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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils to DIE For!

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I started this project by cutting out the Tree Line Twice.  Once from Graphic 45 French Country paper and also out of a fun Plastic Paper with designs in them.  The Plastic I had to run through more than once but I LOVE the result.  I then attached the plastic to the paper with Diamond Glaze! (I put the two pieces between my non-stick craft sheets and placed something heavy on them so it would dry flat!)  I then applied  Color Solutions to the top of the plastic once the layers were dry.

I then layered the die cut image on some cool specialty paper then layered it again on pearlescent papers from WorldWin

 I added the "leaves" by using Diamond Glaze and different embossing powders.  I love the Matte Look!

I made a fun bow with a mesh ribbon and fisnished it off  with a Cool2Cast heart that was colored with more Color Solutions. I also glazed the heart before I used the Color Solutions just to seal the heart and get a glossy look.

I then layered this again on specialty wood grain paper and finished the layer on the Brown Treausures cardstock!    I really love the way it came out.  As much as I love fall I am loving summer but these colors are just so pretty!  Don't forget to visit all the Dream Team and our guest blogger!  Happy Hopping!


Kristi Parker Van Doren   (you are here)
and


Terri Sproul (GD)

Don't forget to DREAM in Color!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cool2Cast & Ann Butler Blog Hop!

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Hope you will visit everyone that is playing today!
Kristi Parker Van Doren (you are here)

For your chance to win leave a comment on each blog you visit!  Easy as pie!  Here is my creation for the day.
This is still in the DRY stage!  I had a little canvas and stamped the cute Unity 1" dots in the Craft's ink!  I alos used the Alphabet Stamps from Kelly Crafts for the letters!  The 3D, is of course, Cool2Cast!!!  I had never used this product but I am in love.  It levels well, pops out easy and makes a great surface to work with!  I coated the top with some Diamond Glaze and once dry it will hang in the baby room of a friend.  Hope that she is having a girl!!!
 These are some of the pieces I cast and one from the company.  The fancy one they sent!  I loved how these just popped out of the mold!
 Stamping the canvas.  Super easy to stamp on a smaller canvas as they are stretched a bit tighter!

After it it all done and the Diamond glaze almost dry!

What was used:
Stamps from Unity and Kelly Crafts

Hope you like my project.  Make sure to check out all the blogs!
Keep Creating!



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Die Cutting Dreams with Dreamweaver

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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. They are such a simple way to create an effective card. Here's mine for this week:

LM 2013 forever friends
These are the stencils I used today!
 I also used Papers from Worldwin Papers and Graphic 45.  Stencil paste in metallic copper embossing paste. I used Tsukineko VersaFine ink and awesome film.  Also from Dreamweaver I used the Color Solutions to color my die cut tree!

 I used ink to spray the background tree.
 Color solutions color the tree.
 Copper paste to pop the words.

 The finished card!
Don't forget to hop to all of the designs for today!


And your Linking opportunity...

Keep Creating
Kristi

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Designer Challenge With Burlap Fabric

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First I want to thank BurlapFabric.com for the GREAT product.  I will be making some other projects so stay tuned for that!.  What I have created today is an alternative to a door wreath.  Most people that know me know I am crazy about pears so I used my Dreamweaver Stencils Pear and some Pearl Paste to make a fun door decoration.  (You can use it on a wall as well!)

First you can find more from Burlap Fabric:



These are all of the Designers that are playing along!

Julie McGuffee   juliemcguffee.blogspot.com    
Kristi Parker   kristiscreativecafe.blogspot.com (you are here!)
Lisa Fulmer   lisalizalou.com
Madeline Arendt   madelinesthoughts.blogspot.com
Marilyn Gossett   marilyngossett.blogspot.com
Michelle FraeCummings   faeriedustdreams-michelle.blogspot.com
Sue Eldred   sueeldred.com
Susan Brown  sbartist.com
Angela Holt   www.angelaholtdesigns.com 
Carmen Flores Tanis  florestanisstudio.com
Cherish Flieder  somethingtocherish.com
Jennifer Priest  hydrangeahippo.com

And most of all...a Give Away! Rafflecopter giveaway (click the Rafflecopter giveaway to enter)


Here is my project! Burlap from BurlapFabric.com!  Stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils.  Paper from Graphic 45.
 I cut a pice of paper and stenciled the Pear.
 Next I stenciled two pears on the burlap ribbon.  Love this stuff and LOVE the texture it gives the pear!
 I tied the other burlap in a bow and attached to the top of the banner!
 Another look!  Make sure and click through the designers that are participating!
Happy Creating and Good Luck on the prize!  Kristi

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July to DIE for with Dreamweaver Stencils

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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. They are such a simple way to create an effective card. Here's mine for this week:

I have not used the pear since I have returned to the Dream Team, well today is the day!  I used Graphic 45 French Country papers with the Pear Die and made a simple yet elegant card.  I also used a bit of Metalic FX for shimmer on the edge of the top layer.  Of course I love to add a hint of bling!


This is the end result!


Check out the other great designs for this week!  Play along for a chance to win fun Prizes! Link on the Dream It Up Blog!



Hope you have a fantastic Thursday!  
Happy Creating
Kristi


Monday, July 7, 2014

Designer Blog Connection Party Decor!

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This month is party decor month!  I was playing with several techniques and came up with this fun decrative vase tht wuld be amazing for a wedding or anniversary center piece!  Fill with colored sand/marbles/flowers and more!  I used Dreamweaver Stencils/Connie Crystal White Crystal Sheets/Etchall.  Here are some closer looks!

Hope you like the project!  Don't forget to hit the DCC button on my blog side bar to hop through all the rest of the GREAT ideas!

Happy Creating
Kristi