Thursday, July 17, 2014

JULY...a month to DIE for Week 3!

Welcome to week three of our Dreamweaver Stencils July Challenge!  All of this month the Dream Team are featuring our newest toys...our DIES! You'd be surprised at how many we have, and what fun things you can do with them...especially when used in conjunction with many of their matching stencils. They are such a simple way to create an effective card.

This week my creation incorporates three of our dies and three stencils. Yes, it's a little more work than last week's card, but it is so cute! Here it is...


Dog Days of Summer!
See, it is totally worth it! 
The background was created using 3/4" stencil brushes and Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, and Vintage photo). I used the Picasso (LL332) to create some clouds (I told you there were three stencils!).

So what are the three dies? They are DX7020 - Leafless tree, DD003 - Leafy Branch, and DL3029 - Dog. The decorative papers for the Leafy Branch and the Dog had Double-sided mounting paper put on the back before cutting. I did not do that to the tree because I wanted the branches to be flexible. I just used a dot roller on the back of the trunk and some lower branches to adhere the tree. The Leafy branch was cut apart so I could stick the leaves all over the tree limbs.

LL3029 - Dog stencil was paste embossed on light green paper with Matte Black Embossing Paste and set aside to dry. The cut pieces were edged with black marker and stuck on him. This allowed me to keep his eyeball, nose, collar and back spot black for more contrast. I added a little glue and glitter to his collar. 

The Sun stencil (LR502) was paste embossed with Matte Black Embossing Paste, then, before removing the stencil, a combination of Distress Embossing Powders were sprinkled over the wet paste (spiced marmalade, mustard seed, fired brick), the stencil carefully removed, heat set the powders being careful not to let the paste bubble.

I'm sure that our "A" team is just DIE-ing to show you their creations, as well as our Guest Designer for the month of July...

Happy Creating,
Louise

8 comments:

LynB said...

What a wonderful card Louise! Amazing use of multiple stencils. Love your using the leafy branch for tree leaves...genius! Doggy is another favorite.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

The color of the doggie is great, and the step by step really helps know what to do. I never would have thought of doing the leaves on that die with the tree...it is perfect together.

Pam Hornschu said...

Such a cute mix of dies and stencils! Love the theme!

Lea said...

Louise, this is totally adorable! I love the little scene you've created! The dog's face is so expressive, too. Love it!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic scene you have created. Getting all those leaves on the tree was surely a labor or love, but looks amazing. Your adorable little pup is so great with the musical background. Fabulous design.

Janice K said...

A beautiful card, love the dog!x

BurningRubber said...

What an adorable puppy!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Great combination of dies.Like the explanations of the techniques used!