Thursday, February 26, 2015

Frilly and Fabulous Week 4!

Break out the frou frou! For the month of February, the Dream Team are going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•tagé products from Stampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendousproduct in your work of heart.

I just love how beautifully the Dreamweaver and Stampendous products go together, it's like they were made for each other! My card this week is a blend of Dreamweaver stencils, Fran•tagé products, Stampendous stamps, and, of course, a beautiful ribbon from May Arts.  Here's what I've been playing with:




This card has several steps, but was fairly easy to create. Just follow these simple steps:

  • Paste emboss the Long stem iris stencil (LL374) on acetate using Glossy White Embossing Paste, let dry thoroughly. This takes quite a bit longer on acetate, so I tend to do that part ahead of time and just keep a stash of pasted images for a quick card.
  • After the pasted image is dry, place the stencil back over the dry paste and use alcohol inks or markers to color the Glossy White paste (I used COPICs).
  • Cut the Iris out of the acetate and set aside.
  • Place the Iris stencil on a piece of white cardstock, tape in place with some removable tape.
  • Use a black Micron pen (I used an 01) to outline the openings of the stencil.
  • Remove the stencil and color the image with COPICs or markers that match the acetate image.
  • Airbrush or spritz a little green ink in the lower part of the design.
  • Stamp a saying in the upper right (I used a saying from the Thoughtful Wishes set (SSC1158)).
  • Sprinkle some Stampendous Golden Sand embossing powder along the lower edge of the design, heat from below to melt it and sprinkle some taupe Color fragements on the warm powder, heat again from underneath to set those in place.
  • Mount the white piece to a green mat, tie a beautiful bow off to the right side.
  • Emboss a piece of lavendar cardstock, using LX7025 Crusade Bkgd, by running it through your die cut machine (remember, big platform, stencil face down, cardstock, rubber embossing mat, two cutting plates)
  • Attach the embossed cardstock to a white card, add the Iris layer.
  • Cut some small pieces of foam tape to place on the back of the Iris on the acetate, and adhere along the left edge of the embellished layer.
The finished product has so much dimension and texture. I wish you could see it in person! Here's one last peak...


For more frilly fun, visit the "B" team: 

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Frilly and Fabulous Week 3!

Break out the frou frou! For the month of February, the Dream Team are going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•tagé products fromStampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendousproduct in your work of heart.

Mine aren't exactly "frilly" this week, but I think they are "Fabulous"!  When I first saw the new Frigate stencil (LG763), I thought,  "What in the world am I going to do with that!" But when given a challenge of something outside my comfort zone, I like to think I can create something presentable!  I had so much fun designing my sample card for Dreamweaver, I decided to create a whole class using the Frigate! I'll be teaching it at Memories and Beyond in Downers Grove, IL on Tuesday, March 3rd, click here for the details. Here's what I've been playing with:

LG763 Frigate stencil, Glossy Black Embossing Paste on white cardstock, let dry, cut out bottom edge
LX7029 Spiral dots, stenciled with blue inks using a stencil brush, on white cardstock
May Arts braided twine tied in sailor's knots
While it's not very "frilly", I like how the background and ship look together. The knots really added the finishing touch to the card.
So then I decided to design a 3 card class around this stencil. Here are the cards we'll be creating on the 3rd:
Stenciled using Memento Inks and stencil brushes
LL332 Picasso was used to create the "clouds"

Gold Leaf Technique using Metallic Gold Embossing Paste as the base

Matte Black Embossing Paste with Metallic F/X Powders
For more frilly fun, visit the "A" team:



Happy Creating,

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Frilly and Fabulous Week 2!

Break out the frou frou! For the month of February, the Dream Team are going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•tagé products fromStampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous product in your work of heart.

This week I've been playing with a 6" x 6" canvas. After putting a light coat of some different pink acrylic paints, I started with the large flourish and it just kind of "evolved" from there! I really like how it turned out and hope you do too.


LJ896 - Large flourish, Regular Embossing Paste with Stampendous aged silver and shabby pink embossing enamels, heat set
 LL3017 -Cameo, Glossy Black Embossing Paste on music paper, cut out
LL3031 -Shasta flower, outlined on pink paper with a Micron pen, cut out, shaped, yellow glitter in the centers
LL3041 - Nest, Sludge paste, let dry, glue on eggs with Stampendous Sky blue glitter embossing powder, brown ink in background
DX7020 Leafless tree die, DM2001 Petite fern die






For more frilly fun, visit the "B" team: 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Frilly and Fabulous Week 1!

Break out the frou frou! For the month of February, the Dream Team are going Frilly and Fabulous! Vintage, retro, or modern, adding extra charm with fun Fran•tagé products fromStampendous, ribbons and lace from May Arts, buttons, crystals, charms, or even creating your own dimensional decor! A snippet or a pile, whatever your creative heart desires! Remember to link your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice! Bonus points for using Dreamweaver and/or Stampendousproduct in your work of heart.

Here's what I've been playing with:

LX7028 I Beams background, Regular Embossing Paste with Stampendous shabby pink embossing enamel, heated
LM121 Butterfly , a "sludge" of various glossy embossing pastes, dried, cut out, edged with ink
LX7010 Flower quatrefoil, dry embossed, stenciled with color, cut out and two flowers layered

The beautiful pink and green ribbons are from May Arts, the pearls are from my stash,
and the torn book pages are from an old book, edged with ink


For more frilly fun, visit the "A" team:



Happy Creating,

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Happy Birthday Week 5!

Yup, that's right, January has 5 Thursdays! That means you get an extra bonus set of Birthday ideas from our Dreamweaver Design Team! We'd love for you to play along with us, and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...and remember, using Dreamweaver products gets you bonus points towards an extra stencil!
I'm back in Cincinnati this week playing with my grandkids, but here's what I created for my birthday wish this week:

Chunky Art Tools - LG761, Splats - LJ801, happy birthday - LM248

This would be a great card for a child, or your artistic friends! It's easy to make too! 
  • Paste emboss the NEW Chunky Art Tools (LG761) stencil with Regular Embossing Paste, let dry
  • Put your clean, dry stencil back over the dry paste and add color using  small stencil brushes and inks (I used Memento)
  • Cut out the paint brush, mount on black and cut out again
  • Dry emboss the Splats (LJ801) stencil on white cardstock
  • Leave the stencil in place and add color with stencil brushes
  • Place the happy birthday (LM248) stencil on white cardstock and ink with red ink, add a few splats too!
  • Mount the happy birthday and Splats on a black mat
  • Assemble into a fun, colorful card!

More birthday inspirations are coming your way from both our "A" and "B" teams:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy Birthday! Week 4

Welcome to the birth of a new year...2015 to be precise! In honor of that, we've decided that our monthly challenge for January will be Birthday Wishes. We'd love for you to play along with us, and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...and remember, using Dreamweaver products gets you bonus points towards an extra stencil! Remember, Dreamweaver Stencils is now a part of Stampendous! Click here to read all about it!

Here's my birthday wish for this week using the fun new Fairy (LG762) stencil:

Paste emboss the Fairy stencil with Regular Embossing Paste, remove stencil
Sprinkle the wings with clear glitter, pressing it VERY gently into the wet paste
Let the paste dry, clean your stencil
Do the same for the "Make a Wish" portion of LG704 Birthday words stencil,
no glitter, just let it dry
Place the clean dry stencil back on the Fairy and use stencil brushes to add color,
the Picasso stencil (LL332) is essential when doing details!
(I used Distress inks - tattered rose, worn lipstick, antique linen)
Color the Make a Wish also

I wish I had left the words white and sprinkled them with glitter, but oh well, next time
To make them a little sparkly I went over the words with a Stardust pen 

I added Stardust pen to the "skin" of my Fairy too!
Of course, more birthday inspirations coming your way from our "B" team:
 
Louise Healy

Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Week 3!

Welcome to our Birthday celebration for the year 2015! In honor of that, we've decided that our monthly challenge for January will be Birthday Wishes. We'd love for you to play along with us, and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...and remember, using Dreamweaver products gets you bonus points towards an extra stencil!

My creation this week didn't turn out how I had first envisioned it, but I really like it. I meant for it to have a more Spring-time feel, because we could use a little Spring here in northern IL! Here's my birthday wish for this week:

LX7014 Daisy background - dry embossed on glossy cardstock, colored with Color Solutions Alcohol Inks
LL548 Daisies - paste embossed with Glossy Black, FX Powders sprinkled on then heated, outlined with a fine tip Sharpie

LG704 Birthday words stenciled with black ink
Of course, more birthday inspirations coming your way from our "A" team:



Happy Creating,
Louise