Yes, you are correct, it is only Wednesday and I am a bit early with our colorway sketch for Thursday. The reason is... that this week, we are a sponsor on the Cardabilites Blog, which starts today, Wed. Jan 26,2011. If you are interested in playing along the opportunities for winning are tremendous. Three different gift certificates are being offered: $25, $15 and $10. All you need to do is play along with their sketch at Cardabilites.blogspot.com, so be sure to check out their lovely blog site. At the end of this post is their sketch challenge and our color way sketch this week is Turquoise/Dark Brown/Craft Brown and Neutral.
This is how I have interpreted the Cardabilites sketch. I am using the new damask stencil (LX7001). It is a new 6 x 6 inch size for us and makes a lovely background. Here at Dreamweaver it is our colorway Thursday of the month and our colors are Turquoise/Dark Brown/Craft Brown/and Neutral. I used Glossy Black Embossing Paste (DGKP) and our new wide spreader (LM2010) to paste the damask. While it was still wet I sprinkled the entire design with dark brown flocking (...yep it is a fuzzy background). I used the same embossing paste on the Thank You stencil (LG691), but used dark brown glitter instead...it adds a bit of a spark. I trimmed up the card with the craft brown paper color, then added a turquoise ribbon with a dark brown trim and mounted it all on a neutral background. For a finishing touch the thank you was mounted with foam mounting tape, so I could attach the bow with a pearl colored three inch pin (TIPI). This is done by sliding it through the knot of the ribbon, under the thank you and then hiding that sharp tip in the foam mounting tape. Actually this was a very simple card to do...I made four variations of it for ready to send thank you cards.
Our DVD is still being edited, but in it I demonstrated doing this large background damask stencil with our new wide spreader in a technique called "platform pasting". This technique gives you the ability to paste those lacy background stencils in just one sweep with this new pasting tool. We are still aiming for February release of both DVDs. Keep watching for more information.
Don't forget, since this is such a special week for us, some of the team are posting today so they can post on the cardabilities blog and then some are again posting on Thursday for our colorway sketch. And some people like me are posting for both today. So follow the sidebar at the right and start with our fearless leader and visit the DTs blogs. Have fun and we hope you'll become a follower today!