Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dreamweaver Stencils Christmas in August Challenge

Good morning!  Welcome to Dreamweaver Stencils Christmas in August Challenge.  Through the entire month of August, you can expect to see fabulous Christmas designs each Thursday from myself and the other members of the Dream Team.

Today I used a new and old stencil design, new Color Solutions Alcohol Inks, acetate, Embossing Paste and glitter.  Sounds like a good combination.

One of my favorite ways to use Color Solutions Alcohol Inks is to "smoosh it" or a technique I like to call the Smoosh technique.   Here is a quick step by step:
Using a craft mat, drop desired colors of Color Solutions Alcohol on the mat, place your piece of glossy card stock on top of the ink and swirl around or smoosh the paper into the color.  You effect is different every time. 

Alcohol Inks dry very quickly so I was able to get right back to work.  I placed Dreamweaver Stencils New Release Mittens (LJ923) on the alcohol ink background and paste embossed with Transparent Embossing Paste.  While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled Stampendous Multi Crystal Fine Glitter over the wet paste.  Set that aside to dry.

I also paste embossed my Merry Christmas (LL386)  with Pearlescent Embossing Paste on Acetate. Set aside to dry.

Once the Mittens and the sentiment were dry, using Glue Dots, I adhered the acetate piece to the mittens piece.  

Want to get into the holiday spirit a little early?  Link your own Christmas in August creations to the Dream It Up! blog mr. linky, or email pics of your creations to, for an opportunity to win this wonderful newly released Heart Ornaments:

Don't you just love this new design? There are several newly released stencils and products from CHA last month, which you can view for yourself HERE. During the week of August 20th - 25th, the Dream Team will be posting all week with a hop on Saturday to top it all...featuring all of these new fabulous collaboration with the Woodware UK team. Just a little may want to buy all of these new designs now, so you are ready and waiting for the inspiration that will come your way that week! Meanwhile, check out what the rest of the team has been creating this week:

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sommrstamping said...

wendy I love your cards the soft colors from the smoosh technique and then the acetate over it are perfect.

Liz Martin said...

Great combination of stencils and techniques. Thanks, too, for reminding me how much fun the "smooshing" technique can be!

Pam Hornschu said...

That is so cool how you did that!

Elaine said...

What a beautiful card Wendy Hugs Elaine

Cherylynn said...

Love what you did here Wendy! Now I can't wait to get my hands on the new alcohol inks!!!

Laura Drahozal said...

Oh, this is so pretty and elegant! Very nice work, Wendy.

Louise said...

So pretty Wendy! Love the color solutions background!

Scrappychick said...

Way cool! I love the pearlized sentiment on the vellum over top!

Daria said...

I love the subtle look of the glitter against your background. Beautiful card.