Miss me? I’ve been absent from my blog lately. I’ve taken a little time to enjoy other parts of my life...you know, those parts that are spent reading great books, going to movies, seeing family and just living life.
I’m back today with a card using wonderful dies and stencils from Dreamweaver Stencils. For the past month, the Dream Team has featured our newest toys: our DIES! Dreamweaver Stencils has a lot of them, and they make creating a project for ANY season, a dream.
My project today is a fall card. While we are several weeks away from Autumn, it will be here before you know it. The shelves are already filled with fall and Christmas decorations in all the major craft stores because we crafty minded, love to get a jump on the seasons. I thought I should get in on the early business of crafting for the season.
I started this project using Dreamweaver Stencils Gold Embossing paste and the Stone Wall Stencil to create my background for my fall foliage on white cardstock. While that was drying, I moved over to my Big Shot to die cut the leaves.
My two types of leaves were die cut using brown and gold cardstock and the Leafy Branch Die and the Petite Fern Die. Then I spritzed a mixture of red and orange Memories Mist onto the brown leaves, and topped them off with irRESISTible Texture spray which gave the leaves great shine and dimension. I grouped the leaves together and added some great Ivory Twister Burlap from May Arts Ribbon, topped with a glazed brad. I wanted the leaves to look like I picked them up from the yard, so I didn’t adhere them down except for at the bottom.
My sentiment is from the Peace and Plenty set from Waltzingmouse Stamps, I used Versamark ink and embossing it with gold embossing powder and layered it onto a sponged background using the same Stone Wall stencil.
Now I hope you will check out the rest of the team, as well as our Guest Designers for July, Terri Sproul. Terri has done an amazing job as our guest designer this month! I know the team is DIE-ing to show you their creations for today. Check ‘em out!
Lynn Mercurio (that’s me-you are here)
Terri Sproul (GD)
That’s it for me today. But before I go, I want to remind you to join in the fun this month, and link up your DIE CUTTING project to the Dream IT Up! blog. (link below supply list)
Hugs to all!