Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday Dream Schemes Celebrates Christmas in July

I'm so glad this is a designer's choice week because I am LOVIN' the summer 2011 Dreamweaver Stencil release.  Now, I know it's hard to think of the holidays while parts of the country are experiencing unbearably high temperatures, but staying cool by the air conditioner is a great way to get a head start on your holiday projects.  And, as an added bonus, embossing pastes dry a lot faster when it's hot!

I began by paste embossing the holly stencil, LJ917 with Glossy Green embossing paste on Stardream gold card stock.  On Stardream cream card stock I embossing just the sentiment with Glossy Red embossing paste.  When dry, I cut the sentiment to size, attached it to the card and added ribbon.  While I'm a fan of the clean and simple style, I think red glitter dots scattered randomly on the holly berries might be a nice touch of bling.  That's all there is to it.  This is an easy card to make and with power pasting technique found on Dreamweaver Stencil's Embossing Paste Techniques for Artful Cardmaking DVD, you can make multiples in no time.

Be sure to check the other blogs for more projects using the new stencils and be sure to stop by in the coming weeks to see why we're so excited about these awesome stencils.

Happy crafting,


  1. Very pretty work. Isn't that a great stencil? I love it!

  2. Yes, Liz Christmas cards bring thoughts of cooler weather. Don't blame you one bit for going down that road. And what a great time of year to get ahead of things and get some Christmas cards done. I should do a few of those this weekend and I think I will!

  3. Very Pretty...make me think cooler! yay.

  4. I think that this stencil is going to be very popular, especially for doing cards in multiples. Love the band across the center with the bow. You're right, it would be easy to add some bling as well, but not necessary!

  5. Liz great card, you know I love that clean and simple but elegant style. It's so easy to teach that style.

  6. Great card Liz!!! I am in love with Green paste. I hope you are well. Let me know what you get your Stampendous stamps!!