and that means it's a Dreamweaver Dream Scheme day – and designer's choice – and a new stencil just released. Whew!
This design is quickly becoming a favorite as it lends itself so well to masculine cards. I began by dry embossing the Gears stencil (LJ911) on to silver craft metal by running it through a die cutting machine. I experimented with other embossing methods (paper stump, stylus) and found that the die cutting machine provided the sharpest image. I then pasted the back of the stencil so the embossed areas would keep their shape. When the paste was dry, I sanded the front to give it a distressed look and then applied alcohol inks (Ranger and Copic) using a mix of brown and olive green colors and blended them with an applicator tool and felt pad. I know Father's Day has come and gone, but I had this sentiment (LM244) left over from another project and thought it was better to use it than lose it.
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