Thursday, January 31, 2013

Fresh as a Daisy!

It's hard to believe that January is over already! Every year seems to go by faster than the last, man I must be getting old! I have really enjoyed our Dreamweaver Stencils January challenge theme of "A Fresh Start", it has gotten creative juices flowing for a lot of people other than just our Dream Team. Click on this link to see the list of people participating in this month's challenge, then click on their name to go to their blog and see their wonderful creations. Thanks to all who played along with us this month.
When I hear "fresh start" it reminds me of that old saying "fresh as a daisy", so this week I have used two of Dreamweaver's beautiful daisy stencils, LL548 - Daisies, and LL549 - Tall daisies to create my card. Winter has definitely made an appearance this week, so this card offers the promise of Spring right around the corner!

Here are the easy steps:
  • Tape both stencils to pieces of Authentique "Gifted" paper (PUN006) with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader (LM2010) to apply Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste over each stencil (this is a matte finish white paste)
  • Remove and clean the stencils
  • Let the paste dry completely (about 20 minutes should be fine)
  • Place the clean dry stencil back over the dry paste and use small stencil brushes to apply ink to the centers of the daisies and leaves
  • Use a 3/4" stencil brush to rouge a little pink ink around the edges of the paper
  • Layer each of the daisy images onto a piece of pink Bazzill cardstock
  • Tie a small white ribbon around the smaller daisies and tie a bow
  • Make a 5" x 7" card and attach a piece of the pink Bazzill paper to the front
  • Rouge some pink ink around a piece of coordinating decorative cardstock (I used an older collection from American Crafts called I Do - Amaryllis, but any pretty paper will do!)
  • Adhere the decorative paper, then add the Tall Daisies near the left side of the card front
  • Use foam tape to attach the smaller Daisies image
The matte white paste is perfect for coloring on top of so it is easy to create in any of your favorite colors. We hope you will consider joining in our challenges. It gives you a reason to get creative, it's fun, and best of all - you might win a prize! Just create a card or project using stencils and add a link on the DREAM it UP! blog using the Mr. Linky tool, or email a picture of your design to, it couldn't be easier.
The rest of team has some more "fresh" ideas for you, so check out their blogs too.
Happy Creating,


Liz Martin said...

I agree, Louise. Daisies are perfect for a fresh start, and these lovelies are bright, cheery and bring a smile to your face.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is gorgeous Louise! Love your usage of both of those stencils together...good thinking!

Pam Hornschu said...

Fresh as a daisy, huh? That reminds me of the John Wayne and Maureen O' Hara movie, the Quiet Man. Set in Ireland. Her brother says that he feels "fresh as a daisy", and John Wayne replies, "You look more like a black-eyed Susan." Hee hee. your daisies pasted over the text. I need to remember to break out my old dictionaries, etc. again...

Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

love the word papers for backgrounds and I think we all want spring to come soon!