Thursday, August 22, 2013

Christmas in August!

Welcome back to our Dreamweaver Stencils August challenge of "Christmas in August". We had an incredible week last week with the team from Woodware Crafts, filled with wonderful ideas for the upcoming holidays. If you missed it, look back through some of our older posts for those beautiful projects. Winners of the prizes will be announce on the DREAM it UP! blog!
This week I have used our fabulous new Leafless tree die cut. Yes, I said die cut! Dreamweaver has released three new die cuts to match three of our stencils, with more to come! Here's what I came up with:
LJ878 - Snow splatter in Glossy White Embossing Paste
DX7020 - Leafless tree die cut from shimmery white cardstock
LM139 - Happy Holidays traced with a Memento marker in Paris Dusk
This is a very easy card:

  • Cut a piece of dark blue cardstock 5" x 7"
  • Tape the Snow splatters (LJ878)  stencil across the card with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Glossy White Embossing Paste
  • Remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning
  • Sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal glitter
  • Let paste dry (it won't take long because they are very small dots of paste)
  • Repeat the process underneath the first snow to fill the background
  • Use white shimmer paper to die cut the Leafless tree (DX7020) die
  • Use scraps of the white paper to create your torn "snow mounds"
  • Tape the Happy Holiday (LM139) stencil to the lower mounds and use a dark blue marker to outline the saying (be careful not to put too much pressure on the tip of the marker or you will get ink bleeding under the edge)
  • You could use a stencil brush and ink pad to stencil the saying instead of a marker
  • Assemble the card as shown, I taped the bottom of the tree directly to the "ground", but used some foam mounting tape cut in narrow strips a little further up the trunk
  • Use a glue pen and more Crystal glitter to add some sparkle along the top of the snow and on the branches
I know you will love our new dies as much as we do! This tree can be changed to match any season!
Hop on over to these design team blogs for more Christmas in August ideas.

Happy Creating,


Wendy said...

This is beautiful and makes me rush to get the Snow Splatter stencil. Love this!! Thanks Louise!!!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

LOVE this card! And the torn paper for the snowy hills is wonderful too.

Cherylynn said...

Wow, just beautiful. It so makes me anxious for wintry days. I can just "smell" the fresh falling snow!

Pam Hornschu said...

Really???? We really are on the same wavelength lately! Love this against the dark background, with the bits of shimmer!

LynB said...

Your card is a it! I have all the stencils too.

Arlene said...

Love your tree. I have the new die for the tree too. Got to use it in one of Lynell's classes and am working with it now. Just playing around. Love how your card turned out. Perfect.