Dreamweaver and Woodware UK: Christmas in August...The tradition Continues, Day One
Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!
|Prize includes four stencils, one die, and two stamps, selection may vary.|
Here's what I've created:
My Mistletoe Goggiez (no, that is not a typo...it's lolspeak) set features the Dreamweaver Dog stencil and its counterpart Dog DIE! Yes, that's true...we now have dies to go with a select few of our designs...the Dog, the Apron, and the Leafless Tree. Perfect for paper-piecing and adding dimension and fun to your paper crafting projects.
I used some green ink to color the Regular Embossing Paste a nice green, and pasted the new Mistletoe at the top of my kraft cardstock panel. When dry, I paste embossed in Matte Black the dogs (letting one dry in between). I selected two papers, and applied Double Sided Adhesive Sheets to the back, and ran them through my die cutting machine with the new Dog die. Note: One paper will go in with the pattern facing the die, the other paper will go in with the pattern facing up. The purpose is to have them in opposite directions to piece on top of the pasted images. Why paste first? It adds just the faintest outline and some extra pop! But if you are doing these by the dozens, you might want to ink the dogs on the kraft cardstock, and paper piece over that. Just sayin'...um...from experience.
I think my embellishments add fun and whimsey...the Wobbly Eyes, his/her Mark Richards crystal collar, and his/her Mark Richards Nailheads collar, oh, and a bow...you have to have a bow! Once you have the positive image card complete, use the negative portion to create another card! No waste! Now, isn't that wuffly?
Remember, these items can be purchased in the UK through the stores listed on the Woodware UK site , or in the US through the stores listed on the Dreamweaver Stencils site.
Now's the time for you to leave a comment and move on to the next designer for today. (Dreamweaver posts go live at 1:00 AM Pacific Time.)