Welcome to the grand finale of the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we've been 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 for today:
Once again I've had the opportunity to combine two of my favorite companies, Dreamweaver and Stampendous. This House Mouse image is "Berrying Gifts", which I've stamped in black, and colored and blended with markers. Then I placed the Dreamweaver Snow Splatter stencil over the top, and paste-embossed with Regular White Embossing Paste, and sprinkled Stampendous Fine Crystal glitter over the wet paste and set it aside to dry.
Meanwhile, I also paste-embossed in white the Dreamweaver Pine Cones stencil on clear acetate, and heaped more crystal glitter over the surface. While both pasted items were drying, I worked on the card base...a large square white card, with a layer of created plaid over the top. I actually had this panel sitting in my "kibbles and bits" basket...where I save the pieces that were too good to throw away. The panel was created by inking the Plaid/Stripes stencil with Blue Lagoon ColorBox Chalk Ink and running it through my Big Shot with the cardstock panel. (Warning! Do not EVER run the Plaid/Stripes stencil through any machine with the "stripes" going crossways, they should always enter the machine parallel with the sides of the platform!) After the blue bands were created, I cleaned the stencil, and inked once again with Yellow Cadmium ColorBox Chalk Ink. Remember...the stencil goes in parallel, so it is the paper that must turn 90° before being placed on the stencil, and running it through the machine to create the plaid. By the way...you do know how to do the proper sandwich for stencils in these machines, don't you? Just in case...
1) base platform, 2) stencil, 3) paper, 4) rubber embossing mat, 5) TWO clear plates!
When the pasted sections were dry, everything was layered, and the acetate sheet folded over the top of the card, and held in place with bright red brad fasteners. For a little more dimension, I added a drop of Glossy Accents on each berry.
Now's the time for you to leave a comment and move on to the next designer for today: