Friday, October 1, 2010

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog Hop is here!

Welcome to the first ever Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team Blog Hop!  Today is day one of this three day long blog hop.  There's lots to view over this weekend, a whole lot of eye candy using these quality metal stencils from Dreamweaver Stencils! Follow along, post a comment and you could be a winner! (details on blog hop are at the bottom of this post.)  Be sure to comment on this post for a chance to win!

All the gals on the Dream Team were given four stencils to work with for the blog hop.  These were mine:
Lets Boogie LM286

Long Stocking LL499

 Village LL459

Well now I'm hoping you are wondering what I did with them.  I used the lace border in a few different ways and coupled that with the the Village and with Let's Boogie.  First up, a little Halloween fun!

One of the coolest parts of this card is that it GLOWS in the DARK!  Well, the ghost, "Boo" and the little corner semi circles do anyhow!  Wanna know how I created it?
First I pasted on the ghost with Pearlescent Paste.  He's part of Let's Boogie and needed to be masked so that all I used on that stencil was the cute ghost. I also masked off parts of Boogie and pasted the word Boo at the bottom of the card. I then made sure the ghost and the word was dry completely.
After the ghost was dry, I fit on the Lace Border Stencil and used the original matte embossing paste.  Let that dry and then used the Picasso stencil to add color to the candy corns, dots and swirls.  In the lace border, there are these 6 pie pieces that make a circle, I left those white.  Well, I added googly eyes but not until after the entire thing was done!
Now, I own this glow in the dark embossing powder and thought it would be a cute touch to add that to the ghost.  Glow in the dark embossing powder works best over a light surface and the ghost was perfect for that!  I re-fit my ghost stencil back in place, used embossing ink and then sprinkled on some of the embossing powder.  I heat it slightly just until melted.  After doing that, this adorable little ghost now glows in the dark!
After the card was completely stenciled and pasted, I added the googly eyes last.

I was able to create something fun and then something elegant out of the same Lace Border stencil.  These stencils are truly versatile!  Use as much or as little of the stencil as you'd like to get the best results for your card or project!

My next card is for the Holidays.

This needed some masking as well.  I masked off one of the houses from the Village and then I used my Pearlescent paste to paste onto a heavy weight vellum paper.  Once the house was dry, I dug out my Pergamano kit and got to work!  I placed the Lace Border stencil strategically so the house fit in the middle and then either pushed the vellum into the stencil, pushed it out of the stencil or I used the pokey tool to poke holes into the vellum.  With the right tools and the right paper, this can easily be completely in about 45 minutes - and that allows drying time for the paste in a humid climate (I live in New England).
Mount the vellum onto a bright blue piece of paper and adorn the card as you'd like.  Easy!  Elegant!  And just shows another option of versatility of these stencils.

My last card today is with the stocking. 

More of a vintage type card.  I used pasted the stencil on red paper.  Again I used Pearlescent - hmmm.... I didn't realize until writing this that I used Pearlescent on everything.  With 15 different knds of pastes, my options are NOT limited so I guess I'm going to have to hide the Pearlescent so I stay away for the next few projects!
After the stocking was dry, I cut out right on the lines (or where the natural contour of the lines would be).  I placed the stencil back on, grabbed some glue and a paint brush and painted the glue onto the top part of the stocking.  I then threw on some flocking.  WHAT?  Flock on your stencil paste?  Yup!  Absolutely, these products are amazing!
I distress the background of the paper, added soem ribbon and old saying I had lying around and the stocking.  Viola - done!

But I'm not going to stop there!  I'm going to tell you about some classes I'm teaching in person and online!  If you want to know more about the amazing versatility of these stencils, you can come on by the Scrapbook Cupboard and take a class from me in person.  My next Dreamweaver Stencil class is on Friday, October 22nd.  We'll be creating two cards using several neat techniques...

What?  You don't live in New England?  Well, many of the other Dream Team members teach in their areas.  Or you can take my online class!

Class just started yesterday and will run for 4 weeks with new lessons posted every week.  You can view the class information here at My Creative Classroom. If you love all those beautiful metal stencil designs out there, you'll love the look of what they can do! Stenciling with Style will walk you through using DreamWeaver's Metal stencils, their pastes, F/X powders and the many different techniques to do with them! This class will is technique based so you will not need to have the same stencils as the instructor but you will be able to complete projects based on the stencils you do have! Class includes video presentations on exactly how to get pasting right every time as well as materials and instructions on basic pasting, dry embossing, theorem stenciling, using the 'picasso' stencil, working with other mediums such as Copic markers, inks and Art Stix, pasting on different mediums, coloring the pastes, adding texture to pastes, sludge pasting and much more!  Class starts on Thursday, September 30th with new material posted every Thursday for 4 weeks. Class cost is $25.

So now more information about the Blog Hop!


We want you to have the chance to win YOUR favorite stencil, embossing paste and Metallic F/X color... for each time you post along the hop, you need to leave a comment on the site where the newest creation is offered, then go to the Dreamweaver site here, choose the stencil you like best, identify it to us, tell us why it's your favorite, and how you think you'd use it. Just be sure you comment on each blog along the hop..make sure your comments count for winning! Information today...then October 1st you hop!

For each time you comment on different blogs, you need to choose a different stencil as a favorite, your favorite paste and your favorite Metallic F/X color...just in case you win more than once! At the end of the three days,each member of the Dream Team will choose a random entry to win and post it on their site by midnight of the next day October 4.

Hoppers are encouraged to comment once on each designer's blog throughout the blog hop. Each time you do so will give you one opportunity to win what's on offer at that blog. For an additional entry, you're invited to sign up to be followers of the Dream it Up Blog, right here. So, with eleven designers, this gives you the potential of twenty-two chances to win! All winners will be selected by, and posted on each designer's blog by midnight Monday.

It is not imperative to follow this schedule, but different designers will be posting their creations on different days, so take one last look on Sunday to make sure you've taken advantage for all the opportunities to win blog candy enjoy these designer's "treats", and here is their schedule:




Have fun hopping!


Wendy said...

Yeah!!!! I LOVED EVERYTHING!!! What you did with the Lace Border Stencil is down right AWESOME!! I did not know that you give online stenciling classes. That may be the post innovative thing I have heard. Great job Kim!!!!

Louise said...

I really like how you have used the Lace Border stencil, very creative!

Pam Hornschu said...

That is so cool how you created candy corn from the lace! Love all your creations!

Liz Martin said...

Love the way you combined stencils. And, adding flocking to the top of the stocking was a great idea. Can't wait to try it!

Deborah March said...

WOW!!! Fabulous work Kim, love love LOVE your use of the pearlescent paste, and that Christmas card with the stocking is wonderful!! I actually don't HAVE any of this...must do! Sure wish I could come to your classes!

airbrush said...

Kim love your cards and just signed up for the class online.

Terrece said...

I am so impressed with your use of the Pearlescent Paste. I tend to overlook it. I'll have to play with it more. Love the sock card the best. The lace border was really ingenious!!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

KIm: Great gals out did yourselves with the designs today. Can't wait to see what the next portion of the team has in store for us tomorrow...Wonderful debut! And your upcoming classes sound fun. That's what it's all about when it comes to taking a creative teachers.

Maggie said...

Love how you made the lace stencil look like corn candy!

Mimi said...

Hi ya, Kim! Awesome job as usual! I love what you did to the Lace Border. I would have to say that my favorites would be: Lace Border stencil, Glossy Black embossing paste and Kimono Red Metallic F/X.

sommrstamping said...

Kim I love everything you did. I really need to get that lace border stencil. My favorite though is the little glow in the dark ghost. I love Halloween.

SherylH said...

Wow -- you took four different stencils and combined them wonderfully. I have never used the Pearlescent Paste so would have to say that would be one of my choices, along with LG730 Peacock and the Glacier Metallic F/X.

Laura Drahozal said...

Oh my goodness! I absolutely LOVE the ghost. Whoever thought that the lace could echo candy corn! Fantastic!

Linda said...

Hello Kim, I love all your cards, but that little ghost card is just toooo cute! I love that you showed the use of different parts of the stencils. I need to remember that. If I were to win, my choices are: LG638 Easter Cross Stencil, Metallic Copper Paste and Metallic FX18 Cocoa. I would use this stencil for Sympathy, Easter and Baptism cards. Linda E.

Joy said...

Hi Kim, I rarely grab for the Pearlescent Paste but your cards are making me think twice about it. Looking at the lace stencil I NEVER saw the candy corn hiding in there! Great idea! If selected as a winner my choice of stencil would be
LJ 874 Fall Borders, matte black paste, and the Eye of the Tiger F/X. I think the pumpkin border would make some beautiful autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving cards. Thx.

Anonymous said...

Hey Kim,
Love the lace border! What a versatile stencil. I also love the glowing ghost. Leave it to you to have glow in the dark embossing powder. I also love F/X (all colors)
Diane H

candyspiegel said...

The Halloween card is so cute!

Denise Surritt said...

Kim, I'm in with everyone else---AWESOME!!! The ghost with lace border - too inventive!!! Thanks for the ideas!!! ...And online stenciling classes - WOW!!!!!
If I should win, I would choose Glossy Red Paste or Glossy Green Paste.

Marijane said...

Oh, Kim these cards are just great! My favorite has to be the ghost, and your idea to emboss him with glow-in-the-dark powder is genius! What a great idea, and thank you for all the instructions. I may have to try this technique if I can find the emboss powder!

Bev M said...

I absolutely love what you did with the house, lace border, and vellum. Just an amazing creation! I must look into your online classes!

If I am lucky enough to win, I would love to have the Pearlescent Paste you did such a lovely job with, along with LG904 Large Sleigh - I especially like that you can use the design and sentiment separately. And FX Kimono Red. Christmas cards!

Pamela said...

Love the ghost card -- glow in the dark embossing powder?? LOVE IT! :) :) :)

If I'm lucky enough to win I'd pick: Three Butterflies (LL591), FX08 Rose Berry & Pearlescent Embossing Paste.

sheila said...

Love what you did with the stocking and flocking. Nice touch.
If I were to win: LG675 pine cones, copper embossing paste, and FX eye of tiger

Amy said...

OH! Love the candy corn look to the border on the BOO card. So cute.

I would try LL471 leaf icons, DGP metallic Glow embossing paste, FX02 amber Glow...

Barbara said...

I love how you used the border stencil to make candy corn! I would love to have the Christmas Stocking, copper paste and rose berry F/X.

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Love your samples. I think the stocking is my favorite. If I win I'd love the stocking stencil, Pearlescent paste and Glacier Lake metallic f/x.

Marijane said...

I forgot to add my favorites when I posted a comment! I love the stencil LJ 849 Bare Trees
Silver paste
Kimono red FX
All for use on holiday cards, of course!! Thanks!

Theresa said...

All of your creations are great. I love the Pearlescent Embossing Paste too! The flocking and the glow in the dark powder are great ideas. You are so creative. On-line classes sound so great - keep up the great work!

Linda B (NY Card Lady) said...

Really liked how you showed the use of a stencil in a variety of uses. I too love the pearlescent paste and can understand your reaching for it often!!
Given the chance to win a stencil I would pick the black eyes susan stencil. Very versatile for some birthday card making. Wouldn't it look great using the pearlescent paste and perhaps some of the gold dust mica along with it!! Thanks for inspiring...and giving me a chance to win!

Kristi said...

cool stuff!! I hate that I was gone all weekend!

Kandi Phillips said...

These are so amazing! I love the stocking, it is too cute! My favorites gearing up for V-day would be LJ 833 Heart background, Red paste, and Pink Poppy fx.

Stencils said...

This one is adorable use of stencils, it really creative..

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Stuart Hender as stencil marking said...

I like it very much, it shows that you have a creative mind!!! Good job.