Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dreamweaver Stencils Father’s Day Sketch Challenge!!

Good morning!!! 

Today Deborah March has brought us a FUN sketch to use for our Father’s Day themed cards. 

Making masculine cards with Dreamweaver Stencils has never been easier.  Dreamweaver has a lot of choices for male themes. 

The background that I chose for my card today is such a versatile stencil, it can be used for any occasion.


I started with LJ849, Bare Trees and a piece of gold aluminum.  I embossed the aluminum in a die cutting machine, using the same method that is used when embossing paper.  Once embossed, I simply sanded the raised top .

The Gold Leafing technique is so fun with such fabulous results.  I pasted embossed LM 2003, Fishing Fly with Gold Embossing Paste.  Once dry, I replaced the stencil over the dry paste and applied Palette Glue Pad to the entire surface.  Using my heat tool, I applied heat to the glue until it became tacky enough to stick to my finger.  I then placed gold leafing over the surface and whisked away all the precious gold pieces. 

Here is the sketch by Deborah…

Sketch 7 Fathers Day June 16 by Deborah

We would love for you to play along with our sketch this week.  Make a card using Dreamweaver Stencils and Deborah’s sketch and post it over at Dream It Up, Lynell Harlow’s blog.

Please take a look at the other Dreamweaver Stencil Design Team’s posts today.  They are all fabulous designers and will all of a different take of the same sketch!  You can find  a list of their blogs to the right of this post! 

Have a great Thursday!!!


sommrstamping said...

Really love this card Pam. I like the metal and gold leafing.

Deborah March said...

Oh my GOODNESS GRACIOUS!! This is SPECTACULAR Wendy!! LOVING that foil embossing! What machine are you using? What's your sandwich recipe? Love it love it LOVE IT!!

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Louise said...

Wonderful card Wendy! Great job with the metal.

Lee Kellogg said...

Nice card!

Liz Martin said...

You're right about the versatility of the bare tree stencil, and embossing it on metal gives it a very masculine fee. It's beautiful! Always look forward to seeing your work.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I like that you did metal while you were thinking of us doing metal...hehehe! It is a fabulous cared with that fishing fly too! Very nicely done WEndy girl!

Pam Hornschu said...

Gorgeous! Don't you just love how simple it is to run the metal through the Big Shot and sand off the top? Looks soooo amazing!

Laura Drahozal said...

Unbelievably gorgeous! I am so impressed! Great work. I wish you had come to Chicago--we would have had a blast.