Thursday, December 15, 2011

Season’s Greetings from Dreamweaver Stencils!!

Good morning!!

Welcome to Dreamweaver Stencils Sketch Challenge!

This week, Design Team Head Honcho,  Pam Hornshcu challenged us to follow a sketch AND make a Vintage Christmas Card.

I don’t know how Vintage mine got but I did follow the sketch…

Here is  my card…


If you remember my post from last week’s Dreamweaver Stencil Free Theme,  you probably remember the “smoosh” technique that used with Dreamweaver Stencils Color Solutions Alcohol Ink.  The card I made for today is the second piece to my smooshing.  The left side of the card with the three panels, I die cut windows out from the card stock.  I daubed Versamark on one side of the Branch and Berries Stencil (LJ900) and placed it onto  Thermal Acetate from Stampendous, and embossed through the Vagabond Machine.  Once the acetate had been run though, the area’s that I wanted to emboss with powder were now ready to sprinkle Winter Wonderland over and heat set.  As you can see from the picture, only the branches are embossed. 

The background of the “window” is a left over piece of last week’s smoosh creation.  The background effect is simple.  Drip a few drops of different colored Color Solutions Alcohol Ink onto a craft mat, add a drop of a metallic ink and place glossy cardstock, glossy side down onto the inks and push the paper around in the inks.  If give a fabulous swirly effect.

The lacey scalloped circle die was cut out with blue metallic paper and I paste embossed with Silver Embossing Paste Season’s Greetings LL453.


Paper: Glossy (Ranger), White (Coredinations); Metallic Blue (craft stash)

Stencils: Season’s Greetings LL453, Branch and Berries LL900 (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Ink: Iceburg, Blue Velvet, Sizzling Silver Color Solutions Alcohol Ink (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Extras: border punch (Martha Stewart); Canadian Blue Glitter Ritz (Elizabeth Crafts); die (Spellbinders), thermal acetate, Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder (Stampendous); Silver Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please stop by the other team member’s blogs.  You can find the blog roll to the right of this post.

Have a great day!!


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Wow...I am going to have to see this one in person. This is beautiful in the photo and it is a technique I never thought of doing. Cool...Wendy.

Laura Drahozal said...

This is a very interesting technique that I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around. I just love the look, though. Just wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I love the look but agree with Laura about the technique with embossing plastic and the versamark. You'll just have to tell/show us in person one day.

georgia sommers said...

I agree with the rest about this technique, it is intriguing. your design is beautiful I really love this card.

Pam Hornschu said...

This turned out really cool! More retro than vintage, which is even better in my opinion!

Louise said...

This turned out so pretty Wendy! I just love that branch and it looks perfect in this sketch.

Cyndi said...

Love the color combo! It's been my favorite colors this season. Great card! Not really nostalgic, but still a beautiful card!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Love that Silver Embossing Paste on that rich deep blue!

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