Thursday, March 17, 2011

"When Irish Eyes are"... DREAM SCHEMING!

 This week is free choice week again for the Dream Scheme team. Since it just happens to fall on St. Patty's Day, I thought I'd create another card for the green...seriously green...lots of green! I used the "Go Green" stencil, machine embossed on the card, and sanded the surface to show off the embossing (works best with Coredinations cardstock). The sentiment was simply run through the Big Shot on metallic gold cardstock. I did the double glitter technique for the "Round Doily" stencil, and covered the hearts from the "Cupid and Heart" stencil with flock. If you'd like to try the double glitter technique yourself, here is how it goes:
1. Place double-sided adhesive on cardstock panel.
2. Rub back of stencil with coconut soap (or other high-fat content soap). This will prevent the stencil from sticking too well!
3. Pour background shade of glitter over surface, and rub in thoroughly to ensure complete coverage. Pour off excess.
 4. Peel off stencil. Pour secondary color of glitter over remaining spaces and rub in. Ta dah! Soooooo simple and sooooo effective!
Note: For the hearts, place double-sided adhesive on cardstock panel. Cover adhesive with flocking, once again rubbing in thoroughly. Trace the hearts from stencil on back and cut out.
This card has sooo much texture which provides lots of interest despite the predominance of one! Happy St. Patty's Day!
Be sure to hop around to the rest of the Dream Team as well as the Dream It Up! blog. Play along and link your creation to Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog. We want to be inspired by you as well!
Dreamweaver Stencils Product:
LX7000 Go Green
LL598 Cupid and Heart
LG655 Round Doily
LS89 Celebrate
DHHS Hawaiian Coconut Soap
MPDS Double-sided Mounting Paper

Stampendous Emerald Green Ultra Fine Jewel Glitter
Stampendous Gold Ultra Fine Jewel Glitter
Stampendous Envious Green Fun Flock
Coredinations cardstock
Metallic gold cardstock
heart brad fastener
Big Shot, sanding block
double-sided foam adhesive


Wendy said...

This card is RIGHT UP MY ALLEY Pam!!! My favorite color is green, and this card makes me very happy. Great job!! Don't drink to much green beer today!! Happy St. Patty's Day!!

Scrappychick said...

wow, that is greeeeeeen. Cool techniques and lovely final result!!

sommrstamping said...

Hi Pam love this green card, this is a St. Patty's card alright . Hope you are having a great day. I love that you used a variety of fun things like glitter and fun flock, 2 of my favorites. Great card

Marijane said...

WOW! This is a real beauty! The gold, the green glitter, green flock, when you "Go Green" you REALLY "Go Green."

Kristi said...

Well I love this! The go GREEN is perfcet! Hope you havea great day!

Liz Martin said...

You have taken "green" to a higher level and I love it! It all comes together beautifully.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I love green....I love celebrations and I love your card Pam. Very very effective for this holiday!

Louise said...

What a great use of the Go Green stencil! I also love the use of the flocked hearts to create the shamrock. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Laura Drahozal said...

Great card for St. Pat's. I really love the use of that doily stencil.

Laura Weed said...

I adore this card!! This is absolutely fabulous!!!

Terrece said...

WOW! I never would have thought to use the doily stencil. Very impressive. Love how you used so many different textures. Really do love it!

Lee Kellogg said...

Like the green! Especially embossing the core paper.
Also the posting above is very cute too.