Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thursday's Dream Schemes: Elaine is Getting Inky with Dreamweaver!

It's Thursday again and I am traveling back from the UK today! The card featured for our challenge is done by Elaine Benedict an honorary member of the Dream Team. Getting Inky with Dreamweaver is what Elaine lives for...LOL!!! Well, a bit of an exaggeration, but not much! She is always trying something a bit different and yet her work is classic.

These are the steps she revealed to me:

1. She started by tapping the entire surface of the butterfly stencil with a black versafine ink pad. Then carefully repositioned it (ink side still up) onto a clean piece of scrap paper which was positioned onto her "A" plate of the embossing machine. Then she placed her digital cardstock face down onto the black ink followed by the thick "Stamping Details" rubber mat (REM) and two acrylic "B" plates. Next she rolled it through the embossing machine.

2. As soon as the card was embossed she sprinkled the black inked outline of the butterfly with detail embossing powder and heated it. This kept the ink from transferring to other areas.

3. The Leaves (LJ906) and the rest of the butterfly (LJ916) were then stenciled with Brilliance inks. I know Elaine loves to stencil using the blue and gold Dreamweaver Stencil brushes (GHB/BHB), but the digital paper is so slick she may have used something else. If you are reading this Elaine, would you please let us know in the comments what tool you used to stencil with? And did you have to seal everything with embossing powder or was it just the black?

Wow!!!  Talk about getting inky...this was a perfect ink job to inspire us to do more with Brilliance inks. I am going to buy more, because I know I don't have the green in my ink pad stash.

If you would like to join our challenge please link your creation to mr. linky below and we'd love for you to tell others about our challenge too. Remember...this month the two winners will get to choose a Dreamweaver Stencil.  There will be one winner for best interpretation of the challenge and another winner for best use of Dreamweaver products. If you don't have a blog or a way of linking your creation feel free to email it to me and I will blog about it when I return from the UK.

Also take time to see what the Dream Team has been up to this week, here they are.


Louise said...

Elaine, you are amazing! This is gorgeous! Miss you!

Anonymous said...

Elaine, the card is beautiful!

Pam Hornschu said...

Fabulous card by Elaine once again! Very artsy!

JD/ Jill said...

Elaine's card is beautiful! Another technique to try...I'll have to live to be 100 to do all the technique's there are to do with just using stencils...all so neat, and great tutorials here at the Dream Weaver site. I made a card using Pigment ink for my INKY card.

sommrstamping said...

Elaine gorgeous as always!

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