Thursday, November 13, 2014

Dreamweaver: I'm Thinkin' That I'm Thankful

As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team are challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork. I'm posting this for you today:

Ssssh, don't tell, but I've posted this card before, about three years ago. Since it is appropriate for this month's Thankful and Thoughtful challenge, I thought I'd show it again. Men, too, appreciate receiving a handmade card once in a while, and a bit of thanks is always thoughtful.

The base of this card uses the Dreamweaver Stripes stencil machine embossed in both directions on Core'dination cardstock, and then sanded to reveal the plaid pattern. A large panel was ink-stenciled in  brown on kraft cardstock with the Houndstooth design. I love the houndstooth fact, all of the menswear-inspired patterns that Dreamweaver carries...Plaid/Stripes, Houndstooth, and Herringbone.

I used small scraps of Mercart copper-colored aluminum, machine-embossed with the Gears background, sanded, and slightly ink-distressed, to wrap around squares of cardboard as a focal point. Finally, I paste-embossed in Copper the sentiment...this "Thanks" has such wonderful font.

By the way, the Dream Team are very THANKFUL when our followers are THOUGHTFUL enough to leave us a nice comment on our posts! Here's the "B" team lineup for this week, as well as our very special guest designer, Linda Neff!

An InLinkz Link-up


Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Some of my favorite colors and I love the tip for getting the 'plaid' on the paper - those are ideas I just never seem to think of and they're so simple!

Kristi said...

really like the gears! GREAT man card

Lyn Bernatovich said...

That's funny but my first reaction was how masculine your card is!!!! I don't remember this card, so it was new to me.

Unknown said...

A brilliant masculine make. Love the touch of metal.

Viki Banaszak said...

I love this card! The houndstooth is so pretty!