Welcome to the first posting of the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team 2012 ! We're changing things up a bit for this year, and YOU can help. The first Thursday of every month will feature our new challenge and will extend through the entire month. This means that YOU have ALL month to play along with the one challenge, as many times as you want. Sometimes it will be a color challenge, sometimes a theme, and sometimes a technique. We are hoping that an entire month will give you plenty of time to be inspired, create, and link to the Dream It Up! blog . Each month we are offering TWO prizes...one for the most creative version of the challenge (does not have to be Dreamweaver Stencils ' product, but we sure are happy when it is!), and the second for the best use of Dreamweaver Stencils ' product in the challenge. This could be stencils (of course), Embossing Pastes , Metallic F/X , the new Color Solutions , etc., anything you find on the Dreamweaver Stencils' web site , or in your local store. Don't know where your local store is? The list can be found on the web site . Not near any of the stores listed? There is also an online site to purchase from, Stencil with Style !
For the month of January, we challenge you to create something for Valentine's Day! You have until January 31st, 11:59 PM EST, to post and link your creation(s) to the Dream It Up! Blog Mr. Linky. The winners will be announced February 2nd, along with the February challenge. Here is my version of this month's challenge:
This week I chose the Heart Lock stencil (LG 672) I really like this stencil for Valentines because it's not so girly looking. I used Kraft paper for the base card and then I cut a piece of burgundyish card stock about 2 inches wide and then border punched the edge with a Martha Stewart a scalloped edge punch. I then cut a 3 inch strip of this really neat paper from Canvas Corp called Cherry and Kraft Hearts. I layered these pieces onto my Kraft Card.
Now on another piece of kraft card stock I used the Heart lock stencil and pasted with Gold Metallic embossing paste(DGP), then removed the stencil and let it dry. When the paste was dry I repositioned the stencil over the paste and with a stencil brush and I picked up some Pallette Stick and Stamp Glue and added glue to some areas on the gold paste, removed the stencil and heated the glue with my heat gun. Then I took some left over pieces of Variegated Red Leaf (VRL) and added those to the gold paste. I kind of wanted the gold to look old and vintage so I then replaced the stencil again and I added some Color Solutions Creme Brulee (CS 106) to some other areas of the gold paste. On the close up picture the background show up looking kind of green but the full photo is actually the true color. I hope you enjoyed looking at this card, please leave me a comment and go to the list on the right for the other Dream Team members and leave them some love too. Keeping checking in for lots of new and creative work every Thursday. See you next week.