Friday, August 15, 2014

Christmas in August with Woodware: Hop Day Six...Finale!


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!


Of course, there are 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:

Dorothy Adam

Here's my creation for the grand finale:


The Baubles on the left of this card are from Woodware's new Christmas Stamp Collection and the "Believe" is a Dreamweaver Stencils classic (LM224).


For most of the week I showed how to use the Dreamweaver Embossing Pastes...the Believe stencil (LM224) which you see here was paste-embossed with Metallic Gold Embossing Paste (DGP), but because it is a slightly different color than the gold embossing powder used on my stamped baubles, I decided to sprinkle the same gold powder onto the wet gold paste and heat it...so they would all be similar. Not exact...but it is close. 

But my tutorial today is about the background paper that I made with our Color Solution Alcohol inks. I used three colors from our winter collection: Noble Fir, Iceberg and Sugarplum.

I dripped these colors onto a piece of glossy digital paper. Our alcohol inks come out one drop at a time, but if you want a steady flow of ink take a pin or paper clip and poke it into the nozzle, this will break the barrier and ink will flow.

You'll notice that the colors are very saturated compared to the final effect. The process evolves by diluting these colors with the thinner or blending solution. 



Drip the thinner all over the alcohol inks. (By the way you could also do the initial drops on a craft mat, but I wanted more papers finished at the and with more vibrant colors.)

 At this point take a second piece of the same glossy cardstock and smear the two pieces together so that you are creating mirror images of the colors.



This is still quite bright for my baubles so I will drip more of the thinner onto the original ink and  use another piece of cardstock to dilute the image.


Now I have two muted images and one very muted image...just where I want it to be for my bauble background. I stamped the three bauble images with Versamark and then sprinkled them with gold embossing powder and heated them.



A few flecks of gold embossing powder on the final creation adds to the fun. To further embellish I also glued on a variety of sequins and flatback crystals. Here's a close-up to get a better idea of how things look.






So don't forget to make some comments on the team's creations. You never know where the random winners will be chosen from...thank you for all of your lovely comments this week and stop back to see who has won: WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MY USUAL THURSDAY POSTING!

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



24 comments:

Pam Hornschu said...

This is really yummy! Love the backgrounds!

Susanne said...

Love how you have created your background.

Julie Staves said...

Beautiful card love the background

Cazzy said...

That is lovely! I am not sure what the challenge is though, I know we are hopping!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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BurningRubber said...

I love these colors and the gold really pops.

Daria said...

Oh, my. I almost missed the entire blog hop; I'm so glad I checked in today. This card is so elegant. That background looks ethereal. Thank you for the details.

Heather Thompson said...

This is so neat. great technique! love it.

Denise Bryant said...

I just love this pretty card! Awesome background technique, and beautiful stamps! The gold embossing powder and sequin and crystal embellishments look fabulous!

Karen Ballantine said...

Hi Lynell, another wonderful card. I love the vibrant colours.

scrappyjen said...

oooh that would work nicely on 12x12 or on an art journal page! jx

Christina Doré said...

A lovely card and cool techniques! Really like the finished effect of both the background and the pasting with the added embossing powder on top!

Janice K said...

A stunning regal look to this card, great step by step tutorial as well. I've really enjoyed seeing all the gorgeous artwork on this weeks hop, many thanks.x

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...your background technique is amazing and looks just beautiful with your festive greeting and baubles. Love the dimension that the embossing powder gives them and the bits of bling are a great touch. Outstanding!

CraftyJo said...

Fab! I love the backgrounds you've made.

Sandy Berl said...

I love the background and the sentiment is gorgeous!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Beautiful combination and directions for a versatile technique.

britishgirlie said...

Like that. Will try it.

Katie said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft background that you used with the gold and gems. Beautiful with the ribbon too. Loved the finale! Wonderful works of art from everyone. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Diane said...

Fabulous !!

hugs Diane xx

Susanne said...

Great tutorial and have really enjoyed all the blog hopping this week, great card :)

Heidi Schleimer said...

Beautiful card. I love the background.

ionabunny said...

The gold looks great against that gorgeous background

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Love all the techniques!

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