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Extra Week that's to Die For!

Hello! We have a 5th Thursday this month so the entire Dream Team from Dreamweaver Stencils is posting this week. We are sure to have plenty of projects you will love. The challenge all month has been to use any of our fabulous Dies. We have many great options to suit many styles, and there are frequently new styles becoming available. I decided to go with a simple design this week, so as to not intimidate any Dreamweaver newbies.

I went with the adorable Pear dies. Have you ever tasted a red pear? They are unbelievably sweet. They are definitely my favorite type of pears, so I decided to make my pears red. They tend to get these dark brown spots on them, which is why I went with the paper I did for them.

I used a little Peeled Paint Distress Ink to create a shadow on the leaves. I applied the ink with a cosmetic sponge. I also added a few white highlight lines on the pears, and a brown shadow line on the left of the pears. This all just adds a little more dimension and interest to the pears. Easy stuff right? So join us! Play with some of the new dies and show us what you've got! Below are the links to all of the wonderful Dream Team gals. Please be sure to leave everybody a little bit 'o love. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Alison Heikkila (That's me!)
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Comments

LynB said…
The pears are so versatile all year long! Love your card, and the texture effect over the pears!
Lynn Mercurio said…
Beautiful creation this week. Your accents on the pears gives them real dimension. Love the mix of patterns!!!
Lea said…
Alison, I love this! Those pears are another favorite of mine and you're right, red pears are the sweetest! Yours are extra sweet! Great choice of papers and I love the little pop of the houndstooth to finish it off!
Pam Hornschu said…
Oooooh, love this! Great color and layers and extra details! Can you send me pics so I can use this for next week's banner on FB?
Love it! Need that pear die!
Con said…
I've been looking for stencil inspiration. I just had to pin it. thanks -con
I love the colors on this...so inviting, makes me want to visit pear country. Love the decorative paper and that shading on the leaves.
Con said…
I made the hop around and enjoyed it tremendously. I like the tree die :D I wish I would have made the whole month of hopping. But I will be back and go through the beginning of your blog hop for July! thanks, -con
BurningRubber said…
Your pears look so yummy and the background paper is so perfect for this card. Beautiful.

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