Thursday, November 1, 2012

Festively Distressed Christmas

Congratulations! to last month's winners 
Charmaine S
Best Interpretation of the Challenge
Best Use of Dreamweaver Products
winner of the Dreamweaver/Ranger Festively Distressed Collaboration

We're so happy to have you playing along with us and we look forward to seeing more of your work.

Still feeling festive? We hope so! Dreamweaver and Ranger still have two weeks left of our Festively Distressed collaboration, and we are full of distressing ideas...Tim Holtz' Distress Powder ideas, that is. Mixed with our fabulous line of stencil designs and exciting products, your creativity will know no bounds! If you missed the first two weeks, start HERE and HERE!

For our postings this week and next, we are offering you the opportunity to win one of two prize packages, perfectly coordinated for your holiday crafting. Simply leave a comment on each of our Dream Team's posts, and YOU could be one of two randomly selected winners!

The Dream Team have been challenged for the month of November to create something CAS (clean and simple) for the holidays. The extra challenge is mixing the Distress Powders in for the collaboration with Ranger. Think that it's possible?  Well...let's see...

Here's what I came up with:

I know it's not a card, but it is clean and simple and festive and it couldn't be easier.  If you've been following along, you're familiar with the technique, so here we go.
The Materials
Double sided mounting paper (MPDS)
Star stencil (LS79)
Clear glass ornament
The Process
Begin by tracing as many stars as you need on to the double sided mounting paper (this is a good way to use up those scraps and bits and pieces left over from other projects).  Peel off one side of the protective covering and adhere randomly on the clean glass ornament.  When all stars are in place, remove the remaining piece of protective paper and sprinkle on the embossing powder.  You can leave the ornament as is or you can heat the embossing powder with a heat tool.  The glass will be hot, so set it aside to cool before attaching the ribbon and any other embellishment that suits your fancy.  

There you have it – couldn't be easier.  These ornaments would make great place cards for your holiday table or gifts for teachers or the holiday party hostess.

So tell me what you think in your comment below before heading over to the rest of the Dream Team posts:
The Ranger blog is offering another amazing prize opportunity, just for playing along with the Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and linking your creation on the Ranger blog. You can find more details HERE.

We hope that you have been inspired by our creations, and will continue to follow the Dream Team through the Dream It Up! blog as well as to like us on our Facebook page. We really encourage you to play along with our monthly challenges for more prize opportunities and creative fun!
Happy crafting,


  1. What a great idea! And it turned out so very well. Beautiful. And thanks so much the instructions. Can't wait to try this. I have a bunch of clear ornaments left from another project.

  2. WOW Liz, what a fabulous idea! I have tons of little scraps to do this with for presents! Thanks for the idea!

  3. Love it Liz! Thanks for the great idea - I think I will do this with my students this year!

  4. Very effective and very CAS!You clever girl!

  5. I know what to do with those clear ornaments that I bought! And I love the white and red...very striking! thanks for these great tips!

  6. it's beautiful. what a super idea!

  7. What a pretty ornament! And I feel like you could easily do this with kids too!

  8. This ornament is just beautiful! I have a box full of clear ornaments, but I've never tried anything like this.

  9. OH YEAH!! What a FUN idea!! I would have NEVER thought to try this technique on an ornament!! I LOVE it!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  10. wow thanks for sharing. I love seeing all the different uses for the same product

  11. Love that you did an ornament! Great project! Turned out really pretty!