Thursday, January 10, 2013

Preparing for a New Bundle...of Stencils, That Is!

 This week has been an absolute whirlwind! This weekend begins CHA 2013 in Anaheim, California, and boy has the Dream Team been busy preparing for this how. Several new stencil designs will be introduced, as well as new techniques for playing with them. If you are one of the fortunate few who have the opportunity to go to this show, be sure to come by the Dreamweaver Stencils' booth and say, "Hi"! We'd love to meet you, and show you what amazing new ideas we've been creating with. This is not a retail show, it is for trade only, so it provides us with an exciting view of the crafting world as we head toward spring.

Anyway, back to my post for today. No, this is not one of the new stencils, this is actually a card that I posted a couple of years ago, but I think it is perfect for the team challenge this month..."A Fresh Start"! Both the background card, and the focal panel were done with an ink transfer technique. The Leopard Skin stencil was inked with ColorBox Cadmium Yellow Chalk ink, placed face up on the base of my Big Shot. A soft yellow card was placed face down on top of the inked stencil. The rubber embossing mat was the next layer, followed by two clear plates, and then run through the machine. The ink transfers to the card like a stamp would, but also embosses or debosses into the cardstock (depending whether you use it up or down). The Baby Bib panel was done the same way, and matted on a Nestie die cut scalloped square in a contrasting color. An epoxy sentiment as well as some bright buttons and the card is complete. Ready to welcome that new little bundle into your world.
Be sure to play along with the team, and link your own Fresh Start creation to the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to, for an opportunity to win a wonderful prize package at the end of January. For more inspiration, check out the team:


rose s. said...

cute! i really like the pop of blue against the yellow.

Scrappychick said...

Adorable card Pam! Love the colors! See you in a couple of days!

Anonymous said...

Very cute card Pam! Have fun!

Louise said...

This is so sweet! Love the colors!