Thursday Dream Schemes Sketch Challenge
Dreamweaver Stencil's Thursday "Dream Schemes". This week, Wendy Jordan designed our sketch. Be sure to hop over to her blog as well as the rest of our team of uber-talented ladies as listed at right, and then on over to the Dreamweaver Stencil's "Dream It Up!" site (in case you haven't already!), leaving some love along the way. Tons of inspiration to get you started, or continuing on the road to happy stencil-dom! My version of Wendy's sketch uses the "Christmas Lights Border" which I paste embossed in silver on a strip of black cardstock. Once dry, I added red and green paste over the lights. It's hard to tell in the photo, but just enough silver shows through the red and green to add nice shimmer. The process for doing this is:
1) Place stencil on cardstock and tape down around all sides with removable tape.
2) Apply silver paste with palette knife over stencil
3) Once dry, replace the stencil, and carefully apply the red and green paste over the lights with just the tip of the palette knife. Remove stencil to clean once again, and set the strip aside to dry again.
The same process was used to paste-emboss the sentiment. Once all was dry, the card was assembled, adding a silver border around the sentiment and along the strip. A fun plaid bow was the finishing touch. Be sure to play along with us each Thursday, and post your own creations for all to see with a link to the Dreamweaver Stencils blog.
"Christmas Lights Border" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LM280)
"Season's Greetings" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LS91)
Metallic Silver Paste (DSP), Glossy Red Paste (DGRP), and Glossy Green Paste (DGGP) from Dreamweaver Stencils
Coredinations and Bazzill cardstock
metallic silver and black linen cardstock
palette knife from Dreamweaver Stencils (DPK)