Thursday, July 9, 2015

Go Climb a Tree with Dreamweaver Stencils

This week, the Stampendous Design Team is climbing trees! Ok, not really...but we are encouraging YOU to climb a tree! Ok...not really that either, so why don't we just share projects with trees, and maybe give one or two a hug? Yeah, that's more like it. Though I do like to climb this one in Salem, Mass. But I digress. Since it's Dreamweaver Thursday, today's project is focusing on one of their fantastic dies. Take a look.

I used the Tree Line die for this card. I LOVE this die. It's so pretty and serene. I'd like to tell you how I made the Tree Line Background. It's pretty easy to do!

I started off by cutting the die in black cardstock. I then adhered it to a sheet of Double Stick Mounting Tape, which I trimmed to fit the die cut. Then, I took my Yellow Micro Glitter and sprinkled it on the lowest portion, rubbed it in, and shook off the excess. I am working from the bottom up so that my colors don't run into each other, though that would be a nice effect too!

Next, I used my Orange Micro Glitter. I rubbed it in, and shook off the excess. I repeated this step with Pink, Purple, and Blue glitters, working my way up.

This is what the finished piece looks like. Kind of like sand art! Next, I chose all of my papers and a wee bit of May Arts ribbon and glued everything together. Remember, the die is on Double Stick Tape, so I just had to peel the backing off to get it on to my card.

My glitters all came from Stampendous of course, from several of their glitter kits. Click HERE to see them! Some of the other Design Team members have tree-loving projects to share with you today. Please give them all a look-see. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

6 comments:

Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful card, Alison! Love the colors!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!

Janelle Stollfus said...

Gorgeous! A great sparkly sunset through the trees. Thank you for sharing a tutorial today!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Your tree-line card is stunning and I love the complementary green glittery nail polish too! LOL! Also the mounting and design of the card adds to the Fab look too. Miss you guys...but our summer in Eastern Oregon has been special too! Baby due in a week (or two according to the midwife.)

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card and EXCITING technique!!!
I have added this die to my wishlist along with the double-stick tape and look forward to trying this real soon - THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION!!!
TracyM #6773 from Victoria, Australia :)

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

You are so inspiring with your gorgeous sunset!! I have a smathering of the Stampendous glitters and this is such a great idea!! Thank you for showing us this technique!