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


  1. wow that looks so it...

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

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

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

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

  6. Very pretty card! Congratulations on Gallery Idol!

  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!!

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

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

  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?

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

    Greetings from Chicago~

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

  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!

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