Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Woodware collaboration day 3

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 andWoodware 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. Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:
 Debs Frost  

Well the weather has been summery, the children are still on school holidays, and here we are preparing for Christmas.  Today's card I have gone back to the days of light boxes and embossing tools.  I only wanted to have and embossed border around the stamped design, I must admit I always enjoyed the manual way of embossing, so I found this card a lovely project to make

This is what you will need:-
Light Box
Large embossing tool
Woodware Clear Magic JGS349
Dreamweaver stencil LJ863
Versafine Deep Lagoon
Versamark ink pad
Stampendous Golden Ocean Embossing powder
Quicie Glue Pen
Dreamweaver Metallic FX Goldfinch
Dreamweaver Stencil packaging
Blue Adhesive Gems
Stencil brush 

and this is how I created the card:-

Stamp the Christmas tree image in the centre of a piece of white card using a Versamark ink pad and then cover with Stampendous Ocean Blue embossing powder, remove the excess powder back into the jar and heat the design with a heat gun. This powder is lovely as it gives a blue embossed image with a gold sparkle.  Once this has been done turn the design over and on the back of the card draw a fine pencil line about 1/4'' from the outer edge of the stamped design.

Attach the stencil to the front of the panel making sure that the design is in the centre of the stencil. Using the light box start to emboss the stencil design but only between the pencil line and the out edge of the stencil design, the result is an embossed border. (You are working on the back of the card).  The manual embossing takes a little time but is certainly worth it. All four sides are worked, the stencil can then be removed.  The stencil brush is used to apply the colour to the design and I used the rouging technique, I worked more colour on the outer edge and very soft colouring towards the centre.

The heart of the tree was coloured in using the Quickie Glue pen and once the glue showed clear I put the Dreamweaver Metallic FX powder over using a dry stencil brush.  The star was filled with a thicker glue and then Dreamweaver Metallic FX was applied and mixed to give a more textured effect.

Once all the layers were completed they were added to a white card.

That's the card done, hope you like it, heres the rest of the teams projects for today.

If you are in the UK or Europe and would like to purchase any of the products for the above project they are all available from The Stampman or your local Woodware Stockist and Notions Marketing in the USA..

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Lovely design...of course I am an aqua/turquoise maniac, but would be lovely in any color. The hand embossed border is impressive!

  2. You went back and created "old-school" and gave it such a fresh look! Love this card!

  3. Very cool Christmas tree design! I love the embossed border around the edges of the card also.

  4. Love this card so much I pinned it!

  5. This is stunning. Love the detail with the edging. just lovely.

  6. Love the card.

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  7. Great card, the edging just finishes it off

  8. The border and the stamp go well together! Nice, jx

  9. I am awed by your lightbox embossing on your card. I have a lightbox but have never used it...hmmm after seeing your card I'm going to have to have a go at it!!! beautiful card!

  10. Had to read your description a couple of times and look at the close-ups to see what you meant but now I've got it! It's a great idea and something I shall add to my list of 'must try' ideas. Love that xmas tree image too.

  11. I love the way you stenciled the frame. This is such a great card.

  12. A pretty card with a modern twist.x

  13. Well executed great Christmas tree stencil. Very elegant.

  14. Lovely colours and pretty touches of sparkle. You must have had a lot of patience to manually emboss that border but it does look wonderful!

  15. Agree with Christina Gill, you must have a lot of patience to hand emboss, but such a lovely card and well worth doing !!

    hugs Diane xx

  16. Your hand embossing is fantastic. Love that border.

  17. That does look lovely, I don't think I have the patience to hand emboss like that!

    Cazzy x