Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It's Thanksgiving Day and the first Dreamweaver Design Team's "Thursday's Dream Schemes".

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Day Parade of Christmas Cardmaking.

To kick off today's Dream Scheme, we are showing Christmas cards that are not traditional colors. No Red, No Green! Well I had to do one dot of red. How would you be able to tell which reindeer is Rudolph!!

Georgia has a card on her blog that inspired me to go a step further. Maybe a Wacko step further.

I love the Santa and Reindeer stencil, but I wanted more than just a silhouette look, so...........................

I dry embossed the image onto cream card stock. Then colored in details on the image with colored pencils using a magnifying glass!

Punch a circle in a post it note. Use the reverse on card front and sponge in a moon. Then cover the moon with the punched circle and stamp snowflakes over the whole card.

Because I didn't have the "Row of Houses" stencil, I tried to draw them using the picture in the catalog. (Good thing Santa was the main focus!! )

Color dust dark blue and blue gray ink around edged of card.

Rough cut Santa and Reindeer and gently dust outer edges with dark blue ink. Mount onto card front with foam mounting tape

I chose a mustard color snowflake paper to mount the card face on.

It only took three tries to get an image I was happy with. It was definitely a challenge, but fun. Try it sometime you want to create outside the box!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thursdays Dream Schemes, Thanksgiving Day Parade

On Thanksgiving Day the Dreamweaver Design Team will be kicking off our "Thursday's Dream Schemes" with the Dream Team's Thanksgiving Day Parade of Christmas Cardmaking. Make sure you pop by to view the team's creations...they promise to be fun cards sure to please everyone!

See you on Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Christmas Card Marathon Samples

Hey everyone!
It's that time of year again (actually a week past). For those who are not familiar with the marathon, I'll explain. Each year I come up with 6 card ideas, you sign up for class and pick one of the samples. Then at class time you will receive a kit to make 24 cards/envelopes of the card sample you picked. Most kits have all the stamping done, everything is cut, you just color and assemble. FUN!!!

If you can't make it to class, kits are available. If interested, email me for more information:

So here are the 2010 samples:

1) Reindeer
NOTE: The blue on the reindeer is created by coloring over the black image with dark blue water based marker, then applying Crystal glitter glue. If you do not color over the image the glitter glue will stay clear.

2) Santa

3) Wreath

4) Candle

5) Snowman

6) "Friends"
Girl and Polar Bear