Thursday, June 12, 2014

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

 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!
Imagine Crafts New StazOn Pads from Tsukineko
Stencils and Dies Prize Package
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, the end result was cool.

I had Googled this product to see what others have done with it, and noticed that some had molded it a bit using a heat tool. So, I smooshed the back side of the die-cut Dahlia with the Pink and Green Neon inks, and then began to heat it. Yikes! The stem pretty much turned into a limp noodle as it was so fragile, and I was using my Milwaukee heat tool, which is much hotter than most...but...the warmed flower and leaves were simple to maneuver and curve, and stayed that way when cool.

Of course, I had to use the Vertigo panel that I had left over from the die-cut, so I smooshed Pink, Blue, and Green Neon inks over the back of it. I heat set the ink a bit before ink-stenciling in Neon Purple the Dreamweaver Crusade Background. After heat setting this, all that was left was to adhere the panel to my card card using spray adhesive (doesn't show under translucent products), ink stencil the sentiment from the Dreamweaver Birthday Words, and adhere the now 3D flower and leaves. For these, I placed glue dots under the smooshed ink areas to hide them a bit. The end result would be difficult to mail, but worth it!


As a reminder...the Dreamweaver team are playing with their monthly challenge as well, which features "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue", so please link your appropriate creations to the inlinkz at the end of this post or on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice at the end of the month! Just Imagine the possibilities of what everyone else has created!






28 comments:

Kaypeanut said...

Love the 3-D of the flower. It looks very pretty.

Heather Thompson said...

Wow that is just so pretty!!! Love the flower. Gorgeous.

Louise said...

This is so cool Pam! You've inspired me to give those sheets a try, it looks like fun!

Jan Castle said...

Forget mailing it...this is a keeper! Would wake you up in a cheerful mood each day -LL!
Jan

Unknown said...

Wow! That is some wake up and look at me color. Gorgeous.

Golda said...

That is great! I love how you "molded" the flower using heat.

Vicki Sopcak said...

Endless possibilities with the dies, stencils and inks. I love the bright inks!!! Great Card Pam

sue k said...

Beautiful card and very creative technique.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Amante del Papel said...

I love your card!!! the background is stunning, i love the color!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the dimension on your pretty card! Fun neon colors too!
So excited that Dreamweaver has such beautiful dies in addition to their stencils!

BurningRubber said...

The 3-d flower idea is awesome!

BurningRubber said...

The 3-d flower idea is awesome!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is fantastic Pam. The electric colors are sensational with this great die. You always inspire me with your creativity!

Janice K said...

OH WOW! This is stunning, I love the bright colours that you've used which along with the die cut 3d elements, have created a card that makes you smile.x

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

WHoa there...I never would have thought you could do that with those sheets...must give it a try! Very unique as per usual Pammie!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Sandy Berl said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Sue D said...

Oooh--pretty colors and I like the dimension.

Jade Passmore said...

How stunning, Pam! I love the idea of (slightly (lol)) heating the neon inked Vertigo to add shape and dimension to the leaves and flower petals.

Robin B. said...

Gorgeous! I love the flower and vibrant colors.

Blue Rose said...

Pam,
Thanks for the heating tip. Gorgeous card, love the 3D effect, very clever.

LynB said...

Oh, this card is soooooo pretty and I love how the dimensional petals lift.

marylouh said...

Love the neon colors. The flower and leaves have such depth because of the cutting. Love this card. Makes me happy.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

beautiful card! fabulous colors!

Barbara Nies said...

I must get some vertigo sheets. The illusion is amazing.

Jo4Him said...

WOW-this beautiful creation jumped off the screen. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

CraftyJo said...

Wow! Eye-popping colour - it's lovely.

Linsey said...

Beautiful card! I love the background and very pretty pink vellum flower! Wonderful work!

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