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Dreamweaver Blog Hop- Fairy Fern



This week IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver Stencils are featuring a Blog Hop showcasing our fabulous products and providing some inspiration for you to get creative!  Be sure to leave your comments on each artist’s post that you visit for your chance to win a fabulous prize that includes IMAGINE Crafts and Dreamweaver products.  Contest closes at 11:59pm PST on Sunday, June15th.

 

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BaerbelBorn_dreamweaver03When I first saw the selection of dies on the Dreamweaver stencil website, this one cought my eye in a second: Petite Fern. All my closest friends know me for my fairy obsession. My secret identity is the one of a fairy, and that’s why I collect everything fairytale-ish.

 

Ferns have always been one of the most romantic fairytale structures in nature. So I ordered the elegant and well designed die to play with it. Later I saw the talented jewelry designer Jackie Hall, who makes the most fairy like earrings I have ever seen. The inspiration from Jackie (thank you! Unfortunately she has no website) plus my little Dreamweaver fern made my day: I created a fairy fern earring.


 

Material needed:

Petite Fern die

old soda can, protective gloves and goggles, old scissors

die cutting machine

Imagine Crafts inks (fireworks, irRESISTible in green and blue tones)

rhinestones, pearls, ear clips

Instructions:

Carefully cut into the soda can, use some old or cheap scissors because cutting metal may damage it (never happened to me). Cut a rectangle that fits into your die cutting machine.

Cut the metal with your die, use a metal shim when cutting and run the metal through the machine two or three times, just to make sure everything is properly cut.

Put your cut fern on an old newspaper and spray with fireworks and/or irRESISTible from Imagine Crafts. I used green and blue tones to match the fairy theme.

After the ink has dried you may attach some embellishments like rhinestones or pearls. One of my earrings has got an additional swirl made with jewelry wire.

When you are pleased with the result attach an ear clip on the back, try to find a spot where the clip is invisible. Do not glue the clip to the bottom of the fern, the best position is in the center because you use the clip on your outer ear, not your earlobe.

I hope you like the fairy fern and try this on your own. And thank you so much for hopping!

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Here are the other posts from the Artists In Residence for today:

Darsie Bruno

Isha Gupta

Sylvia Blum

And presenting the posts from the Dreamweaver Design Team for today:

Dream It Up!

Pam Hornschu

Kristi Parker Van Doren

Louise Healy

Gill Wilson

Kristine Reynolds

Laura Drahozal 

Lea Kimmel 

***Blog Hop Hint – if you click on a link that takes you to a page saying something like “Sorry this page cannot be found” just click on the header at the top of the blog (usually a picture or the blog’s name) and it will take you to that blog’s most recent post. That post *should* be our hop. If not, you can probably scroll down a short way to find the hop post.

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  1. Baerbel at her Best! Love this work!

  2. These are gorgeous 🙂

  3. savannahland2

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that these can be earring cuffs! FUN! What a great idea <3

  4. Blue Rose

    Baerbel,
    Awesome job. Glad to see another soda can user.

  5. What a beautiful card. TFS

  6. Robin B.

    What a cute idea! I love the bling, thanks for sharing.

  7. Michel E

    Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

  8. wow–these turned out awesome!

  9. This is beautiful what you’ve done with the petite fern…earrings….wunderbar!!! Thank you for joining us and showcasing our stencils this week!

  10. STUNNING, I love your colors an fantastic technique.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

  11. I love your ear cuff design. I am totally going to have to make these! I love that you showed us them being worn. They look beautiful. Would be great to be worn at a ren fair.

  12. Denise Bryant

    These are just gorgeous! Love that you used the pretty Petite Fern die along with the irRESTible inks on metal to create this pair of earrings! Very clever!

  13. Amante del Papel

    this is an amazing job!

  14. Vicki Sopcak

    Wow, so many possibilities with dreamweaver dies and stencils. I love the earrings you created.

  15. Talk about thinking outside the box! Awesome art.

  16. Oh sooooooo pretty are your earring creations! Unique too!
    Jan

  17. vielka cintron

    Love your work, great ideas… thanks.

  18. These are amazing! The colors are perfect, I love how your fairy earrings turned out!

  19. What a beautiful use of the petite fern die! Love the color and sparkle! Thanks for playing with us this week!

  20. Bianca Petersen-Jeltsch

    Oooooh Baerbel! Wie wunderschön sind die denn bitte? Und was für eine grandiose Idee! Die Ohrringe würde ich sogar tragen wollen, obwohl ich da eher etwas schwierig bin 😉 … also wann und wo kann ich sie bekommen, denn so toll würde ich es im Leben nicht hinbekommen

    LG Bianca

  21. That is very pretty!!!

  22. wolkentraum

    Moin Bärbel, dieser Ohrschmuck sieht megatoll aus! Danke für die Inspiration!!
    Und das ist eine wunderschöne Stanze!
    HG
    Ute

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