Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday's Dream Schemes

Here it is, the card you've been waiting to see! This week's challenge was Designer's Choice. We could use whatever stencil, products, and layout we chose. I love the versatility of this particular stencil. It is Dreamweaver Stencils LG625. Isn't it gorgeous. I believe Lynell calls it a peony, but I say it is whatever you want it to be depending how you use it. Today, I want it to be a Christmas flower! This is an amazingly simple card. Here we go:
  • Tape the stencil to white or light colored cardstock
  • Use stencil brushes to add color to the design (I only used Brilliance Rocket Red, Thyme, and just a touch of Ivy)
  • Clean and dry your stencil and tape it over the colored design
  • Apply Translucent Embossing Paste
  • Remove and clean your stencil, and let the paste dry
  • Mount on coordinating layers and beautiful background paper

That's it, I told you it was easy! This is a 5" x 7" finished card, perfect for the Christmas season. Check back on Saturday for another simple idea for this great stencil.

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Happy Creating,



Wendy said...

This is beautiful Louise!!! Great job!!!

Just-Kim said...

This made a wonderful Christmas flower! I love looking at the stencils in a different light, makes them more versatile and fun to play with at any time of year!
Beautiful card!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

The translucent paste really made this card POP! Beautiful Christmas card...your background papers really added to that.

Deborah March said...

This is GORGEOUS Louise! Your shading with base colours is wonderful! Do you use the stencil brushes or something else? FABULOUS!

Terrece said...

Love the intense color. It really pops! What brand ink did you use and was it pigment? Can't get over how bright and vivid it is. Beautiful!!!

Terrece said...

Okay, it's early for me. Just re-read it. Brilliance ink. Thank you!!

Cin said...

The card is stunning! Love it!

Pam Hornschu said...

Love this card! Your coloring and shading is perfection on this! Perfect pairing with that background paper.

Kristi said...

really love this card and the richness of it! Very nice

Liz Martin said...

It's a beautiful card, Louise, suitable for any occasion or framed and hung on a wall.

Marijane said...

This card is just beautiful and am so glad for the detailed how-to! Love those bright colors.