Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dreamweaver and Woodware UK: A Happy Christmas Reunion, Day Four

Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!

Prize includes four stencils, one die, and two stamps, selection may vary.

Pam here, presenting the Dream It Up post for today:

Certified Dreamweaver Teacher and long-time Dream Team member, Lee Kellogg, created this uniquely beautiful holiday card. It is the perfect example of not needing to have the entire panel of design on your card. If you created an entire panel in these yummy colors, you can cut it in to probably three of these sized panels to create three great cards! Lee used the Faux Cloisonné technique to create this...she Regular Paste-embossed the Christmas Borders stencil on ivory cardstock. Once dry, she replaced the cleaned stencil, and she used dye-based inks to apply color to the surface. Then a clear ink like Versamark was applied to the surface before sprinkling with Clear Embossing Powder and heating. The more layers of embossing powder that you add, the greater shine and less "faux" and more real the cloisonné appears! To complete the card, she added a ribbon border and a sentiment paste-embossed in Glossy Green.

You can purchase these items in the UK from stores listed on the Woodware UK site, or in the US from stores listed on the Dreamweaver Stencils site, or online from Stencil with Style.

Remember to come back and play along with our monthly challenges. This month is Christmas in August. Just link your creation at the bottom of the post for a chance to win the stencil of your choice!

Be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win one of the above prize packages, and visit the list of team members that are playing today:


Janice K said...

A very effective traditional card.

Dorrie said...

Love the colours, and I like the idea of making multiple cards from one panel, clever Lee or was that just Pam being thrifty?

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Very nice card! Love the traditional Christmas borders.

The Minister's Wife said...

The colors are really lovely and I can think of some many possibilities with the stencil!!

Sabrina said...

What a pretty card!!

Louise said...

Great job coloring that border stencil Lee! Pretty card.

CraftyJo said...

I love the effect of this technique - thanks for explaining it as well as showing :)

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! I love the colors!

LizM said...

Love this card - simple, yet gorgeous!

all the best, Liz M x

Jan Castle said...

This is a beautiful card!!! Love the look!
Paper Hugs,

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful card! That panel is gorgeous!

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