Thursday, December 15, 2011

Dream Scheme Sketch Challenge

Today's sketch is brought to you by Dream Teamer Pam, with the added instruction to make it a "vintage Christmas."   Here's the sketch
And my card

There are very few products you'll need to pull this card together.  Begin by dry embossing the poinsettia stencil (LG700) on to red Core'dinations paper using a personal die cut machine, such as a BIGkick, BIGshot, Cuttlebug or Vagabond.  You'll need to use the "sandwich" that works best in your machine, but we find that putting the stencil directly on the base plate, then layering paper, silicone embossing mat and two new cutting plates (used only for embossing) is the best way to keep your stencil from bending.  Spritz the back of your card stock with rubbing alcohol or water to loosen the fibers and get a better impression.  The advantage to using rubbing alcohol is that it dries a little faster than water, though either will give the intended result.  Rub the front of the paper with a sanding block to give the image more definition.  You can see a lot more shading in the original, which didn't come through as well in the photo.  Trim the image and cut into three equal sections.  Adhere to green card stock.  Adhere patterned paper to solid red card stock and tie a bow.  Stamp sentiment.  Adhere poinsettia panel to patterned paper and adhere to card base.

That's all there is to it.  Take a break and visit the other Dream Team blogs for more ideas and inspiration and then play along with us in this week's sketch challenge.  You can link your project on the Dreamweaver blog, DREAM it UP! using Mr. Linky.  We'd love to see what you've been working on.

It's ten days and counting and not nearly enough time to get everything done.  So remember . . . there will be more holidays next year and what doesn't get finished in the next few days, will put you ahead of the game when December 2012 rolls around!

Happy crafting and Happy Holidays,


  1. Several of us did poinsettia, huh? I do think it lends itself to this really tryptic look Pam sketched. Darling card the tiny checkered paper too.

  2. Another poinsettia! This one really has a "homey" feel with that low contrast image and the gingham background! That poinsettia is one VERSATILE stencil!

  3. It's the season of poinsettia's! And you did a wonderful job. The Core'dinations paper is perfect for this technique.

  4. very pretty Liz. AGain, Love the stencil chosen!

  5. I guess the Pointsettia stencil was chosen stencil this week. You did a great job on this card Liz. This just shows how many different ways a stencil can be used.

  6. Very pretty Liz, you did a great job with this.

  7. Boy, the poinsettia stencil is getting quite the usage this week. Lol. It does fit the vintage and the triptych so well! Love the gingham paper with this.