Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils: Skip the Fussy-Cutting, I'll Take Dreamweaver DIES Any Day!

There is nothing that says that you can't go "out on a limb" when playing with Dreamweaver's new dies, so that's exactly what I did for this week's post.

Using the newly released Nesting Ovals, I die cut the largest one, and sponged a blue sky with clouds over the white oval, using the Picasso tool to help create my fluffy clouds. Then I taped the Toucan stencil over the oval, and ink-stenciled the branch and leaves portion only, using small brushes with the Tsukineko Splendor ink pads as my palette, and the Picasso tool to mask off areas to ease in my inking.

Next, I masked off with tape on my clean Toucan stencil the areas that I did not want to paste before taping the stencil over my sky-decorated oval. The Toucan was paste-embossed in Matte Black and set aside to dry.

Meanwhile, I used a brayer to roll ink from my Tsunkineko Kaleidcolor Tahiti inkpad, being careful not to muddy the colors as I rolled the brayer over the ink, and over my white cardstock. I used a pencil to trace the sections of the Toucan that I wanted to paper-piece, and fussy cut these. There is a reason this is called "fussy" takes more time, and is quite tedious, which is a huge reason why Dreamweaver has started to carry DIES that match many of the stencil designs. Since the Toucan is not yet one of these...fussy cutting was the program for this portion of the card.

Once the pasted Toucan was dry, I was able to adhere the various pieces, but my toucan was still looking a bit boring. So...I placed my Herringbone stencil over the top, and added inked color to chosen areas. Much better! I had deliberately created this so that his beak would come over the edge of the die cut oval, making it far more interesting, and drawing your eye outward on the card, encompaasing the added Monstera die cut leaves and a simple sentiment.

By now, I'm sure you are DIE-ing to see what the "B" team has check them out and leave them so love!


Pam Hornschu said...

oh wow! now we need to do a die of the toucan!

Louise said...

Great card Pam!I agree, the pattern over the image makes it! Love the combination of elements too.

sommrstamping said...

PAm I'm so impressed with your card, it's nice to know you took all your Dreamweaver supplies on your trip, LOL

Viki Banaszak said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the new dies.