along go to the Dream IT Up blog and show us your creations by linking to Mr. Linky. See you next week.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Well Thursday is upon us once again. This is a free week and I decided to continue with another valentine card. I will be teaching this card in a class I'm teaching at Scrapbook Territory and at Jazzy Crafts. I like to keep my cards for classes fairly simple so that my students can get the techniques down but still have a card to send at the end of class. I started with a brown note card (Vanilla Bean) from Memory Box,and then used this great paper from Canvas Corp "Cherry and Kraft Love words". I simply ran the Swooshy Heart Stencil (LL3010) through my Big Shot and then I cut it out, punched a hole in the top and made a bow on the top with brown tulle and then I used some mounting tape to pop it off the love words layer. This is a CAS card fun to do with no stress involved. Because I work a full time job in the dentist office I find that for me CAS is the best way to go. For those of you who like you can add more of your own embellishments. I do often add rhinestone and glitter bling but I really felt on this one I loved the way it looked with out all the added bling. Thanks for checking out my blog, don't forget to check my Dream Team sister's blogs they always have some awesome cards. And any of you that are going to CHA come see us at booth #863 we love to meet you. If your playing along with are challenge don't forget to go to the Dream It Up blog and link your creation up to Mr Linky. See you all next Thursday.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Welcome to the first posting of the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team 2012 ! We're changing things up a bit for this year, and YOU can help. The first Thursday of every month will feature our new challenge and will extend through the entire month. This means that YOU have ALL month to play along with the one challenge, as many times as you want. Sometimes it will be a color challenge, sometimes a theme, and sometimes a technique. We are hoping that an entire month will give you plenty of time to be inspired, create, and link to the Dream It Up! blog . Each month we are offering TWO prizes...one for the most creative version of the challenge (does not have to be Dreamweaver Stencils ' product, but we sure are happy when it is!), and the second for the best use of Dreamweaver Stencils ' product in the challenge. This could be stencils (of course), Embossing Pastes , Metallic F/X , the new Color Solutions , etc., anything you find on the Dreamweaver Stencils' web site , or in your local store. Don't know where your local store is? The list can be found on the web site . Not near any of the stores listed? There is also an online site to purchase from, Stencil with Style !
For the month of January, we challenge you to create something for Valentine's Day! You have until January 31st, 11:59 PM EST, to post and link your creation(s) to the Dream It Up! Blog Mr. Linky. The winners will be announced February 2nd, along with the February challenge. Here is my version of this month's challenge:
This week I chose the Heart Lock stencil (LG 672) I really like this stencil for Valentines because it's not so girly looking. I used Kraft paper for the base card and then I cut a piece of burgundyish card stock about 2 inches wide and then border punched the edge with a Martha Stewart a scalloped edge punch. I then cut a 3 inch strip of this really neat paper from Canvas Corp called Cherry and Kraft Hearts. I layered these pieces onto my Kraft Card.
Now on another piece of kraft card stock I used the Heart lock stencil and pasted with Gold Metallic embossing paste(DGP), then removed the stencil and let it dry. When the paste was dry I repositioned the stencil over the paste and with a stencil brush and I picked up some Pallette Stick and Stamp Glue and added glue to some areas on the gold paste, removed the stencil and heated the glue with my heat gun. Then I took some left over pieces of Variegated Red Leaf (VRL) and added those to the gold paste. I kind of wanted the gold to look old and vintage so I then replaced the stencil again and I added some Color Solutions Creme Brulee (CS 106) to some other areas of the gold paste. On the close up picture the background show up looking kind of green but the full photo is actually the true color. I hope you enjoyed looking at this card, please leave me a comment and go to the list on the right for the other Dream Team members and leave them some love too. Keeping checking in for lots of new and creative work every Thursday. See you next week.