08 July 2019

Dream - stencilling, embossing, Perfect Pearls

My inspiration project for this week's Through the Craftroom Door challenge is a square card dedicated to dreaming. I love the stars and looking up at them to inspire me to dream where my life could be. My project includes a Visible Image stencil with Distress Oxide spray on black, Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut Way With Words, an embossed sentiment from Emerald Creek, and, inside, Perfect Pearls on a background sentiment stamp from Unity Stamp Co with Hero Arts sentiment and stars.

This week's Through the Craftroom Door challenge has no sponsor, so Cara is generously offering a $5 open gift card to the winner.

Putting It Together

My crafty friend was looking through my stash on Evernote and noticed I have several "dream" dies. She asked why I had so many saying the same thing, but, I replied, they're all different. I like dreams, I am a dreamer.

I used a Visible Image stencil with Distress Oxide spray on a panel of heavy black cardstock.

After the spray had dried, I dry fit the sentiment stamp, from Emerald Creek, and 'dream' die from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I love the calligraphy of Way With Words so much. I have a few of the dies.

I used Glue Sponge to apply adhesive to the die cut sentiment and applied it to a sheet of heavy vellum. I used clouded foiled cardstock from Hunkydory for the die cut.

I decided to fussy cut around the 'dream'.

I also die cut two heavy black cardstock dreams that I stacked below the vellum.

I embossed the sentiment with Antique Gold from Simon Says Stamp on heavy vellum then fussy cut around it.

I dry fit the sentiments on the background.

I decided to use another dream inside as a background detail. I stamped the 'dream' background stamp from Unity Stamp Co. with Nuvo Clear Mark then brushed on Perfect Pearls interference red. After brushing away the excess with a soft brush, I wafted the background through a mist of water sprayed in the air to set the powder.

I used pop-up Glue Dots to adhere the stamped sentiment and liquid adhesive for the stacked dream.

Inside, I added a pearl cardstock panel trimmed with CC Designs die and stamped with Hero Arts sentiment and stars. I like to add a light coloured panel to the inside of a black cardbase to make it easy to add a personal sentiment.

Come join us for the Anything Goes challenge at the Through the Craftroom Door blog!


Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Stars and/or Stripes
Fab n Funky: Stars and/or Stripes
Scribbles Designs: Make it Square
Pearly Sparkles: Anything Goes
Outlawz Twisted Thursday: Anything Goes (without the twist)


  1. Wonderful card, great background. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Out of this world/Patchwork" challenge.

  2. Oh I love how your background came out using those sprays. I may need to get some!! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe for our challenge.

  3. Gorgeous card and great techniques to create it. Thanks for playing along with us at Pearly Sparkles. Lisa DT

  4. Wow this is beautiful.
    Hugs Sheryl TTCRD teamie xx

  5. Fabulous card, love the background you created. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Scribbles Designs, we hope to see you back again.


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