Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils: July to DIE For Finale...Spelling It Out!

A-PEAR-ently, it is once again another Dreamweaver July to DIE For post! Obviously, dies are great for quick and CAS design, but they can also be fun to incorporate into a mixed media card or project.

This card features the Pear Dies and the soon-to-be released new Alphabet Die set, which comes with its own caddy to store the dies and extra die-cut letters in. The new alphabet provides two uses of each die the positive letter from the centers of the squares, and the other the negative portion left from the die cut. It can be really fun to mix both!

I had a panel of cardstock that I had left from a project using the Stampendous Creative Palette, where I had drizzled Aquamarine, Lemoncello, Citron, and a bit of Paprika Color Solutions alcohol inks, spritzed with the blending solution, and ran several panels through the colors. Then I paste-embossed a portion of the Petals Background stencil in Glossy Blue in the center.

I die-cut one pear and leaf from this panel, and then die cut the small leaf from that larger leaf to use on the pear at the bottom of the card. Are you wondering why I didn't just die-cut the small one and skip the large one? Because the larger one looks best on that negative panel! I die-cut the smaller pear from the beautiful blue Bazzill cardstock, and built the layers over the top of the green card base, leaving a space between the blue panel and the pasted portion at the bottom for dimension.

Finally, I die-cut the alphabet to "create" my sentiment, grunging it a bit with Versafine inks and a sponge dauber. To balance things a bit, and bring out the paprika color, I added a polka dot ribbon bow with a button and twine, as well as the smaller pear and leaf, and a button that mimicked the core and seed portion of the pear...sort of.

I think I was channeling my inner Kristi Parker Van Doren for this card. What do you think?

I wonder what the Dream Team has created for their final July to DIE for post? What have your created? Be sure to upload it to the Dream It Up blog inlinkz tool for a chance to win this month!

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Lyn Bernatovich said...

Love the mixed media feel of your card Pam! I'm jealous you have the alpha dies already...move over Kristi...!

Jamie Martin said...

Creative and colorful! Love all of the different elements especially the new alphabet dies!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

LUUUUVVVVV the colors and design...this is so Pam Hornschu at her best. You are always thinking outside the box and it's the little things. The petal background stencil done just partially, the button with the cording...each detail so well done!

Alison said...

What fantastic colors! I love the pear in a pear. The textures are awesome. I love everything about this!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Great Mixed Media project! Love the bright colors!

Lea said...

Oh, Pammie Sue! This is gorgeous! I love the bright colors and the cool mixed media canvas feel to this card! Right up this girl's alley! I seriously need a set of those alphabet dies/stencils, those are really cool! Love it!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...what great colors on this amazing project. My heart swoons at your mix of patterns and textures. A fantastic work of art!

Viki Banaszak said...

I totally love the colors in this card. It really pops. I definitely will want these dies.