Thursday, August 20, 2015

Where Has Summer Gone!

I cannot believe that it is already August 20th!! Where has the summer gone??? It seems like each year goes by faster and faster. It's a good thing I love Fall so much, it is less depressing to know we're headed into my favorite season.

The Stampendous design team is featuring Dreamweaver Stencils this week with a theme of Dreamweaver Double. We can interpret that however we want, so today I'm using not just two stencils (for a double, get it!), but three great stencil in my "Ode to a Summer Birthday".

The design team members were fortunate to receive a box of wonderful products from Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko a while back. Their inks are fabulous to work with and the colors are gorgeous!

The Neon inks just screamed summer to me, so I decided to start with those, but how to choose which colors, hmmm.  All of them, of course! LX7011 Big Dots was the perfect starting place, all of them fit!

"Ode to a Summer Birthday"
  • Tape stencil to white cardstock with removable tape
  • Place a piece of removable tape on the column next to the first column (yellow)
  • Use a 1/2" stencil brush to apply the first color down the first column
  • Remove the tape from the second column and move it over to the third column
  • Place a piece of removable tape over the column just colored
  • Color the next column
  • Keep moving the two pieces of tape over until you have all the colors!
  • Clean stencil
  • The colors are called Radiant Neon Electric Yellow, E. Orange, E. Coral, E. Pink, E. Purple, E. Blue, E. Green
  • Tape the Tiger slippahs (LM246) to white cardstock, use 1/4" stencil brushes and the Picasso (LL332) to apply color
  • Cut them out leaving a small white edge around
  • Mount them on Bazzill Limeade cardstock, and cut around them again leaving a small green edge
  • Color the happy birthday (LM248) with some of the colors
  • Layer on a mat of Limeade and Pink
  • Mat the dots on Limeade and Pink also
  • Use foam tape to add the sentiment and sandals
You won't want to miss more Dreamweaver creations from these team members:

Happy Creating,


Stampendous said...

Ode to a summer birthday is so fitting for this card! What a fun card and great technique for all those colorful dots. Thank you for sharing your summer birthday card with us!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Such a fun, happy and colorful card Louise! Love it.

Pam Hornschu said...

What a cute and happy card, Louise! Love it. May have to CASE it!

Viki Banaszak said...

I love the beautiful colors that you used! This is such a happy card.

barbara macaskill said...

Oh my! What a lovely assortment of goodies in that box!! I would be so delighted to receive a package like that in my mailbox!
LOVE your fun and summery card! Great choice of colors and I love that stencil!! TFS!