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!


  1. "Wacko" Terrece??? You are hilarious...Lol! This is AWEsome. Love every detail.

  2. I love this card! I would need to magnify it too with the detail to color!

  3. (Laughing hard) Good Heavens, Terrece! That was alot of work, but completely worth it, I see. What a great card!

  4. WOAH!! This must have taken you HOURS to create!! And you DREW the row of houses!? You're AMAZING!!

  5. What a fun and happy card. It is great!

  6. Very clever and fun. I can't believe you hand drew thebhouses, great job!

  7. Wow! So much detail in such a tiny space! Love Santa in a purple suit!

  8. Your card is just darling, and so detailed. Bet you wouldn't want to make hundreds of these, but it will make a very special person on your card list happy! Thanks for the detailed how-to.

  9. This is my favorite stencil right now!! Great job with the coloring! This rocks!!

  10. Great card. I love this stencil. Thanks for sharing with us.