IMAGINE Crafts with Dreamweaver Stencils

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Just in time for Father’s Day, I’m here to share with you this great card I created using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko inks, along with Dreamweaver Stencils in honor of the Blog Hop this week.  Of course this masculine themed card can be created for birthdays, retirements or almost any occasion for HIM.


Begin by taping the “Steampunk Clock” stencil in place – I personally like to use painter’s tape because it always seems to be around and why waste your Washi Tape?  Use a Sponge Dauber to ink through the stencil with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black.  Remove the stencil and apply black embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.


With InkBlushers, begin to add Brilliance inks (Pearlescent Olive, Pearlescent Chocolate, Mediterranean Blue) onto the cardstock.  Once you have found the color you like, simply wipe the excess ink off of the black embossed areas with a damp paper towel.DW_BlogHop_3

Replace the stencil and secure in place.  Using InkBlushers, lightly highlight the black embossed areas with StazOn Metallics in Copper and Gold.  This will add depth to the stenciled pattern.

Trim to size and mount onto a piece of brown cardstock that has been colored with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate.  With dimensional dots, mount this onto the navy card base cut to 5˝x7˝.  Add found objects to embellish the card with metal gears and clock hands.  I used a ruler piece that I tied a small bow around, and then added “DAD” with die cut letters to finish the card.


IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko  Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black; Brilliance in Pearlescent Olive, Pearlescent Chocolate, Mediterranean Blue; StazOn Metallic Gold, Metallic Copper; Black Embossing Powder; InkBlushers; Sponge Daubers; Craft Mat

DreamWeaver Stencils “Steampunk Clock” LX7018

Spellbinders  Uppercase Alphabet, Grand Calibur Machine

May Arts ribbon

Miscellaneous  metallic cardstock (StarDream), brown cardstock, navy cardstock, heat tool, painter’s tape, found objects, dimensional dots


This week IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils are featuring a Blog Hop showcasing our fabulous products and providing some inspiration for you to get creative!  Be sure to leave your comments on each artist’s post that you visit for your chance to win a fabulous prize that includes IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver products.  Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June15th.  For full details and to take a look at the prizes, visit the IMAGINE Crafts Blog.

Here are the posts from the Artists In Residence for today:

Savannah O’Gwynn

Naghma Husain

And presenting the posts from the Dreamweaver Design Team for today:

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

31 Responses

  1. Blue Rose

    Great card, very handsome card. Love the layers you created. Great colors.

  2. Heather Thompson

    Very awesome. Love all the detail!!!

  3. Love the texture and 3d elements on this card! The steampunk clock stencil is a favorite of mine. The colors look gorgeous in the Brilliance and StazOn metallics!

  4. This is incredible! Such an awesome masculine card full of dimension and amazing techniques!

  5. Kaypeanut

    Thank you for the steampunk card. Lovely use of the inks and stencil.

  6. marylouh

    Beautiful (maybe you shouldn’t say that about a card for a man – but it is). So intricate and delicate at the same time.
    thanks for sharing an amazing card.

  7. Thank you John for all the goodies you have sent our Dreamweaver Stencils Dream it UP team. We have such a good time creating with such high quality inks. Your creation today IS very manly and with Father’s Day this weekend very timely as well. We plan to create with Imagine Crafts products for some time!

  8. OHHHHH! This is so pretty and fabulous! LOVE your layering and use of these stencils! I really need to take some lessons from you— LOVE <3

  9. Amazing card

  10. Joanna Mackintosh

    Gorgeous, I love the masculine look

  11. wow…amazing father’s day project!!!

  12. Oh such steampunkery! What is not to love!

  13. brilliant, just brilliant! Now I’m gonna have to get that stencil, too!

  14. Louise Healy

    Wow John, great card! I love how the metallic inks look over the black. Wonderful creation! Thanks for all the great products to work with this week, it has been awesome.

  15. Love this for a masculine card.

  16. Barbara N

    Wow, stunning card. Thank you for showing your technique.

  17. Gorgeous card! You are definitely the King of Punk! 🙂

  18. Denise Bryant

    Wonderful Father’s Day card!

  19. Snazzy JJ

    Love all your interesting layers.

  20. This is a very cool card! Love the addition of the gears! The Brilliance inks are perfect, too. I often struggle with masculine cards (I tend to make them a touch too girly!) so it’s always nice to see one done so well. Thanks for collaborating with us this week. I seriously appreciate all the new inks, daubers and blushers.

  21. rhorasanian

    Wow, this is nice!!! I love how you transformed that stencil. I’ve never seen that one before. Great job!

  22. Pam Hornschu

    Wonderful masculine card, John. Can we add you to our Dream Team? 😉

  23. Stunning, beautiful and totally fantastic.


  24. Michel E

    Great card.

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  25. Celeste Goff

    What a gorgeous masculine card! I love all of the deep, rich colors you used and all of the wonderful elements from the stencil!

  26. What a fabulous card. I love steampunk, and you really took it to the top with this one.

  27. This is an amazing masculine card!

  28. Awesome work! Such a cool stencil and I love what you did with the brilliance pads and metallics. Great job, just in time for Fathers Day! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

  29. Robin Buchholz

    What a great Father’s Day card! I love the steampunk look.

  30. How awesome John! I love it!

  31. Jan Castle

    Perfect guy card…and they are so hard for me to make! Great job! TFS

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