Thursday, 27 November 2014

Thankful and thoughtful week 4

As we officially head into the holiday season, the Dream Team are challenging all of our followers to be especially "Thankful and Thoughtful" during the month of November. We hope that you will link your creations with this theme in mind on the Dream It Up! blog using the Inlinkz tool. Our "thanks" to you is providing you with the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, and a bonus stencil of our choosing could be yours for using Dreamweaver product(s) in your artwork. 

I thought that this week I would do a 'thinking of you design', again useful for so many occasions.  The design doesn't have to be over the top. 

I'm posting this for you today:

This is what you will need:-

3 pieces of white card
2 pieces of silver mirri board
Star border peel off
Transferable flock sheet ...Blue
Stampendous crystal glitter
Dreamweaver stencils LL305 Thinking of you
                                 LL3045 Ornament
Low tack tape
2 different patterned papers
Stencil brush
Card blank (DL size)
Splendour Circus ink pad
Soap (to make release of stencil from double sided adhesive sheet easy and not damage stencil)
Double sided adhesive sheet.

This is how to complete the card:-

1 Start with the greeting panel, attach the Thinking of you stencil to a piece of white card using low tack tape, take ink from the ink pad and apply to the
panel using a stencil brush and a rouging movement, inking the design through. Remember to start off light as you can always add to the colour but you can't take colour away.

2 Remove the stencil and then lightly go round the outer edge of the panel to soften the white card.  I find it easier to take ink from the pad and dab off the excess on to scrap paper or card and then to rouge round the edge.  This panel is then matted on to a piece of silver mirri board.

3 The ornament panel is started by placing a piece of double sided adhesive sheet on to white card, the protective cover is removed.  Next use the Hawaiian soap and cover the entire back of the stencil with the soap.  Place this down on to the double sided adhesive piece.  The soap helps as an easy release mechanism for getting the adhesive from the stencil.

4 My silver peel offs had the negatives of the star border. The border was placed across the centre of the ornament, and the negative stars were randomly placed in the rest of the ornament.  I made sure that the peel offs were attached properly and used the waxed side of one of the protective sheets to rub the peel offs to the adhesive. The panel is next covered with the crystal glitter, I pressed this glitter down well on to the adhesive sheet.  I kept the stencil in place all time up to this point.

5 Remove the stencil and taking the transferable flock rub this on to the remaining sticky areas of the panel.  Keep checking the coverage by lifting the flock sheet and if necessary continue to rub firmly so that a good coverage it achieved.  (An alternative to the transferable flock sheet is to use loose flock , scatter this over the panel and press down firmly.

6 This panel is trimmed and layered onto a piece of white card, this is then applied to the silver mirri with 3D foam squares.

7 The 2 Patterned papers are matted and layered on to each other and the 2 decorative panels placed on the top, and this is then placed on to the backing card.

8 Th last step is to tie a ribbon round the spine of the card.  I only knotted the ribbon.

That's it your card is done.

By the way, the Dream Team are very THANKFUL when our followers are THOUGHTFUL enough to leave us a nice comment on our posts! Here's the "B" team lineup for this week, as well as our very special guest designer, Linda Neff!

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


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  1. This card is truly lovely, Gill. Thanks for sharing all of the details. I'm curious...what is transferable flock? Is it like the Fun Flock from Stampendous?

  2. That is a beautiful creation! Love the added peels on the ornament...really makes it more festive!

  3. I truly wish I could see this one in person. It looks lovely.