Thursday, January 2, 2014

Lose Some Weight: AKA/CAS

Molten Magic Zen Butterfly (new design) CAS challenge
The head of our design team, Pam Hornschu, comes up with the catchiest themes. With all the New Year's resolutions happening this week, she thought Lose Some Weight would make us perk up and take notice. Yes, CAS (clean and simple) is truly one of my favorite challenges. And sometimes just dropping that extra bow or button embellishment can be like losing pounds and inches. The zen butterfly is a new design (LL3037) and will be available soon. I paste-embossed it with Metallic Gold Embossing Paste (DGP) on the dark green and Pearlescent Embossing Paste (DPP) on the light green paper. While it was still wet I sprinkled them with Gold Dust, Ivy Garden and Forestry Metallic F/X powders. I then tapped off the excess powder and immediately heated them with a very hot heat gun. When cool and dry I cleaned off the background with a Swiffer dry dust cloth. 

Our theme for the month of December was "Holidays in a Hurry" and I had two of our dedicated followers who don't have blogs send me their gorgeous cards for me to post. So here they are and then I will announce our two random winners below. (An extra special month deserves two winnings I think....especially when you consider what a busy month it is.)

 This first card was sent by Tiffany S.

I love the way her cut at the bottom follows the hearts from the LJ921 stencil. The stencil has only two hearts and she flipped the stencil to get the third heart and the branch to be symmetrical. She used distress inks and not only stenciled the images but also edged the cream cardstock as well. A gold gel pen was used on the top of the ornament toppers and strings for an additional spark. I can definitely see myself doing something like this to make cardmaking go more quickly...thank you for the card Tiffany.
The second card was done by Rose S. from Nova Scotia. 

This elegant card could definitely help streamline your Christmas cardmaking. It was accomplished with dies and a simply elegant stamped word "Peace".

Our two winners ARE......

Jessie L and NanaConnie: Here are their creations:

Jessie and NanaConnie please email me your snail mail address ( and choose any Dreamweaver Stencil for your winnings. 

Now be sure to see what the Dream team has been up to this week (follow the links of their names on the sidebar) and how they are interpreting ....Weight Loss the CAS method! If you are interested in playing along click HERE to find out how to link with the linky tool below and join us for a random drawing each month. Yes, you can enter more than once! We are releasing some new designs so stop by regularly to see what is in store.


KT Fit Kitty said...

Love your beautiful butterfly! That's gorgeous! Congrats to the lucky winners! Wishing you all the best in 2014. Hoping to be back to play along in your challenge - a great theme! Love it!

Kristi said...

Just finished hopping through all the posts! Happy Birthday Lynell! See you in about a week or so! All the cards posted are awesome!

Pam Hornschu said...

Huge congrats to our winners. Wonderful submissions by all!
Love your card today, Lynell. Gotta love that Molten Magic technique with your gorgeous F/X powders!

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful butterfly!!!

Birdie said...

I love using their pastes.

Carole M. said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the molten magic technique......Mmmm.....delicious!!

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