Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dreamweaver Howl-o-ween Post

Are you ready to be spooked, mystified and magically transported to the land of Halloween and holidays? Hop on board the Dream Team train as we journey through all things Mysterious and Magical through the month of October. Our guest "engineer" is Miss Eerie herself, Alison Heikkila. October promises to be a very bumpy ride...

 I just HAD to use this card.  I made it for CHA, but fell so in love with it, that I knew I wanted to tell you about it.

Dreamweaver Stencil LJ 816 Spider Web
Dreamweaver Stencil LJ 896 Large Flourish
Dreamweaver Stencil LG 749 Dog Words
Dreamweaver Stencil LL 525 Bats
Dreamweaver Die DL3029 Dog
Dreamweaver Die Tool DCT
Dreamweaver Palette Knife
Dreamweaver Black Glossy Embossing Paste
Stamping Details Rubber Embossing Mat
Stencil Brush
Removable Tape
Double Stick Mounting Paper
Mercart Metal in Copper, Red, Gold and Black
Manual Die Cut Machine
Card Stock in Black and White
Shrink Plastic
Big Bite
Circle Spellbinders Die
Black Pigment Ink
Heat Gun
Patterned Paper
May Arts Ribbon
Embroidery Floss


1)  Emboss the white card stock with the Spider Web Die through the die cut machine with the Stamping Details Rubber mat.
2)  Leave the stencil in place and use the stencil brush to add a little color in some of the raised areas.  Remove the stencil.
3)  Place the Swirl Stencil on the background and use a stencil brush and pigment ink to add color.
4)  Attach the Double Stick Mounting Paper on the back of the metal you are planning on using.  Run it through the die cut machine with the dies.  You will need one gold moon from the circular die and the dog cut once in black and once in copper.  Also, cut one collar with red metal.
5)  Use the Dreamweaver die tool to dot the "whiskers" into place.
6)  Sand the metal to add further dimension.
7)  Remove the backings from the metals and adhere to black card stock with a little room between each piece.
8)  Cut around the metal dog, leaving a little black edge all the way around.
9)  Paste the Happy Howl-o-ween onto white card stock with black glossy paste.  You will need the palette knife and the removable tape for this part.
10)  Lightly sand the shrink plastic.
11)  Use the bat stencil and the stencil brush to add black pigment.
12)  Use the Big Bite to create the largest hole above the bats.
13)  Cut a little outside of the bats and around the outside of the hole.
14)  Heat and shrink the bats.
15)  Assemble the top of the card.
16)  Use the Big Bite to create small holes for attaching the bats.
17)  Attach the bats with the floss.

Thanks for checking out this card.  I really enjoyed making it.

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  1. Awwww....Laura....the doggie! What a cutie done up in metal. Love this creation and thanks for all the details too.

  2. Darling card Laura! Great combination of stencils and techniques!

  3. Great card! I LOVE that you used Shrinky Dinks! That's a favorite product of mine. I wouldn't have thought to use it with my stencils.

  4. So cute Laura! Clever use of stencils and shrink plastic!!!! Love that dog...he's great for everything!!!

  5. Great Halloween design, Laura. Love your little bat charms.

  6. Love the little puppy dog...and he fits the theme as well!

  7. This is so adorable and well done!

  8. I love this card - that little doggie is so cute!