I am so glad that October 3rd FINALLY arrived. Today is the final day of our Dreamweaver Stencil Dream Team Blog Hop. I don't know if you have heard all the hype....but there are some great chances to win wonderful Dreamweaver Stencils, Embossing Paste and FX powders...All your choice!!! Click on these links and pick out your favorite!!!
If you arrived from the amazing stylings of Terrece....you are in the right place!!
Now a bit about my projects....
The background for the card was made with using White Pearl (Coredinations) card stock, Glossy Green Embossing paste and the Holly Swirl (LF 896) stencil. Once it was dry, I placed the Christmas Script (LL3009) stencil on the center of the cardstock, used Metallic Silver Embossing Paste to emboss the text.
Once all the embossing paste was dry (two hours total dry time), I placed the Holly Swirl stencil back on the embossed images. Using a Jumbo Sponge dauber, I "daubed" Versamark all over the image and used Kimono Red & Ivy Garden Metallic FX powder. I did the same technique with the Christmas Script stencil. I used Moonstone Metallic FX on the Christmas text.
Next....this was a fun one. I totally stepped out of my comfy card comfort zone!!
A fun Christmas ornament!! This is not a fib....I haven't made a handmade Christmas ornament since elementary school art class. All the years papercrafting, I have just stuck to what I though I was good at. As a matter of fact, this project started off as a card, BUT....I changed my mind. Here is how I did it....
I bought this amazing cardstock at a great scrapbooking store on Maui...it is perfect for Dreamweavers beautiful embossing pastes.
I started with green shimmery cardstock and embossed with Round Doily (LG 655) and Metallic Gold Embossing Pastes. I repeated the last step five more times on Scarlet Pearl Coredinations cardstock and let them dry (two hours). Once the paste was dry, using an xacto knife, I cut around the edge of each stencil.
I scored and folded each Round Doily in half. Keeping all the doilies folded, I glued them all together.
At this time, the first green doily stencil was just hangin out waiting for me. I knew right away that this stencil needed it's new best friend, the Spellbinder Lotus Pendant die. In the center of the Lotus die, I embossed Merry Christmas (LL386) on vellum and added a few small red rhinestones I attached these two cuties together and CHA CHING....my first Christmas ornament!
Alright....back to cards.....
These next two cards are a first for me. I am one of those people that use stamps with stamps, dye ink with dye ink, alcohol ink with alcohol ink....You are getting the picture. I am way too organized. I don't mix and match and after making these next two cards....I am mad at myself for not using stencils with stamps, stamps with stencils... whatever... I realized that Dreamweaver Stencils have a use in ALL crafting projects.
Here is what I did.....
With these last two cards, I embossed two backgrounds with the same stencil, Fan Pattern (LJ813), Glossy Black and Pearle scent Embossing Paste.
I used some more of that awesome black shimmery cardstock and embossed the stencil with Pearle scent Paste...can you see how it make the paste look silver....it is just beautiful! On white cardstock, I embossed the Fan Pattern stencil with Glossy Black paste....you can kind of see how "glossy" the paste it.
Thanks for taking the time to look at all my Dreamweavers Stencil projects....I had a blast making them!!!
Now for some deets on how we are going to get you some free Dreamweaver Stencil merchandise.....