Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Dream Scheme

Welcome to this week's Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday Dream Scheme.  This week is another designer's choice so I've decided to share three cards that we recently did in a class at Stampology Chicago.  We created three great cards using the Necktie stencil (LG735), just in time for Father's Day or a birthday for your favorite someone. Here they are:
 For this card, dry emboss the necktie stencil on white cardstock, and again on a decorative stripe. Lightly sand the embossed edges of the tie on the decorative paper and cut out the necktie.   Use a coordinating color marker along the edge of the paper to hide the white cut edge. Mount the cut tie on the white embossed layer, then on to a black mat.  Create a center fold card and add strips of matching decorative paper to each side.  Attach the tie layer to the left side of the card.

 Paste emboss the necktie on tan washi cardstock using Glossy Black Embossing Paste.  With the stencil still in place, use a soft paintbrush to sprinkle Metallic F/X powders (Gold Dust and Moonstone) randomly over the wet paste.  Remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry, buff the extra powder of with a Swifter cloth, and mount on decorative paper.
And finally,  use Translucent Embossing Paste on decorative cardstock with the necktie. Remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry, cut out the tie, edge with a coordinating marker.  Dry emboss the necktie on white cardstock.  Mount the pasted tie on the white tie, then on a small black layer.  Add black "photo corners" and a pearl gem as a tie tack.  Adhere matching paper to the front of card, then use foam mounting tape to add the tie layer. Three easy cards that can be done in a variety of colors and patterns.
Be sure to check out the DREAM it UP! blog for several great ideas from the team, as well as the team member blogs.  It's easy, just click on their names on the left side of my blog.

Happy Creating,


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Your ideas are wonderful, as per usual...that last card with the translucent emb. paste on top of patterned cardstock is a great idea for a class using stencils with decorative papers.

sommrstamping said...

Louise..I love all three of these cards and the fact that you used so many different techniques. Great ideas.

Liz Martin said...

One stencil three ways is my favorite way of teaching. These are great cards and great ideas, especially translucent paste on patterned paper.

Laura Drahozal said...

How funny that we both posted the same stencil this week! I love what you did with it--great ideas!

Pam Hornschu said...

What a fun group of ties! Love the paper-pieced one and the speckled F/X. So cool.