Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dreamweaver: Backgrounds for Birthdays

We are well into the beginning of a new year, and in honor of that, our monthly challenge for January has been Birthday Wishes. We'd love for you to play along with us, and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post, or on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...and remember, using Dreamweaver products gets you bonus points towards an extra stencil!

Here's my birthday wish for this week:

Creating your own patterned paper is so simple when you have Dreamweaver stencils! The purple panel was completed in opposite techniques...on the bottom, Memories Mists Grape was sprayed through the Dogwood Pattern stencil, and in an effort to not waste the ink sitting on the stencil, the top portion of the panel was placed on the wet stencil to transfer the ink. The Dreamweaver Apron Die was cut from the center to be used on another card, but I didn't want to waste the rest of my beautiful background. So I sprayed through the Leopard Spots stencil with Mango Lemonade Memories Mist onto a square of yellow cardstock. Once the corners were rounded, I placed the yellow panel behind the negative cut portion of the purple panel, and adhered both to my white card. I finished off this birthday card with a sentiment stamped in purple on a corrugated banner piece, added a May Arts' ribbon bow, buttons, and ric rac. What a fun card for any female...friend, mother, sister, aunt, or grandmother.

For more birthday ideas, check out the team links below:


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Woodware: Hopping Along for Easter

This year seems to just be hopping along. Already we are thinking about Easter, and spring flowers, bunnies, and eggs. The Woodware team have been challenged this week to create an "Easter Delight". Mine is something fun that I made for the Dreamweaver team a couple years of ago, and is still one of my faves.

The base is double-sided yellow/orange cardstock, with the top flap only being 3 inches in order to reveal the inside panel. Aqua cardstock was machine embossed with the Dreamweaver Stripes/Plaid stencil, and paste-embossed with the Hoppy Easter sentiment and the small bunny in Regular White Paste. The top flap has a fun patterned paper panel, and a trim of green pompom fringe.

Now, the focal point. I used the Dreamweaver Open Egg stencil as a template to cut the egg shape. I "air-brushed" it using markers and one of those kid's air brush gadgets. Then I paste-embossed in white the Tall Daffodils and, when dry, colored them, as well as the bunny's ears, and inside sentiment, with the markers as well. The egg was adhered to a piece of larger white cardstock, and scallop-edged scissors used to create the pretty edge. I adhered the egg to the flap of the card with dimensional squares.

Now that I've left you dreaming of spring in the middle of winter, I'd like to remind you to visit the Woodware blog each day this week for more Easter Delights!


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Stampendous: Dreaming of Flowers

Being up to your armpits in snow is the perfect time to dream! Wouldn't you love to trade places with this darling Gruffy Bear from House Mouse Designs®? Warm, sunny day. Green grass. Charming sunflower stalks. Ahhhhhh.

Gruffy has been stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento, and colored with Copic markers. This focal panel has then been adhered over an orange card, which has the Black Eyed Susans ink-stenciled using a dark orange pigment pad by Tsukineko, with a large stencil brush from Dreamweaver. The other panel is a section of Core'dinations Chalk Core in yellow, machine-embossed with the Dreamweaver Hexagons stencil before being sanded to reveal the yellow core.

The sentiment is one of the many appropriate for all House Mouse Designs® images, the Perfectly Clear Berry Nice Sayings set from Stampendous.


Stampendous is having a bit of a floral celebration all of this week, so if you've missed any so far, be sure to  check the Stampendous blog.

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