Monday, August 30, 2010

Merry Christmas/Dreamweaver Design Team

This has to be one of my favorite cards. I love the tradition l colors of Christmas but I also love the retro direction some of the paper companies have taken.
BoBunny's new line Winter Joy caught my eye, Lime green, Teal, Purple and White I love it! This is another card I did with the glittering technique. I used the Striped Christmas Tree stencil (LM279) and double-sided mounting paper in the same manner as the previous card. This time I used the chartreuse glitter for the tree and lavender for the star and tree stand, then I punched it out with the Marvy Scalloped oval punch (green). I stenciled Merry Christmas (LS92)
in glossy white paste on the purple Bo Bunny paper. I layer the purple paper onto a white base card, adhere the glittered oval tree to the Bo Bunny paper then added a green bow.
Easy but fun and especially sparkly.
Striped Tree Stencil (LM279) Dreamweaver Stencils

Merry Christmas Stencil (LS 92) Dreamweaver Stencils
Double-sided Mounting Paper - Dreamwever Stencils
Glossy White Embossing Paste - Dreamweaver Stencils
Coconut Vegetable Soap - Dreamweaver Stencils
Bo Bunny Paper - 12" Winter Joy Frosty
Chartreuse and Lavender glitter - Glitter Ritz

Christmas/Dreamweaver Design Team

This card was fun to do. Those of you who know me know that I love glitter and this is one of my favorite of Lynell's techniques. I chose a gold metallic cardstock for the base card because of the metallic gold elements of this S.E.I. paper that I found on one of my paper hunting trips. I started by using Dreamweaver double sided mounting paper and the Christmas stencil (LL3009) and natural vegetable soap. The soap is used on the back side of the stencil to make it easier to remove when you are done glittering. Once the stencil was placed on the double sided mounting paper used Chartreuse and Fire Red glitter to fill in the word and holly. I then gently removed the stencil by pulling the paper off the stencil. The background was then glittered with Cool Highlights glitter and adhered to an olive green panel and popped off the card.
Christmas Stencil (LL3009) Dreamweaver Stencils
Double-sided Mounting Paper - Dreamweaver Stencils
Coconut Vegetable Soap - Dreamweaver stencils
Micro fine Glitter: Chartreuse, Fire Red and Cool Highlights - Glitter Ritz
Red Tulle
Gold Hat Pin

Seasons Greetings/Dreamweaver Design Team

For this card I started with white cardstock and the Holly Flourish Stencil (LG731)
and My Big Shot. After running the stencil through the Big Shot, I used Tin Holtz Distress inks (Ranger) to distress the card. Then I punched out a white scalloped oval and a larger oval using the Marvy scallopped oval punches (purple and green) I can never remember the giga, mega thing so I just remember the color. I then distressed the white oval using the same colors as I did on the holly flourish. I then used black glossy embossing paste to paste Season's Greetings (LS91) on the distressed oval. I added a gold ribbon and rhinestones to the card a little bling.
Holly Flourish (LG731) Dreamweaver stencils
Season's Greetings (LS91) Dreamweaver Stencils
Glossy Black Embossing Paste - Dreamweaver Stencils
Tim Holtz Disstress Inks (Ranger) Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Pine Neddles and Barn Door
Blending Foam - Ranger Inkessentials
Marvy Scalloped Oval Punches (purple and green)tarted by using white

Father Christmas /Dreamweaver Design Team

After receiving the design team materials from Dreamweaver Stencils, I started looking for papers and embellishments to start my cards. I found this beautiful paper from Graphic 45

that I knew I wanted to use in some way. Using the holly sprig stencil(LL3005),I used black matte paste and when it was dry I replaced the stencil over the image. I used Superior's Palette Glue Pad and a large dauber to sponge the adhesive over the paste, heated it for 30 seconds and then using variegated black leafing.

Supplies used:

Holly Sprig Stencil (LL3005) Dreamweaver Stencils

Black Matte embossing paste - Dreamweaver Stencils

Superior Palette Glue Pad

Jumbo Dauber - Dreamweaver Stencils

Variegated Black Leaf - Dreamweaver Stencils

Memory Box Rhinestones - Christmas

Graphic 45 Paper

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sizzlin' Summer Paper Chase

Day 3 for my friend Colleen and I on our Sizzlin' Summer Paper Chase. It has been a great time visiting
all of these wonderful Scrapbook and Stamp stores. On day 1 we went to Jazzy Crafts, Pleasant Memories,
and Scrapbook Territory. Day 2 we were checking out, Scrapbook U, Memories Live On, Scrapbook Island,
Stamp On Over and Scrapbook Depot. Today we are off to Stamper's Corner and Scrap-N-Stamp in
Elk Grove. It has been a busy week for me getting ideas for our new Dreamweaver challenge and getting ready
to go to Rainbow Camp for the weekend. I will be posting my classes for the rest of August next week along with
pictures of samples. Gotta get going now off to Elk Grove.