Thursday, January 9, 2014

Clean and Simple (CAS)

It seems like everyone always pledges at the New Year to simplify life and lose weight. Well we decided we would make that our Dreamweaver Stencils challenge for the month of January - create Clean and Simple (CAS) cards with not too much froo froo (you know, all those extras we always think a card needs). It is also CHA weekend this weekend, so we are sharing some of the latest designs from Dreamweaver too! CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 10 NEW STENCILS!!
Each week this month I will be posting with the new release stencils, and by the end of the month with the new DIE CUTS! Yes, that's right Dreamweaver has added more die cuts. CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM!
This week I used two of the new stencils to create a modified Zentangle card, we call them "sten-tangled" because we use another stencil to make our design. Confused yet?  It's obvious once you see it:

LL3037 - Zen Butterfly with overlay
LX7025 - Crusade
Isn't the new Zen Butterfly (LL3037) gorgeous!! It is especially striking with the new Crusade background (LX7025) as an overlay to create that Zentangled look! It was like they were made for each other.

This is very easy.

  • Dry emboss the butterfly stencil on white cardstock that is slightly larger than the stencil (so you get the outside border when you emboss it)
  • Carefully turn the embossed image over to the front leaving the butterfly stencil in place
  • Overlay the Crusade stencil so the design is symetrical, tape in place with removable tape
  • Use a Black Micron pen (01) to trace the openings of the Crusade stencil
  • Remove the overlay and outline the butterfly openings
  • Remove the butterfly stencil and use a Black Micron 005 to add little lines to each opening and to fill in the body and antennae
  • Lay the crusade  stencil on white cardstock and use a Micron 01 to trace a strip of the design
  • Trim all the piece to fit your card, layering the butterfly and strip on black mats
  • Place the strip down the far left side of the card, use foam tape to apply the butterfly
  • Embellish with some small black gems
Be sure to go to the other team blogs to see how they have used the new designs!

Happy Creating,


Cherylynn said...

Very creative and very stunning Louise! I so love all your creations.

Amante del Papel said...

love your card, I thinks that is amazing, looks so elegant!

joy said...

Whoa! What a creation. I am so very impressed. Thank you for the detailed instructions. This is creativity at it's best!!

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful card...the butterfly matching your embellishment is wonderful!

Vicki Sopcak said...

Louise very creative and CAS card. I cannot wait to get my hands on the new stencils!

Heidi Erickson said...

This is very neat! I love the zentangle look with the background stencil.