Thursday, November 15, 2012

A CAS Dreamweaver Christmas

This month's challenge theme is CAS Christmas, and this week I have made it about as clean and simple as possible.  Here is how:

Dreamweaver Stencil  LL589 Musical Christmas
Mercart Copper Coated Aluminum
Manual Die Cut Machine  (I used a Cuttlebug)
Stamping Details Embossing Mat
Mercart Cup & Ball Tool (optional)
Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Eggplant, Pesto and Espresso
Tim Holtz Blending Tool with felt
Printed Musical Paper

1)  Run the stencil through the die cut machine with the metal and Stamping Details Mat.  With the Cuttlebug, the "sandwich" is A plate, stencil face down, metal copper side down, Stamping Details Mat,  and two B plates.
2)  Use the Mercart Cup & Ball tool to push out the scroll a little, if desired.
3)  Use blending tool and alcohol inks to lightly add a little extra color to copper.  I LOVE using the copper coated aluminum this way because it seems to be enhanced by almost every deep color. It becomes mottled and beautiful.
4)  Sand the embossed image to reveal the silvery aluminum underneath.
5)  Assemble the card.

See how easy that was?  Check out the other blogs this week and pick up a little more inspiration.  Then, you should create a beautiful CAS Christmas card of your own and send it to  It could show up on the Dreamweaver Blog and you never know--you might just win!  See you next time, and stay inspired!


  1. Hey roomie this is really nice. I love this stencil done with the cpper. Let's talk about CHA soon. I was able to get off until thursday of the week of CHA.

  2. Lovely and elegant - perfect for the season. Your metal work is the amazing!

  3. Gorgeous card Laura! It always amazes me that something so stiff and hard can be made into something so beautiful!

  4. Wonderful card with more of your great metal work!

  5. Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your class today! I appreciate all the tips and advice about design teams. Hope to see you again next time you come to town. -- Ro Donner

  6. Would love you to check out my blog, Laura. I did link to you and Dreamweavers since you supplied all my inspiration! LOL