Thursday, 30 October 2014

Hallowthanksmas week 5

Can you tell that sometimes Dream Team's "Fearless Leader", Pam Hornschu, has a hard time deciding on monthly challenges? Since the team will be taking turns all month with the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween, and we have done a Christmas collaboration with Stampendous and Core'dinations the 13th - 17th, the confusion should be understandable. Therefore...happy HallowThanksMas! As usual, we'd love for you to play along with the challenge and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog. Just in case you are wondering...NO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO POST SOMETHING WITH ALL THREE HOLIDAYS ON IT! However, you get bonus points for actually using Dreamweaver stencils and product on your creations! And bonus points might actually earn you an extra stencil as our monthly winner...just sayin'!

For the last post of October (where has October gone) I decided to use one of the new Dreamweaver embossing folders.  I was very impressed with the depth of the embossed image.  With Christmas only 8 weeks away this is another really quick and easy card which I think is pretty.  The bonus is that it didn't take long to create.  My colouring was deliberately blurred as I wanted the design to look like the lights were shining through the tree.

So here is my project

This is what you will need:-
Dreamweaver Embossing folder FG651
White and black card stock
Deep lavender coloured paper
Different colour and sized self adhesive gems
Colorbox pigment ink pad Gypsy
Stencil brushes
Big Shot die cutting machine (or machine of your choice)Gold ink pad

This is what to do:-

1 Take a piece of white card and place in the embossing folder and put this through your machine.

2 Remove the card from the folder and using stencil brushes apply the colour from the Gypsy ink pad.  Apply the colour gently as you can always add colour but you can't take it away.  I applied the colour using the rouging technique.

3 Once the colour has been applied trim around the embossed design leaving about 1/8th inch border.

4 Take a selection of different coloured and sized self adhesive gems and attach them where the dots are embossed.

5 Put the card together and finish off with 3 pearl self adhesive gems in the top and bottom opposite corners of the card.  Tie a ribbon around the spine of the card.

There is your card, quite pretty.

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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.

Thanks for stopping by



  1. This is such a sweet card! I love the lavender. One of my fav colors! The gems add the perfect touch.

  2. This is so pretty with the soft colors and gems!!! Lovely!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. The Christmas tree on your card is so unique. Very pretty.