Thursday, March 21, 2013

Welcome, New Team Members

A warm welcome to the newest members of the Dream Team
Heidi Erickson
Lyn Bernatovich
Caroline Duncan
Stacey Rumsby
Lea Kimmel
Jessica Griffin
You'll be working with the very talented and creative returning members Cyndi Bundy, Laura Drahozal, Cherylynn Moser, Louise Healy, Terrece Siddoway and Pam Hornschu.  The year ahead will be a fun-filled, roller coaster ride as you create amazing projects with the best stencils on the market.   

There are so many great floral stencils to work with that this month's challenge gives me a chance to use some of my old favorites.  
  This is a card I made for a friend's birthday last year, though the tulips (LL377) could easily be replaced by any of the other flower stencils:  iris (LL374), rose (LL375), daffodil (LL428), lilly (LL376), and sunflower (LL429). 

Dry-emboss (I used a BigKick) the Long Tulip stencil (LL377) three times.  With the stencil in place, color each image to coordinate with your patterned paper.  After the ink has dried (you could use a heat tool to speed this up), fussy-cut each flower and then cut away the larger leaves from the flowers.  Position the flowers as you would a bouquet and tuck the leaves in the background for depth and balance.  Attach ribbon to hide the stem ends and three pearls or other embellishment of your choice.  And you're done.

Be sure to hop around to the other Dream Team blogs to see what everyone's been up to.  You'll find lots of ideas and inspiration to create your own project to enter into this month's challenge.  You can find out all the details here, along with the mr. linky widget.  Better get started!

Liz Martin (you're here)
Happy crafting,



  1. Wow Liz this is fabulous! I'm sure your friend loved it, I know I do! Very creative.

  2. What a very lucky friend you have! Such a beautiful, classic card!

  3. I love how you cut out those tulips ....I know it took a little more time than a die- cut, but it gives the opportunity to colorize those flowers soooo beautifully!

  4. Thank you for the warm welcome! :) Looking forward to getting to know you better and stenciling with you this year ahead. Your tulip card is gorgeous and great colors!

  5. Liz, this is so pretty and classy. I love how you cut around the flowers and the colors you chose.

  6. Very fun, I love the layers. Well done.