Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dreamweaver Stencils January Challenge

 Good morning! Post 2 of the day...if you are here for the Simply Betty stamps preview scroll down!

We are continuing on with our January Valentine theme at Dreamweaver Stencils and I used Heart Swirls again this week for a totally different look.  This is the relatively simplest technique that one can achieve with a stencil.  I first ran the stencil through my cuttlebug then leaving it on the paper I used a dauber to add ink to the open areas with Tim Holtz's Fired Brisk distress ink pad.  Then I went back over the dots with my C9 copic marker.

I hand cut out the heart leaving a touch of a border then mounted it on a black scallop heart cut with a Lifestyle Crafts Scallop Hearts die and then raised that up with some dimensional squares.

Here's the side view so you can get a better idea of the raised effect.  The edges of the pattern paper (My Minds Eye) was distressed with the same Fired Brick pad and my ribbon treatment was created with red May Arts ruffled ribbon and some black ribbon from Michael's.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the Dream team came up with for today, and also head over to the Dream it Up! blog to enter your creation!  There's still 2 weeks left to play along for your chance to win!

Jessie Hurley

Challenge List:
Dreamweaver Stencils: Valentines Day (DT)
Paper Cupcakes: From the Heart
Little Red Wagon: Two different ribbons
Crazy Challenge: Tic tac Toe (ribbon, embossing, die cut)
Craft us Crazy: Valentines


  1. Cyndi, gorgeous! Love all the different textures!

  2. Cyndi...this is a great card I love what you did with the two background papers and the ribbon it just makes that heart pop. Great card.

  3. This is awesome, Cyndi! How cool that you had a die to fit behind the heart. I love black and red together.

  4. Fun, with a lot going on that all work together. I echo Pam with the black and red combo.

  5. So pretty Cyndi. The background papers really set the stage for your beautiful heart stencil.

  6. Beautiful Cyndi!!! Love this technique!!

  7. Color, textures and patterns all come together beautifully on this card. Great job!

  8. wow! Great textures and patterns! Thanks for showing us a bit of your heart over at Paper Cupcakes!! I hope you'll play the next challenge as well!

  9. Great card! I like the black and red combo! The buttons add a great touch on your card too!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy!


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