Friday, August 16, 2013

Dreamweaver and Woodware Day 5!

If you missed day 1 click here to check it out
If you missed day 2 click here to be inspired.
If you missed day 3 Click here to see it
If you missed day 4 click here for more great ideas

Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!

Prize includes four stencils, one die, and two stamps, selection may vary.

I teach at several stores in the Illinois and Wisconsin area and today  I am sharing three cards that I designed last fall for classes. The beautiful Heart Ornaments stencil - LJ921 had just been released and, needless to say, it was a big hit. When I teach a class, I like to use one stencil and teach 3 different techniques to use with that stencil (or any stencil really!). Here they are:

LJ921 - Heart Ornaments
Metallic Gold Embossing Paste with green glitter on the needles while the paste is still wet,
and gold leafing (red leafing) added to the hearts after the paste was dry

LJ921 - Heart Ornaments
Molten Magic technique with Pearlescent Embossing Paste
and Metallic F/X powders sprinkled on wet paste then heated until bubbly

LJ910 - Rolling Hills dry embossed for the background
LJ921 - Heart Ornaments pasted on acetate with Regular Embossing Paste,
colored with stencil brushes and inks when the paste is dry,
dries white glue for the drips on the hearts,
Regular Embossing Paste sculpted onto the branches and sprinkled with Crystal glitter while wet
This card was inspired by one our very talented team leader, Pam Hornshu, had created for CHA that summer.
So there you have it! Three very different cards with the same stencil. I hope you've been inspired this week to start your holiday cards! Don't miss our grand finale tomorrow when all the designers will be playing along. It's going to be fabulous I know!

Remember, the products featured here can be purchased in the UK from stores listed on the Woodware UK site
Now its time for you to leave a comment and move on to the next designer for today:
Louise Healy (you are here)

Happy Creating,
Louise

12 comments:

Dorothy said...

Louise I love them all! It is so nice to see the stencil used in different ways. Thank you, I bet it was a very good class.

Janice K said...

Thank you for the wonderful inspiration, all three cards are gorgeous.

LizM said...

These cards are all delightful! And it just goes to show how many ways you can use the same stencil.
Very inspiring.

Liz M x

Lyn B said...

My favorite (if I had to choose) is the 3rd card with the dimensional snow on the branches and hearts. This is one of my fav stencils as I love hearts all year long. As always Louise, you continue to inspire us!

CraftyJo said...

These are all lovely - I think I'd have to vote for the gilded version if I was pushed though :)

Wendy said...

Fabulous techniques on all cards. Thank you for sharing your class ideas!!! Have a good day Louise!!!

Lea said...

All three cards are beautiful but the last one is my fav! I love the rolling hills stencil in the background for added texture! The "snow" on the branch is perfect! I think I NEED this stencil!

Sabrina said...

This is the stencil I just bought!! LOL!! Your cards are so gorgeous and beautiful!! I can't wait to try these techniques!!!

Jan Castle said...

I am IMPRESSED! Your cards are over the top beautiful!!!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Pam Hornschu said...

You're such a show-off! I love all three cards (thanks for the nod to my card). This would be a great class!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great trio of cards! I love all the techniques, but the hearts on the first are my very favorite.

Colleen Scrapbooker said...

thanks for sharing!