Dreamweaver Stencils: Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall

I've had a bit of figurative rain in my life over the last week. My uncle passed away, and I'm doing a quick post on this before I fly to Minnesota for the service. After losing my father in a car accident in 1973 (I was fifteen), my uncle Lowell was my last tie to my dad. He'd tell me these great stories of he and my dad growing up together. I'll miss that. On a more positive note, this trip back will provide me with the opportunity to see most of my cousins and their families, old family friends, and hear more of the old stories to tuck away into my heart.

Since I have no extra time now to create something new for this week's post with the challenge, "Mists, Drizzles, and Showers", I'm posting one of my favorite cards that fit the challenge. This is my Rainy Day Door card, and I think it's rather clever. The inside panel was paste-embossed in black and features the Birds on Bare Branches stencil. I used a Spellbinder set of Nestabilities dies to create the window and the additional door decor. Behind the window frame is a panel of acetate that was paste-embossed in Translucent paste and sprinkled with Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter with the Rain stencil. On the front panel of the door, I inked the Lovebirds Heart stencil with a slightly darker red ink, and ran the panel through my Big Shot Pro to emboss the image. The slightly darker ink provides even more pop, without detracting from the "window". I added a fun Queen & Co. antiqued brad for the doorknob, and a fun ruffle elasticized gingham May Arts ribbon as a curtain. All in all, this card was quite simple to create, and super fun to look at.

The Dreamweaver "B" team are posting this week, along with our April guest designer, Alison Heikkila, so check them out. Then break out your stenciling toys and play along with the challenge. Provide an online link to your creation on the Dream It Up! blog linkytool, or email pics to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com, for an opportunity to win this month's prize, plus have your design  featured on the Dream It Up! blog and the Dreamweaver Facebook page. Didn't know that we had a Facebook page? Yes we do, and we'd love for you to join our Fan Family!




Comments

I cherish those memories that relatives share of my loved ones. Sorry about your "rain"...hope you have many happy chats with your Uncle's family this week. This card is one of my favorites Pam!
Cherylynn said…
Very clever card indeed Pam! I love the window with the rain. Especially love the "curtain" ribbon.
Alison said…
I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Dad 12 years ago, and sadly, we are not very close with his siblings anymore. I send you my love...

Your card really is very clever! I love the layers. My favorite item being the glittery rain drops. Just a beautiful door!
Louise said…
I love this card too, it IS fun to look at! Very clever creation of a door. Hope your trip is going well, sorry about your uncle.
Lyn B said…
Pam - I can just here the rain falling outside. Thanks for sharing the story of your uncle and his deep connection to you and your dad. I hope you had good family time and welcome home too!
JD said…
Beautiful card...so sorry for your loss...we had some rain too, so I understand somewhat what you are going through...for us...it was my husband's sister...
Caroline D. said…
I'm sorry for your loss Pam, but with time you will cherish and enjoy your memories of your uncle. Thank you for sharing this card with us... so very clever to make a door with a window. Love the look of the translucent rain stenciled on the 'window'.

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