Welcome to Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday Tutorial and Giveaway. It's my turn to share my love for Dreamweaver Stencils and Dies, and to offer a FUN way too receive the stencil of your choice!! All you will need to do get the stencil of your dreams is to comment on this blog post and PROMISE you will play along with Dreamweaver Stencil monthly challenges.
Those that know me will concur that I am a procrastinator. I put things off to the last minute. I forgot important things, even when their written down on my calendar. For the reasons listed is why all of my blog posts include words like simple, easy, "Quicky".
In true Wendy Jordan fashion here is a tutorial on how to use Dreamweaver Stencils and Dies to create pretty cards simply, easily and quickly.
Dreamweaver Stencils monthly challenge kicks of today with a Mysterious and Magical theme. The supplies I used are
- Dreamweaver Leafless Tree Die (DX7020)
- Dreamweaver Stencils Metallic FX, Amber Glow, Eye of the Tiger and Goldfinch.
- Dreamweaver Stencils Memory Mists, Copper (MM27)
- Embossing Ink
- Stencil Brush/Sponge Dauber
- Sentiment from Quietfire Designs, To Give Thanks
Start by cutting the Leafless Tree Die with your die cutting machine. Dreamweaver Stencils new dies are made of thin steel and are compatible with all die cutting machines on the market.
The tree die cut cardstock will act as a mask. Place the tree mask in the desired area of a dark color of card stock, in my case I am using black. With your mask in place directly apply embossing ink onto the dark card stock with complete coverage, over the mask. Remove the mask. You should be able to see where the tree was. Using Metallic FX, a Mica Powder, apply over the embossing ink with a stencil brush. The technique used to apply the Metallix FX is up to you. You can stipple the powder with direct "plotting" or you can brush it on. It is important to cover the entire panel of your black card stock. You can see that were the mask was, Metallic FX isn't sticking.
The original die cut/mask was used to create the second card stock panel.
Place your mask on another piece of dark card stock and spritz with Dreamweaver Stencils Memory Mists (spray into a box or protect the area in which you're spraying).
In the comparison photo you can see how the two products each create a beautiful shimmery background.
A closer look at the Copper Memory Mist on the Dreamweaver Stencil Leafless Tree Die Cut.
My craft room has amazing natural light, unfortunately, I can't always get the best photos. I was hoping you can see the beautiful shimmer the two products give.
Finished...Simple, Easy and Quick!
Please take the time to join the Dreamweaver Stencil Dream Team by playing along with the Mysterious and Magical October Challenge. All of the details can be found at the Dream It Up Blog. You will find links to all of the Dream Team Members blogs with Challenge Inspiration!! Also join us on Facebook, Dreamweaver Stencils. Feel free to check out my own blog, Paper Therapy.