Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines's Day!

Exciting news today! Dreamweaver Stencils is a sponsor for a Virtual Valentine's Day Blog Hop. There are over 40 participants just waiting for you to leave them a little "love" comment! If you do, you'll have the chance to win some great prizes from the various sponsors.
The hop starts over at Taylor Usry's blog where you'll find a complete list of participating designers who just love sharing ideas with you! It's quite an impressive list, but don't worry, you have until Thursday, February 17th at 6:00 pm EST to leave a comment on the various blogs. Taylor will use random.org to select the winners from the various blogs and all winners will be announced on Friday. This is a great way to get new ideas and inspiration from all these talented artists! You probably reached my blog from fellow Dream Team member Laura's blog, if not, check it out then hop back here to continue the fun!

We are, of course, posting ideas with a Valentine/Love theme. The card I chose for the hop is one of my favorites from the new Dreamweaver Stencils designs that were just released at CHA. I've shown a similar card before, but this one just has such a romantic feel to it, that I couldn't resist using it for this hop.



It's very easy. Run the Small Damask (LJ907) stencil and white cardstock through your Big Shot (or any personal die cut machine) then trim it around the edge of the embossed design. Round the corners, use a 1/2" or 3/4" stencil brush to sweep Brilliance Beige ink from the edge toward the center, making sure you keep turning the design until all four sides have been done. Do the same technique using the new Tole Heart (LL3010). Mount the damask layer onto dark brown cardstock, and use foam mounting tape to layer the heart on the background. Add a beautiful wide red ribbon for the finishing touch. Who could ever doubt that you love them if you gave them this beautiful card!
So, keep hopping to Dream Team member Wendy's blog for more great ideas! Go to Taylor Usry's blog for the complete list, but don't forget to check all the Dream Team blogs as well as the DREAM it UP! blog.


Happy Creating,
Louise


62 comments:

Kristi said...

I really love this card. So classy!

bc2ucla said...

Beautiful! I actually think I could do this!

Liz Martin said...

One of my favorites – simple and elegant. Your bows are gorgeous!

Karin said...

So elegant and that bow is tied to perfection! Happy Valentine's Day!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Wow this is so elegant I love the beautiful bow and antiqued look! Beth

BlackBird said...

Very elegant.

Sue said...

Lovely card!!!

Sugar said...

simple and elegant! lovely!

Cheryl said...

So pretty and elegant! I love your perfect bow!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Jane Matsumoto said...

Ohhhh! This is beautiful... so elegant! Happy Valentine's Day, Louise!

Erin said...

Very pretty!

Mrs Weyremaster said...

That is beautiful, and so elegant. Love it:)
Happy Valentines Day
Suzi
xxx

jan farnworth said...

really pretty

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! What an amazing bow!!

Hugs! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Kiksisworld said...

Stunning! Very elegant card. Happy Valentins Day!

Hugs

Kiksi

Julie E said...

Simply gorgeous with the embossing and bow!

shersl84bed said...

Absolutely Esquisite!

ShersL84bed@aol.com

Berenice R. said...

Gorgeous card! :)

Brigitte said...

I love the simplicity and elegance of your card!!! Chapeau!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Emily Leiphart said...

Beautiful CAS card, Louise! I love how the big fancy bow lets the embossed heart be the focus.

Alison said...

This is really beautiful! I love their stencils! You did a great job.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous!!

Marijane said...

The rich red bow and gorgeous embossing make this card very elegant, indeed! Anyone would love receiving this card.

Lisa said...

love the embossing!!!

mobolilu said...

Wow super elegant!
Best wishes ILo

Scrappychick said...

Gorgeous Louise!

Chantal said...

happy valentinesday!!

silvia said...

Stunning card!!

Lorraine said...

What an elegant card - love the lush bow!

Cat said...

Your card is stunning! Happy Valentine's Day!

Allye said...

Very pretty, love the ribbon

Wendy said...

Beautiful Louise!!! I love the all the stencils used and the giant bow!! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Oh YUM! Love, love, love this card, Louise! Love the contrast of the red ribbon with the creamy color and the texture of the embossing. Just gorgeous.

Juliet A said...

I've never used a stencil this way, but I love your results!

Saskia said...

Lovely card, so elegant!

Hop, hop, hop... to the next blog!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Anke said...

Lovely, elegant card. great!

Sammibug said...

So elegant! Love the ribbon.

Anne Marie said...

Simply stunning! Gorgeous card!

Sunghee said...

this is gorgeous! Love how you colored the embossed image to pop it out even more. Beautiful!

marthahernandez said...

Your card its so vibrant!!! thanks for sharing this beautiful proyect

Pam said...

Gosh how beautiful!

Kerry said...

Elegant and simply amazing!!!! Beautiful!

Ildiko said...

Gorgeous card, bigest blog hop I ever seen, off to hop
hugs
Ildiko

Cat Spicer said...

Wow, simply stunning!

Tanya said...

Simply elegant! This is a gorgeous card!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I am so glad you posted this card it is one of my favorites in your Valentine series;) Wish I lived close enough to assist in one of your classes!

Heidi said...

What an elegant card. Love it.

Jennifer Dove said...

great embossed card..love the bow

Barbara said...

Louise, this is such an elegant card. It reminds me of the old tin ceilings... Just so precious. Thanks for sharing your techniques with us. I think I can do this :) I am from Batavia, NY!!
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Patricia said...

Classical elegance here! Love that big bow!

margie c said...

What a classy Valentine! Love it :)
hugs, margie

Lindsey said...

Oooh, this is so very elegant and beautiful!

TannyP said...

That bow is incredible! Such a beautifully elegant card. Great job!

Karen L said...

Impressive and elegant card...love the embossing!

Janelle said...

Beautiful card. I'm drooling over that perfect bow. Wowza!

Brennen said...

Simply stunning. I'm in love with you just for sharing this card on your blog. :)

Terrece said...

Wow! How elegant. Your card is simply beautiful. Great Job.

Leona said...

Beautiful embossed card!

Sheng said...

Gimmmmmme this card, I love it.

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Gorgeous!! Soooo classic and elegant!

Taylor said...

Ohmygosh...simply elegant and stunning and perfect!! Thanks so much for hopping with me on Valentine's Day!

Lea said...

Very elegant! Beautiful bow!

Lea Kimmel