Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dream Scheme Color Challenge

Some days are better than others in the crafting world, and this week was heavenly.  First of all, it was a color challenge week and the colors were pink and black – two of my favorites.   And since I'm having a lot of fun with the background stencils right now, I couldn't pick just one, so you get the benefit of two cards.

For all cards, I used Glossy Black Embossing Paste  (DGKP).  For the card on the left, I pasted the Houndstooth (LJ913) and the large Hope (LL3018) stencils with glossy black embossing paste.  To give the Hope image a softer touch, I replaced the clean stencil over the pasted image, applied glue from the Palette Stamp & Stick Gluepad (GSP) with a large dauber, and lightly dusted Metallic F/X Pink Blaze and Pixie Blush over the pasted image with a stencil brush.  You can see some of the detail here, though the pinks are harder to see.
For the card on the right, I paste embossed the small Damask (LJ907) and Thanks (LS106) stencils with Glossy Black Embossing Paste.  When the paste was dry, I trimmed the images, added ribbon, matted them on card stock and adhered them to a card base.  Couldn't be easier.

Why not play along with us this week?  First, stop by the Dreamweaver blog, DREAM it UP! and then check out the great projects the other design team members have made for you.  Then, get out your stencils and whip up a card or two and post it on the Dreamweaver blog using the Mr. Linky tool.  We'd love to see what you're working on.

And don't forget to leave us a note.  We love reading your comments.

Happy crafting,


  1. I love the opening sentence to your post. Isn't that the truth!! Your cards are fabulous and I am so in love with this color combination. My hat's off to the creator!! Have a good week!!!

  2. LIz... wonderful creations today! Love the mix of soft pink with the bright pink and that giant pale pink ribbon says it all doesn't it? Totally forgot that this is breast cancer awareness month until I read Georgia's post. Well it will be appropriate to carry this colorway into the next week.

  3. That damask stencil just screams to be done in pink and black, doesn't it? Just like the Hope design screams to be done in pink with the breast cancer awareness ribbon! Both are beautiful cards!

  4. Great cards Liz!! OMG I don't know which I like better. I think the houndstooth has become one of my favorite background stencils, it gives such classy look especially in these colors!

  5. Two cards, I am impressed! They are both great.