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Dreamweaver Stencils: I've Got the Wedding Card Blues

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For my final post of the Dream Team challenge, "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue", I thought I'd go with the more obvious and create a wedding card...with blue.

I chose a simple french blue cardstock and paste-embossed in Glossy White the Large Lace Border. While I still had the paste out, I also paste-embossed the newer, Your Wedding sentiment on acetate, and covered it in Wedgewood Blue Metallic F/X powder. When dry, I used a "Swiffer" dusting cloth to wipe away the excess mica powder from the surface of the acetate. I adhered the bottom portion of the acetate panel to the Dotted Swiss card front, and layered the paste-embossed blue panel over the top...thus holding the acetate in place without having to see any adhesive through the clear panel. A border of crochet lace from May Arts was the only embellishment for this beautifully simple card.

Here's your opportunity to see what the "B" team has created for this final week:

Dream It Up! Lyn Bernatovich Lo…

Woodware Feeling in the Pink...and the Green!

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Here's a fairly clean and simple card for this week's challenge for the Woodware team...pink and green! Featuring the Dreamweaver Cherry Blossom stencil, I've used the Double Glitter technique to create this cheerful, yet soothing, card. The process goes like this: 1. Cut panel of Double Sided Mounting Paper, and adhere to square of  white cardstock. 2. Peel off the carrier sheet carefully to avoid touching the adhesive with your fingers (oils will undo adhesive properties). Set aside carrier sheet. 3. Rub Hawaiian soap lightly over back of stencil. Use soft brush to remove "crumbs". 4. Place stencil soap-side down on adhesive. Use carrier sheet to press stencil into adhesive. 5. Pour green glitter over exposed areas. Press into adhesive with carrier sheet. Brush off and save excess glitter. 6. Turn panel over and place on firm surface. Carefully pull the panel away from the stencil using the carrier sheet to avoid touching the surface with your fingers...not the…

Woodware: Buttoned Up for Fun!

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Sometimes nothing adds that finishing touch quite like buttons! Easy to adhere, colorful, and dimensional, they just scream FUN! For the Woodware Buttons challenge, I've used the Dreamweaver Stencils' Rooster, and "Sludge-Pasted" him. Sludge pasting is when you either have leftovers of small amounts of embossing paste in various colors, and you slightly mix them, or you deliberately mix two or more colors for that mottled and streaky look. In this case, I did the second. Lol. Bright red and yellow pastes, slightly blended created an orange, and a fiery appearance. The sentiment is simple, and simply pasted as well.

The border at the bottom was created by using the Plaid/Stripes stencil...pasting in yellow one direction (let dry), then pasting in the other direction with the red (again...let dry). The colored matting and those fun buttons really added the final punch in creating a happy card for your recipient.

Dreamweaver Stencils: Feeling Old and Blue...in a Good Way!

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Wasn't last week's collaboration hop with Imagine Crafts a blast? If you are wondering if you were one of our winners, check the Dream It Up! Tuesday post this week.
This week, the Dream Team is back to playing with our June challenge, "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue"...not necessarily wedding, but creations incorporating one or all of these concepts. My card
today is a bit of the old and a bit of the blue.

Featuring the Dreamweaver Floral with Dots stencil, I ink-stenciled the design in blue and green on kraft cardstock using the Tsukineko Splendor Circus ink pad. As the ink is pigment, I was able to pour Ultra Thick Embossing Powder (UTEE) over the surface and heat in layers, adding clear ink in between each layer until thick enough to make me happy. When cool, I bent the panel to crack the embossed areas. Here's where the "old" comes in.

I placed my cleaned stencil back over the surface of the design, and daubed Black StazOn ink over the surface, p…

Woodware: Sketch 35 for That Old Chap

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I'm gearing up for fun this week with the Woodware Sketch Challenge No. 35...how about you? I've created a fun masculine birthday card featuring the Clear Magic Single "Spiffing Day" designed by Francoisé Read. So fun! I've used patterned paper from Cardworks "Time Flies" 8 X 8 pad...all gears, which goes perfectly with the Dreamweaver Stencils' Steampunk Clock design, simply ink-stenciled with a brush and grey ink. I used a softer touch with the ink over the sentiment panel. A bit of corner rounding, distressing, and a cut out pocket watch from the paper pad, and the card is done! An easy one to make in multiples...for all of the old and young chaps in your life!

Be sure to play along with the challenge, and upload your creations to the Woodware Blog for a chance to win!


Dreamweaver Stencils and Imagine Crafts: Endless Possibilities - Day Five HOP Day!

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Welcome to the final day of our first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so we've presented Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th - June 13th) for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
Here's my creation for today:

What an incredible week it has been! Both teams have been wowing with their amazing creations, and it has been so much fun! Today's the final day, so if you've missed any of the previous days, be sure to start back through the beginning lists on Monday, the 9th.

I pulled out all the stops for this post, and decided to add to my canvas collection. This one is an 8 X 8 inch square, a very simple size to work with, and not intimidating like the large ones can be.

My first step was to create the background. I did t…

Dreamweaver Stencils and Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Endless Possibilites - Day Four

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Welcome to our first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so be prepared for Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th - June 13th) for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
Here's my creation for today:

Back to the Neons again! This time with something NEW (fits this month's challenge at Dreamweaver!) to play with...Imagine Crafts Vertigo sheets...polycarbonate holographic and translucent plastic that take the Tsukineko inks brilliantly, literally and figuratively. I used the new Dreamweaver Stylized Dahlia DIE with this, and I have to admit, it really is a bit too thick for die-cutting. I had to go back at some areas with my craft knife. Next time, I think that I'll try adding a thin shim and running it through twice. However, …

Dreamweaver Stencils and Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Endless Possibilities - Day Three

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Welcome to our first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so be prepared for Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th - June 13th) for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
Here's my creation for today:

I've moved myself away from the Radiant Neons for today, but they'll be baaaaack! Today I'm featuring the brand new Nest stencil from Dreamweaver...slightly larger than the original. I used my Tsukineko Splendor ink pads as a palette of gorgeous colors, and nice Dreamweaver stencil brushes to color the design. When working with several colors in a small space, it's best to have several of the smallest size brushes to avoid muddying up your inks and your project. Another fabulous tip is to use the Dreamweaver
Picasso tool (…

Dreamweaver Stencils and Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Endless Possibilities - Day Two

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Welcome to our first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so be prepared for Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th - June 13th) for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
Here's my creation for today:

I am soooo loving the pop of these Tsukineko Radiant Neon inks from Imagine Crafts, especially contrasted against stark black! This is a super easy card to replicate. I machine-embossed the Dreamweaver Tree Line stencil on a white panel, and then simply swiped each of the neon colors across the panel, and used my heat tool to set the ink. Embossing the design first allows an extra punch of the ink color over the raised areas.

Now I added a popped up Dreamweaver Stencils' brand new Tree Line DIE with foam tape. Just out of curiosity, I…

Dreamweaver Stencils and Imagine Crafts...Endless Possibilities! - Day One

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Welcome to our first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so be prepared for Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th - June 13th) for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
Here's my creation for today:


Those of you that know me, know that when creating I love the opportunity to work with the positive and the negative of a design. Dreamweaver has just released a DIE to go with the Stylized Dahlia design, and oh, did I have fun with it!
I started with a panel of white watercolor paper. I smooshed three of the Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Radiant Neon inks over the panel, and then sprayed over the surface with their Ink Potion No. 9 and let it do its magic. When dry, I sprayed over the surface with their irRESISTible Texture spray in Lulu Lavender…