Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dream Scheme Thursday

We had a great time last week hopping with our friends from the UK. If you missed the fun, you can still go back and look at all the great creations. Lynell posted a complete list of links on her blog at the beginning of the fun.  Click here to go back and check them all out! If you joined in the fun, be sure to check the list of winners posted on Lynell's blog too, just click here.
Now on to this week's Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday Dream Scheme challenge.  This is a designers choice week so we got to choose whatever we wanted to share with you.  This gives us a chance to share some creations that don't fit into a specific challenge. Lynell came out with some great stencils this summer at CHA, and the new Stockings by the fire (LG739) stencil really bursts with Christmas spirit! Here's one of my cards using it:

There are a few steps involved, but none of them are difficult, and it turns out sooooo sweet! Here we go:
  • Use removable tape to tape the stencil to white cardstock
  • Apply Glossy Red Embossing Paste (DGRP) using the new Paste Spreader (LM2010)
  • Remove the stencil and let the red paste dry
  • Clean and dry your stencil
  • Use removable tape to mask off the bottom of the stockings and the two side "irons"
  • Tape the stencil back over the dry red paste and use a regular palette knife to apply Glossy White Embossing Paste (DGWP) to the top of the stockings, then use the knife to tap on the paste and give it a little texture (like you would to frosting)
  • Clean your palette knife and apply Crackle Embossing Paste (CEP) to the fire and logs area
  • Remove the stencil, remove all tape from it before washing and drying it
  • When those pastes are dry, put the clean, dry stencil back over the design and use small stencil brushes to add color to the fire and logs and the side irons
  • Carefully sprinkle the side irons with embossing powder while the ink is still wet, then heat set the embossing powder.
  • If you got white paste on the little stocking hangers, you can use an X-acto knife to scrape the white off so they are red again
  • Mount on decorative paper for a great holiday card.
Hope you've enjoyed this week's creation. Don't forget to stop over at the DREAM it UP! blog for more great ideas, and then hop over to the other designer's blogs too.  Have a great week.

Happy Creating,


Kristi said...

very cool card! I love how you always have such crisp lines! GREAT card.

scrappybetty said...

Clever use of crackle paste. Beautiful card. Thanks for including the directions.

Wendy said...

Oh yes....great job on the fire. I'm going to have to CASE this for a store sample. LOVE IT@!!!!!

Liz Martin said...

Love the card. Thanks, too, for the tip on using embossing powder on the irons. I used black glossy paste, but doesn't have enough dimension.

Marijane said...

Another winner, Louise! The fire is just gorgeous and so realistic. Love it!

Laura Drahozal said...

Lousie, this is fantastic! I just love the crackle paste on the fire!

Pam Hornschu said...

Ooooh. I saw this card in person, and it is even more gorgeous in real life! Love the crackle on the flames.

Lee Kellogg said...

Very fun. I do love this stencil.

Daria said...

What a wonderful stencil! I either haven't seen it before or didn't pay attention to it. Now I'm sitting up with great interst. It even has the andirons! I love your card and all the techniques you used on it. Great job! I've saved your instructions.

SherylH said...

I like the use of the glossy paste on the stockings and the crackle paste for the fire -- adds the finishing touch