Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dreamweaver: Thoughtfully Thinking

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:

It's always fun to add your own personal touch to each holiday. November 27th is Thanksgiving in the USA, a great time for family to get together, eat too much food, tell too many stories, and be grateful to have each other. Since it is mostly a food-centric occasion, it is always a fun time to add your personal touches to the dining table.

I created personalized place cards and elegant napkin rings to my tablescape, featuring the Dreamweaver Leafy Branch, Nesting Frames, and Dual Alphabet Dies. The place cards have a frame die cut with a Leafy Branch die cut from the center, popping up from the green folded card (Bazzill Basics cardstock). The Leafy Branches were then covered in VersaMark from Tsukineko ink and coated with Stampendous Aged Copper and Aged Green Embossing Enamels in layers. These were adhered on top of chipboard die cut leaves for stability, and then adhered to copper wire wrapped and twisted "rings" with Beacon Quick Grip adhesive. Back on the place cards names were die cut from the Dual Alphabet and adhered, and a bit of VersaMark smeared over the leaf cut out, and sprinkled with more of the embossing enamels and melted. Shiny maple leaf brads were added to finish off the cards.

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 "A" team lineup for this week, as well as our very special guest designer, Linda Neff!

An InLinkz Link-up


Viki Banaszak said...

Your place settings are so pretty!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Beautiful DIY projects Pam! Gorgeous colors and use of both positive and negative dies.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Pam...what a love set of crafty goodness. Such awesome technique on your place cards, and those embossed leaves are scrumptious.