Thursday, September 11, 2014

Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Wow! September is already flying by! Kids are back in school, with all the insanity that goes with it, vacations are a not-so-distant memory, and it is once again time to get busy with the important things in life...crafting for the holidays! Yay! All of September the Dream Team will be featuring all the new goodies we have for the "Most wonderful time of the year", the fall and winter holiday season. New stencil designs, and new dies, all to be found on-line through the Stencil with Style web-site, or your local papercrafting store.

Here's my creation for this week:

Holly and swirls die (DL3005) positive image

Holly and swirls die (DL3005) negative image

This is Dreamweaver's wonderful new Holly and swirls die (DL3005) that matches the Holly and swirls stencil (LL3005). Again, by taking care when cutting the image, you get two cards, the positive and the negative. You can get your holiday cards made twice as fast! I used some beautiful washi paper from Hanko Designs, put some of Dreamweaver's double-sided mounting paper on the back, and carefully centered my die, cutting edge down on the front of the paper, then ran it through my die cut machine. I love the new magnetic platform that Sizzix has, it hold the die in place with no tape. The positive image is a little fragile, so you want to use your Dreamweaver Die-cut tool (DCT) to push the cut image out of the die.  I ran a dark green marker around the edge of the positive image before sticking it down on red cardstock. I also ran dark green marker around the outer edge of the negative image before sticking it down to a red mat. After it was on the red mat, I used a black Micron 01 pen around the edges of all the openings to give them more definition and dimension. Mount them on some coordinating papers and you're finished with two cards!

Of course, we have our monthly challenge for you to play along, so post your own holiday creations, and use the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the prize at the end of the month. We also have our fabulous Guest Designer for the month of September, Wendy Price! Here's the list of our "A" Team with their links for the week:

Louise Healy
Happy Creating,


BurningRubber said...

I like both styles of holey. Very pretty.

Janis said...

Both of these are so pretty!! Hard to choose which is my favorite. Wonderful cards!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

LynB said...

Love the positive/negative creations! No waste! These are terrific ideas for mass producing cards too.

Pam Hornschu said...

Once again...great minds think alike! Love the paper you chose for these!

Kristi said...

Great minds! I had that die set out to use and decided to go totally CAS...beautiful!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Terrific Cards! i always forget to use the negative scrap! Looks great!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Louise, this is beautiful paper! Love the mounting too!