Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Welcome back!

It's Dream Scheme Thursday and time for another new release from Dreamweaver Stencils.   Birds are not high on my list of favorites and, it is safe to say, I'm afraid of them when they're flying around.   However, I've seen Hitchcock's movie, The Birds,  numerous times, and I'm fascinated by birds in cages or anywhere where they can't fly at me . . . go figure!    The raven weather vane falls into the latter category – I LOVE it!   My immediate thoughts led to a Halloween or fall theme, but the possibilities are endless, especially using the N-S-E-W part of the weather vane, which I omitted from this card.

I began by adhering the patterned paper to heavier card stock and embossed the raven (LL3015) with glossy black embossing paste, omitting the weather vane portion of the stencil.  On a separate piece of card stock, I embossed the long pumpkin stencil (LL514) with white matte embossing paste.  When dry, I repositioned the clean stencil over the image and applied color using Tsukineko's Splendor inks and a stencil brush.  I cut it out and attached it to the card front.  It's  a little early for Halloween, but it doesn't hurt to get a head start!

Be sure to check out out the other blogs, but first stop on by the Dreamweaver Stencils' blog, DREAM it UP! to see what Lynell has in store for you.  There's lots of inspiration and great ideas in blogland!

Happy crafting,


  1. Halloween cards are some of my favorite to make, they're just so much fun! Great use of the raven and pumpkins.

  2. I too love Halloween cards. This is a perfect Halloween card! The raven pasted in black really makes it pop, especially with the more subtly colored pumpkins.

  3. OHHH..HOE! Garden prep has worked out and you have a beautiful crop Liz. Great card and I sooo wish I were one of those people like you that get it done in advance. Gorgeous card!!!

  4. Love how the raven pops out against your patterned paper.

  5. I love the card but I so not ready for fall yet. Fun use of the Raven stencil.