Thursday, August 14, 2014

Christmas in August Day 5!


Wow! It's been a great week so far! The teams on both sides of the "pond" have been creating wonderful things to inspire you for the upcoming holidays with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!


Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week's posts on the team's blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week. Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:


Here's my creation: 
LG674  Oval Ornament and the new LL3045 Sm Oval Ornament
PLUS the new matching die set DG674 Nested Ornaments Dies

  •  To start, I taped each ornament stencil to some decorative holly cardstock (Graphic45) with removable tape
  • Place a large dollop of Pearlescent Embossing Paste on your craft mat or on a piece of freezer paper, add ONE drop of Wendy Vecchi's Archival Fern Green re-inker to the paste and mix well, it will be a very pale green
  • Use a paste spreader (LM2010) to apply the colored paste over each stencil
  • Remove the stencils and place in water for cleaning
  • Let paste dry thoroughly
  • When the paste is dry, lay the matching die over each ornament and cut them out
  • Lay LJ891 Holly swirls stencil over one ornament and use 1/4" stencil brushes and Fern Green and Red Geranium re-inkers to stencil the design
  • Brush the edges of each ornament with the Fern Green
  • Mount on some beautiful Hanko cardstock and add a bow and fiber from May Arts, clean and elegant
  • I love how the background paper shows through the paste too!

Close up, notice the bird that was on the paper looks like he's eating one of the berries

The left over negatives that I will certainly be using for another project

*For a stockist near you contact Woodware Craft Collection in the UK and Notions Marketing in the USA.

Happy Creating,
Louise

20 comments:

Julie Staves said...

Love this , i think need these stencil and dies.....

Pam Hornschu said...

I really need to see this in person. Love the layered ornaments, and the softened colors.

Cazzy said...

Wow, that looks sort of like glass, or resin, it is amazing!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

That is beautiful! And I also love the colors of that background paper...is that Hanko's Yuzen papers? Cool Card!

Heather Thompson said...

Another great card, love the background of that ornament.

Laura Drahozal said...

Nice work with those dies. Classy as always, Louise!

Alison said...

Love the subtle layering! This is really lovely.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful! Can't wait for the ornament dies!

Elena C said...

A layered creation...I love it!!! beautifully done!

CraftyJo said...

Very nice, didn't know you'd be able to see patterns through the paste - incredible.

Joan said...

Lovely card, really like the idea of using the paste over patterned paper, great effect

scrappyjen said...

great effect, jx

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Absolutely effervescent- great technique.Very beautiful. Thanks!

BurningRubber said...

These ornaments are so versatile. Very pretty.

Janice K said...

Beautiful card, great idea to layer the bauble up.x

Diane said...

How lovely Louise !!

hugs Diane xx

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous effect with the pearlescent paste. Great card

Katie said...

So pretty! Beautiful ornament and wonderful card. Such a creative idea. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous project!