Thursday, September 27, 2012

Another Inky Metals Piece

It is the last week of the theme "Getting Inky with Stencils". I couldn't let the month end without putting up just one more alcohol ink project.  This one was VERY easy, but uses just a slightly different technique.

Dreamweaver Stencil LX7014 Daisy Background
Dreamweaver Stencil LS1010  Happy Birthday
Manual Die Cut Machine  (I used Cuttlebug)
Stamping Details Embossing Mat
Mercart Metal Aluminum (any color--we will use the back)
Ranger Alcohol Ink in Watermelon and Denim
Craft Sheet

1)  Use the manual die cut machine to emboss the metal.  This is the sandwich for the Cuttlebug:  A Plate, Stencil (face down), metal (silver side down), Details Embossing Mat, Two B Plates.  Emboss both stencils this way.
2)   Lay metal on craft sheet, silver (embossed) side up.  Drip the two colors of alcohol inks randomly onto metal.  Quickly swirl around the color a little by tipping the metal or by dipping a QTip into it and pushing it around.   Let dry.
3)  Sand the embossed pieces.
4)  Assemble.
This was as easy as can be.  You should give it a try.  If you do, photo it and either email it to or upload it anywhere online and link it to the blog,
This month we will have just a bit different twist on our monthly challenge ... we are letting you choose any stencil you would like as your prize if you win. Yep, any Dreamweaver stencil you "so desire". We will still have two winners, one for best interpretation of the challenge and one for best usage of Dreamweaver products.  Enter now, before it is too late!


  1. Beautiful card Laura, your metal work is always stunning!

  2. Love your metal work! A wonderful card.

  3. i AM going to try this because it looks so fun! Thank you for the encouragement!

  4. Great mix of colors! Looks almost tie-dyed.

  5. This is really neat...the colors you chose really POP so nicely!

  6. This is just so beautiful. I love the die and the alcohol inks - looks stunning!

  7. Great metal work! Your impressions come out so crisp. Love it!