Thursday, March 5, 2015

Marching into Spring/Plus we have winners!

Ready for fresh air, sunshine, new leaves, and flowers blooming? Well, the Dream Team is right there with you! Our challenge for the month of March is...coincidentally...Marching into Spring. Per usual, we'd love to have you play along with us, and link your own creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post. Play as many times as you'd like. Those of you who work Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous products into your projects receive bonus points, but everyone has an opportunity to be the winner who receives the stencil of their choice.

Over the years it has been such a pleasure working with different designers in relation to our stencil designs. When new stencils arrived I would be so excited to give them a try and to also share them with several sales reps and teachers I had come to know as wonderful stencilers. Elaine Benedict, originally from Illinois, was one of the most enthusiastic stencilers and still loves to create. I thought the two cards she did here using the oval die nesting set (DD004) were beautiful...what a great way to march into spring! The shasta daisy (LL3031) was first dry embossed through a machine and then stenciled with pigment inks. Once the color was added she took the largest die from the nested set and ran it through the machine. Then she mounted it with foam tape lifting it just slightly above the level of the rest of the card.

The bearded iris (LL516) was done in a similar manner, but instead of just one oval die she used all three of the nested dies at once and then lifted the largest one with one layer of the foam tape, the second oval piece with two layers of foam and the middle piece with three layers of the foam stacked one on top of the other. Then the get well was paste-embossed with Glossy Blue Embossing Paste. (DGBP)

As you know the past few weeks we have received more new designs and it has been fun to send them out to our design team. I am fortunate to have such great designers on our team...their work is really inspiring and so please take time to make the rounds and see what they have put their hearts and souls into creating this past week as we March into Spring. And please leave them a comment or two, so they are encouraged that you are reading and following their creative progress.

I'd also like you to celebrate with our winners for the month of February:

#46 D.ANN C
You have both won a stencil of your choice and a bonus stencil because you used Dreamweaver Stencils products! Please send me an email with your choices as we will get your winnings to you as soon as possible! My email is


ionabunny said...

Congrats to the lucky winners. Great new theme. Love those cards. Hugz

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Elaine is such a talent and her cards positively scream spring!!!

Jan Castle said...

LOVE the look of Elaine's cards....Simply Gorgeous!!!! The other designers did a good job displaying their projects....especially like the stylized dahlia!

D.Ann C said...

Woo-hoo! Thank you! :)
Love those popping up layers!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Elaine knocks them out of the park! Love these!

Diane said...

Wow the cards are gorgeous..and I have the Iris stencil, now I will be using it this week!! Visited the DT and left comments, yes they work hard, and being on DT's myself, I know how nice it is to receive comments for all the hard work! Their creations were beautiful!! Congrats to the winners as well, you lucky girls!!!

Graciellie Design said...

Elaine's cards are very lovely, creative and inspiring! It's my first time here and I'm glad I found your fun challenge. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Graciellie Design

Katie said...

Wow, beautiful, beautiful cards! The detail on the flowers is amazing. And I love the card designs too! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Louise said...

Beautiful cards Elaine! I especially love the Shasta trio one!

Viki Banaszak said...

Wow! These are so gorgeous!!!

Unknown said...

Two wonderful cards and a lovely theme for March. Congratulations to last months winners.

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful cards.
Gr Elly

Karen Petitt said...

Every card is stunning and perfect for the theme. Thanks for the inspirations and a great challenge too Karen x

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