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Friday, June 13, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils/Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Hop - Final Day!

Welcome to our first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so be prepared for Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th-13th) for a chance to win!  Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
Imagine Crafts New StazOn Pads from Tsukineko Prize Package
Stencils and Dies Prize Package
Here's my creation for today:
I call this card a 'fun fold' because it strays from the standard single fold style.  It is basically two folded cards (in different sizes) with one folded edge on the left and one folded edge on the right.  This layout can be vertical or horizontal.
Here's a photo of it open.  It is a standard A2 size card.
I love the dahlia diecut (still didn't find my stencil!) and I also love polka dots!  I began by pasting the polka dot stencil in glossy black on white cardstock and letting it dry.  I felt it needed more dots so I laid the stencil back over the first pasting but offset it so the dots would land in between.  Voila!  More dots were created.  The second pasting of dots were actually slightly larger, which I thought looked cool.
DG 743 Stylized dahlia
DG743 Stylized Dahlia Diecut
LJ 804 Big dots
LJ804 Large Dots Stencil
I grabbed the paper negative diecut leftover from Monday's card and proceeded to color in the flower areas with Radiant Neon Electric Blue, Versafine Majestic Blue and Spanish Moss.  I decided to 'paint' the leaves and stem with the Irresistible New Sprout and Desert Sand right over the Versafine layer.  I simply sprayed a blob on an acrylic sheet and painted in the areas with a brush!  It dries glossy and matches the dots nicely.
Before I diecut the dahlia out of the blue panel, I embossed it first with the Swirls stencil just to add some visual interest to the background.  I didn't want too large of a design and felt the one I chose worked perfect!
LJ 863 Swirls
LJ863 Swirls Stencil
To affix the blue panel to the stenciled panel, I sprayed the back of the blue panel with 3M spray adhesive, which worked great with every edge glued firmly in place.
All that was left was to add a simple sentiment stenciled with Versafine Majestic Blue and mounted with foam tape.
LL 405 imagine inspire believe
LL 405 imagine inspire believe
It sure has been a fun week collaborating with Imagine Crafts.  I've had a ball working with their wonderful products! 
Before you go on to the next designer's blog, I'd love to hear from you in the comment section!  See you soon! xoxo



Blue Rose said...

Gorgeous card. Love the double card effect, will have to give that a go. Love your flower, and the background, awesome. Great job.

Pam said...

Great card! Love those folds & I think I "need" that dahlia. ;)

Heather Thompson said...

wow, just beautiful!!! great card.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is lovely Lyn! I just adore polka-dots and combined with this beautiful diecut, it's a striking posie indeed! Well done!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Although it would have been easier with the stencil...I love how you showed us how to do it with the die pieces, Lyn! Wonderful colors and that glossy black polkas with the paste was really effective. Thanks for your hard work preparing for this blog hop!

Kaypeanut said...

I definately need the dahlia. A really beautiful card.

marylouh said...

What a clever idea to put two cards together to make one. Makes layering so much easier.
Love the card. The black dots make an interesting statement behind the flowers.

Barbara Nies said...

Really fun card. Stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Kristine Reynolds said...

Beautiful! I need to comeback later and check out the step by step again for ideas! TFS!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

those polka dots really make this card fantastic!

CraftyJo said...

Love that double card technique, a beautiful flower too.

CraftyJo said...

Love that double card technique, a beautiful flower too.

BurningRubber said...

I'm seeing spots! Very pretty!

Louise said...

Awesome card Lyn, you did a great job with just the die! Love the colors and the card layout!

Louise said...

Awesome card Lyn, you did a great job with just the die! Love the colors and the card layout!

Sue D said...

How fun with the polka dots and the special fold.

Lea said...

This is such a cute card! I love the polka dots! I'm impressed by your use of the negative on your die cut, I always lose them! I like the added pattern in the background with the swirls, too!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love all the textures! The Dahlia die is just beautiful... love the dots too!

snazzyjj said...

Love the polka dots.

Janice K said...

I love the polka dots that you've created here, they're so effective! x

Pam Hornschu said...

Love the polka dot dahlia! The subtle swirl pattern in the background is that perfect extra detail!

sue k said...

Beautiful, love your colors and elements.


craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Celeste Goff said...

Wow, what an amazing card! I love that you layered stencil detail over more stencil!

Golda said...

What a fun and amazing card! Love that you embossed with one stencil and did coloring with others.

Katie said...

Wow, such an interesting card! Love these polka dots, and the flower stencil wow! Awesome job and I love this fold too (want to try it now). Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Robin B. said...

Pretty card! I love the double card look and the polka dots.

Linsey said...

How very clever! This looks awesome! And unique!! I love it!! :)

Jan Castle said...

Great card and so much fu. With all the dote!!! TFS

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