Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thursday's Dream Schemes/Sketch Challenge #13 by Pam Hornschu

Today's schematic challenge was created by Pam Hornschu. She has encouraged the team to use a vintage flair, but also said that just good old Christmas would do as well. So I did a bit of a variation of retro instead by using that turquoise blue with a rosy red that was seen so much in the 40s and 50s. I remember we had turquoise appliances when I was growing up and I still love that turquoise/aqua color. This is also a case of CASE-ing...remember what that means? Pam wrote about the "ultimate compliment" a couple of weeks ago on my blog...then just scroll down to her post on my site (Nov 17) and see the resemblance of my card and hers... thanks Pam for letting us know how it all works.


This card is quite simply made. I cut three vertical windows with a craft knife and put clear acetate behind them.


On another piece of aqua cardstock I paste-embossed the poinsettia stencil (LG700) using Dreamweaver Glossy Red Embossing Paste (DGRP) and while it was wet I placed aqua crystals onto the wet paste using the Grab-IT tool  (RGGI). While this was drying I cut a semi-circle of rosy red cardstock and paste-embossed the Merry Christmas stencil (LS92) with the Dreamweaver Matte Black Embossing Paste (DMBP). 


I would like to emphasize, that usually the poinsettia stencil is somewhat tricky to paste-emboss, but I did the paste work on this stencil by using the new paste spreader (LM2010) and it was so much easier than my past experiences. If you are having difficulty with larger stencils or very "lacey" stencils like the poinsettia...which has many fine bridges, this larger spreader really makes the work a breeze. Both of my newer DVDs go into detail on how to use this helpful tool. Tips&Tools can be ordered as DVD-3 and Embossing Paste Techniques as DVD-2.


Just a final note...because of my recent travels we have put off choosing our newdesign team members, but we will let you all know soon. Also if you would like to play along this week with the above challenge, just check add your nameto mr. linky below and we would love to have you on board.

7 comments:

Laura Drahozal said...

This is a very modern take on that sketch! I really like the interesting clean look, and would love to just look at your two (the one on Pam's blog being the other) takes on this side by side. They are so radically different. It really showcases the versatility of both the sketch and especially the lovely poinsettia stencil.

Lee Kellogg said...

I love this card Lynell! The window cut out is a nice take on the template!

Kristi said...

very very pretty! love that stencil!!

sommrstamping said...

Lynell love your take on the sketch, never thought about cutting out the windows. Very gorgeous.

Louise said...

What a great idea the windows were! The new spreader definately makes spreading paste easier no matter what size the stencil. I know all my students have loved it. Great retro colors too!

Pam Hornschu said...

This is MY card and I love it! So cool with the acetate windows over the poinsettia!

Cherylynn (Second Childhood) said...

Love the bright colors of this card. So cheery. This challenge was truly a challenge but I was quite happy when I realized I used 3 stencils in my final card. Thats a good day!

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