Thursday, May 14, 2015

Dreamweaver Thursday at Stampendous

Continuing our tradition of posting Dreamweaver Stencil ideas every Thursday, I 'm sharing a card we did recently in a class I taught. It uses the beautiful Bearded Iris stencil (LL516) from Dreamweaver at Stampendous, and the Letterpress technique.

Bearded Iris stencil (LL516) and the Cling Filigree stamp set (CRS5073)
Letterpress Technique:
  • Place the stencil face down on a clean paper towel
  • Pat an ink pad all over the stencil (I used Brilliance Orchid on this) until you have a nice coat of ink
  • Carefully place the stencil ink side up on the large platform of your die cut machine
  • Place your cardstock over the inked stencil, then a Rubber Embossing Mat, and two cutting plates
  • Run through the machine to press the ink off the stencil and onto the cardstock and emboss your image at the same time
  • Stamp the filigree design on the edges of the card and place the Iris in the center
  • You can do this with ink sprays too, just be sure to use a spray box to contain the mist

It just so happens that the beautiful Cling Filigree Stamp Set I used on the edges is part of the prize package for this week's Stampendous - Clear Scraps Blog Hop. 
This week we are playing with some fantastic products from our friends at Clear Scraps and excited to share our finished projects. You can image how much fun it is to have a clean canvas to start with but when you use Clear Scraps it’s a see-through canvas!
Our friends at Clear Scraps take pride in new product inventions with the best interactive albums and the best innovative designs.  In addition to their own fantastic and innovative products, Clear Scraps sells a huge selection of Stampendous products as they travel the nation visiting various consumer shows like Scrapbook Expos and others.
Clearly we have prizes!!! We have three prize packages up for grabs each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents! Comment on our blog and each designer’s blog of the day throughout this week of our hop and the winners will be announced Monday, May 18th. Official Rules apply for Stampendous prizes. Please let us know where you live. As you know, prize winners have to be US residents EXCEPT….
Aussie Fans – Look HERE!An exciting treat for our fans “down under”!!
The Stencil Specialists , one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US fans!!
How completely exciting and generous! Plus, they’re stocking way more than stencils from Stampendous now!
For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering:
A Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould,  A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems.  WOW… Now there’s a prize package! Comment each day on the Stampendous and participating designer blogs and be sure to include in your comment which area of Australia you live in! We’ll announce the winner the following week!
Enjoy more great creations over at these team member blogs:

Dreamweaver Thursday:
Louise Healy

Stampendous - Clear Scraps:

Happy Creating,


Lyn Bernatovich said...

Lovely card Louise! Letterpress technique is a favorite.

Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful bright card, Louise! Way to cover the bases in your post.

Judy said...

What a very pretty card! Love the bright pink color and the lovely scroll designs. Thanks for sharing with us.

Cindy Groh said...

This is lovely. Do you find pigment ink works better then dye ink for this technique.

Viki Banaszak said...

This card really pops with that color! It's beautiful!

Louise said...

I like working with pigment because they are wetter and go down faster, but I like dye sprays for this technique too. I love the shimmer Brilliance Inks have so I tend to use them a lot!

Jan Garber said...

Beautiful color, and thank you explaining this technique. Only a little intimidated now! LOL!

Maggie Haroldson said...

What a beautiful card, Louise. This inspires me to use the letterpress technique more often and also to dust off my Brilliance inks.

Jean said...

Wow - so pretty!