Thursday, December 16, 2010

Time Out for Thursday Dream Schemes

Good Morning Blog Friends,

I know it's only nine days until Christmas and there's more to do than there are hours in the day, but take a break and see what the Dream Team has created for you.  Today's challenge is color – blue/purple – using the glossy blue embossing paste.  The glossy blue paste is rich and regal, like a sapphire.  And there are so many ways to use it.  

Time is short these days, so I've combined this week's challenge with my nephew's birthday card.  I chose the balloon stencil (LL487) and, after taping the stencil to white card stock, applied the glossy blue embossing paste.  I then carefully removed the stencil and cleaned it.  After the paste dried, I  applied ink to the balloons.  When that dried, I used a soft cloth to remove the ink from the embossed image to restore the glossy finish.   I then cut around the balloons and attached them to the front of the card with pop dots to make the balloons stand out from the rest of the card.  I hope he likes it!

There's more to see, so be sure to click on the links in the right-hand sidebar to see the other projects the Dream Team has made. And be sure to come back next week to see what we've been working on.

Happy Holidays,


  1. I love this card Liz...wowwwee zowwee! Lots of work too! It is nice to take a little break from the Christmas Huh?

  2. Mmmm, SO colourful! I'm sure your nephew will be tickled pink...or blue...;)

  3. Wow. Love all the colors. How did you get the ink to stick to the glossy paste? What kind of ink was it. Whose image is the birthday collage? I hope your nephew is old enough to appreciate his auntie's work.

  4. So cute!!! You did a fantastic job!!

  5. Very cool ink stenciling the rest of the balloons!

  6. Very clever, I sure your nephew will love it!