Dream Believer

Dreamcatcher CardI’ve always had a love of dreamcatchers. It’s probably partly an inherent love of them because of my Native American heritage, but I also love them because of the things they can represent. On top of that, they’re just beautiful. So, I’ve been having fun with the Wplus9 Dream Believer stamps and coordinating die set, and some watercolors.I made this card specifically for a friend who passed the Bar Exam this summer (!), and since I didn’t have any stamps that said “congratulations,” I thought this dreamcatcher card and sentiment would be a nice substitute. I watercolor-washed some watercolor paper, die cut the feathers, and stamped and die cut the hoop before glueing everything onto a 4″x5″ cardstock panel. I used dental floss to ‘attach’ the feathers to the loop, stamped the sentiment, and added a few spots of watercolor by loading various colors on my brush tapping the brush with my finger above the card several times. I mounted the whole panel onto a 4.25″x5.5″ card base.  I also used some gray copic markers (C2, I think), to color around the feathers and hoop to add a bit of depth and shadow to the card, since I attached everything pretty flatly.

This was one of the first cards I made when I started this whole crazy card-making hobby. I wish I had gotten some better photos of it before I sent it off in the mail!