Thursday, 23 April 2015

Shower to Shower week 4

Ever use the expression, "When it rains, it pours"? This does not have to be a bad thing, does it? For the month of April, the Dream Team are featuring "Showers of Showers" as our theme. As usual, we'd love for you to play along. Just link your creation on the Dream It Up! blog for a chance to win the stencil of your choice...bonus chances for incorporating Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous in your design. Here's what I'm showering you with this week...
Wedding showers its always good to have one before the wedding but not on the day.  A special card or invite to the wedding shower is always a special moment.

So here is my card for the wedding shower.

This is what I used:

Dreamweaver Stencil LS9 Small swan.
White card
Black card
Champagne mirri board
Colouring medium of your choice I used Chameleon - Cool Grey) 
Koi colouring Brush Pens
Gelly Roll Clear Sparkle pen
Quickie Glue pen
Stampendous Ultra fine crystal glitter
Spellbinder die for the word panel
Printed soft grey patterned paper
Pigma Micron Pen 0.05 in black
3D foam
6 x 6 scalloped edge card

and this is how I put the card together:-

1 Take the stencil and attach to the piece of white card, draw around the swan design with the Pigma pen remove the tape and flip the stencil over and repeat the drawing of the design.

2 Take an orange colour and colour above the beak on both Swans and with a black pen colour in the beaks.

3 The swan was coloured in with the cool grey Chameleon pen in a very gentle shade of the grey.

4 Take the Quickie glue pen and draw lines where you want your Swans to sparkle.  I tried to do this to give the impression of feathers.  The last part of the colouring was to take the Gelly Roll clear sparkle pen and shadow the ripple lines of the water.  The image is now complete.

5 Cut the background matt and stick this to the centre of the card blank., the black and champagne matts were then cut and all these were layers together. To give some depth and dimension to the card I used 3D foam squares between the black and champagne layers.

6 The word element was done using the Big Shot and the Spellbinders die and was cut from the champagne mirri board.  I cut a piece of white card small enough to fit in the panel  and wrote the word SHOWER in dotty capital letters. 
The white card was edged with a grey pen.  When I attached the banner I gently curled the piece so that when it was attached it had some dimension.

Thats your shower invite done and it didn't take long to do.

Here is what the rest of the 'B' team have been doing this week:-

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

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Gill, this is beautiful! I love how you did the outlining of the swans with the micron pens and the glitter added is that little extra special touch!

  2. Those swans are so pretty with their bit of sparkle! Thanks for posting with us today!

  3. So beautiful Gill! Love the sparkle on the swans.