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.
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