Monday, August 20, 2012

Not your typical Christmas card


All of this week, the Dream Team and the Woodware UK teams are celebrating the release of the new holiday designs from Dreamweaver Stencils. Of course, no celebration is complete without prizes...and there are some fabulous ones for those commenting on both sides of the "pond".

Each team will be providing the opportunity to win four prize packages of stencil designs, perfect for the holidays. Just leave your comments each day on each players' post as well as the Dream It Up! and Woodware UK blogs, and the Dreamweaver and Woodware Facebook pages. Two random commentors will be chosen from the batch of weekday posts, one each from the DW and WW Facebook pages, and from the big hop on Saturday...from each side of the pond!* That's a total of eight prize packages up for grabs! Here's what you could win:


For my post today I used two different stencils, one old and one brand new design:
LS92
LJ922 Christmas Borders

to create this fun Christmas card:

I began by first paste embossing the LJ922 Christmas border stencil with blue paste onto green cardstock and the LS92 Merry Christmas stencil with the same blue paste onto white cardstock.
After cleaning the border stencil, I misted light green Glimmer spray over the stencil onto white cardstock. You can't tell from this picture but it has a wonderful soft shimmer to it.
Once the pasted pieces were done I used my Spellbinders dies to cut out the ornaments and rectangle.
Then it was just a matter of laying things onto coordinated cardstock and embellishing with some matching twine.
The colors aren't your typical Christmas colors and I think that is one of the reasons I really liked the way it turned out.
Don't forget to leave me some holiday cheer as you move on to the other players for today:


Remember to follow along with the challenges on the Dream It Up! and Woodware UK blogs for more prize opportunities, and more crafty inspiration, as well as "liking" DW and WW on Facebook.

*Winners selected must be from USA/Canada/UK only.

13 comments:

Lea said...

This card is so cool! Makes me want to put on my favorite winter sweater and sit by a roaring fire drinking cocoa! Too bad it's August and supposed to be in the 90's today!

Jan Garber said...

Does remind me of a trip to Aspen! Love that border stencil! Your card is so sweet!

Pam Hornschu said...

You used my favorite colors...blue and green! This is beautiful and so clever!

Louise said...

Wow, very creative, love the colors! Great job!

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Dorothy said...

I love this the colours are great together and so clever pasting and then cutting. Thank you

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

wow...this has stunning contrasts! LOVE the blue and green for Christmas!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

wow...this has stunning contrasts! LOVE the blue and green for Christmas!

Caroline D. said...

So fun!! the non traditional colors for Christmas are great!!

barb nelson said...

WOW your design is incredible....

Lillian Child said...

Oh my gosh ... those colors just jump right off the page. WOW ... great job!!!

scrappybetty said...

I love the blue and green. Not usual Christmas colors.

Laura Drahozal said...

I love your whimsical use of colors! Very nice effect!