Monday, June 9, 2014

IMAGINE Crafts & Dreamweaver Stencils Endless Possibilities Blog Hop


This week IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils are featuring a Blog Hop showcasing our fabulous products and providing some inspiration for you to get creative!  Be sure to leave your comments on each artist's post that you visit for your chance to win a fabulous prize that includes IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver products.  Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June15th.

 


Our store, Art 'n Soul, has always featured Dreamweaver Stencils. In fact, Lynell Harlow, owner of Dreamweaver Stencils, has visited and taught at our store many times, as recently as last August. So, I was very excited to learn that IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils were going to feature an "Endless Possibilities" Blog Hop this week.


by Debbie Gaetz
Artist-in-Residence for IMAGINE Crafts
The Gingko Bilboa stencil has always been one of my favorites from Dreamweaver Stencils. Combine that with my favorite inks from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko, I was in stencil heaven.

SUPPLIES USED:
  • DREAMWEAVER STENCILS:  Tile (LG 609); Gingko Bough (LJ 893)
  • IMAGINE CRAFTS/TSUKINEKO:  Memento Luxe Mixed Media Ink in Pear Tart and Pistachio; Delicata Pigment Ink in Golden Glitz; Radiant Neon Pigment Ink in Electric Blue; VersaFine Ink in Majestic Blue; Fireworks! in Danube Blue; Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold; irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Morocco; Ink Blushers
  • Conqueror 118# card stock in White Diamond; Mirrircard card stock in Blue from The Paper Cut
  • HANKO DESIGNS:  Omedeto - Congratulations word stamp (HG 194)
  • Miscellaneous:  Glitter Blue/Gold Glitter Stickers from Elizabeth Craft Designs (7010); wood veneer bird die cut from Studio Calico; Big Shot Die Cutting & Embossing Machine by Sizzix



  • Secure the Tiles stencil (LG 609) with masking tape on the white card stock. With the Ink Blusher, in a dabbing/pouncing motion, apply Memento Luxe Mixed Media Ink in Pear Tart and Pistachio and blend where colors meet. Very lightly, softly apply the Radiant Neon ink in Electric Blue in a small area over the top, blending out the edges. Lift off the stencil. Allow the stenciled card stock to completely dry.
  • Position the Gingko Bough stencil back on the card stock where you want it and secure with masking tape. With an Ink Blusher, apply the Delicata Pigment Ink in Golden Glitz, using a pouncing motion. You want a solid and even coverage so you'll want to press firmly and repeat 2 or 3 times. Allow to dry completely. Repeat this step again with the Ink Blusher and Delicata ink. Allow to dry completely. Repeat this step again for a third time. When finished, lift off the stencil. Allow the card stock to completely dry. Gently clean the stencil with soap and water or a baby wipe.
  • After the card stock has been completely dried, reposition the Gingko Bouch stencil and secure with masking tape.
  • Dry emboss the stencil design onto the card stock with your die cutting machine using the embossing pad with the plates. The heavy layering of Delicata ink and the embossed edging gives a little dimension to the card panel.
  • Trim the card panel so a very thin white frame surrounds the tile (approximately 3-1/8" x 4-1/8". Adhere it to a panel in blue mirror card stock that is approximately 3-3/8" x 4-5/16" in size.
  • Adhere panel to the front of an A-2 white card blank, allowing enough room at the bottom for the word stamp.
  • Apply the Radiant Neon ink in Electric Blue to a very small wooden bird shape from Studio Calico. When dry, spray the bird with Fireworks! in Danube Blue and Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Gold. In the hole where the eye is located, put a drop of Pico Embellisher in Morocco.
  • When dry, apply the bird with a pop dot.
  • Ink the word stamp with VersaFine in Majestic Blue and apply to the lower portion of the card below the top panel.
  • Cut a decorative strip from the Glitter Blue/Gold sticker from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and apply vertically on the left side of the card front.


I couldn't stop there. These are 2 additional cards I made using the same stencils.

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In addition to the Dreamweaver Stencils, I also used:
Memento Luxe Mixed Media Ink in Gray Flannel;
Radiant Neon Pigment Ink in Electric Pink;
Penny Black Creative Die "Interlocking" (51-029);
Word Stamp from Verses:  Healing (GW0625-C);
So Silk Colored Card Stock

In addition to the Dreamweaver Stencils, I also used:
Radiant Neon Pigment Ink in Electric Blue & Electric Green;
Delicata Pigment Ink in Golden Glitz;
VersaFine Ink in Habanero;
irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Morocco (for dots);
Word Stamp:  Stampotique (5117G);
Washi Tape (upper left corner)

I hope you'll give this easy stencil technique a try because there are so many beautiful Dreamweaver Stencils' designs. Their latest designs also provide you with strong outlines for 'sten-zangling' (aka Zentangling™).

Thank you for stopping by. Now, please be sure to click on the links below for the other two Artists-in-Residence for IMAGINE Crafts who have created an "Endless Possibilities" project for you, as well as members of the Dreamweaver Stencils' Design Team. And be sure to leave a comment to be entered into the contest to win a fabulous prize from IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils!

Here are the other posts from the Artists In Residence for today:

Allie Gower

Tina McDonald

And presenting the posts from the Dreamweaver Design Team for today:

Dream It Up!

Louise Healy

Lyn Bernatovich

Alison Heikkila

Pam Hornschu

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like, “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.


64 comments:

  1. Beautiful creations Debbie! The embossing really gives it dimension!

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  2. Love the card.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  3. Your cards are lovely Debbie! The tile stencil adds a beautiful window feel. The gingko leaf is gorgeous embossed and colored in the gold Delicata! And, of course, the Radiant Neon inks just speak for themselves!

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    1. Thank you, Lyn. All of the inks are wonderful to work with on the Dreamweaver Stencils.

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  4. Love the tile background to the ginkgo bough on your cards.

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I've had the tile stencil for a long time and since doing these cards, I've thought up some more ideas for the tiles.

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  5. Your cards are all pretty and so different :)

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    1. Thank you, Jamie. The Dreamweaver Stencil designs are always so versatile.

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  6. Wonderful creations! Thanks for joining us this week!

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  7. Beautiful work...I love the close up of the gingko, so you can see the dry embossing too! And all the added details on each card. The stenciling behind the gingko on the last one is radiant!

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    1. Thanks, Lynell! Those new Radiant Neon inks are fabulous! It's been very fun to feature Dreamweaver Stencils on the Imagine Crafts blog!

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  8. Gorgeous cards! I love the layered color - especially the pink over the gray! Such a great effect.

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    1. Thanks Mic! The color gray goes with almost every color I can think of, especially with the Radiant Neons!

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  9. I love that Stensel I can't wait to get one ordered or maybe win it. With the mix of these two companies you can create endless for sure. Very exciting

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    1. You will have endless ideas working with Dreamweaver Stencils and IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko inks and their other products. Good luck! and happy ordering!

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  10. Wow, those are awesome cards. Great job by a great lady.

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  11. Debbie,
    Amazing cards. The colors, the techniques, the stencils, all so lovely, and so versatile. Great job.

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    1. Thank you! It's all very easy when you have Dreamweaver Stencil designs and the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko inks to create with. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Each of the cards you did are wonderful. I love the look you achieved with the colors and the tile stencil. Love the touch of the blue bird on the first one.

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    1. Thank you, Golda. There are so many ink colors from IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko and they're marvelous to work with. And the stencil designs from Dreamweaver Stencils are just the best paired with stencil pastes, inks, and even sten-zangling! And I agree, the bird is a sweet add.

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  13. Great cards, there are many possibilities of techniques and embellishments. You are limited by your own creativity.

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    1. You're absolutely right, Vicki! I hope you get your Dreamweaver Stencils and IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko inks out and let your imagination soar! Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Wow, all so very different even though the same stencils used! I love them all.

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  15. Love how you mixed things up on your projects!!!!

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    1. Thank you Lynda. It wasn't difficult to keep going!

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  16. Have always loved Ginko leaves. Great use of supplies and colors.

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne! They're fab products to use!

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  17. Stunning, love your stencils, colors and technique.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love, love, love that Delicata gold glitz on the Gingko Bilboa. That Dreamweaver stencil along with the tile stencil is gorgeous! And your use of the Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko inks is stunning. All three cards are very inspiring.

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    1. Thank you, Jade. And thank you for your very generous comments; I really appreciate them and am so glad you like the card designs.

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  19. Wow! These cards are awesome.

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    1. Thank you, Leanne. That's so nice of you to say.

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  20. Such a beautiful card. Thanks for the close up so we can see the dimention.

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  21. Your Ginko cards are wonderful!!!! The gold ink really makes that one card POP! TFS and for a chance to win!
    Jan

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    1. Thank you, Jan. The Delicata in Glitzy Gold is marvelous!

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  22. Love the ginko stencil and how you combined it with the gold Delicata is stunning.

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    1. thank you! I hope you'll try the Delicata in both the Glitzy Gold and Shimmery Silver! They really make a beautiful card even more so!

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  23. I LOVE what you did with the grid backgrounds! I have to pull mine out and play!

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    1. Thank you, Terri. There are so many designs you can make with the Grid Stencil. Have fun!

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  24. Beautiful cards! I love the colors you chose for each one, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Robin. There are so color choices among the IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko inks.

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  25. I love the cards, and each one looking so different. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you! And it's so easy to do several at a time even thought they won't look alike.

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  26. oh my godness, these are a beautiful card, amazing!

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  27. Truly, truly lovely work. I don't know which one I like the best! Thanks for sharing these different ideas.

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  28. very very neat and beautiful. great shares!!!

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  29. Very nice. Love the vines against the "brick wall".

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    1. Thank you, Mary Lou. I really liked how the cards turned out.

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  30. I LOOOOOOOOOOVE that gold ink! I really need to open my ink pad up! Totally inspired:)

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    1. Savannah, go get your Delicata and start playing!!!

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  31. Gorgeous cards! Such beautiful details and colors! Love the Gingko stencil you used also, and that fabulous gold ink! Yum!

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    1. Thank you, Denise. The Delicata ink in either Glitzy Gold or Shimmery Silver are fabulous to work with, and the Dreamweaver Stencil designs make beautiful cards!

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