Thursday, April 14, 2011

Simple Dream Schemes

 Free challenge week at Dreamweaver Stencils. My post is a super simple beginner basic card for spring. The Bazzill cardstock card is run through the Big Shot with the Sunflowers stencil. (Tip: Spritz back of cardstock with rubbing alcohol for a deep emboss!) I sludge-pasted* the Nestie lacy scallop circle with a mix of Matte Yellow and Orange pastes and only one portion of the Sunflowers stencil. I stamped a tiny bee and appropriate sentiment, added ribbons and you're done! This same card could be created using a wide variety of Dreamweaver Stencils in the same way. For instance, for the holidays...use the Snowflakes stencil to emboss the background with just one snowflake paste embossed (sprinkle glitter on the wet paste). Or emboss the background with any of the wonderful jumbo stencils, and use one of the fun small images for your focal piece. Hurry on over to the rest of the team's blogs as listed at right for more dreamy ideas, create your own, and link to the Dream It Up! blog's Mr. Linky.

Dreamweaver Stencils:
LJ902 Sunflowers
DMYP Matte Yellow Paste
DMOP Matte Orange Paste
DPK Palette Knife

Stampendous Perfectly Clear "Buzzin' Blooms" (SSC1070)
Bazzill Parakeet  and Sunbeam Cardstock
white cardstock
October Afternoon paper
Onyx Versafine ink
Nestabilities Lacy Circle die
EK Edger punch, Big Shot

*For directions on sludge pasting, click HERE.


Wendy said...

Beautiful Pam!!! What a fun way to use orange and yellow paste. Those are the two colors that I never use. I hope you are having a nice time in PHX.

Marijane said...

What a "springy" fresh beauty! Thanks for the tip about the spritz of alcohol on the back before embossing. I've never heard that one!

Liz Martin said...

Great job in showing the versatility of the stencils. There's so many ways to use them and so little time!

Louise said...

Very summery Pam! I really like the idea of weaving the ribbons through the loops. Great card.

Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

I love this. No more to say. LOVE

Laura Drahozal said...

Bold and beautiful! Great work.