Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils: August as an Adjective!



As we are heading towards back-to-school again, it is only appropriate that we break out our dictionary for this month's Dreamweaver challenge..."AUGUST as an ADJECTIVE"!

Merriam-Webster defines august as, "marked by majestic dignity or grandeur", with synonyms such as, "dignified, distinguished, imposing, portly, solemn, staid, and stately". Now, I don't know just how dignified and stately the Dream Team can become for an entire month, but we are all going to give it a try! How about trying along with us, and linking YOUR creations to the inlinkz tool below for a chance to win the wildest stencil design your little heart is screaming for.

Here's my creation for this week:

I love simple and elegant, and this set of cards would be perfect for an elegant birthday, wedding, anniversary, etc. I love the cool light green shade of the WorldWin cardstock. Once again, I used the positive and negative images of the Dreamweaver Stylized Dahlia die. One panel was popped up with foam tape over an under-inking of Tsukineko Delicata ink in Silver Shimmer, with a sprinkling of Stampendous Transparent Stardust Embossing Powder melted over the surface. The sparkle just peeks through the negative portion left from the die cut.
The positive portion of the die was partially adhered over the top of two inkpad-direct-to-paper rectangles of the same ink and embossing powder sparkle combo, with the leaves and petals popped up with foam tape. Note: If you wanted to create these cards in multiples, I would highly recommend lining the back of the cardstock panels with Dreamweaver Double-sided Mounting Paper before die-cutting. Adhering will be much simpler, and will take less time than placing tiny pieces of foam tape everywhere. Of course, if you have infinite time and patience...go for it! used the new Dreamweaver Nested Ovals dies to cut my sentiment panels, and pasted these in silver for more shimmer and elegance. A bit of sheer and satin ribbon was the finishing touch! I think this is a fairly "august" pair of cards today...what do you think?


10 comments:

Janice K said...

Very elegant but modern designs, love the colour! x

ionabunny said...

That is elegantly lovely. Love the fact you used the positive and the negative

Amante del Papel said...

so beautiful

Jamie Martin said...

So pretty, love clean, simple and elegant :)

LynB said...

So beautiful Pam! I love Delicata ink and adding the silver shimmer must be gorgeous in person. What a sweet gift idea.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I am loving seeing all the interpretations of "august" in this challenge! this is truly elegant and I think one of my favorite parts is the sentiments on those ovals. I didn't realize when we designed them that they would be the perfect size for that! Thanks for the inspiring colorway too!

Lea said...

Love your "two for one" approach!! These cards are so pretty and summery and make me want lime sherbet! I love that color, it's almost the color of my Bug!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Love this Pam...such a great use of the positive and negative...nothing goes to waste.

BurningRubber said...

I love that you used both parts of the die cut to make 2 beautiful cards.

Louise said...

Tres bonne Pam! Love the Delicata behind them too. Beautiful!

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