Thursday, June 5, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils: Old, New, Borrowed, Blue...and Maybe a Notepad or Two!

At Dreamweaver Stencils, we love to make our monthly challenges something for everyone, and not so strict that no one wants to play along. This month our challenge is, "Old, New, Borrowed, Blue", with the obvious thought being a wedding theme...but not necessarily. Add an old embellishment or picture. Use a new stencil design or technique. Borrow, or CASE (copy and say everything) another designers project, and obviously, blue. Where will YOUR creative process take you for this month? We'd love to see! And remember, linking your creations with the Inklinkz tool at the end of the team posts, provides you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice! Here's what I've created for this week...

This project covers a couple of different aspects of this month's challenge. It could be a wedding favor, and it is also blue. Super easy steps:

1. Cut tagboard squares slightly larger than the notepad that you wish to cover.
2. Cut velveteen paper 1/2" larger than tagboard squares on length and width.
3. Cut two more squares 1/4" smaller in length and width than tagboard squares.
4. Cut two pieces of the velveteen paper 1" X 3", and one 1 1/2" square piece.
5. Paste-emboss Damask stencil design on the small square piece and one of the strips in Silver Embossing Paste. Set aside to dry.
6. Place larger velveteen paper squares nap down on top of Damask stencil. Apply moderately hot iron over the surface until design is embossed into the  nap. Let cool.
7. Fold and score 1/4" on all sides of these squares. Cut off corners to tagboard lines. Wrap, cover, and adhere.
8. Adhere non pasted strip as the binding edge on both sides of the covers. Roll pasted strip around pencil, trim if necessary, and adhere to the front edge of the bottom of cover. (Note: you can use the silver paste as paint and brush on to cover pencil.)
9. Adhere smaller velveteen squares inside of covers, also covering the binding piece and the seam edge of pencil holder.
10. Mat pasted square with silver cardstock, and adhere to top of cover.
11. Insert notepad, holding in place with black elastic cord.

Here's what our "A" team has been working on this week:


Lyn Bernatovich said...

This is a gorgeous project Pam! So elegant and rich. Love all the little details.

Katia said...

wow your job is super amazing, these is elegant and so beautiful!

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW Pam...this is so amazing and elegant. Love the velvety look and stunning design. You have taken a simple notepad and turned it into a treasure. Curious about where you found velveteen paper...hummmm

sommrstamping said...

WOW this is awesome. I love the elegant look that Damask stencil is one of my. favorites.

Jamie Martin said...

This is beautiful, a great gift for any occasion :)

Lea said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! You know I love me some Damask Stencil! You can send it this way if you don't want to keep it and I'll love it and pet it and call it Pam! Now I'm going to have to buy some velveteen paper; you're such an enabler!

Kristine Reynolds said...

So pretty!

Louise said...

Beautiful, these would great shower favors! Love the embossed velvet!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I agree with Louiseeee, the elegance of the embossed velvet paper is my favorite part of this creation!

Viki Banaszak said...

That would make a wonderful gift. It is so beautiful.