Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dreamweaver Stencils: Creating a Holiday Celebration

Our final week of the Dreamweaver November challenge...Holiday Celebrations, also know as, Anything But A Card! I have had so much fun creating projects for the Dream It Up! Blog as well as my own (except today...Lynell created her own this week!). I love to make cards, but I really enjoy making dimensional items for the home and for gifts.

Today's project is one of my favorites, and one of the most simple. I had purchased this rusted tin star hanging for 75% off at JoAnn's last year after Christmas, and still had it stashed away waiting the perfect project. I created a template of the triangular sections of the star, and used that to cut out portions of Tim Holtz's Kraft Core cardstock from Core'dinations. I had run each panel through my Big Shot machine with a selection of Dreamweaver stencils...Snowflake Background, Damask, Stripes/Plaid, and the Christmas Borders. I went over each panel with a sanding block to reveal the "core" color of the embossed areas. All of these pieces were adhered to the star with Beacon Zip Dry adhesive (my go-to-glue for most projects involving paper).

I also die cut Spellbinder Label dies from the panels, and paste embossed in copper the Noel stencil, each letter having it's own die piece. While the paste dried, I used Ranger Adirondack Copper Dabber and Distress Walnut Stain to color the plaque before adhering a strip of frayed burlap with Beacon FabriTac, and finally each letter segment.

Per usual, some yummy May Arts ribbon provided the finishing touch! The Dream Team hopes that you've been inspired to create your own Holiday Celebrations projects, and link pictures to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice. You have until the 30th to post your creation! Click on "comments" below and leave some love before moving on to the rest of our very creative ladies, and our uber-talented guest designer:


Dorrie said...

I love this, love the way you have distressed the papers after embossing love the noel at the bottom love the colours!!!!!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Gorgeous my dear! Love the hanging sign and the embossed panels on the star.

Louise said...

This turned out great Pam! Love the colors too, very creative!

Lori Gauerke said...

Love the creativity here, and thanks foe the chance to win!!