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Monday, August 17, 2015

Dreamweaver Doubles

Happy Monday Morning! It's a new week and the Stampendous design crew have been up to double task. It's all about using a stencils and how to get the most out of them.

Today I'm sharing something that I was so excited to finish, because it came together so quickly and it has all the design elements I was hoping to get in for the finished card.

My Dreamweaver Double is using the same stencil with two different techniques. The first is stenciling with ink and the second is adding a "clear coat" of embossing paste.

My supplies for this project:

Available through Stampendous:
Family Home Perfectly Clear Stamps Set
Pop Rectangles Stencil
Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste
Natural Handle Stencil Brush Set
Palette Knife and Paste Spreader
Create Fall Die Cut Set (grass die)
Mixed Media White Paper
Medium Perfectly Clear Acrylic Stamp Handle

Gray color Cardstock
Colorbox® Pigment Ink Pads by Clearsnap® (Razzberry, Moss Green, Royal Blue and Fresh Green)
Colored Pencils (Prisma PC994, PC913, PC1007, PC1065, PC918, PC915, and blending pencil)
Classic Standard Small Circle Die by Spellbinders®
Zip-Dry® Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives®
Removable Clear Tape
Molotow® Masking Pen by Chartpak®
Thin 3D Foam Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Heat Tool

Let's get started on how I made my card for today.

  1. Tape down two corners of white paper onto work surface.
  2. In one corner of the paper lay down stencil and tape all four sides, starting with the top of the stencil first (this will be a hinge and make it easier to remove the stencil)
  3. Dab a natural handle stencil brush on an ink pad and rub on plastic or non stick surface to blend it on all the bristles.
  4. Add ink into stencil design with a circular motion. Clean and dry brush before moving on to the next ink color.
  5. Clean tape with baby wipe of stamp cleaner sprayed onto paper towel and remove from stencil. Reserve the tape to the side to clean and dry stencil.
  6. Align stencil over inked design and tape back down.
  7. Apply Translucent Embossing Paste with palette knife onto the long edge of the stencil with the tape as the staging area.
  8. Slowly swipe the paste across the stencil with Paste Spreader at a 30 degree angle. If portions of the stencil are missing paste, dab a little back on with the palette knife and swipe with paste spreader again.
  9. Return unused paste to container and clean rim before closing the lid for storage.
  10. Let the paste dry completely until it appears clear and then adhere to card base.
  11. Stamp the house trio from Family Home stamp set with Memento ink and heat set with heating tool.
  12. Apply mask to doors and windows with the masking pen and let dry completely.
  13. Apply pigment ink with sponge to homes and also the two green inks to a small narrow rectangle of white paper.
  14. Remove mask by rubbing off with finger and wipe away with dry cloth.
  15. Add more color with colored pencils if desired.
  16. Trim house trio and adhere with foam squares to circle cut out of color cardstock. Adhere to card.
  17. Die cut grass from green sponged paper.
  18. Stamp sentiment with black ink onto grass. Adhere with foam squares just below house trio and hide a few grass blades under one of the doors.

There you have it. Don't be afraid of the number of steps they are all quick and easy. I was able to get it all done in one night. :) To see more great tips and techniques for our Double Up week of Dreamweaver, well just hop on over to the rest of these blogs today! 

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Pam Hornschu


  1. Colors of background and foreground tie in beautifully with a happy feel to the card!

  2. This is so pretty! I love the way you got the colors to fade into each other on the stencil.

  3. WOW! Beautiful! Will definitely be giving this a try!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Such a cute card and so bright and fun! Thank you for sharing your Dreamweaver Double card this week!


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