Thursday, October 30, 2014

HallowThanksMas Week 5

We are back to the original theme of the month, HallowThanksMas!  Yes, Halloween, Thanksgiving AND Christmas, but not all together, mind you.  As usual, we'd love for you to play along with the challenge and link your creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog. Just in case you are wondering...NO, YOU DO NOT NEED TO POST SOMETHING WITH ALL THREE HOLIDAYS ON IT! However, you get bonus points for actually using Dreamweaver stencils and product on your creations! And bonus points might actually earn you an extra stencil as our monthly winner...just sayin'!
Here's my creation for today: 
This is another metal creation.  I used both the green coated aluminum and the red coated aluminum.  I cut the ornaments out first using the DG674 Nested Ornaments Die and my Cuttlebug.  I then placed them on the LX7026 Chevron Background and ran it through my Cuttlebug with the stencil face up, the metal face up on the red and face down on the light green, the Rubber Embossing Mat and two B Plates.  I used the same sandwich with the red metal (face up) and the LM 283 Vertical Celebrate Stencil.  I dripped Color Solutions in Mojito into the "wells" on the lighter green ornament.  I sanded all of the metal projects to remove the coating on the raised portions.
 The background was created much the same way, but with paper in the sandwich and both the LX7025 Crusade Background Stencil and the paper face down.  I left the stencil in place as I sprayed it with Memory Mist MM25 Gold. 
The holly ornament was created with the FJ917 Holiday Greetings Embossing Folder. I put a couple of drops of Winter Red Color Solutions into the berry sections.  I then lightly sanded the whole thing.
I attached the two chevron ornaments and the celebrate word with Double Stick Mounting Paper.  Then, I pasted the LL3045 Small Oval Ornament Stencil with Glossy White Embossing Paste and attached the holly ornament while it was wet.

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  1. As per usual your metal work is stunning and the piece you posted on our site is as well! STUNNING is all I can say!

  2. Love those metal ornaments!! I need to try your technique of running the die cut metal through in an embossing folder. What a gorgeous result!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. This is wonderful! Love how you add the color in the debossed areas!

  4. Fantastic card! You are the queen of metal! I love your card and I REALLY LOVE the 31 Days card posted on the main site today! OMG, that one is over the top gorgeous!

  5. I love the metal on the ornaments. It makes them really sparkle.

  6. The metal ornaments are beautiful - so are the cards - but those ornaments are very impressive!

  7. That is an inspiring idea. I saw some wool the other day when I went shopping for an appliance. It wasn't an interesting color though but it brought back memories of nice shades that I have seen in the past. I like the combination of shades and shine that you've chosen here. The metallic look works well with the overall design.

    Bernice Parsons @ Badger Anodising