Yes! It's that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the "pond" with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!
Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week's posts on the team's blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week.
My creation today is a shaker card inspired by the stencil Musical Christmas (LL589). It is stenciled over burgundy velvet paper using a Splendor inkpad and a 1/8" stencil brush. I wasn't sure how well the color would lay down over the velvet but I kept remembering years ago when we used to iron velvet fabric right over a red rubber stamp and the results were amazing!
The glare of the acetate window is distorting he photo a little but I was pleased with the result. I used Ranger Glossy Accents to add drops of glue onto the berries and then Ranger Dry Fine gold glitter. Some of the shaker inclusions stuck to the velvet and in hindsight, I could have made my window a bit higher.
Next, I dry embossed the damask background stencil (LJ907) using gold cardstock (JoAnn's). The window was diecut using the Nesting Frames (DD001).
Here's a view of the beads after being shaken over the window. The flowers are really old Prima flowers from my stash that are smooshed into a gold Delacato inkpad (LOVE that inkpad!). The little leaves (Woodware) are stamped in Ranger Achival black and colored with a finger dauber with the gold Delacato ink and hand cut out. Gold floral wire (Michael's) is behind the flower cluster. Gold tulle (Paper Mart) is wrapped around and tied into a bow. Word strip is colored with a finger dauber and gold Delacto ink. Sentiment (A Muse) is stamped with Archival burgundy.
If you've never made your own shaker winder, here's a quick how-to:
Run tape runner around the window opening and laid a piece of acetate (A Muse) over it.
Next, I laid long lengths of 3m foam tape near the edge of the opening. In hindsight, I would add two layers of foam tape to increase the window depth. Before I peeled the protective backing off the tape, I sprinkled a little powder (any kind) to un-stick the edges of the window where the little beads might otherwise stick. Clean up the acetate with window cleaner once the powder step is completed!
I hope you enjoyed my Musical Christmas card! I love this stencil as it reminds me of my youth playing violin. It's time to hop onto the next designer's blog but before you go, leave me some love!!!!
Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:
Lyn Bernatovich (That's me!)
*For a stocklist near you contact Woodware Craft Collection in the UK and Notions Marketing in the USA.