Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dreamweavers Stencils May Challenge



Two posts in one day, crazy I know, but I always take my birthday off of work, so I have a little extra time today. (To enter my birthday/blogaversary giveaway scroll down.)

Anyway, I received some Dreamweaver stencils last month and finally got the chance to experiment with them today. For this card I ran the stencil through my Vagabond, but I used one of the little foam pieces that comes with all CTMH stamp sets underneath the paper for some cushion. This gave the embossing a little more definition. The other neat thing about doing this is that it actually gives the paper a linen like texture. I tried to take a picture to show it, but it's really hard to see.



Once I had my cardstock embossed with the stencil image, I put the stencil over the embossed side as a mask and added a little color using Garden Green ink and a sponge.

I added a little distressing on the edges of the cardstock and voila, a simple card.

It was fun to try something new, and I've got a lot of other techniques that I want to try with these stencils, so stay tuned.

Supplies Used:
Paper/Cardstock: Black and White Daisy cardstock
Stamps: Say it in Style
Ink: Black and Garden Green
Other: Dreamweaver fern stencil; Vagabond; Tombow Adhesive; Edge Distresser

17 comments:

  1. wow that looks so awesome...love it...

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  2. My favorite kind of card ..simply beautiful! Thanks for joining our challenge

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  3. Happy birthday again!! And love love love that card!!!! LOVING the masking!!!

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  4. Woo hoo for making the GI Top 20! I love the stenciling in your card above, too....very pretty!

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  5. Love the stenciling! Big, huge congrats on the top 20!! Way to go!

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  6. Very pretty card! Congratulations on Gallery Idol!

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  7. I shared the good news with some friends and one didn;t even get to my card, she stopped on yours! She LOVES birds!! Congrats on the top 20!! Can't wait to see more!!

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  8. Congrats on making Gallery Idol Top 20! Your card is just beautiful!

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  9. Hi Miriam! Congrats on making Top 20! Looking forward to seeing more from you in the next round!

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  10. Happy belated birthday my dear...I sure hope it was a nice one...and look at this good news of making the Top 20. YOU ROCK!

    Your card is so lovely and I really love the soft look of that gorgeous leaf. Aren't Dreamweaver Stencils the best?

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  11. I love the look of that branch, so arsty!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and Happy birthday/anniversary ;-)

    Greetings from Chicago~

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  12. Fabulous!! Love the softness of the color. Great card!

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  13. What a soft, dreamy effect, Miriam! Just beautiful!

    Hey! And thanks so much for the love you left on my blog during the Wplus9 Release! I so appreciate your support! Hugs!

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  14. I'm so impressed with all the different techniques you are trying and the creativity they reflect. This is so simple and classy.

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