Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ready for fresh air, sunshine, new leaves, and flowers blooming? Well, the Dream Team is right there with you! Our challenge for the month of March is...coincidentally...Marching into Spring. Per usual, we'd love to have you play along with us, and link your own creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post. Play as many times as you'd like. Those of you who work Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous products into your projects receive bonus points, but everyone has an opportunity to be the winner who receives the stencil of their choice.

For my post (on the last day of winter), I chose to create something with bright spring colors:

First, I used two different colors of blue pigment ink on blue card stock to create the background.  I used the Design I Beam Stencil.  The first layer that I brushed on was the lightest color, which was very close in hue to the card stock.  It went over the entire card.  Then, with the stencil still in place, I brushed the darker color over the top, focusing on the edges of the paper.  This created a "spotlight effect" in the center of the card.
Next, I used the Stylized Dahlia Cutting Die to cut the textured pink card stock for the flower and the green card stock for the leaves and stem.  I shaded them with a little pigment ink in corresponding colors.  To raise the die cut up and to add another color, I used the Pearlescent Embossing Paste with the Stylized Dahlia Stencil and placed the cut out pieces in place while the paste was wet.  I did place some pieces a little off the paste to create a slight white outline.  

I then let the paste dry, but decided that there was not enough contrast between the green parts and the background.  I remedied this by drawing a line over parts of it with a green Sharpie.  Then I added a little green ribbon and a pink card stock mat and was done!

Thanks for stopping by to see my post.

The "A" team would love to share their interpretations of this theme:


  1. Very Easter-y with the bright springy colors!

  2. Great minds think alike this week! Love how you created the background on this. Thanks for sharing the details!

  3. Cute card. Love all the color and texture!

  4. great spring card with it's bright colours and textures!

  5. You are in good company this week...great designers all! Hope all is well with you...think of you often.

  6. Such pretty colors that you used on your card. Lovely.