Monday, August 11, 2014

Christmas in August with Woodware: Hop Day Two


Yes! It's that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the "pond" with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!

LX7003 Traditional Christmas Tree



Metallic leafing is one of my favorite techniques. It is one of the techniques which requires using embossing paste and although you can use any of the pastes (including crackle) the "glossy" pastes work the best for beginners.....this includes the metallics, eg. silver, gold and copper pastes. 

On this Christmas tree (LX7003) I paste-embossed first with the glossy black embossing paste (DGKP). Then I did the metallic leafing technique, but only on the swirls and swirly leaves and toward the top of the tree I did the leafing on some of the border detail, plus the tree topper. In the next step the other tree parts like the ornaments, birds and poinsettias, and holly leaves I stenciled the dried paste with the Stamp and Stick Gluepad (GSP) and then stenciled those items with a variety of the Metallic F/X colors using a small stencil brush (GHB).

The reason you need to keep these two steps separate from each other is.... if you daub the glue onto the whole design at once you would have leafing all over the areas where you want to apply the Metallic F/X, so do your leafing first. One other important thing is, when you have this much detail you should probably apply the glue with a brush. Often I use a dauber when applying the glue for the leafing, but in this situation you will have a lot more control with a small 1/4" stencil brush (GHB). 

Because the leafing technique is fairly complex I am NOT writing each step here, but for those of you who would like to do this technique, please email me and I will send you a pdf of the instructions for metallic leafing. lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com



Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week's posts on the team's blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week. Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:



*For a stockist near you contact Woodware Craft Collection in the UK and Notions Marketing in the USA.

27 comments:

Christina Doré said...

Stunning! A mini work of art.

Pam Hornschu said...

One of my favorite stencils! Love the Metallic F/X colors!

Heather Thompson said...

What a beautiful card, love that tree. just stunning.

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome card! The colors and designs on the tree are absolutely gorgeous!

Karen Ballantine said...

A beautiful and very inspiring creation Lynell, love the bling!

scrappyjen said...

A beautiful effect jx

Elena C said...

What a lovely, traditional tree!!! Looks so "Nordic" don't you think? Makes me think of heavy wool sweaters and lots of snow! Brrrrrr...glad it's summer in USA!

ionabunny said...

Ooh I could just sit and look at this for ages. Such glorious shiny details. Love itt

Laurie Hannard said...

Cannot wait for Christmas! Winter is my favourite season and I would gladly exchange these August heats for a winter evening! Four more months to go, though. In the meantime maybe I will just cool myself down with a little Christmas crafts & of course my favourite movie It’s a Wonderful Life! Thanks for the inspiration!

CraftyJo said...

Getting all inspired for Christmas now, this is gorgeous :)

Kelli said...

In Love with that tree!!!!!!!!!!!

Jamie Martin said...

That is beautiful! Love how you used the two techniques on one stencil.

Diane said...

Beautiful.....

hugs Diane xx

Janice K said...

A stunning tree, love all the options this stencils creates for us.x

Julie Staves said...

Stunning image love the colours

Susanne said...

Such a stunning & inspiring card Lynell.

Sandy Berl said...

This is so gorgeous that I had to email you for the instructions!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

BurningRubber said...

Your tree is gorgeous. Is that Stardream cardstock? It looks so elegant.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Hello Burning Rubber! I know it is not Stardream cardstock, but it is a really heavy metallic type of cardstock that is ivory colored. I do love shiny!

Gail said...

Gorgeous card. It could be framed. Love it.

Alison said...

So pretty! I just love all of the colors you've used. What a joyful tree!

T said...

I like this card a lot. I hate to say it but this is one that almost begs for a video. (assuming begging posture)

Heidi Schleimer said...

Love this card.

Cazzy said...

I want to try all of these new techniques, this tree looks stunning! Yes - video please!

Daria said...

This one looks like it took a lot of meticulous work, but it is so worth it. Fabulous card! Thank you.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

amazing project!!!

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