Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday Dream Schemes Sketch Challenge

 Week two of the Dreamweaver Stencil's Thursday "Dream Schemes". This week, Wendy Jordan designed our sketch. Be sure to hop over to her blog as well as the rest of our team of uber-talented ladies as listed at right, and then on over to the Dreamweaver Stencil's "Dream It Up!" site (in case you haven't already!), leaving some love along the way. Tons of inspiration to get you started, or continuing on the road to happy stencil-dom! My version of Wendy's sketch uses the "Christmas Lights Border" which I paste embossed in silver on a strip of black cardstock. Once dry, I added red and green paste over the lights. It's hard to tell in the photo, but just enough silver shows through the red and green to add nice shimmer. The process for doing this is:
1) Place stencil on cardstock and tape down around all sides with removable tape.
2) Apply silver paste with palette knife over stencil
 smoothly, removing excess. Carefully remove stencil immediately to clean in warm soapy water, and let pasted strip dry. (Approximately 30 minutes.)
3) Once dry, replace the stencil, and carefully apply the red and green paste over the lights with just the tip of the palette knife. Remove stencil to clean once again, and set the strip aside to dry again.

The same process was used to paste-emboss the sentiment. Once all was dry, the card was assembled, adding a silver border around the sentiment and along the strip. A fun plaid bow was the finishing touch. Be sure to play along with us each Thursday, and post your own creations for all to see with a link to the Dreamweaver Stencils blog.

"Christmas Lights Border" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LM280)
"Season's Greetings" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LS91)
Metallic Silver Paste (DSP), Glossy Red Paste (DGRP), and Glossy Green Paste (DGGP) from Dreamweaver Stencils
Coredinations and Bazzill cardstock
metallic silver and black linen cardstock
ribbon (Michael's)
palette knife from Dreamweaver Stencils (DPK)


Deborah March said...

Nicely done Pam! I see some glittery effects on your sentiment...could you share how you did that? :-)

sommrstamping said...

Love, love , love this card. Absolutely love everything about it paper, stencil, glossy paste. You are on a roll. KEep it going.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

That card is exciting to me!!! I can't believe you pasted those lights red and green...but it really gives it that Christmas pizazzle! (love red/green for the holidays).

Wendy said...

Oh Pam....You card made me sigh!! It is darling. That ribbon couldn't be more perfect!!!

Marijane said...

Beautiful card. Beautiful bright "Christmas-y" colors! Love that plaid ribbon.

Louise said...

I really like how you did the lights, they look great! Pretty card.

Liz Martin said...

The plaid ribbon is the perfect touch for this fun card. It's a great take on the sketch. Love it!

Terrece said...

Your card looks very festive. Love the red/green/black look. Very inspiring.

{Raechel} said...

Love the lights! WOW great card!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very clever use of the lights stencil for that sketch! Cute!

Just-Kim said...

I LOVE this card. It's stunningly beautiful. Simple and fun too! I have the lights stencil and it's never made it out of the package - now it will! Thank you for the inspiration!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful card, awesome sketch and what a great stencil!