Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hoot, Hoot, Hoot-ray for Dreamweaver Dies!

Playing with the Dreamweaver dies this month has been such a HOOT! Just to prove it, my card today features our new Owl Dies itsy bitsy babies, perching on the window created by the largest of the new Oval Dies. The card base for this was machine embossed and StriƩ-inked with the Pinwheel Checkerboard stencil pattern before stamping the cute sentiment from Woodware's Clear Magic Owl Christmas set.

 The inside panel adds depth by layering the Treeline Die, cut from patterned paper, over the top of another patterned paper...all coordinating with the patterned papers from my little owl babies. Here's a tip...trace the outside edge of the owl die on contrasting cardstock and cut out. It is a bit of fussy cutting, but a fairly simple shape to cut. Then you can just adhere the paper pieces from the die cuts. Oh, and another you die cut each baby owl, place each tiny piece on a strip of removable tape to keep them together, and doing this with each owl. This makes it soooo much easier to keep all the pieces together. It is also really helpful to place a panel of Double Sided Mounting Paper on the back of the panel of patterned paper that you are cutting your owls from BEFORE die cutting them. Just peel off the adhesive backing and adhere each piece without dealing with messy glues.

Before you move on to the team's blogs this week, just thought I'd share a silly riddle for you...

Where do you buy baby owls? At the OWLET store!! Hee hee.

Be sure to link your own die-cut creations to the link below for a chance to win the Dreamweaver Stencil or Die of your choice!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Have a CUPPA Dreamweaver DIES!

We are now into our third week of featuring a "July to DIE for", showing off all of our Dreamweaver dies, many of which match our stencil designs as well. Do you have a favorite yet? My favorite is usually whichever I am playing with at the moment! Lol.

My post today features the Stacked Teacup Die and Stencil, along with the Nested Frames, the Happy Birthday sentiment, and the Crusade Background. After die-cutting the teacups, I placed them on my craft mat and taped the matching stencil over the top, and pasted the design with Translucent paste to create shiny cups. I punched small circles and cut them in pieces to add pattern to the teacups that matches the card. The sentiment was pasted with a mix of regular Embossing Paste with a bit of Purple Satin and Plum Royale Metallic F/X to match the teacups. I looped a bit of May Arts ribbon through the teacup handles for some extra interest, and added some punched circles for fun.

Here's the list of this week's team members, as well as our fabulous Guest Designer for July:

Be sure to link your own creations for a chance to win the stencil or die of your choice below:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Woodware: Sketch 36 in Flying Colors

Back once again for the Woodware sketch challenge...this time number 36 as shown at left.

My version features a black panel, with the Dreamweaver Dragonflies stencil paste-embossed in Matte Black. While wet, Metallic F/X mica powders were sprinkled over the surface and heated with a heat tool. This changes the texture of the paste, making it thicker, with an almost hammered and enameled metal appearance.

The circle was simply letter-pressed using Aquamarine Chalk ink with the Small Cathedral Window stencil on lighter aqua cardstock. the square shows the Hope character, paste-embossed in Matte Black as well, and covered in Goldfinch Metallic F/X before heating for great texture and sparkle.