Thursday, May 24, 2012

Black and White Theme Continues

It's hard to believe that we're already coming up to Memorial Day weekend! Where do the days go??? This month the Dreamweaver Stencils Design Team was given a choice of Graduation themed cards or Black & White with a POP of color. It's been fun to see everyone's ideas and we love that some of you are playing along with us! Don't be shy, just send a picture of your creation to Lynell at and she will post it for you on her blog. You might even win a prize!

This week I've created another card incorporating both themes, a black & white card with a POP of color that would (and will) make a great graduation card. We have several graduation parties coming up and this will be the perfect card (our local colors are red and gold). Here's my card:

This is an easy technique that really catches people's attention.
  • Tape the Globe stencil (LM289) to black cardstock with removable tape
  • Use the paste spreader to apply Glossy White Embossing Paste across the design
  • Remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry
  • Tape the Globe stencil to white cardstock with removable tape
  • Use the paste spreader to apply Glossy Black Embossing Paste across the design
  • Remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry
  • Cut each dry image in half, being careful to cut them as close as possible to the same spot
  • Attach half of a black image and half of a white image together on a small piece of cardstock aligning the design
  • Trim to even the edges
  • Attach a small white mat behind the black side and a small white mat behind the black side
  • Add colored mats (to go with your school colors) behind the image
  • The black panel on the front of the card was embossed with a Big Shot machine and the Angles stencil (LJ807). It's hard to see in the picture, but it rally adds a lot when you see it up close and personal
  • Adhere the black embossed panel on the left side of an A2 size card
  • Attach the globe layer so the cut in the image lines up with the split in the background color
This is a "twofer" card because you have enough pieces to make 2 cards each time you do this!

Be sure to stop over at the rest of the team blogs for more inspiration.

I'm sure some of you heard that The Cottage Stamper in St. Charles closed its doors at the end of April. It is so sad, and they will be dearly missed. Good luck to Nancy, Barb and Liz!
In addition, it was announced that Elaine Benedict (our fabulous Dreamweaver sales rep for WI and IL) is retiring and moving to NC. Good luck Elaine, keep sending us those beautiful design ideas!
I'm happy to tell you that I have been asked to replace Elaine as the Dreamweaver rep in those two states! I'm a little nervous, but excited too because you know I love promoting Dreamweaver Stencils! On that note, here are my upcoming Dreamweaver classes for June:

June 5th - Creative Cuts and Crafts, Elmhurst IL (LL374)
June 19th - Memories and Beyond, Downers Grove IL  (LG743)
June 28th - Creative Cuts and Crafts, Elmhurst IL (Dreamweaver Mirror project)
June 30th - Stampology Chicago, Chicago  IL (Zentangle with LG707)
Call the stores directly to reserve a spot. Hope to see you soon!

Happy Creating,


Sandi said...

cool card with great imagination, hugs

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is a wonderful creation! Especially in light of the NATO conference in Chicago this past week and considering where you are from. LOL!

Pam Hornschu said...

So clever! Love the globe...could be perfect for graduation, or bon voyage, or....
BTW, I'll try to get your classes listed here up on the FB page.

kristi said...

very nice. love the split view

Laura Drahozal said...

So sorry to read about that wonderful store closing! Such a shame. But congratulations on your new position. You will be great. This is a very cool card, too. I like how you flipped the colors!

Marijane said...

Gorgeous card! This is one of my favorite techniques and looks great using the globe stencil. CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen to replace Elaine as the WI and IL rep for Dreamweavers! You will do a fantastic job and I look forward to taking more of your upcoming classes in Elmhurst and Downers Grove.

Lee Kellogg said...

Very nice -- I can never the cut just right to line up two bits. You did it beautifully!

Wendy said...

Fabulous Louise!!! Beautifully done!