Dreamweaver Stencils: Get Ready for the Holidays!

Where did the summer go? Kids are back in school, with all the insanity that goes with it, vacations are a not-so-distant memory, and it is once again time to get busy with the important things in life...crafting for the holidays! Yay! All of September the Dream Team will be featuring all the new goodies we have for the "Most wonderful time of the year", the fall and winter holiday season. New stencil designs, new dies, and...brand new, soon-to-be-released embossing folders featuring some of our top-selling designs, all to be found on-line through the Stencil with Style web-site, or your local papercrafting store.

Here's my holiday inspiration for this week:

I love this new Tall Poinsettia, and how perfect it is for doing the Double-glitter Technique. I used a diagonally-cut tip from a drinking straw as my scoop to place my colors of Stampendous Micro Glitter where I wanted them. Need a reminder of the technique? Here are the steps:

1. Cut a piece of Double-sided Mounting Paper the size of the cardstock panel you wish to use. Remove the liner from one side, and adhere it to the panel. Smooth it firmly over the surface.
2. Rub Hawaiian Soap over back side of stencil, and use a soft brush to remove excess.
3. Carefully, peel away the second liner, never allowing your fingers to touch the adhesive. Using a portion that you've torn off previously to hold in place while you pull the liner away is a perfect way to keep the oils from your fingers from ruining the adhesive.
4. Place the stencil, soap-side-down, on top of the adhesive, using the liner pieces to press into the surface.
5. With a straw tip or tiny scoop, place glitter colors on the poinsettia design. Use your finger to rub glitter into the surface for thorough coverage. When finished with the colors (Red, Pink, Green), use your soft brush to remove any excess glitter on the top and the back.
6. Now, place the panel stencil-side-down on worktable, and pull the panel away from the stencil. This keeps the stencil flat to protect it from bending.
7. Pour your background color (Multi-crystal Micro glitter) over panel. Rub in with finger. Brush away excess and save. Your double-glitter panel is now complete!

For my card, I added a pink panel of Bazzill cardstock which I used the new Dreamweaver Holiday Borders Embossing Folder, which will be available shortly, to emboss the design. Once embossed, I brushed pink Brilliance ink over the surface for extra sheen and emphasize the design. And yep, a beautiful May Arts crinkle ribbon knot to finish it off.

Of course, we have our monthly challenge for you to play along, so post your own holiday creations, and use the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the prize at the end of the month. We also have our fabulous Guest Designer for the month of September, Wendy Price! Here's the list of our "A" Team with their links for the week:


Oh my word - I must get this new tall poinsettia stencil and your card is just gorgeous!!
Jamie Martin said…
Love that you used pink on this card, beautiful!
Pink poinsettias...yaya sisterhood! LOVE the background too, Pam! This is gorgeous!
The poinsetta stencil is fabulous, especially using the technique that was so well explained.
BurningRubber said…
I love your card! It is so beautiful. I love the stencil background that you used.
LynB said…
Beautiful card Pam! At first, I thought you partially used our Christmas tree stencil and then I read this is an embossing folder!!! I will enjoy using it for the holidays.
Janice K said…
A stunning card, love the soft pinks and the double glitter technique is so effective. Really like the look of that background! x
Carol McCready said…
Your card is gorgeous.
JD/ Jill said…
Very, very pretty Christmas Card. I like that new border background die...
Janis said…
Love the sweetness that pink on Christmas cards brings. So very pretty!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
Kristi said…
Just Stunning! Love the colors and the texture! You Rock it Girl!

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