Thursday, January 9, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils: Get Ready for New Toys!

Welcome to Dreamweaver's CHA Release Week! This week and next the Dream Teams will be posting sneak peeks of our newest designs...STENCILS AND DIES! The teams have had so much fun stretching their creativity to show you the most inspiring ways to use these new products. If you just can't stand to wait until your local stores get these in, you can order online from Stencil with Style!

 Since we are also trying our best to stick with the challenge for this month, "Losing the Weight: AKA Clean and Simple", we're trying to stick with simple techniques for these posts. Not so easy as when you have new toys, you really want to go all out!

My card features the new Crusade Background, designed by Wayne Harlow as a Zentangle background, and officially recognized as such by the Zentangle Certification people. The other stencil that I used is the new Floral with Dots. One of those perfect for any occasion unique designs that Wayne does so well for us at Dreamweaver.

Yes, this is a simple card to create. All you do is grab a bottle of Memories Mists (I used Lavender Tea  color), get a cardboard box that will catch overspray (my favorites are the ones from Costco that are pretty much three-sided). Spray the mist over the top of both stencils. Place your cardstock panels on top, and press with your fingertips until the ink has transferred (it helps to wear gloves or use a paper towel to press as the ink will let the world know what you've been up to...including your hubby who thought you were spending the day doing laundry).  Mat your panels with a coordinating cardstock, and you're finished. I went just one step further. I cut a piece of white Faux Linen May Arts ribbon, and using the same technique as the card, transferred the pattern to the ribbon. The ink did bleed out on this, but the effect is almost like tie-dye.

Now, leave me some nice thoughts before heading off to visit the team members that are posting today:

Heidi Erickson
and special guest designer this week:
Jenn Dove


Louise said...

Another beautiful creation! You must never sleep!

Katia said...

this is my favorite card! from this blog hop!!!!

joy said...

This is cool! I can see the pattern in the ribbon and think it is a fabulous card!

Jan Castle said...

Pretty in purple! Great card Pam!

Heidi Erickson said...

I love the letterpress technique on the ribbon too. I never thought to do that, but it does look cool!

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card!