Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thankful and Thoughtful

As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team are challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork.

This time of year always reminds me to be thankful for my family and friends. I love creating cards for all the various holidays throughout the year and sending them to the special people in my life. What I have discovered over the years is that people LOVE getting handmade cards and most of them appreciate the time and love we put in to making them. The card I'm posting today has several steps but creates such a serene image perfect for this reflective season. It would be great for fall birthdays, sympathy, or Thanksgiving cards. Here's what I created for you today:

How to:
  • Emboss a piece of smooth cream cardstock (4" x 5 1/4") using the LX7002 Plaid stencil
  • Lightly brush over the embossed image with Distress Ink Vintage Photo ink
  • Mount on the front of a black A2 card
  • Place the LX7027 Quatrefoil stencil on cream cardstock (2" x 4")and stencil on Vintage Photo ink, mat on a piece of black cardstock (2 1/8" x 4")
  • Add a beautiful ribbon from May Arts across the Quatrefoil design
  • Adhere over the Plaid layer
  • Cut a cream mat 2 5/8" x 3 3/8" and a black mat 2 3/4" x 3 1/2"
  • Rouge edge of cream mat with Vintage Photo ink
  • Adhere the cream mat to the black mat, use foam tape to attach over the band of Quatrefoil
  • Use the DD001 Nesting frames die to cut a frame from smooth cream cardstock using the second smallest frame die
  • Rouge edges with Vintage Photo ink
  • Adhere to the cream mat
  • Tape LG754 Oak leaves stencil to smooth cream cardstock using removable tape
  • Apply Matte Black Embossing Paste using a palette knife and paste spreader
  • Sprinkle wet paste with Distress Embossing Powder in a combination of brown tones, press in lightly
  • Remove and clean the stencil
  • Heat emboss the powder using a heat tool, let paste dry completely
  • Cut out one of the leaves and adhere on the small frame
By the way, the Dream Team are very THANKFUL when our followers are THOUGHTFUL enough to leave us a nice comment on our posts! Here's the "A" team lineup for this week, as well as our very special guest designer, Linda Neff!

Happy Creating,


Pam Hornschu said...

So beautiful and elegant! Thanks for sharing all of the steps!

BurningRubber said...

I love the monochromatic card that you created. So lovely.

scrappybetty said...

Great card as always. I love your blog.

LynB said...

Love the non traditional colors of your card making me think of the end of Autumn. Great elements used too especially the pasted leaf with distress embossing powders.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I love the distress powders with your leaf! Need to unearth mine and try some of this loveliness, thank you for the complete instructions.