Thursday, August 14, 2014

Christmas in August with Woodware: Hop Day Five






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!





Here at Dreamweaver Rebekka B. has been working on samples of our new dies for our boards which go out to retailers. This beauty was first paste embossed using the tapestry stencil (LX7001) on a piece of velvet white paper using the two pastes you see below. Read on to see how she achieved her results.


The Glossy Blue Paste (DGBP) and the Pearlescent Pastes (DPP) are mixed 1:1. Which means if you use a tablespoon of one then you use a tablespoon of the other to make your mixture.
After she positioned the stencil on top of the white velvet paper she taped all four edges with removable tape. She then applied the mixture to the paste spreader (LM2010). This tool will change your life when it come to being successful with the paste-embossing technique. 



Using this paste spreader (LM2010) she positions the paste at the top of the tapestry stencil (LX7001) and pulls towards her flattening the tool as it fills in the holes. If there are places that are missed you can go across again. Remove the tape leaving one piece at the top to use as a hinge. This hinged technique allows you to flip the stencil back like a door opening and it will keep the stencil positioned so that it doesn't smear your paste-embossed image.




Once the embossing paste is dry she die cut the paste-embossed paper using the two new nested ornament dies (DG674) . I have been pleased that you can die cut through the embossing pastes. These dies match our oval ornament stencil ( LG674 ). She die cut the top pieces of the ornament out of silver cardstock. And also cut another silver ornament to layer underneath the decorative white and blue one as you see below.

The Happy Holidays stencil (LM139) was paste-embossed with silver embossing paste. Then fine silver cording was tied to the top of the design as a final embellishment. I love how this pearlescent blue paste looks on the velvet paper. It actually is affected by the texture of the velvet paper, but it makes it look even more shimmery.

Beautiful creation Rebekka!


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:

Siobhan the Recovering Stampaholic
Debs Frost

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



24 comments:

Julie Staves said...

Beautiful baubles love the colour of the embossing paste

Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful! Reminds me of all the blue and white Delft-ware that we saw in Holland! Love the new ornament die!

Cazzy said...

Oh I need that spreader, I love the baubles!

Heather Thompson said...

WOW, this card is beautiful, I dont think to use blue for christmas but this rocks!!

Laura Drahozal said...

Beautfiul work, as always!

Alison said...

What a smart way to get several die cuts with the same image! Beautiful project.

craftymom205 said...

Great project.

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Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful! I love the color and the shimmer!

Louise said...

Great minds think alike, I used these today too! Beautiful, love the pearlescent blue, very pretty.

Elena C said...

Your designers are truly artists...each one so different with beautiful, unique ideas. Wonderful creations!!!

Karen Ballantine said...

A very elegant card Rebekka, l love your layering!

Heidi Schleimer said...

Wow a very elegant card. I love the colour.

CraftyJo said...

I'm getting far too many ideas for Christmas Card!!! This one is fabulous, as are most of the others showed so far this 'hop'.....decisions, decisions!

Lynn Mercurio said...

So very beautiful, Lynell. Your decorated Christmas ornaments look amazing in this lovely blue design.

Joan said...

Beautiful baubles, love the blue and white and I really need that spreader!

scrappyjen said...

beautiful! jx

Jane said...

Absolutely beautiful card. Love the baubles and the colour is just gorgeous.

BurningRubber said...

Very pretty! I would never have thought to use embossing paste on velvet paper. I bet it looks really rich close up.

Janice K said...

What a super card, love the texture created here by using velvet paper and embossing paste. The tapestry stencil is gorgeous. x

Diane said...

Beautiful card and love the lacey effect on the baubles !!

hugs Diane xx

Daria said...

I love this card. It's incredibly beautiful, and it looks like it would be a lot of fun to make it. Thank you for the detailed tutorial. Gorgeous work!

ionabunny said...

Love how you combined the pastes. The effect is gorgeous

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome details on this!

Katie said...

These ornaments are beautiful! I am still enjoying the hop...a little late but am loving all of the fun ideas! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

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