Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers . . .

Welcome back for another Dream Scheme Thursday.  Today is Designer's Choice and as I was planning this post, it was overcast and gray with a little drizzle so, of course, my thoughts turned to umbrellas and the new release from Dreamweaver Stencils.

I began by dry embossing the umbrella stencil (LJ908) and then added color using soft pastels from the Splendor ink Blossom collection by Tsukineko.   When the ink was dry, I positioned the rain stencil (LJ908) over the image and embossed it using translucent paste, which gives just a hint of a drizzle.  Apologies for the poor photography.  Neither the camera nor Photoshop could reproduce the colors as they are on the card.  The raindrops don't show up well in the photo and look more like bad inking. The sentiment, from the rain word stencil is dry embossed  on pink vellum, cut into a tag shape and adhered under the ribbon.  That's all there is to it. This is another one of those versatile stencils that can be used for a variety of occasions – wedding or baby shower, get well, or just to brighten up an overcast day.

The new stencils are now available and will start showing up in the Dream Team blogs, so be sure to check them out.  And don't forget to stop by Dreamweaver's DREAM it UP bog to see what's new.

Happy crafting,


  1. Just love your pastel creation with the umbrella background and the vellum sentiment added. Did this take a lot of time? Gorgeous! And I know what you mean about having a hard time getting the lighting right...that is always a challenge...sometimes you just have to take a lamp, pull the shade off and give it a blast of extra light. Then there are people that learn the whole photo shop software...hard to be good at everything, but I have seen this card up close and personal and it IS gorgeous Liz!

  2. Wish I could see this in person. Sometimes it is so hard to capture the shimmer and details on cards. Love the dry embossing on the vellum...I keep forgetting to do that occasionally.

  3. Very pretty Liz. I understand gray and gloomy! We need sun!

  4. Liz I love the card. I think it got rid of the gray and gloomy here. The sun was shining all day.

  5. This is SO pretty Liz....reminds me of springtime here in Nova Scotia...lots of rain, but gorgeous 'brollies (lol).

  6. So pretty and soft. I really wish I could see it in person, because I bet that photo did it no justice. I can only imagine!