Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dreamweaver Stencils Valentine’s Day Challenge!!

For the month of January, we challenge you to create something for Valentine's Day! You have until January 31st, 11:59 PM EST, to post and link your creation(s) to the Dream It Up! Blog Mr. Linky. The winners will be announced February 2nd, along with the February challenge. Here is my version of this month's challenge:


The Dangling Heart Stencil (LM272) is a Valentine favorite of mine.   It says love without saying anything at all.

I paste embossed the Dangling Heart with Glossy White Embossing paste and set it aside to dry.  While the paste was drying, I put a few drops of Sizzling Silver and Winter Red Color Solutions Alcohol Ink on my craft mat and swirled a square of Glossy cardstock through the ink.  The Color Solutions Ink dries quickly.  Once the image that was paste embossed was dry, I replaced the now, clean Dangling Heart stencil back over the top of the paste.  With a few more drops of Sizzling Silver and Winter Red ink on my craft mat, I picked up the color with my felt applicator and daubed color over the Glossy White Paste.  The image of my card doesn’t show the shimmer that the Dangling Heart now has.  In person, the image has the right amount of shine.  I love how the Glossy White Paste holds the ink and can change the color of the paste.

Need more inspiration? Please visit the rest of our fabulous team listed here:

Pam Hornschu
Laura Drahozal
Louise Healy
Wendy Jordan
Terrece Siddoway
Kristi Van Doren
Georgia Sommers
Lee Kellogg
Liz Martin
Cyndi Bundy
Cherylynn Moser
Jessie Hurley

We can’t wait to see what you can create with you stencils this month!!  Please link your creations to the Dream It Up Blog for your chance to win!!


Cherylynn said...

Wow Wendy! What an awesome job using the alcohol inks! I'm envious.

sommrstamping said...

Love your card WEndy. Love the stencil Great minds....thought about using the color solutions but then I had all that glitter sitting in front of me. I would really love to see it in person.

Kristi said...

this is soooooo pretty and elegant. Great job my friend! just a little over a week and I get to hug your neck! yay

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Love love love this love card Wendy! That background paper is gorgeous...I can see that every single decorative paper would end up different for people.

Pam Hornschu said...

I think you have to mail this to me for Valentine's day so that I can see the shimmer better. ;)
That swirly background looks gorgeous! How come when I do that on my craft mat (yes, I finally broke mine out and played with that technique), that my swirls don't look as nice?

Anonymous said...

Lovely Valentine's card. Simple and perfect.

Louise said...

Wendy, this is so beautiful. I love the background paper you created and the heart is perfect!

Scrappychick said...

this is gorgeous! love the swirly bg you created! can not WAIT to meet you!!

Liz Martin said...

Love the contrast between the crisp clean edges of the dangling hearts and the soft swirls of the color-coordinated background paper. There's nothing better.

Anonymous said...

Interesting post, this was really useful. thanks!

Barb's Boys Inspired said...

Love that stencil Wendy! Love your tips on how to use the product too!