Thursday, August 2, 2012

Christmas in August

The Dreamweaver Stencils design team has a real treat for you this month...Christmas in August! We'll start by featuring some of our favorite designs from Christmas' past, and lead into a wonderful week long blog hop during the week of August 20th thru the 25th that will feature the newest designs just released at Summer CHA. You won't want to miss any of the fun!
For this first week, I chose a simple but elegant combination of stencils and techniques to share with you. Here it is:
LG731 Holly Flourish
LL3009 Christmas script

The beautiful Holly Flourish (LG731) stencil was emboss on Natural linen cardstock, deckled along the bottom edge, and Gold Krylon Pen was used to edge all the way around that layer before attaching it to the front of a dark green card.
The Christmas script stencil (LL3009) was paste embossed using the Glossy Green Embossing Paste on Natural Linen cardstock. When the paste was dry, the stencil was put back over the pasted image and a finger dauber was used to apply Palette Stamp and Stick glue over the green paste. The stencil was removed and a heat gun was used to gently heat the glue to make it tacky. Once the glue was ready, I layed a sheet of Green Leaf over the image and used a 1/2" stencil brush to tap the leafing in place and brush away the excess.  Use Gold Krylon around the edges and mount on to a strip of dark green cardstock then to the front of your card.  

Want to get into the holiday spirit a little early? Link your own Christmas in August creations to the Dream It Up! blog mr. linky, or email pics of your creations to, for an opportunity to win this wonderful newly released Heart Ornaments:

Don't you just love this new design? There are several newly released stencils and products from CHA last month, which you can view for yourself HERE. During the week of August 20th - 25th, the Dream Team will be posting all week with a hop on Saturday to top it all...featuring all of these new fabulous collaboration with the Woodware UK team. Just a little may want to buy all of these new designs now, so you are ready and waiting for the inspiration that will come your way that week! Meanwhile, check out what the rest of the team has been creating this week:

Happy Creating,


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This leafing technique on top of green embossing paste is genius! I love the gold highlighting as well...sooo pretty pretty pretty!

Liz Martin said...

Love the green leafing and the deckle and gold around the edges are the perfect finishing touches.

Marijane said...

Beautiful card, Louise. So elegant with the soft embossing at the top of the card and the golden edging!

Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

I love this card. So elegant and love the leafing. just stunning!

Lee Kellogg said...

Elegant, just elegant!

JD said...

Very pretty card!

Pam Hornschu said...

This is the perfect card to make in multiples! Love the embossed background and the leafing. Simply perfect! (Pssst, say hi to Liz!)