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...
Today's card shows the dog stencil (LL3029) AND the dog diecut (DL3029)! This stencil is so versatile and can be used all year long! With the diecut option, he can be changed to whatever pattern papers you want. In my case, I used Graphic 45 (Halloween in Wonderland) papers for the card base and dog.
First, the dog was embossed with black mat paste and allowed to dry completely. Once dry, the image was fussy cut out. Next, the dog was diecut with a pattern paper. Take care to keep the little diecut pieces in place for ease in affixing them.
To affix the little pieces, I used a Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura) and covered a diecut piece one at a time with glue. Then I moved to another diecut piece, glued that and pressed in place on the stenciled doggie. I worked in this manner until the doggie was completely covered with pattern paper. The reason I used Quickie Glue Pen is because it has a pen-like tip that when pressed, disperses glue in tiny areas without making a mess. As another option, a pointy paint brush dipped in any liquid glue will also work.
The close up shows how important the base of black paste is to the finished image. I affixed a tiny googly eye and a May Arts ribbon bow. His nose is a separate diecut of black felt.
Happy HOWLoween (LG749) was stenciled with white paste. Punched bats were foam taped for added dimension.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Dream Team's projects! Link your creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog for an opportunity to win the prize for this month, as well as having your project featured on the Dream It Up! blog and the Dreamweaver Stencils Facebook page.
So off you go to the next designer's blog! Enjoy the hop and our special guest, Alison Heikkila.