I hope you've been enjoying yourself as you've moved from blog to blog. Here's what I've created for you.
Dreamweaver stencils are extremely versatile and pairing them with Core'dinations paper is just one of the many ways to achieve a different look. For this card I dry embossed the stocking stencil (LL 499) twice using my Sizzix Big Kick, once with Core'dinations red paper and once again with green. Both papers were sanded to allow the white paper core to show through. The stocking top was cut out of the green paper and adhered to the red with pop dots. Brads were added to the fringe and a stocking "hanger" was cut from a strip of green paper and adhered to the edge.
I've had a piece of copper craft metal in my stash for some time just waiting for the perfect stencil, and what a "joy" it was to use it for this Christmas card. I embossed the metal using my Big Kick, and trimmed the edges. Then using Copic markers, I colored the raised design to give it added dimension. Before adhering the metal to the card, I applied white matte embossing paste to the back. This preserves the image as it goes through the mail. You can find the stencil (LL328) here.
Edit: Applying embossing paste to the back of the dry embossed image is necessary only if you're using craft metal. The paste provides support for the raised image and keeps it from becoming damaged. Dry embossed paper holds up beautifully when sent through the mail and pasting the back is not necessary. Hope this clarifies my earlier post.
Many times, but especially around the holidays, I've needed a quick gift wrap or tag and wished I had something made and ready to go. Now there's no excuse because, again, Dreamweaver Stencils have come to the rescue! I love the candy cane (LL555) and am getting a lot of use out of it as a bottle hanger, gift bag and tag. In each case, I used glossy red embossing paste. For the bottle hanger, I applied translucent glitter while the paste was still wet. For the tag, I pasted only the bow. Now I just need to make more!
I hope you've enjoyed your visit. As reminder, please be sure to leave a comment below with your favorite stencil, paste and Mettalic F/X color to be included in the drawing. If you haven't already done so, visit the Dreamweaver blog, Dream it Up! and leave a comment there for another chance to win. Then, hop on over to Louise's blog, Artfully Articulate, to see her work and leave your comment there.