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 will be 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:
First, I stamped with a beautiful Woodware stamp on white card stock with Jet Black Archival Ink. Then, I ran a couple of stencils through my manual die cut machine with the Rubber Embossing Mat. I ran the Dreamweaver Stencil LX 7002 Plaid through with red velvet paper. The Dreamweaver Stencil LL557 Long Merry Christmas was used with Red Coated Aluminum. I put the aluminum red side up over the stencil, which was also right side up. I enhanced the "debossing" with the Teflon Tool from the Beginner Metal Tool Set. I used a Qtip with Color Solutions Alcohol Ink Thinner to remove the red in the holly leaves. I then used a little Color Solutions in Pine Bough to add green to the leaves. Finally, a sanding block removed all the color I did not want. I did all of these steps with the stencil still behind the metal.
The image was colored with Crayola Crayons. The card was assembled using regular adhesive, Double Stick Mounting Paper behind the metal, 3D Dots and a lovely May Arts Ribbon.