28 January 2017


Dream! Follow your dreams and always believe in yourself. A card with a stenciled background, embossed script "dream", and die cut dove.



Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Spread Your Wings
Color Throwdown: Mint, Pink, Aqua
Creative Moments: Keep It Feminine
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes

Putting It Together

One of the themes I like most is achieving one's dreams, believing in oneself. These are, to me, important to keep in mind always.

I started this card with a die-cut dove. The Spellbinder's die is a two-step process. First to cut the die and then, with the impression pad and silicone rubber, run though again to emboss the details. I cut the dove from Neenah cardstock, Champagne Pearl.

Using the blending tool, I added Distress Ink to the dove to transform it: Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, and Chipped Sapphire along the edges.

I cut a panel of the same Champagne Pearl and used a stencil with Cracked Pistachio to add visual texture to the background.

Adding the colour in varying amounts with the circles die resulted in a soft background.

I dry fit the 'dream' stamp from Emerald Creek, Kelly Creates, and the dove.

I used Sweet Valentine embossing powder from Emerald Creak to emboss the 'dream' on the background.

I snipped pieces of foam mounting tape to add to the back of the dove, to be able to pop it up on the card. 

I attached the back panel directly to the card base and added the dove over. 

I stamped the inside with one of the sentiments from Your Next Stamp, Congrads. 


  1. So beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges
    Hugs, Mary (DT member)

  2. Lovely! The soft stenciled background is so pretty. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

  3. Gorgeous background and design of your card. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moment Challenge.


  4. Oooohhhh! Your card is so soft and dreamy! I absolutely LOVE the brush script stamp! Nice stenciled background texture, the color choices are so appealing. Glad you joined the challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps! Wendy DT

  5. Beautiful take on the colour challenge!

  6. Love your soft stencilled background...beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  7. Lovely card!! That background is wonderful.... Sweet sentiment! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  8. beautiful card and your stencilled background is perfect with that gorgeous dove...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  9. lovely card. it all just works so well. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  10. Very pretty, I love the softly stenciled background! Thanks for sharing with us at Just for Fun Rubber stamps and I hope we will see you again next month!

  11. Love the serene feel to this card.
    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Cara DT x


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