Today’s card features one of my favorite color combos; orange and teal. It also allows a stamp/die set that I love to take center stage – Dreamcatchers from WPlus9. I created a video for this too if you are interested. I apologize for my squeaky voice as I am fighting a cold but I just couldn’t wait to get this up and out.
I started this card by cutting out all of my parts. I hauled out my beloved and no longer available Revolution Table Top Die Cutter and got set to work. I cut the elements out of white cardstock. I also cut a circle that was the same size as the round portion of the dream catcher.
Once I had all my parts cut, it was time for color. I started with the feathers I used Glimmer Mist in Gold, Apricot Jelly, and Oriental Poppy and Dylusians Spray in Sunshine to color them. Next, I added the blue/teal to the outer ring of the dream catcher with more Glimmer Mist in Bahama Blue and Patina.
I then set those parts aside to dry. To add a little color to my circle I used my ink blending tool and a little bit of Salty Ocean Distress Ink. I also inked the center strings with Glimmer Mist in Pearl.
While all of the other parts were drying I went to work on the beaded connectors, the parts that connect the feathers to the dream catcher itself. I used the tiny bead stamps from the Dreambeliever set to stamp the orange and teal beads. I wasn’t thrilled with how I stamped the teal beads so when I colored in the top with a Distress Marker I actually re-colored them with a coordinating Distress Marker.
Now I was ready to tackle that background. Using the V-Pattern Mask from Mister Huey’s I inked using Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, and Spiced Marmalade. The stencil moved around a bit so I went with a more pouncing motion, versus circular which I normally use.
My next step was to create the teal matting paper. I started with a white piece of cardstock and using my Ink Blending Tool and Distress Inks in Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers I inked around the edges. When I assembled the card I ended up adding a few more rows of stenciling and a little Peacock Feathers to my hoop.
I stamped the feather detail on the feathers using Ripe Persimmon and added a little bit of the ink around the edges when I went to put it all together. At this point, I glued all of the dream catcher parts to my card front. Then I used my MISIT to stamp the sentiment using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
As you may know, I just can’t leave something plain or at least without a little bling (AKA glitter). So, added a few touches of Stickles in Diamond, Orange Peel, and Peacock. I then added a few adhesive gems. This card just makes me so happy I cannot even tell you!
Stamps: Dreambeliever – WPlus9
Dies: Dream Believer & Dream Catcher – WPlus9
Paper: Neenah Solar White 80-Lbs
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Scattered Straw, Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean, and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Stencil: V-Pattern Mask – Mister Huey
Stickles: Orange Peel, Diamon, and Peacock – Ranger
Mists: Bahama Blue, Patina, Apricot Jelly, Gold, Pearl, and Oriental Poppy – Glimmer Mist Tattered Angels, Sunshine Dylusians Spray – Ranger
Adhesive Gems: All That Bling – Jolee’s Boutique, “Bluebird” Gold Gems – My Mind’s Eye, Brenda Walton for K and Company
Thanks for stopping by and hope that you are inspired to create your own version of this card!