Dreamweaver and Woodware UK: Christmas in August...the Tradition Continues, Day Six


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:


No cheating today! I made sure that I had the time to create this cutie! I've always loved House Mouse images, and I'm so excited that Stampendous is the manufacturer on these little guys, and that Woodware UK will be carrying them as well!

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:

Comments

Janice K said…
A gorgeous card and another stamp to add to my wish list! Thank you for the great ideas!
Lyn B said…
Love, love you card Pam! Layering, tilting, texture oh my!
~Heidi~ said…
Your coloring on this mouse image in phenomenal! I love everything about this card...the plaid background and the image is perfect with the sparkling pine cones!
Arlene said…
Love the card, the mouse is so cute, your coloring fantastic... can you tell I'm in love with the card/
Laura Drahozal said…
Love this. The curl in the corner and the pasted pine cones are spectacular!
Christi Conley said…
So sweet - the mouse is sharing with the bird - the true meaning of the holiday :)
CraftyJo said…
Very pretty Pam, love all the details
Miriam Prantner said…
Beautiful card! I love the coloring on the image and the white paste over top!
Lea said…
Pam, I am so in love with this card! And, now I need, must have, that snow splatter stencil! Oh my goodness, this is just perfection! Loving the pine cone stencil, too. I have the perfect paper for it so that's another stencil I've added to my growing list! It's just so pretty!
Louise said…
We are frightening! I laughed when I saw your pine cone stencil image! This is absolutely adorable! I'm not a cutesy girl but that stamp is the cutest thing! Great coloring and the plaid background is perfect!
Dorothy said…
The card is perfect, as always, but so clever to paste on top of the stamped image! I am so buzzing after all of the wonderful cards this week! Thank you for all of your hard work organizing and keeping us in line!
Vicki Sopcak said…
I love love love this card
Cherylynn said…
Pam, you totally amaze me. Just when I think I can't be blown away you go and create this card. Totally stunning.
Jenny Shepherd said…
aah what a lovely card and i love the layers and texture
Jenny Shepherd said…
Love this car it is so cute and the layers and texture really add to the image
Jenny Shepherd said…
aah what a lovely card and i love the layers and texture

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