Thursday, June 6, 2013

Inspired by Pinterest!

Hello everyone and welcome to the Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday challenge. This week we are looking for inspiration on the very popular Pinterest site. Our challenge is to find an idea on Pinterest that appeals to us and apply it to Dreamweaver products. If you've never seen or heard of Pinterest trust me when I say it can be addicting (but so much fun!).
The inspiration for my design this week came from a posting from Tammy Tutterow, an amazingly talented artist whose work I love. Click on the link to see her original creation

Here's my version of it using Dreamweaver products:


  • Paste emboss the Hexagons (LJ806) stencil on brown paper using the Matte Yellow Embossing Paste
  • Remove and clean the stencil, let paste dry
  • Place the stencil back over the dry paste and use a 3/4" stencil brush to add Distress Inks Wild Honey and Vintage Photo over the whole background
  • Paste emboss the Bee (LS76) stencil on yellow paper using the Regular Embossing Paste (matte white)
  • Remove stencil and use a cut straw to carefully add Crystal glitter to the wings of the bee
  • Clean and dry the stencil, let paste dry
  • Return the stencil back over the dry paste and use a 1/8" stencil brush to add Memento Tuxedo Black ink to the body of the bee
  • Cut out the bee and brush Vintage Photo ink around the edges
  • Using just the leaves from the Flower and Leaves (LG625) stencil, use a small stencil brush to add a darker green over light green paper (I used Distress Inks Peeled Paint)
  • Use the Picasso (LL332) to add some veins to the leaves
  • Cut out the leaves, and edge them with Distress Inks Vintage Photo
  • I used some beautiful dark pink May Arts ribbon to create a twisted ribbon flower and bud, and another May Arts ribbon to make a small bow
  • The base card was a piece of cream cardstock that I brushed Wild Honey and Vintage Photo on to give it the same "distressed" look as the rest of the piece
  • Assemble all the layers, use foam tape under the bee and large flower
I hope you've enjoyed today's post and that it has inspired you to check out more great ideas from the rest of the team. We are delighted to welcome Jennifer Dove as our guest designer for the month of June and look forward to seeing her creations!  

Happy Creating,


Scrappychick said...

Such a terrific card! Love the effect on the hexagons!

Caroline D. said...

The inking you did on the pasted hexagons is wonderful!! Gorgeous card and great interpretation of the original frame! The precision of the bee is beautiful and I just love the pasted leaves tucked in under your rolled ribbon rose.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is really wonderful per is CASEd so beautifully from the pinterest inspiration piece. I am really having fun seeing where people are getting their ideas today with this new challenge.

Pam Hornschu said...

Great. Now you've introduced me to yet another artist that I have to follow. Lol. I love how your piece turned out, and the soft distressing around the edge. Could this BEE any more cute?

~Heidi~ said...

This is such a cute card! I love the honeycomb background with the little bee!

Lyn B said...

As always, your cards are so pretty Louise and I love how you captured the Pinterest pin into your card design.

Jessica Griffin said...

Great honeycomb! Perfect for the season too!

Uniquebynancy said...

Beautiful card. What a great combination of stencils. The bee and honeycomb are perfect together.

JD/ Jill said...

This is so wonderfully done! So many neat details. Thanks for the great link you shared!

Tammy Tutterow said...

I love it! Thank you for using my piece as your inspiration!