Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A July to Die For

Welcome to July...the month to DIE for! Yep. All of this month, the Dream Team are featuring our newest toys...our DIES! You'd be surprised at how many we have, and what fun things you can do with them...especially when used in conjunction with many of their stencil counterparts. They are such a simple way to create an effective card. Here's mine for this week:

It is really sort of different for me, I know.   I have been a little obsessed lately with the idea of using the dies to create a window.  I wanted something interesting to show through, but then the plain white top was, I added a plaid look to it.  The die cuts that I used were DD001 Nesting Frames and DL 563 Pears.  The back was pasted with Glossy Green Embossing Paste and covered with opaque blue and green glitter while it was still wet.  The stencil I used was LX 7001 Damask.   The plaid was done with pigment inks, a stencil brush and stencil LX 7002 Plaid, which was turned at a 90 degree angle for the second pass.  The metal was the scrap edge of something that I had already embossed with the damask stencil.  I popped up the plaid section.
Now, you should check out the rest of the links for today--and don't forget to link your creation for a chance to win!

Don't forget to link!


  1. Very clever card Laura using the background as the window for the pear. I love the leftover scrap of metal for the leaf. Great use of several techniques here, especially the plaid frame.

  2. oh...ho...I had to do a double take, but that pear leaf done with metal is just the right touch. Beautiful card Laura!

  3. Love the sparkle of blue and green!

  4. Love the use of the negative pear image, looks great over the beautiful damask background!

  5. I love the combination on this card of the pear and the background stencil.

  6. Love this! Great mix of patterns, and beautiful colors!