Friday, August 16, 2013

Dreamweaver and Woodware UK: Christmas in August...the Tradition Continues, Day Five

Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!

Prize includes four stencils, one die, and two stamps, selection may vary.

Here's what I've created for today:

I have to admit...I cheated a bit on today's post. I created this card a couple of years ago for a sketch challenge, but it was always on of my here it is again! This is a fun and easy card to create in multiples. Here's how I made it:
1) Machine emboss the Stripes stencil on the light blue card.
2) Angle cut a patterned cardstock and adhere.
3) Ink the Poinsettia stencil with a red ink slightly darker than the cardstock panel, and machine emboss.
4) Paste-emboss Happy Holidays on red panel with White Embossing Paste. Let dry. Adhere to card.
5) Punch circles of patterned paper. Punch "button holes".
6) Tie striped twine through each "button" and make bows. Adhere to card.
7) Embellish poinsettia with crystals.

So simple that it's no wonder I'm posting this card again!

Now's the time for you to leave a comment and move on to the next designer for today:


Janice K said...

A lovely modern card.

Dorrie said...

I think we will let you off for cheating for two reasons. 1 It is a lovely card and worth re-sharing. 2 you have worked so hard all week on this you deserve a break! Thank you for being wonderful!

Lyn B said...

So glad you showed us this card Pam! First the colors are so fun for the holidays and I love the monochromatic inking of the poinsettia. There's no end to the use of the plaid stencil too! I will probably need to case this card just so you know...

CraftyJo said...

Very simple but elegant, a lovely card, no wonder you're revisiting it.

Wendy said...

This stencil is awesome and who cares how long ago you made it. IT IS a CLASSIC!!! Why don't have the poinsettia stencil. I must get it!!!
Thank you for inspiring me todaY!

Lea said...

Love this card! Great texture with the striped background. Fun happy colors, too! Love it! Now I want a piece of candy! Hmmm...wonder why!?

Jan Castle said...

Fun the candy cane touch!
Paper Hugs,

Sabrina said...

Such a lovely card!!

Louise said...

This is definitely a card worth revisiting! Almost missed that striped background, but it adds so much to the card, love those "buttons"too!

Miriam Prantner said...

So pretty! Love all the different ways you used the stencils! The subtle poinsettia is my favorite part I think.

Unknown said...

Love that bling in the center of the poinsettia - and I'd never guess you were cheating ;)