Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dreamweaver May Challenge

Our Dreamweaver Stencils May challenge is to create either black and white cards with a POP of color, or graduation themed cards. We always love it when you play along with us, so please join our challenge for the chance to win some great stencils! Post your creation on the DREAM it UP! blog through the Mr. Linky tool or email a picture of it to Lynell at
It's just like the lottery, you have to play to win!
This week I want to share a sneak peek of one our new designs that will be released this month to our stores. Some people may not think this is a graduation card, but it COULD be, for that special, music-loving graduate you know!

Electric Guitar - LL3028

This card features the new Electric Guitar (LL3028) stencil with Crackle Paste. Here's how you do it:
  • Tape the stencil to white cardstock with removable tape
  • Apply a layer of Matte Yellow Embossing Paste (DMYP) over the stencil using the Paste Spreader (LM2010)
  • Remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry
  • Reposition the clean and dry stencil over the dry yellow paste and tape in place with removable tape
  • Apply a layer of Crackle Embossing Paste (CEP) over the stencil with the paste spreader
  • Remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry
  • Reposition the stencil over the dry paste layers and use small stencil brushes to apply color to the design
  • Remove the stencil and use the left over ink in the brushes to add some color to the background
  • Mount into a great card by adding some "strings" to one side of the card before attaching the guitar to the other side (notice there are 6 strings because most electric guitars have 6 strings!)
  • This one won't get lost in the pile of "regular old graduation cards!"
No graduations coming up? This would also make a great birthday card or even a Father's Day card for that hip dad who still loves his music (or is that a dad that needs a hip....hmmmm!).
There are 12 new designs that will be released this month, so be sure to check with your local stamp store for the other great designs.
I'll be featuring another one of the new designs in my upcoming class at Stampology Chicago on May 19th. We'll be using the beautiful new Stylized Dahlia (LG743) in three different techniques. Here's a peak at one of the cards we'll be doing that day.

Check out the creations from the rest of the team too, just click on their names below.

Happy Creating,


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Love the crackle pasted creations of the newest designs Louise! Great work!

Lee Kellogg said...

Guitar cords are great. Somehow the crackle works well with the guitar.

Liz Martin said...

Great guitar, Louise. The crackles on the neck look like frets and the colors really rock!

Pam Hornschu said...

These are wonderful with the new designs! Yes, I actually did count the strings on the first card. Lol. I love the bright, happy second card with the crackle paste!

scrappybetty said...

I loved the dahlia card. It screams summer and fun.

Laura Drahozal said...

That crackle paste is GREAT on these! How awesome! (Dont'cha just love those new designs?) Wonderful job.

Scrappychick said...

Loving th crackle on both of these and your guitar strings are just too clever!!

Sandi said...

these are so very pretty, hugs

Terrece said...

Love the guitar string look. Your crackle effect is wonderful. I'm going to have to practice with the crackle some more.