Thursday, January 15, 2015

Birthday Cards and New Adventures

This month at Dreamweaver, we are celebrating birthdays.  It seems appropriate, then, that the company is celebrating a rebirth of sorts this month as well.  Dreamweaver Stencils has been purchased by Stampendous!  This should open new creative options for our stencils.  It is a very exciting time!  You can learn more about the new plans by visiting the Dreamweaver Stencil Blog.
As for the Dreamweaver Design Team, we are still going strong, so continue joining in on the fun.  You never know what sort of special things are in store during this exciting time.
For my birthday post, I chose to create with a couple of different techniques.  I ran the LJ 901 Mosaic Swirls Stencil  through my Cuttlebug with metal and the Stamping Details Rubber Embossing Mat.  After the embossing, I colored it with alcohol inks and then sanded it.

I created the gecko using a modified Double Glitter Technique.  First, I soaped the back of the Lizard Stencil LM2004 with Hawaiian Coconut Soap.  Then, I brushed off the excess with a large stencil brush.  I placed the stencil, soap side down, on one side of the Double Sided Mounting Paper.  I pressed red, gold and copper foils in the exposed areas using my fingers and the Small Embossing Tool. Once I had all of the foil I needed, I pressed black flock into all the "wells" of the stencil.  Then, I thoroughly brushed off the excess materials.  I carefully removed the stencil by placing it face down on a table and gently peeling off the paper.  Then, I covered the whole thing in white glitter.
The words are just cheap letter stickers.  Everything else is card stock.

I really enjoy working with this technique.  I hope you were inspired to create a project of your own.  If you do get a chance, link it over to the Dreamweaver Stencils Blog for your chance to win something wonderful!


  1. Ooooo nice! Great idea to use foil with the gitter technique, I'll be trying that :)

  2. Such a unique technique, with such cool results!

  3. I love your lizard! Using the foil is really cool and the flock really outlines that double glitter technique so well! gorgeous!!!