Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dreaming Ornate and Gorgeous!


We have a Dream Team free week, so I'm taking the opportunity to post one of my favorite cards that I designed for the July Holiday release of Dreamweaver Stencils. The "Christmas Tree" stencil has an almost Icelandic sweater motif design which I love. The stencil was placed on a panel of deep blue cardstock, taped down around the edges, and using the new Paste Spreader, I applied Silver Embossing Paste over the image. Removing the tape and the stencil (be sure to clean right away!), I left the paste to dry. Once dry, I placed a panel of Stampee Holographic Foil over the image face up, and placed this inside a folded piece of printing paper. Then the whole "sandwich" was run through my hot laminator to adhere the foil to the paste. It is hard to tell in the photos, but this left a holographic shimmer over the surface that is unbelievably cool. You'll just need to try it for yourself! I added some lavender rhinestones, adhered the panel to a lavender card which I'd wrapped with yummy ribbon and a bow. Such a gorgeous card. However, if I were to mail it, I think it would have to go in a box, but the shipping cost would be worth it. Imagine the look on the receiver's face when they open this card and compare it against the boxed cards that they received from everyone else. Hmmm? 'Nuff said.
Have you seen the post from Dreamweaver Stencils about the new Design Team call? You can get all the info HERE! This provides you with a great opportunity to play with all the Dreamweaver Stencil products and techniques while showing off your own creative style. Don't forget to check out the rest of the Dream Team's projects this week:



8 comments:

Liz Martin said...

This card is a gift and anyone would be delighted to receive it. And I just love the non-traditional Christmas colors.

sommrstamping said...

Pam this card is beautiful, I love the way it looks in silver. Your right it does have kind of an icelandic sweater look to it. I think I might have to try and alcohol ink background behind it.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Loving the silver and purple scheme too! That trick of putting the holographic through the laminator is so cool, I haven't done it enough...maybe soon...

Lee Kellogg said...

Amazing Pam, just amazing. I had not thought of using the stampee foil that way either. Thank you!

Louise said...

This card is so beautiful Pam. I love the colors and that ribbon is gorgeous!

Kristi said...

Love the Tree and really love the extra added bling! beautiful

wendyp said...

silver and lavender....LOVE it! Beautiful card!

Wendy said...

THIS is awesome. Did you have to use any bonding powder before this was sent through the laminator????

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