Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Fifth Thursday in a July to Die For!

July is a month with a fifth Thursday.  What does that mean?  Well, in a July to Die For, it means that the entire Dreamweaver Team will get together today to show you one last die cut creation.  Here is mine:
Although it would be a really cute candle shelter, I am planning on using it for pencils.  It was really easy.  Let me tell you how I made it.

Dreamweaver Die DG745 Tree Line
Dreamweaver Color Solutions in Pine Bough, Aquarius and Iceberg
Dreamweaver Color Solution Thinner
Q Tips
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Glue (although you could use E 600)
May Arts Twine
Manual Die Cut Machine (I used a Cuttlebug)

1)  Run copper through the machine with Dreamweaver Die.  You will be using the thin die setting.  For the Cuttlebug, the sandwich was A Plate, die, metal, B Plate, C Plate and shim (a lightweight piece of chipboard).
2)  Glue the metal to a clean, dry jar.

4)  With the Q Tips, apply the Color Solutions to the glass.  Don't worry if you get some ink on the metal.
5)  With the Color Solutions on a Q Tip, clean off the metal.
6)  Add a bow around the threads.
I particularly like how the shape shows through the back of the glass.  It adds another dimension  to the piece. 
Now it is your turn.  Make a little "Something to Die For" and upload it to the link at the end of the post.  You can find additional inspiration at the links for the whole team below:
Pam Hornschu



  1. This is gorgeous Laura!!!! What a wonderful DIY gift for the holidays. I'm totally casing this...

  2. Lovely, reminds me of an art nouveau period vase. You and I are kindred spirits regarding that time period in art Laura.

  3. Wow! This is so beautiful! I love the copper with the patina colored glass. Amazing creation.

  4. WOW! What a cool idea! Very creative, Laura! I think I'm going to have to try this one myself! Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. Love this project! The copper is beautiful!

  6. This is awesome, Laura! Love the copper over the greens. Reminds me of some of the pins you and I share on Pinterest!

  7. I never would have thought of this! thanks, I can't wait to try it! -con

  8. This is so stunning. I love using copper. It has such a warm glow.It would make a great candle holder. I am gonna keep this idea around for Christmas gifts for my friends who love candles.