Monday, April 3, 2017

Dreamcatcher Thoughts

I honestly can't remember why I made the dreamcatcher, that hung on my bedroom wall when I was growing up.  It may have been for camp, or it may have been an art class thing.  For whatever reason I made it, I do remember getting very frustrated with it.   I couldn't get my loops even , and I hated the feeling of the semi-tacky string that we used.  Plus, the plastic beads weren't as pretty as I hoped, but I didn't want to take it apart again to take them out.  In the end, it was a lot of work, and did look sort of pretty, so I hung it on the wall, and I think it's still there in my Mom's house.

The same way I don't remember why I made that dreamcatcher as a kid, I don't remember what exactly inspired this card.  I keep a list on my memo app of things that I randomly think of, that might make a good card.  One day, I had added "Flourish thinlets, circle framelets and feather together stamps dreamcatcher" to that list.  So, when I was looking for inspiration, I found that note, and decided to give it a try.

Handmade Dreamcatcher Card | Thinking of You card made with Stampin' Up products

I heat embossed the sentiment onto my card base first, and then dry embossed the card front with the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I cut the flourish flower from some gold foil paper, and cut my circle from Early Espresso Paper.  When you are cutting a circle frame like this, it's often easier to line up evenly, if you cut the inside circle first.   

Handmade Dreamcatcher Card | Thinking of You card made with Stampin' Up products

I stamped my feathers in Sahara Sand Ink, and fussy cut them out.  Then I attached them to pieces of linen thread that "hung" from the dreamcatcher.

Handmade Dreamcatcher Card | Thinking of You card made with Stampin' Up products

It may not resemble a traditional dreamcatcher, but I love how it turned out!

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