Thursday, September 4, 2014

Christmas and the Holidays/New Designs...New Challenge/+Winners



My creation for the first week of our September challenge uses one of our classic designs, the poinsettia (LG700) together with our new dual alphabet dies (DD005). I have been having so much fun with the alphabet and the caddie that holds it, that I couldn't resist sharing it with you. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to discover the winners for August as an Adjective. 

This card couldn't be more simple to do for the upcoming holidays. I cut black linen cardstock and stenciled the poinsettia with Versacraft White ink (by imagine crafts). You can either stipple or rouge the white colored ink using a large stencil brush (NHB 3/4"). It will give you very different results, but both beautiful. Then I squirted a daub of Brilliance from a bottle of re-inker (coral) onto my craft mat. Use the same large stencil brush and load the pink or coral color into it, you may need to rub it into a paper towel a few times to work the color around so that it is all over the tips of the bristles. Also off-load the wet ink just a bit into a dry paper towel. Next stipple this pinkish color onto the now white poinsettia. Doing this will give a speckled looking effect to the design....very similar to some of the recent hybridizations of the red and white poinsettias I have been seeing the past couple of years during the holidays.

Cut out the letters  "J-O-Y" with the dual alpha dies (DD005) and remove the inner alphas out of the rectangular alphabet shape of each letter, set them aside to use on some of your cards. Angle them randomly on the right side of the card. I like to put double sticky paper onto my cardstock before I run the dies through the machine, this way the letters automatically have sticky backing on them. Glue crystals or sequins or brads into the center of the flower. My favorite glue for crystals is Gem-Tac by Beacon Adhesives.

I was so amazed at how quickly this card went together and as it gets closer to the holidays that is something that is essential for making the greeting cards fun to do.

Click HERE to see my post in July...all about different ways to use your dual alphabet and caddie.


The two random winners for our "August as an Adjective" challenge are:

KAREN BALLENTINE
and
GLORIA SHIRR

So send me an email with your favorite stencil request and we will get that to you ASAP! lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com


Now be sure to visit the team that is posting this week ...listed belowl, along with our special Guest Designer for the month of September, Wendy Price. They work hard for Dreamweaver Stencils and we would love to have you leave them some love in the way of a comment or two.






13 comments:

Christina Doré said...

Love the poinsettia card and the way it has been coloured through the stencil - so pretty.
Congratulations to the August challenge winners. I'm looking forward to seeing lots more Christmas creativity during September!

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is beautiful, Lynell. I love the muted look of your poinsettia and how you pulled in the colors from that pretty background paper with your tie cut sentiment. Gorgeous!

Dee Ann Matthews said...

Beautiful card and great instructions. The use of pink is very elegant.

BurningRubber said...

Your poinsettia is so pretty. It reminds me of a velvet painting.

Janice K said...

A striking card in a lovely soft colour.x

ionabunny said...

Great card. Congrats to the winners. I don't see a theme for the challenge. Is it anything goes? Do we need to use stencils? Hugs

Janine Rudnick said...

The card ia absolutely gorgeous!

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful card, love the look of the poinsettia!

ionabunny said...

Ahh, got it now. Obviously the big writing on the post title just passed me by LOL Christmas it is then. Jingle all the way

Heidi Schleimer said...

Beautiful card. i love your Poinsettia.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Iona...you asked if you have to use stencils, and the answer is no...we love it when you do but we just love the fact that you would create with us! Whatever you create you will be entered for the random drawing.

Planetsusie said...

I have just see Lynell's comment above and am so glad to see it. I was going to ask the very same thing. Thank you so much for this.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx - I love this challenge!

Janis said...

Love the silvery off-the-page look of this card!!!
<3 J

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