Thursday, May 22, 2014

Flora and Fauna with Dreamweaver Stencils Week 3

The Dream Team is ready to inspire you with some extra fun this week! Not only are we posting with the Flora and Fauna challenge, we are introducing you to our THREE NEWLY RELEASED DESIGNS...our Owl Buddy, the Open Sheep, and the art nouveau-inspired Heron, which you had a sneak peek at two weeks ago on the Dream It Up! blog. Three lucky commenters on the Dream Team's posts will receive one of these designs to be announced on theDream It Up! blog next week. Tell us in your comment which technique YOU would use with your favorite of these new designs.

Here are the 2 projects I created this week.

I made this ATC using the brand new Owl Buddy. I traced all of his shapes on to assorted pieces of patterned paper (on the back so that you don't see pencil marks), and cut them out. This cute stencil has pretty simple to cut shapes, but it can be a little time consuming. But I have great news! We will have Owl Buddy available as a die! So you will easily be ale to cut him (or her!) out with all types of fun papers very quickly.

He is the perfect size for an ATC (2.5" x 3.5"). Here's my second project. A card using the brand new (and very elegant) Heron.

I went super clean and simple for this card, which is not something I normally do. But this new stencil is just so tranquil, I didn't want to busy it up with a lot of "stuff." at least, not this time! ;)

I simply used white embossing paste to get the image on to my kraft paper. After it dried, I noticed I had a few unpleasant little lumps. So here's a quick tip...I used my Cutter Bee scissors (little scissors with very sharp points) and just trimmed off the excess. It worked perfectly, and now the embossing paste looks nice an smooth all over.

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13 comments:

LynB said...

Both cards are wonderful Alison and it is good news the owl will soon have a matching diecut! The heron is a beautiful stencil and keeping it simple really makes a statement.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Love both of these creation. Your white image on the kraft is divine and really shows off the stencil so well. Thanks for the tip about the "little bumps"...I'll have to remember that.

Your ATC is so cute, and a wonderful size project for this stencil. Would it shock you to know that I've never made an ATC? LOL

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love the white on kraft! Perfection!

Jamie Martin said...

Love the paper piecing on the owl! So glad to hear a matching diecut will be available soon :)

Pam Hornschu said...

I love how effective the white paste is just on kraft cardstock!

BurningRubber said...

I will look forward to the dies to go with the owl stencil. I love your cards.

Louise said...

Great ATC with the Owl buddy, he is adorable! Love the simplicity of the white Heron, very effective!

Cindy Groh said...

I like both cards. That white EP looks great on kraft cs. I will have to give that a try. Thank you for the inspiration.

Kristi said...

what fun! Love your projects!

JD/ Jill said...

Both are great projects. I just bought a brand new jar of white embossing paste...you have inspired me to go give it a try...

Katie said...

Beautiful! Love the heron in white on kraft, it is very tranquil. And also love this owl. Thanks for the idea to trace and piece patterned papers. Thanks for the inspiration.

Katie B.

Amante del Papel said...

your first card are so cleaver!

Kathi said...

The paper pieced owl is fabulous, but I love, Love, LOVE what you've done with the heron. It shows how less really IS more sometimes.