Thursday, October 3, 2013

Paper Craft Planet Thursday Tutorial for Dreamweaver Stencils

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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

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.

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Jade said...

Love this, Wendy! I can't wait to try this.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is so striking. Love how the out-take tree done in the splatters is so defined and the background so soft. Gorgeous! and love the step outs in your tutorial, those really help.

Louise said...

Wendy this is fabulous! I love your colors and the combo of the two techniques, just wonderful!

Lea said...

Wendy, this is STUNNING! I love it! You've used my favorite die, too! I'm going to have to CASE this! Just sayin'!

Jan Castle said...

Your project is amazing...would love to see it in person! Very spooky looking and I can imagine all the shimmer! Thanks for sharing how you made it.

Pam Hornschu said...

I love how you've created that background, and the spotlight version in the front panel! Thanks so much for covering the PCP tut!

Vicki Sopcak said...

Your card is awesome!!! The colors give it a mystical feel. Thank you for the step by step tutorial.

Vicki Sopcak said...

The colors you used are very mystical. Awesome card and step by step instructions, gives me inspiration!!!

Vicki Sopcak said...

Your card is awesome and I really like the step by step tutorial on how you made the card was very informative. The background color combination is spot on....Great Job!!!

Alison said...

This is totally stunning. Thank you so much for such a beautiful tutorial.

Bajalizzy said...

super card - love the sentiment and the technique - thanks for sharing