Is it February already? Yes, it sure is--and time for a new challenge. The winners of the Valentine's challenge are posted at the Dreamweaver Stencils blog at www.dreamweaverstencils.blogspot.com . The new challenge should be posted there, as well. You have until the end of the month to link your creation there. The theme is St. Patrick's Day OR green. Here, I have presented both. I began by running a piece of white cardstock through my Cuttlebug with a Details Embossing Mat and LX7002 Plaid Stencil. I then used the new stencil LG742 Pointed Celtic Knot on Double Sided Adhesive Paper. I soaped up the back first to make it easy to remove, and then placed it on the paper, soap side down. I placed green Stampee foil over the top and rubbed it down using a fine tipped embossing stylus. Once I pushed down as much as I could, I removed the foil and rubbed black flock over the whole thing. I vigorously brushed off the excess flock. Then, I put the whole thing stencil side down on the table and very carefully removed the paper from the stencil. I made sure to "walk" my fingers along the stencil to keep it flat while I removed the paper. I poured Crystal Art Glitter over the whole thing and brushed off the excess. The shamrock was created with green coated aluminum. I used stencil LS58 Clover. I placed the stencil face down on a hard surface, put the aluminum green side down over the top and pushed it into the opening using Mercart Metal Tools. I removed the stencil and placed the aluminum face down on a piece of suede, using the Mercart Ball Tool to create the dimension. I flipped it over, put it on a hard surface and used the Teflon tool to enhance the details and flatten the metal. I put Mercart Backing Paste in the clover and waited for it to dry. Then, I cut around the outside of the shape and assembled the whole card. A lot of steps, I know, but ultimately not difficult. c
Check out the rest of the blogs and get inspired. Don't forget to make a little something Irish, or green and link it over to the Dreamweaver Blog for a chance to WIN! I will see you next week!