Saturday, August 25, 2012

All of this week, the Dream Team and the Woodware UK teams are celebrating the release of the new holiday designs from Dreamweaver Stencils. Of course, no celebration is complete without prizes...and there are some fabulous ones for those commenting on both sides of the "pond". 

Each team will be providing the opportunity to win four prize packages of stencil designs, perfect for the holidays. Just leave your comments each day on each players' post as well as the Dream It Up! and Woodware UKblogs, and the Dreamweaver and Woodware Facebook pages. Two random commentors  will be chosen from the batch of weekday posts, one each from the DW and WW Facebook pages, and from the big hop on Saturday...from each side of the pond!* That's a total of eight prize packages up for grabs! Here's what you could win:

This card was created using new designs from Dreamweaver Stencils July CHA release.

                                                                                                                                                                         My project today is using Metallic FX, a pigment powder with many uses.

To begin my project, I paste embossed my Heart Ornaments stencil with Matte Black Embossing Paste and set aside to dry.  Once the image was dry (roughly 20 minutes), I placed my clean and dry Heart Ornament stencil on top of the dry paste.  I then layered the Christmas Border stencil over the heart ornaments with removable Scotch tape.  I applied Versamark Watermark Ink on the Christmas Borders stencil, so that the ink was only applied through the Christmas Border design.  With a 1/8 inch stenciling brush, I added Gold Dust Metallic FX to where  Versamark Ink was applied.  I repeated the same process for the second ornament.

Once I was satisfied with the ornament design, I removed the Christmas Borders stencil and added Versamark Watermark Ink to the rest of the Heart Ornament image, while the Heart Ornament stencil was still over the dried paste.   I added a Ivy Garden and Gold Dust Metallic FX to the pine boughs, and the branch.  I then removed my stencil.  To clean up the excess Metallic FX, I used a Glitter Magnet.

To highlight my ornaments on the black background, I used a gold glimmer pen around the edge of the hearts.

There is a pile of fun techniques that can be created using Metallic FX.  Please stay tuned for a video tutorial soon.  

To keep informed of all my You Tube videos, please subscribe to my channel, luvscards.  There are already a few video's for you to watch.

Don't forget to leave me some holiday cheer as you move on to the other players for today:

Remember to follow along with the challenges on the Dream It Up! andWoodware UK blogs for more prize opportunities, and more crafty inspiration, as well as "liking" DW and WW on Facebook.
*Winners selected must be from USA/Canada/UK only.

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scrappybetty said...

Both stencils are very versitile. Your card is elegant.

Lea said...

Wendy, your card is just gorgeous! I'm really loving the powders used on the paste and I guess I'm just going to have to break down and buy some! LOL! After I buy some of the stencils I've seen used this week!

Caroline D. said...

So elegant and beautiful!! The stencil design you put in the ornaments is awesome!

Liz Martin said...

Oh Wendy, the hearts are so beautiful, they could be used as lockets or dangly (a word?) earrings. This is an elegant card!

Scrappychick said...

Beautiful combination of techniques!

Joy H said...

I think I definitely have to order this hear ornament stencil, and the borders one, and the Joys of the season one.....the list goes on!

Laura Drahozal said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how you made those hearts with the background stencil! Beautiful.

Terrece said...

WOW! Very stricking card. I love the look of it. Would never have put together the combo. Will be copying this one!!!