Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team Sketch Challenge!!!

Good morning and welcome to Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Scheme Thursday post!!

Today we are challenging you to play along with our sketch challenge!!

Today I completed two cards, using four stencils!!

Here are the stencils used today are Houndstooth, Large Damask, Happy Valentine’s Day and Tolle Heart.



The result…





The third photo shows the metallic sheen that two cards have.  Stampee Crafts Metallic foil, brings your cards to life!!

The supplies that I used today were…

To get started, I dry embossed all of the cardstock that needed to be dry embossed.  I love to emboss my Dreamweaver Stencils with the Vagabond by Sizzix, but all die cutting machines on the market can be used to dry emboss metal stencils.  If the proper formula is used, embossing metal stencils is just as effective as using an embossing folder.

The stacking method that I use with the Vagabond is platform, metal stencil, card stock, Stamping Details Rubber Mat and two acrylic plates. 

Once the card stock was dry embossed, I left the Dreamweaver Stencil in place and started stamping my embossing ink all over the exposed area’s of the stencil.  This process is going to allow embossing powder to stick to the area’s that the embossing ink to sticking too.

The area’s of my card that are dry embossed and then heat set with powder are the Damask background and the Hounds tooth panel.

The focal point of my two cards, Tolle Heart and Happy Valentine's Day were also dry embossed with the Vagabond machine, embossing ink was placed over their exposed area’s and sprinkled with Stampee Crafts Bonding Powder.  I heat set the bonding powder and placed a sheet of Garnet Metallic Foil over each image, placed it in between a folded sheet of copy paper and ran it though a hot laminator, a quilting iron would also work well.  The heat mixed with the pressure heats up the bonding powder, to allow the metallic foil to stick.  After the heating process, peel off the foil and where your bonding powder was applied, foil will stick.  It is important to remove all excess bits of bonding powder.  Some of it you can’t see and then foil will stick there.  It is permanently adhered also.  Scraping it off, doesn’t work!!!

You can may see small areas on my project that I have covered up with white gel pen. 

If you want a bit more information on Stampee Crafts Metallic & Holographic Foils you can see an review that I wrote shortly after Winter 2011 CHA HERE.

Have you ever thought you’d like to join the Dream Team??  Now is your chance.  Dreamweaver Stencils is having a 2012 Design Team call.  Not only are the products you get to work with AMAZING, you will meet some amazing gals that will inspire you every day!!!  I encourage all levels of crafters to apply.  No special skills necessary.  Get all of the information on  how to apply HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please take the time to visit the other members of the team’s blogs.  You will find a blog roll to the right of this post.  Don’t forget to link your creation to Dream It Up, Lynell Harlow’s blog!!  I can’t wait to see your creation!

Have a great day!!!


Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful post, Wendy, as usual! Love the red houndstooth pattern. Great foiling. (Never thought of using a quilting iron! Cool.!) You clever girl. Hmmm, maybe you would allow the teaching team to offer this as a possible upcoming class?

Louise said...

Just beautiful Wendy! I thought for sure it was red paste, great work with the foils!

kristi said...

Love the take on Valentine's Day early. It is always great to see your creations and great sketch!

sommrstamping said...

WOW Wendy great idea, and great sketch. I love the foil I haven't really played with it yet because i'm still looking for my laminator in the garage. I might have a few days during the THanksgiving break to look for it though then I'm going to try it. Thanks for your great inspiration. I really love your cards.

Terrece said...

Really pretty. Love the effect you created with the Herringbone strip. Always love your cards!!

Anonymous said...

These are amazing! I love the way you did two different cards Wendy, these are fabulous!

Laura Drahozal said...

Oh Wendy! These are fatastic Valentine's cards. I, too, initally thought it was red paste. Good work! Also, did you notice how great your sketch looked on everyone's cards? Nice sketching, friend!