Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday Dream Scheme

Wow is it Thursday already!! Each week is flying by so fast. We have been having absolutely glorious weather here in northern Illinois. Every day is sunny and warm with just a little cool breeze to keep you comfortable. Aaaahhh, we are going to miss this very soon!
Halloween is my second favorite holiday (Christmas being the first) so I found a little time this week to get out my fall and Halloween decorations. The colors of fall are so beautiful and warm and fit into my decor just beautifully. So it may seem a little out of season to learn that our colorway challenge for this week's Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday Dream Scheme was to use Pink and Black! They are a stunning combination, but for me bring more romantic thoughts to mind than ghosts and goblins! Here's what I created for this week's challenge:

The new Cameo stencil (LL3017) and Damask background (LJ907) immediately came to mind when I got this challenge. I knew exactly what I would create (I love week's like this!). To create my card I followed these simple steps:
  • Emboss LJ907 Damask on a rose colored cardstock (I used my BigShot)
  • Use a 3/4" stencil brush and Memento Rose Bud ink to sweep color over the embossed damask design
  • Trim to 3 7/8" x  5 1/8"
  • Use a piece of foam to darken around the edge of the damask
  • Cut a matching piece of rose colored cardstock to 2 3/4" x 3"
  • Tape the cameo stencil to the cardstock and apply Glossy Black Embossing Paste (DJKP)
  • Remove and clean the stencil, set the cameo image aside to dry or use a warming tray on the lowest setting to speed the drying process
  • Cut a piece of light pink cardstock to create a card base for a 4 3/4" x 6" card
  • Ink the edges with the foam and Rose Bud ink
  • Cut a piece of black cardstock 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere the Damask layer to it with double sided tape
  • Wrap a black ribbon around the Damask layer the tie a bow
  • Adhere the Damask layer to the front of the card
  • Cut a piece of black cardstock 2 7/8" x 3 1/8"
  • When the cameo image is dry, use the foam and Rose Bud ink to rouge some color around the paste, but try not to get any inside the image
  • Adhere the Cameo to the small black layer
  • Use foam tape to mount the Cameo onto the Damask background
  • Color a Dreamweaver 3" white Embellishment Pin with a COPIC marker to match your design
  • Insert the pin through the ribbon and catch the tip in the layers of cardstock
Ta da! a beautiful card to send to a dear friend for any or no occassion, just because.
What can you come up with for our pink and black challenge?  If you would like to share your  creation with us, you can use the Mister Linky tool over at the DREAM it UP! blog or email it to Lynell at  and she will post it for you.  We love to see what everyone is creating out there!
Happy Creating,


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Thank you for the detailed instructions Louise. That embellishment pin colored with a Copic is a great idea, too. The cameo really is a wonderful choice for this colorway.

sommrstamping said...

WOW Louise with those instructions I can do this card. I really want to tell you ow much you inspire me every week with your beautiful cards. I wish I lived closer so we could play together. I love the way you used the cameo and the damask background this card definately recalls and earlier era.

Wendy said...

Today is the best day with all of this pink & black. LOVE IT!!! Your cameo creation with the damask background is fabulous!! Thank you so much for step by step directions. Enjoy the weather while you can. Our's is turning fast!

Liz Martin said...

I'm really loving the pink and black. I almost used this same stencil for my post because it lends itself so well to the color challenge, but glad I left it to you, 'cause this is beautiful!

Pam Hornschu said...

This. Is. Gorgeous!!!! I love the cameo with this color combo, but yours is even more fabulous! Love the layers with just the touches of black. I always love to see what you are up to each week!

scrappybetty said...

Pink is not my favorite color,but your card is beautiful

Lee Kellogg said...

Elegant Louise!