Thursday, March 27, 2014

March Madness Final Week!

Well March came in like a lion and it's going out like one too! I thought it was supposed to go out like a lamb, someone forgot to tell Mother Nature! I feel like I WILL go mad if it doesn't warm up soon. Tomorrow is my daughter's first golf match of the spring season...if they can get a tee in the ground!
The project I'm sharing with you this week for the final Dreamweaver Stencils March Madness Anything Goes theme just kind of came to me as I was trying to come up with ideas for samples using the new Dreamweaver Die Cuts.  I had shared my class samples using the new Sailboat stencil (LG755) with you back in February, and I had a couple of extra images left over from the letterpress technique that I had decided not to use for the class, so I decided to use the new Nesting Frames dies (DD001) to create a layered sailboat image and really give it dimension. Here's how it went:
Start with a Letterpress image of the Sailboat stencil . To get that, spray the back of the stencil with Memories Mists inks, I used two shades of blue, and carefully move the stencil to a paper towel on the thick platform of your die cut machine. Place a piece of white paper over the ink, then your rubber embossing mat, and two cutting plates. Run it through the machine and this is what you get!
Place a piece of removable tape face up and line the three smallest frames over the tape, cutting edge up
Carefully pick up the taped dies and place them over the image where you want them, cutting side down, Press the tape
down lightly to prevent the dies from moving during cutting
Sandwich the die and image between two cutting plates, cutting edges up (you won't see the die, just the back of your image) and run it through your die cut machine
Now your layers have been cut into frames
Trim along the edge of the Sailboat design, edge with a dark blue marker, and mount that to a piece of white cardstock that is slightly larger then the trimmed image using double sided adhesive, be sure to put adhesive around the inner edges of the frame openings so this layer stays flat all the way around
Apply one layer of foam tape to the largest frame, two layers to the middle frame, and three layers to the center layer
Go around the edge of each layer with a blue marker, then assemble them back where they belong.  Add them to a matching card embellished with some May Arts white rik rak and you have a beautiful, dimensional card!

I hope you enjoyed being "mad" with me this month, it has been a lot of fun! Thanks to everyone who has been playing along with us over at the DREAM it UP! blog, your creations have been wonderful.

Now check out the rest of the team's craziness....oops, creations!

Happy Creating,


scrappybetty said...

Love the card.

LynB said...

Great layering technique Louise! Love this stencil too.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

One of the many things I love about this creation is the tracing around each die cut piece with a blue marker. Very very cool idea...genius!

Pam Hornschu said...

Such a clever project! I love that you only had to use one panel to get all of this great dimension!

Amante del Papel said...

Fantastic card, is really beautiful!

Leanne said...

Beautifully done!

Katie said...

Really neat effect!! My local stamp store sells dreamweaver stencils and my friend just got this sailboat, I will have to show her your creation! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Sandi Lou said...

Thanks for the tip to spray the ink on the back of the stencil. That technique is new to me so I must get in some practice. Thanks!

snazzyjj said...

Love the depth and movement in this card.