Thursday, July 3, 2014

July Challenge:Dreamweaver Stencils to Die For/Plus June's Winners

DG745 Tree Line Die also has a matching stencil LG745

Welcome to July...the month to DIE for! Yep. All of this month, the Dream Team are featuring our newest toys...our DIES! You'd be surprised at how many we have, and what fun things you can do with them...especially when used in conjunction with many of their stencil counterparts.

Today my creation is a step-by-step of how to use the Tree of Life metal stencil (LG690) with this new Tree Line Die (DG745).

First die cut the Tree Line Die (DG745), but just half of the die is fine, because you will be cutting off those tree trunks next. Then stencil with a couple of pretty colors of Wendy Vecchi's Archival Inks (Fern Green and Leaf Green). I used a #18 or 1/2" Dreamweaver Stencil Brush (NHB1/2").

Then cut off the tree trunks with a pair of scissors. I did a bit of rounding rather than cutting them straight, this goes with the curved tree line.

Pull the stencil brush across all of the edges and go around the entire leaf die cut for uniformity. Continue using the same two greens that you used for the leaves.

Cut out the same die (DG745) but use a light brown cardstock. Then pull Orange Blossom and Potting Soil Archival Inks across these trunks. Do this in a straight line using the #18 or 1/2" stencil brush (NHB1/2"). This will give the tree trunks a striated look.

 I didn't cut out the entire tree line because for this part I just needed the tree trunks.

Remove one of the release papers for the double sided sticky paper (MPDS). 

I then like to place this sticky side against a piece of white cardstock for stability. 

Then remove the remaining piece of release paper from the exposed side to reveal the other side of stickiness.

Sprinkle this remaining sticky side with a blue microfine glitter and set it aside for a background.

 Use a white glue and add the tree trunks, then glue the leaves onto the glittered background.

The "It's Your Day" stencil (LG704) was paste-embossed onto our new smallest oval nesting die cut (DD004) with Glossy White Embossing Paste (DGWP). Then while it was still wet it was sprinkled with a microfine blue glitter. The edges of the paper were striated with a stencil brush for a look to match the tree trunks.

I am sure our "A" team is DIE-ING to show you what they have been doing with our dies and joining us this month is Terri Sproul our guest designer...(thanks Terri for consenting to cut it up with us)! Scroll down to see who our four winners are for last month's Old New Borrowed Blue Challenge for the month of June.

Terri Sproul

For those of you who read to the very end of my blog...I went really crazy (again) with this new die, so I blogged about it again and again. Come back tomorrow to see what else you can do with the same die design. Leave a comment or two over the next week for an extra goody to be given away....I'm just sayin' ...take advantage of my craziness.


for the "Old New Borrowed Blue" Challenge for the month of June are:

OLD: This doesn't have anything to do with age....Janice Kempster
NEW: Nanette Graham-Garrett
BORROWED: Janine Rudnick
BLUE: Cindy Groh

Please send your favorite stencil request to and don't forget to send me your snail mail address so I can get that stencil to you right away.

Now don't forget to join us this month for our  "to die for challenge" using dies in any way shape or form...but would especially like to see you use them in conjunction with stencils!


Louise said...

Oh, I love how you did this Lynell! The glitter background really sets off you beautiful tree line!

Lea said...

Very nicely done! Love how you added the leaves!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Beautifully done, Lynell. Your attention to detail with the shading of the trees is amazing, and your glittery background is stunning!

Kim x said...

Fabulous Lynelle, another die for my ever growing Woodware shopping list lol.
hugs Kimx

Carol McCready said...

Love how you combined the stencil & die. Can't wait to see more.

Janice K said...

A very pretty card, love the glittery background and the way you've created dimension with the leaves.x

Jade said...

I love this stencil! I found it interesting you created the leaves and tree trunks separately. Love that glittery blue background behind the trees! Crazy! :)

Miriam Prantner said...

I love this stencil so I am so excited about the die and if I had it I would be going crazy too! I can't wait to see what else you have to share!

Katia said...

Oh my godness is an awesome card, I love the new die, is amazing!

Katie said...

Very cool! I love how you stenciled over the branch area of the die, it fits so well! Great design. Congrats to the winners!

Katie B.

Viki Banaszak said...

Oh my. I think I am gonna need that die. LOL I love this card.

snazzyjj said...

Love the glittery shine, layering and creative stenciling.

Daria said...

Oh, my. I once took a class with you and asked if you could make the tree stencil so that we could paste emboss the trees instead of the background. I wanted to emboss the trees onto some cool backgrounds I had already made. You explained why it couldn't be done. This die totally takes care of the problem. I can't wait to get it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card and for making that fabulous die.

Unknown said...

Lovely effect, definitely want to try using items from stencils to enhance die cuts.

Proxxon Tools said...

i am so honored to be a guest DT this month, have a fun project plan for next week

Sandi Lou said...

What a great idea to cut apart the tree die cuts, it gives so much more possibility to use our dies.

CraftyJo said...

This is lovely, I wonder if you could have attached the tree die-cut to the ds sticky paper before you glittered to save having to use more glue to attach it? Or am I on the wrong track?

Pam Sparks said...

gorgeous! Love your card and these dies and stencils!

Cindy Groh said...

Love the glitter background. I will have to give it a try.

Kim x said...

Couldn't resist joining in with the challenge now that I am the proud owner of some of your fab stencils. Thanks for all of the inspiration.
Hugs Kimx

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