Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Challenge

 It's the very merry month of May now, and the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team are playing with a new challenge, and we're hoping that YOU will play along! All of this month, we'll be creating for graduations and/or using black and white with a pop of color. May and June are typically the time for grads in the US, but to keep things even more interesting, you can choose to play with our colorway challenge instead.
Obviously, to play along with us, you do not have to have a complicated creation, so pull out your supplies and have some fun! Link your creation to the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics of your creation to  We love to post your submissions on the blog as well as the Facebook page. Even more, we love to provide you the opportunity to win one of two sets of two stencils by playing along. You have all of May to link as many creations as you'd like! must be from the US or Canada.

This week I decided to combine all the parts of the challenge and create a black and white graduation card with a POP of color. Hope you enjoy it!

The steps for creating this are:
  • Tape the tassel stencil (LJ814 - I know, I know, it's retired, but you might still be able to find it somewhere!) to white linen cardstock, masking off the border and the two larger tassels
  • Apply Glossy Black Embossing Paste with the paste spreader (LM2010)
  • Remove and clean the stencil, let paste dry
  • Tape the Celebrate script stencil (LS90) to white linen cardstock
  • Apply Glossy Black Embossing Paste with the paste spreader (LM2010)
  • Remove and clean the stencil, let paste dry
  • Emboss Mosaic swirls stencil (LJ901) on white cardstock
  • Layer the white pieces on black
  • Add a couple of red brads (or whatever the colors of the school are)
  • Ta Da! a simple, fun Graduation card!
Be sure to stop over at the other team member blogs to see their new May creations!

Happy Creating,


Sandi said...

very classy, I love black and white
and that tiny touch of color is perfect. hugs

sommrstamping said...

Louise I love that you used both challenges to create this vey elegant card. Great work.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Louise...I had forgotten about that tassel stencil, using it for a grad card is genius. And yes...definitely kindred spirits. LOL!

Marijane said...

Great Graduation card! The colors are striking and perfect to honor the new "grad." Best of all... it would be suitable for either a girl or boy. Good job!

Liz Martin said...

Perfect combination of stencils, black/white/pop of color and graduation theme. LOVE the card!

Laura Drahozal said...

You do black and white very well, Louise. Good job!

Wendy said...

The tassle is perfect!!! Great card Louise!!

Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

GREAT graduation card and love the use of black and white...great job

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the mosaic swirls in white on white! Beautiful, clean design for a grad card!

rose s. said...

the tassle is perfect for graduation - too bad it's retired. great card and the background tile stencil and pop of colour really add to it.