Thursday, June 9, 2011


Another fun free theme this week for Dreamweaver Dream Schemes Thursday! This week I'm featuring my fave Father's Day card created with the new Tie stencil and the Stripes/Plaid stencil. I used another variation of the Ink Transfer Technique to create this "seersucker" look. For the background and the panel that the tie was cut from, here are the steps:

1. Place your platform for your Big Shot (or other machine) as suggested for embossing dies.
2. Ink stencil with Pastel Lime ink and place face up on platform with stripes vertical with machine.
3. Place cardstock panel face down on inked stencil.
4. Place piece of scrap paper over panel to protect rubber mat.
5. Yep. Rubber embossing mat goes down next.
6. Place TWO clear plattens on top. This will protect your stencil from warping and bending.
7. Run through machine.
8. Clean stencil.
9. Repeat process inking with Prussian Blue ink. Place cardstock panel opposite 90 degrees on stencil. Keep stencil vertical with machine as before.
11. Run through once again. Ta dah. You now have plaid seersucker. How cool is that?

The green panel was run through the machine with the tie stencil to emboss the pattern. Trace and cut out the tie components from your seersucker panels at a diagonal. I added these fun "button" brads for the collar buttons and a glitter brad for the "tie tac". The same inks were used to stencil the sentiment from the Birthday Words stencil. Simple enough to create one for hubby, one for dad, and one for grandpa...or even as a birthday card for one of the above. Play along with us this week. Visit the rest of the Dream Team as well as the Dream It Up! blog. If you have any questions for any of us or think we are fabulous, leave us a message. We will be happy to reply.

Dreamweaver Stencils:
LG735 Tie
LX7002 Stripes/Plaid
LG704 Birthday Words

Pastel Lime and Prussian Blue ColorBox Chalk ink from Clearsnap
Bazzill cardstock
white cardstock
glitter brad, button brads
double-sided foam adhesive
Big Shot


Liz Martin said...

A great masculine card for a birthday or Father's Day. And thanks, too, for the detailed instructions for another technique. Can't wait to try it.

sommrstamping said...

As usual you have created a fabulous card, I would expect nothing less, even with your head full of congestion. It was fun meeting you at the class Lynell did. Hopefully we will see each other again some time.

Wendy said...

Pam!!!! This is awesome!!!! What a fabulous card. I haven't used chalk ink on the plaid yet!!! Love it! I hope you are having a great week!!!

Laura Drahozal said...

This card is really cool and fun! You do such great work, Pam.

Lee Kellogg said...

Too funny! I love your card too.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This seersucker technique is sure to be a hit. Thanks for sharing it Pam! I am looking forward to five minutes of peace to try it out myself...maybe for my Father's Day Card this next week...thanks again for the inspiration.

Louise said...

Great card i just love your color cob!

KristenK said...

hi - allllll your designs are so amazing. THis one though, I can't understand the instructions :(

Steps 1-8 I just can't figure out. can you provide maybe an image to go with what it's trying to show exactly? I tried! I really did! lol