Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall is in the air . . .

. . . and leaves are falling faster than we can get them to the compost pile.   Summer's flowers are making room for the more intensely colored sunflowers and dahlias, and I immediately thought of the Stylized Dahlia (LG743) for today's card.

And it couldn't be easier to do.  Rub in Ranger's Distress Ink in Wild Honey around the edge of the card stock, the  paste emboss the stencil using matte black embossing paste.  When that has dried, reposition the clean stencil over the image and apply Palette Stamp and Stick Glue  with a dauber.  Using the colors of your choice, apply Metallic F/X with a fine paint brush.  Mat on coordinating card stock, add the embellishment of your choice and there you have it!  This is a great card for making multiples, too.

There's still time to submit your project for October's Festively Fall challenge, using Mr. Linky on the Dream it Up blog or if you don't have a way of linking, email your design to Lynell  (  and she will link it for you.  The two lucky winners (one for the best interpretation of the challenge; the other for the best use of Dreamweaver products) will get to pick their own stencil.

For more ideas and inspiration, check out the rest of the Dream Team blogs, but not before leaving me a note letting me know you stopped by.

Happy crafting,



  1. Really pretty card, Liz! I love the colors that you chose.

  2. Love the deeper, more muted shades on this dahlia, Liz! People do tend to forget there ARE fall flowers as well!

  3. Love how the dark paste has really turned this into a Fall creation...beautiful! I am definitely doing flowers next week for my Festively Fall creation!

  4. Just lovely Liz! This stencil looks beautiful as a fall flower!