Friday, August 15, 2014

Christmas in August Grand Finale!


Well, it has been a whirlwind week of creating for Dreamweaver and Woodware UK teams. We have loved sharing with you and hope you have enjoyed our creations! Our goal was to inspire crafters on both sides of the "pond" with a mix of bothDreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! 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 are 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 grande finale creation:


LX7027 Quatrefoil and LL589 Musical Christmas

I knew I had to do something with this beautiful new background stencil, Quatrefoil LX7027. Isn't it gorgeous!!! But at the holidays, I'm all about cards that are easy to mass produce because I make A LOT of cards. This could not be any easier. Simply tape the background stencil to a piece of purple (yes, it actually is purple, I could not get the light to hit it right so that it would photograph as purple and not blue) and use a 1/2" or 3/4" brush to stencil with the beautiful Delicata Golden Glitz ink from Tsukineko. This is by far the easiest metallic gold ink I have ever worked with and a little heat gun on it sets the color so it won't smudge. It looks wonderful just stenciled, but if you want to add a little more dimension, you could dry emboss your image first. The Musical Christmas, LL589, stencil was done the same way, then after I trimmed it to the size I wanted, I used a piece of cardstock as a ruler and edged around the design with the ink too. Mount the instruments onto another layer of purple and use foam tape to mount them to the background. Add to the front of a base card that you have stenciled or stamped with a sentiment.


LL453 Season's Greetings
The image on the front and the sentiment can easily be changed for whatever occasion you need!  Thanks for all the wonderful comments this week, I have enjoyed reading all of them. They are MY inspiration!

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

Happy Creating,
Louise

20 comments:

Pam Hornschu said...

That new background is gorgeous! Love this with the music instruments!

Cazzy said...

That certainly is "grand", very rich and magnificent!

Cazzy x

Julie Staves said...

Gorgeous opulent card. Love the new background stencil

Heather Thompson said...

wow, that looks like you made it with gold fabric!! just beautiful background pattern. great finale

BurningRubber said...

I love this card! The colors are so striking together.

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Denise Bryant said...

love that quatrefoil background! elegant in gold!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Oh...how gorgeous!!! LOVE this color combination....never would have thought of that combo.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

So how would you like to make 50 of these? LOL!!!

scrappyjen said...

i have seen this stencil pop up a couple of times... it is lovely and it reminds me of the trompe l'oeil on that door in Chatsworth (uk)... do you know the one I mean? lovely stuff, jx

Christina Doré said...

Love the background with the musical instruments. Very elegant!

Janice K said...

I agree that the Quatrefoil stencil is gorgeous and would be great for Zentangling too. A beautiful card that would be equally suited to both men and women.x

CraftyJo said...

Gorgeous! Love everything about it.

Sandy Berl said...

Very elegant!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Elegant card!

Katie said...

Beautiful! Love the gold with the purple and these stencils are wonderful! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Diane said...

Just stunning Louise !!

hugs Diane xx

Susanne said...

Love this colour combination and great to see a card that could be used for a male as well :)

ionabunny said...

That is just fantastic. Opulent

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

awesome grand finale card!