Happy Dream Team Thursday!! The Dream Team is continuing with our October Challenge, Mysterious and Magical.
Those of you that follow my blog regularly have probably seen Halloween posts from previous years and have seen how "non" scary my Halloween creations are, far from mysterious and for sure not MAGICAL. HAHA. Those words actually make me chuckle to myself. What I can bring to this challenge is FUN, COLORFUL and CUTE!!!
Over the years I have collected hundreds of stencils and when I went through them all one by one, looking for something a bit off the cuff for me, I came across the ONLY Halloween sentiment I have. How can you use Happy HOWLoween with out a dog in it?? You just can't.
As you can see from the photo below, Dog Words (LG749) is more than a Halloween sentiment stencil, it is everything dog and darling too!!! Dog (LL3029) is darling as well (and did you know that there is a matching steel rule die) . I Zentangled the Dog Stencil on gray card stock tracing my black Copic Microliner with white gel pen. It is a very simple Zentangle but those are my favorite kind.
The background was spritzed with Vivid Green Memory Mist and set aside to dry. If you haven't tried Memory Mists from Dreamweaver Stencils yet, I encourage you to try some. My favorites are the VIVID colors and the Metallic/Iridescent colors. They have such nice coverage and easy to use. Check them out!!!
The sentiment for my card was dry embossed and then heat embossed the fabulously VIVID Orange embossing powder from Stampendous. I love dry embossing with my Big Shot. If you all don't remember how, here is the "sandwich": Multi Tab Platform (that came with your Big Shot, open to TAB 1. Place your Stencil face down on the platform, your card stock over that (don't forget the little spritz of rubbing alcohol), Stamping Dimensions rubber mat, then both acrylic plates over that. I use both plates on the top with keeping in mind that I want the roller in my Big Shot to be as far away from my stencil as possible. Now, turn your handle and pass the "sandwich" through the machine.
One your card stock is embossed, keep you your stencil over the embossed area and stamp an embossing ink on the embossed area of your card stock. Remove your stencil and sprinkle embossing powder over the inked area. Apply heat.