Be sure to see all the Divas today, September 30th, with their "Thank You" cards to Dreamweaver Stencils. I appreciated everything they did for us, from providing generous prize packages to sending the four Divas of Die Cut Divas stencils and materials to work with. I couldn't help but go to my local stamp shop (The Stamp Art Shoppe) and purchase some more.
Here's my "Thank you" card to Dreamweaver Stencils:
I used Pine Trees LL570 stencil with Dreamweaver Stencil White Paste, colored with Copics and then cut individual trees out to use as embellishments.
Dreamweaver Stencils Pine Trees LL570
Dreamweaver Embossing Paste
Hero Arts Big Ticket CL544
Hero Arts Ticket Frame D1001
What's going on over at Die Cut Divas? A little bit of Christmas? Enter the challenge - CELEBRATE here.
I tend to like bright colors and shapes that are rounded, rather than square, though I do create in the square, so to speak. I used the white matte embossing paste and F/X mica powders from Dreamweaver Stencils. I left some of the glittery powder in the grooves and took it out of others. I brightened the berries with some Copic R29. A tassle by JudiKins adorns the side of the card. Simple but elegant.
This is truly a beautiful design that can be used in so many different ways. Just a portion of the stencil is used here in matte black embossing paste - almost a shadow on the paper. A striking difference, yes!
Be sure to visit Die Cut Divas because it's ALL PAULA! Her card will simply WOW you!
I will show you a Weight Management flip bound notebook I made recently though. I used a Saturated Canary freebie on the front with the Dreamweaver Stencil sponged in on the background and a similar sponging on the back with a fence and flowers from my friend, Dawn. The notebook covers are from tissue boxes that my co-workers save for me.
The Guts of it all
I used a CINCH I purchased at Hobby Lobby to do the binding. I really LOVE it. I had a coupon and had to have it.
Lynell Harlow owns Dreamweaver Stencils and is our guest sponsor this month. Let me tell you that she brings so much to her classes, her experience, patience (she had to have a lot of that with me in her class), products and teaching. If you ever have a chance to take a class with Lynell, GO FOR IT! Visit Die Cut Divas and get to know Lynell!
I love this dog. He is so cute. Lynell showed us how to use her fantastic embossing paste as a foundation to build upon. The wonderful paper makes this guy so adorable and he's got me hooked.
Sponsor of Die Cut Divas for August 2013 - Dreamweaver Stencils
An interview with the owner of Dreamweaver Stencils, Lynell Harlow is featured on Die Cut Divas today! I'm featuring one question here. What is one of your favourite products that you carry & why? I think the embossing pastes are wonderful for adding dimension on dark colored papers and the Metallic F/X mica powders complement the pastes.
A list of Lynell's books and DVDs is included below.
If you ever have a chance to take a class with Lynell, don't hesitate. You will be happy you did. Lots of good information and products packed into her classes. I believe she'll be in the U.K. in September.
Here is my example of using paste from Lynell's line and reading Zentangle 6 featuring Lynell's stencils. It's a Stentangle kind of thing. I loved doing this card as a combo of using embossing paste and a flourish of zentangles.
Of course, I have a recycled item on my card - guess? The gold panel is a left-over piece of Xmas wrapping paper!
Explanation of panels - Right panel -Coral
Middle panel - Ribbon Bow (what looks like a flower), Fan Border to the lower left (look like teeth to me), overlapping Rectangles upper right & under that is a Frond and what I call bubbles.
I have been crafting like crazy, coloring and die-cutting and paste embossing, but I can't show you everything at once, now can I? Crafting with Dreamweaver Stencils is fun and exciting.
Dreamweaver Stencils is offering a 20 % discount so use code SWS20 when checking out at Stencil with Style.
Ok, a couple peeks at what I've been doing.
I've gotten into an Autumn mood with Autumn colors leaves, pumpkins and scarecrows.
Dreamweaver Stencils background Stencil used with a 1995 Hero Arts stamp makes my October. LG616
Close-up of the pattern behind the scarecrow. I rouged my Ranger inks into the stencil on patterned paper for a windy feel. He looks like he's been working a long time out there in the swirling leaves.
Dreamweaver background Stencil LG 616
The "thanks" is a die cut from the Cuttlebug Provo Craft Olivia set. I dabbed some of the wonderful Gold Embossing Paste onto the die-cut. I like the way it turned out. I didn't want the beauty of the leaves to be covered up so left it pretty CAS.
Dreamweaver die-cut Leafless Tree used with a 1995 Hero Arts stamp DX 7020
I think my little ghosts are pretty scary - they're hand drawn so they should be. You see there is not drawing talent here. A lot of little stamps that I've had for 20 years (no names on these) also decorate this card.
Be sure to enter our Die Cut DIvas' September contest! A prize package each week to the lucky winner.
What a nice prize this would be! I am sure it would make a beautiful Christmas card and can imagine using the traditional reds and greens for this. (I don't usually do traditional colors for Christmas). Thanks for the chance!!
I know you will enjoy this cling stamp. If you can send me a Flickr email to Clarians Hawk * Arlene, with your full name and address, I will mail your stamp out to you.
Cindy, you will love your DREAMWEAVER STENCILS and die. As you can see, this is one fun set. You will have so much fun using these.
I've used the two stencils (one of the sentiments) and the die in a class given by Lynell Harlow. I was temped to purchase them, (didn't) but I might. You can see the instructions on my post here for the card below.
Congratulations again. And don't worry, there will be more chances to win prizes on the Die Cut Divas' challenge blog. My LSS has given me a few things to give away as prizes. Since I am sending out all the Dreamweaver packages, I may have to wait to offer up more "Leave a post" contests until October.
I've been storing my dies on pages of magnetic strips. I'm thinking of keeping my small dies on these, but have changed storing my larger dies and stencils now.
First I bought some art boards (painted wooden pieces of art bought at Big Lots cheap)
I had in mind covering the boards with a magnetic sheet (see below)
Then I put dies on one board
Then I made another board for more dies.
I hung the two boards up after moving my shelving unit from that wall to the side.
Better photos below of two boards.
The third board I made is on the right side below with all my Dreamweaver Stencils. If you use something like this for your Dreamweaver Stencils, be sure to take the stencil off without bending the stencil. Think of it having one side as a hinge. Take it off as you would after stenciling with embossing paste.