Thursday, December 13, 2012

More Frosty Fun With Dreamweaver

More Frosty Fun this week.  The official word from Dreamweaver Stencils is this:

"Ahhh...December! Brrrr....!!! This month we are challenging you to design a wintery delight. It can be something other than paper, but again we will have two winners: "Best interpretation of the challenge" and "best usage of Dreamweaver products". This last month of the year we will award each of these winners a brand new stencil design we are releasing at CHA. (It's a secret until the very end of the month!)"
This week, I am presenting another metal creation.  This one is done with two different techniques.  Here is how it goes.

Dreamweaver Stencil LJ 849 Bare Trees
Dreamweaver Stencil LL 430 Buck
Mercart Metal--any color
Mercart Metal in Black
Mercart Beginners Tool Kit
Mercart Filling Paste
Stamping Details Rubber Mat
Manual Die Cut Machine (I used the Cuttlebug)
A Small (at least 4" x 5") piece of suede
Alcohol Inks in a variety of blues
Alcohol Ink Applicator

1)  Use the manual die cut machine and Stamping Details Mat to run deer stencil through with black metal.  This is the Cuttlebug sandwich:  A Plate, stencil face down, metal black side down, rubber embossing mat, two B Plates.
2)  Remove the metal from the stencil and place face down on suede.  Push the metal out to create a 3D deer using the ball ended tools from the basic tool kit.  You are working from the back of the metal, so push out a little harder in the areas that you want to have more dimensional.
3)  Remove the metal from the suede and place on a flat surface, silver side down.  Use the teflon tool from the basic tool kit to define and flatten the areas around the deer.
4)  When deer looks the way you like it, flip it back to black side down and fill with the Mercart Filling Paste.  Let dry.
5)  Repeat step one, using the bare tree stencil.  Make sure to put whatever the colored side of the metal is down on top of the stencil .  You will be using the silver side of the metal and debossing.
6)  Leave the stencil in place.  Use the teflon tool to define any areas that you would like sharper and more pronounced.
7)  With the stencil still in place, use the applicator to apply alcohol inks all over the bare trees.  Let dry.
8)  With the stencil still in place, sand the metal.  It will remove the blue from the trees.
9)  Sand the deer.
10)  Trim around the outside of the deer.
11)  Assemble card.

This card was really fun to make, and I just love the look.  The best thing about it is that it can be used for the holidays, or every day and has appeal to both men and women.
Now it is your turn to try and make something. First, go to the other Dream Team sites (they are listed on the left), get inspired, make your project, photograph it and email it to  You could be featured on her blog and maybe even win a prize!  Give it a try!


  1. Just gorgeous Laura! Your metal work is always beautiful and today's is no exception

  2. Oh, my! This is lovely! Thank you for this beautiful inspiration Laura.

  3. Way cool we all say! A wonderful job indeed!I am constantly amazed at your metal work.

  4. When I saw this, I immediately thought of Harry's patronus at the edge of the woods in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Very frosty!

  5. LOVING the trees done on metal! Fabby card!

  6. WoW! Love the way that turned out!

  7. Oh my this is outstanding! love these stencils and this card is just magical!