Thursday, 30 April 2015

Shower to Shower week 5

Well everyone I have been on the Dreamweaver Design Team for one year (it doesn't seem 2 minutes since I got the e-mail saying I had been accepted) but I must say it has been one of the most enjoyable experiences and I have enjoyed every moment of it.  Unfortunately I have decided that I am coming off the Dream Team. for numerous reasons, but I will still be showing the products on the Woodware blog and I'm really excited to be doing something similar but different in a challenging way. 

I hope that you will agree with me that over the last 12 months the Dream Team has brought you many lovely cards and inspiration.  I can say I have felt privileged to have been contributing to the Team and I will continue to watch, admire and be inspired by the creations to follow.

Anyway here is my creation for Week 5 - Shower to Shower

This is what I used:-
A4 White card
 Dreamweaver Stencil LJ924 Bride
Dreamweaver Alphabet Dies
A5 white card
12 x 12 patterned paper
Light and Darker green card (I used co-ordinations)
Piece of patterned paper
Colorbox ink pad - Gypsy
Olive green polka dot organza ribbon
Big shot 
Dreamweaver embossing rubber mat
White liquid pearls

and this is how i completed the project:-

1 Take the A4 piece of white card and fold in half, take one of the edges and fold back on itself

2 Cut a piece of subtle patterned paper and line the inside of the card, when cutting this, cut the piece so that it is about 1/4 inch smaller around the edges, this will leave a border around your card.  Cut a second piece to cover the front panel of the card again leaving the 1/4 inch border around the front panel.

3 Take the Big Shot machine and the Dreamweaver Alphabet Dies and cut the letters SHOWER in a slightly darker shade of green.

4 Next take the piece of white card and  Bride Stencil and with the embossing matt run through the Big Shot machine.  Remember when embossing make sure that the stencil number and Lynells name are away from the card you are embossing otherwise you will have this  embossing on to your card..  I used the de-bossed side of the embossed white card, and using the rouging technique I lightly coloured the whole of the design with the green ink from the Gypsy ink pad.

5 When this has been done trim down the Bride panel and matt and layer on to the lighter green card and the stronger coloured patternd paper..  Attach this panel to the front panel of the card. Once in place use white liquid pearls and decorate the bodice and neck of the dress and bride and the centre of the flowers in the bouquet.  Place the card to one side and let the liquid pearls dry.

6 Take the SHOWER letters you have cut and place them vertically done the front edge of the card.

7 Final step tie a bow of ribbon and attach to the top left hand corner of the bride panel.

Here is what the Dream team have done this week to inspire you.

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. I love that bride stencil. Your card is beautiful.

  2. Gil, what a beautiful card! Love how the pearls are wrapped around her bodice area...such a clever creation, as usual. Will miss this team, but I know we will be in touch. Be sure to let me know if you are ever coming this direction...would love to have you!

  3. So pretty! I love the stencil you used on this card.

  4. Beautiful card Gill. It's been a pleasure being on the team with you!