Welcome to the first posting of the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team 2012 ! We're changing things up a bit for this year, and YOU can help. The first Thursday of every month will feature our new challenge and will extend through the entire month. This means that YOU have ALL month to play along with the one challenge, as many times as you want. Sometimes it will be a color challenge, sometimes a theme, and sometimes a technique. We are hoping that an entire month will give you plenty of time to be inspired, create, and link to the Dream It Up! blog . Each month we are offering TWO prizes...one for the most creative version of the challenge (does not have to be Dreamweaver Stencils ' product, but we sure are happy when it is!), and the second for the best use of Dreamweaver Stencils ' product in the challenge. This could be stencils (of course), Embossing Pastes , Metallic F/X , the new Color Solutions , etc., anything you find on the Dreamweaver Stencils' web site , or in your local store. Don't know where your local store is? The list can be found on the web site . Not near any of the stores listed? There is also an online site to purchase from, Stencil with Style !
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:
This was FUN card. I soo love sparkly Valentines!!! The Heart Whimsy stencil is such a great Valentine and HAS to have glitter all over it!! Of course, the Double Glitter Technique!!!
I started by applying Hawaiian Coconut soap all over the back of my metal stencil. The soap aids in releasing the metal stencil from the adhesive mounting paper that it will stick too.
Once the soap is applied in a generous manner, remove one side of the Double Sided Mounting paper backing and place stencil on the adhesive paper, soap side down. Now it is time to start placing your colored glitter in the desired areas. Once your satisfied with your glitter coverage, use a Glitter Magnet or Swiffer Duster and remove any access glitter from the top of the stencil. Removing all of the excess glitter will keep the clean, crisp image. Turn your stencil, with the adhesive paper, upside down and peel your adhesive paper off of the stencil. Cover the rest of the exposed adhesive with a crystal glitter.
For the sentiment, paste emboss Love with red embossing paste. While the paste is still wet, sprinkle with a transparent glitter and let dry.
If you interested in a step by step tutorial on the Double Glitter Technique, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will send you’re a PDF.
Paper: Kisses, White (Bazzill Basics)
Stencils: Love & Joy, Heart Whimsy (Dreamweaver Stencils)
Die Cut: English Tea Party Doily Die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Ribbon: Ruby Red Slipper (May Arts)
Extras: Red Glossy Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver); Multi-Crystal Glitter (Stampendous); Fire Red, Emerald Green, Grasshopper Micro Fine Glitter (Elizabeth Crafts)
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