Monday, August 12, 2013

Dreamweaver Stencils and Woodware Day1

Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!
Prize includes four stencils, one die, and two stamps, selection may vary.

For this first day, I have used the newly released LL387 Mistletoe stencil (in the UK click here) and the shadow technique.

Here's how it was done:
(products are available through Woodware Crafts in the UK)
  • Tape the stencil to cream colored paper with removable tape
  • Use a 1/2" Stencil Brush and Distress Inks forest moss to stencil color over the entire design
  • Remove the stencil and wipe it off with a soft rag
  • Lay the stencil back over the colored image then shift the stencil up and to the right about 1/16"
  • Tape in place
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Glossy White Embossing Paste over the stencil
  • Remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning later
  • Use a cut straw to apply Stickles Dry Fine Glitter Christmas Red to the bow, tap off excess carefully
  • Apply Art Glitter Rock Moss Microfine Transparent glitter to the leaves and stems, try to avoid the berries
  • Tap off excess glitter and let dry thoroughly
  • Layer into a beautiful square card, I used Distress cardstock in Old Paper and Peeled Paint, I don't like the white edge you get when you cut paper so I used Distress Markers in Old Paper and Forest Moss to go around the edges of the paper to "finish" them
Now's the time for you to leave a comment and move on to the next designer for today:
Louise Healy (you are here)

Be sure to stop back tomorrow and the rest of the week for more great holiday ideas!

Happy Creating,


Dorrie said...

Love the card, such a simple but effective technique! Thank you

Debbie Frost said...

What a subtle elegant design a great start to the hop! Debs x

Anonymous said...

OMG I love this card. You used some of my favorite colours and I just love the sparkles! Beautiful card!

Melissa said...

Love how you painted using the stencil and then repositioned for the next step. I never would have thought of this. Wonderful card.

stlbarb said...

Very good idea for making a shadow. Thanks!

Janice K said...

A very elegant card, loving the mistletoe stencil.

Sabrina said...

WOW!!! Lovely card and thank you for the wonderful tutorial!!

Alycia said...

Simplicity at its best!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful technique! I love the shading/dimension!

Unknown said...

I love the shading you did - I have yet to try it but it looks so cool!

marilync said...

Beautiful but simple. Love it

Hazel said...

Very elegant and beautiful x

Brenda said...

I will be ordering the misletoe stencil just to make this card. It is sooo beautiful.

Lyn Bernatovich said...

So pretty Louise!!!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Perfect shadow technique, Louise! When I do it, it just looks messy. Yours almost looks as if it was die cut and popped up. Love the color and glitter, too!

CraftyJo said...

Looks simple and elegant, it's truly lovely.

Jan Castle said...

Gorgeous card...would love to see it in person to get the full impact! Well done!!!!
Paper Hugs,

Colleen Scrapbooker said...

Thanks for the project!