Thursday, 24 July 2014

July the month to DIE for (week 4)


Welcome to week four of our Dreamweaver Stencils July Challenge.  All 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 their matching stencils.  They are such a simple way to create an effective card. 

Having just returned from my holidays I must admit it feels good to get back to crafting, and using DIES makes card making and crafting so much quicker and in some ways easier.  I decided to use the Stylised Dahlia Die, one of my favourites.  This card is quick and easy, and can be made in a matter of minutes for those emergency cards that creep up on us all.

This is what you will need:-

Dreamweaver Stylised Dahlia DIE -  DG743
Dreamweaver Metallic FX powders -Kiwi, Pixie Blush.
Stencil brushes
Scrap of card that has an embossed resist technique on it
Dreamweaver Double Sided Mounting Paper (DWSTICK)Scrap of Pale Blue fairly plain card or paper
Scrap of Kraft card
C6 Cream card for base card
About 1/2 yard of turquoise velvet ribbon (1/4'' wide)
Versafine ink pads - Blue lagoon, Olive green
Die cutting machine (Mines a Big Shot

This is what you need to do:-
1 Take the stencil brush and lightly colour the scrap of resist paper with Blue lagoon at the top and Olive green at the bottom and in the centre blend the 2 colours.  Remember you can always add colour but you cannot take it away.

2 Take the Stylised Dahlia Die and place centrally on the resist coloured card, run this through your choice of Die Cutting machine.

3 Take the adhesive sheet and remove on layer of protection and stick the die cut flower design to this. Trim any excess adhesive sheet off.  Remove the remaining protection sheet from the back and stick this to the pale blue card.

4 Use a clean dry stencil brush to apply the metallic FX powders to the adhesive sheet this should be done on the front side of the panel.  I used the Pixie Blush which is a delicate pink and the Kiwi for the leaves and stems, and also a small amount around the tips of the outer petals.

5 The rest of the card is put together, the ribbon is threaded through a slit I cut in the centre spine of the card and I wrapped the ribbon around the card twice.

There is your card complete, its really quick and the end result is a subtle design.  I hope you like it and enjoy having a go.

This is what the rest of the B team have been doing

Thanks for stopping by



  1. Beautiful Gill! And hope you had a great have to post at least one pic of your trip!

    1. I intend doing one or two buts and bobs showing my holiday photos. I had a wonderful time yet again on your side of the pond

  2. This is so pretty! I love the subtle colors.

  3. This is awesome! I love the F/X on the sticky paper! Great idea, you clever girl! I think this needs a feature on the FB page!

  4. Beautiful Gill...colors are so soft and muted. Great technique with the FX on sticky paper!

  5. This is beautiful, love the soft pastel colors :)