Thursday, February 7, 2013

February Dreamweaver Stencil Challenge Begins Today!

The new Dreamweaver Stencils monthly challenge for February has the theme "CAS Love and Friendship!". That means keep it Clean and Simple, my favorite kind of design.  We have also kicked off a new design team call, see Pam's blog for the the details. Being part of the Dream Team is fun and challenging!
This week I thought I would use the challenge to create a Valentine for my husband. I know it's not until next week, but we'll be celebrating this weekend instead. He is a horticulturalist, so I decided I would use the beautiful Pansy stencil (sorry this is retired) with the You & Me (LS1004) and part of the Forever Friends (LM2013) stencil.
Front of the card

Inside of the card

This could not be any easier and fits the challenge of Clean and Simple challenge along with Love and Friendship too.

  • Tape each stencil to a piece of Hanko Sea Foam cardstock (one of my favorite!) with removable tape (mask off the friends part of the forever friends stencil)
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Matte Black Embossing Paste (DMBP) across each stencil
  • Remove stencils, let paste dry, and clean your stencils
  • Mount each pasted image on a small black mat 
  • Adhere the You & Me to upper left corner of the card
  • Tie a black ribbon around the bottom portion of the card
  • Adhere the Pansy layer to the lower left corner with foam mounting tape
  • Adhere the forever inside the card
Clean and Simple doesn't mean it can't look great. Beautiful papers can really help create an elegant card!
Now go check out the rest of team's creations for our new challenge. Don't forget you can enter your own creations by linking your designs on the DREAM it UP! blog or by emailing a picture of your design to and she will post it for you. 
Happy Creating,


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Beautiful and simple too! (BAST?) Love the card and of course love that toned green with the black paste!

Uniquebynancy said...

How beautiful and yet so simple.

Lee Kellogg said...

A wonderful card!

Pam Hornschu said...

Awwwww. So sweet! And convenient that your hubby is a horticulturist with all of the floral stencils DW carries! Love the paper you chose. Yum.

Cherylynn said...

What a gorgeous card! You really rock the CAS look.

Laura Drahozal said...

I was surprised that I didn't own that pansy, until I saw that it was discontinued. Beautiful, classic design, as always, Louise!

nancyjean said...

hi your card! Have a great Valentines day weekend!!

JD said...

Beautifully done!