Friday, July 30, 2010

Is it Christmas yet?

No, but many card makers have already started working on their Christmas card design, some may even have started or finished making theirs already! But don't panic, there's still plenty of time to create a beautiful card for the holidays.

This past week I had the wonderful experience of being on the other side of the booth at CHA (the big buying show for retailers). It was here in the Chicago area and Lynell Harlow of Dreamweaver Stencils invited me to do demos in her booth! It was so much fun seeing all the Dream Team samples hanging in the booth, they were all beautiful. But what I really enjoyed the most was demonstrating for people how easy it is to use and promote the Dreamweaver products. They are so easy to work with and the results are just stunning.
Here's a sample of one of the new Christmas stencils just released at the show (LJ904). This is done by pasting the image with the Red Glossy Embossing Paste. Let the red paste dry. Place painter's tape or remove able tape over the greeting and runners and place the stencil back over the image. Use the Crackle Embossing Paste over just the body of the sleigh and let it dry. While that was drying, I use the flourish part of the Peacock stencil (LG730) to edge the main card using a stencil brush and Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy ink. After the crackle paste is dry, place the clean stencil back over the paste and brush the Ivy ink on the crackled sleigh. The pearlescent ink gives the sleigh a shimmer finish.
Happy creating,


Pam Hornschu said...

Gorgeous card, Louise. Love the added Brilliance ink over the crackled surface. Glad you had fun at CHA. I always love going to the Chicago area show. Missed it this year.

Just-Kim said...

I love that card!! Simple and beautiful! Love it!
Did you happen to take photos of the booth while you were there? I'd have loved to have seen it.