Thursday, July 10, 2014

JULY...a month to DIE for!

Welcome to week two of our Dreamweaver Stencils July Challenge! Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend, I know I did!
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.
Here's an example of a quick, yet beautiful card for when you just don't have the time to be too "creative"!

LL516 - Bearded Iris and DD004 Long Nesting Ovals
The steps to this are easy:

  • Lay a piece of natural colored cardstock in your spray box
  • Lay the Bearded Iris stencil (LL516) face up on the cardstock (you can see Lynell's name when it is face up)
  • Use Memories Mist  Plum Sake and Lavender Tea in the flower and but areas, you can use a second piece of paper to help shield the leaves if you want
  • Use Memories Mist Wheatgrass and Liquid Pine in the leaves and stem
  • Carefully remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning
  • Spray a light coat of Pale Ale and Iridescent Memories Mist in the background of the iris
  • Remove Iris from the spray box and let it dry
  • Take the largest oval from the Long Nesting Ovals (DD004) die set and place it cutting edge down over the Iris image
  • Tape in place with removable tape and run through your die cut machine
  • Edge the oval with Distress Ink vintage photo
  • The background is a piece of vellum with Dreamweaver Color Solutions pounced around the whole piece (Citron, Mojito Green, & Gold Star), let dry
  • I used a permanent glue stick over the entire piece of vellum and stuck it to the front of an A2 natural, top fold card, tied a piece of May Arts ribbon around the whole front and made a bow off to the right
  • Add the oval iris with foam mounting tape for added dimension
  • The A2 card was then adhered to a piece of lavender cardstock to really bring out the purple in the iris
The "B" team has more great creations for you on their blogs too! And don't miss our July Guest Designer, Terri Sproul.

Happy Creating,


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

So lovely! I really like the distress ink on the edge of the oval and the color solution background on vellum is so cool. I will have to try those on vellum.

sommrstamping said...

Loving the new dies playing with them more this weekend. Love your card, hope you are doing well.

BurningRubber said...

Your background is so pretty! Such a lovely card.

Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful card and great framing with the die.

Terri Sproul said...

very cool