Thursday, February 23, 2012

40 Shades of Green? Hmmm...How About Seven?

      The Woodware UK design team was challenged this week to create with "40 Shades of Green". Now, I have a lot of paper, glitter, flock, embossing powders, pastes, inks, etc., but no way do I have forty shades of green. Seven will just have to suffice. Fortunately for me, the Dream Team is also working with green. (*Links for purchasing these products in the USA are listed below the post.)
     For this card, I soaped the back of the Dreamweaver Stencils' Hills design and placed soap-side-down on the double-sided adhesive paper adhered to a panel of cardstock. I "water-falled" five shades of Stampendous glitter (Emerald, Pastel Green, Moss Green, Sea Green, and Mint) in bands across the exposed adhesive, rubbing the glitter in for best coverage. After removing the stencil carefully (hold the stencil down while pulling the paper panel away from the stencil to prevent bending), I filled in the lines with Mahogany glitter. This same glitter covers the Copper Paste-embossed "Friend". For another shade of green, I paste-embossed the "Branch" stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils, and when dry, I replaced the stencil and inked the embossed area with Versamark ink from Tsukineko. This was then embossed with Stampendous Stamp n' Bond before covering with Olive Green Fun Flock from Stampendous. Running these layers through my laminator (place between sheets of copy paper to protect laminator) provided lush coverage of the flock once the excess was brushed away. The seventh shade of green is the green cardstock for the card. Not too bad, eh? All products can be purchased through Woodware UK...just ask your local store to get them in stock!
     For a weeks worth of inspiration, check back daily with the Woodware UK blog and team for their posts with this green challenge. For inspiration from the Dreamweaver Stencils' team, check out our fabulous bunch of ladies:

     Be sure to play along with the Dream Team this month. Create your own St. Patrick's Day and/or green project, email a picture to, or link to your online posting via Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog by the end of February. You could win one of two sets of these stencil designs (USA, APO, FPO addresses only, please):

  Just as a hint...both of these could be useful for upcoming challenges...

*Supplies and Links:
Dreamweaver Stencils-
LG642 Branch
LJ910 Hills
LS1002 Friend
Copper Embossing Paste
DMP Double-sided Mounting Paper
Hawaiian Soap



Liz Martin said...

Would never have thought that many shades of green would be so beautiful. What a great idea!

Cherylynn said...

Pam, you're such a show-off! This card is absolutely stunning!!!

Scrappychick said...

Great mix of textures and greens! Lovely card! Hope you are having fun!

Louise said...

WOW! This is beautiful. Love it!

Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

You had me at GLITTER!! So very lovely. Almost made be break into song.."Oh Danny Boy....."
Great job and stay safe!!

Laura Drahozal said...

This is really beautiful. What a lovely way to do the hills stencil.