Skip to main content

Christmas in August and a Silver Tree

Hello Blog Land! Today I have 2 new projects to share with you. I needed to take a few moments and just play....just make a bit of a mess with very little criteria. And I plan on playing some more this weekend.

I am excited to share with you that I will once again be a Guest Designer over at the Dream it UP! blog for Dreamweaver Stencils. I am so thrilled and honored to have another opportunity to work with such a talented team. And what's more, is that I am a GDT in October! My favorite month of the year! It's going to be fantastic! So, in honor of my total excitement over this, both of my projects today feature Dreamweaver Stencils. The first is to go with their month-long challenge of Christmas in August.

I used the beautiful Fleur de Lis Stencil for my focal piece. I used black Embossing Paste (from Dreamweaver) to get a raised image. Then, I sprinkled Dreamweaver Metallic FX in Kimono Red and Ivy Green on top of the wet paste and let it dry.

You can see the pretty dimension and shimmer here. I had this little wooden oval in my stash, so I painted it, stamped on "25th" plus the swirls, and glittered in up with embossing powder. I used the same powder on the edge of my card.

For my other project, I made a tag. I have been having a lot of fun making these lately, and this one came out really pretty.

I started by inking my tag with various cool-toned dye based inks. Then, I used Silver Embossing Paste along with the HUGE Leafless Tree stencil. Obviously, I only used a small portion of the tree, as the full tree is almost the size of my hand!

I was going to leave the tag as-is, but I thought it needed a little sparkle. So I wet embossed some glitter embossing powder around the edge of the tag, and along some of the branches. This tag kind of reminds me of a snowy Winter's morning.

Can I just mention that it is really hard to photograph glitter? Trust me, it's there. If you click on any of my pics, you will see it bigger, and then see the glitter a bit better. I hope you have enjoyed my projects.I will have plenty more Dreamweaver projects to share with you even before my GDT spot begins again. I just love all of their products. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!


Pam Hornschu said…
Thanks for playing along, Alison! Both projects are cool, but I am in love with your vintagy Christmas card!
JD/ Jill said…
Very nice projects, but I especially like how the silver pops on your pretty tag!
~Heidi~ said…
I love the fleur de lis background with the Christmas theme. It adds such a cool shabby chic look!
Louise said…
Beautiful projects, but I am especially drawn to the tag! Great colors! Can hardly wait to see what you create for October!
Cherylynn said…
I love the fact that both are so different yet both are striking! I especially love the vintage Christmas. The colors are stunning.
Can't wait to have you back as a GDT in October. Your work is always stunning!

Popular posts from this blog

Horse Friends

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team is previewing some of the newest stamps that will be in the 2018 January catalog. You are in for a real treat! There are so many wonderful new images! I had a tough time deciding which to share first, but the beautiful Horse Friends stamp by Laurel Burch won out. I had a fantastic time coloring it, and I couldn't wait to share it with all of you.

LBP009: Horse Friends

Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
Bo Bunny: Blueberry Vintage Double Dot Cardstock #12BV807 & Pink Punch Vintage Cardstock #12PPV951
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: 010, 020, 022, 023, 024, 025, 027. 032, 033, 036, 038, 041, 042, 043, 050, 051, 070, 080, 081, 082, 083, 202, 302
Scrapbook Adhesives: EZ-Dots
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Water Brush

1. Stamp Horse Friends on to Mixed Media Paper with VersaFine Ink.

2. Color the stamped image with the colors indicated.

3. Trim the image, leaving a white border.

4. Create the card base w…

Candy Grab: Day 2 of 31

Greetings, Guys & Ghouls! It's Day 2 of the 31 Days of Halloween. Today I have a card that uses a very appropriate stamp for's called Candy Grab and it's from Stampendous. I'm not sure if the skeleton threw them up in the air with joy, or they just fell out of a pinata. But either way, it's a fun stamp! My full instructions on how to recreate this card are below.

R296: Candy Grab
FREG037: Aged Marine Embossing Powder
FRC20: Hot Lime Fragments

My Colors Cardstock: Plum
Imagine: Craft Mat, VersaMark Ink, VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black
FaberCastell: PITT Pen- Small
Distress Oxide Inks: Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade
Canson: Mixed Media Paper
Beacon Adhesieves: Zip Dry Glue
Water Spritzer
Craft Foam


1. Stamp the image with VersaFine ink in Onyx Black on to Canson Mixed Media Paper.

2. Apply Distress Oxide Inks directly to craft mat, using the colors listed.

3. Spritz the i…

Warmest Wishes

Seasons Greetings! This week, the Stampendous team are sharing a few final holiday projects. My card features the delightful Warmest Wishes stamp. I love the vintage feel of the image.

R300: Warmest Wishes
FRGL02: Twinkle Glitter
FRGL01: Multi Crystal Glitter Mix
DCP1006: Fitted Frames Set B

My Colors Cardstock: Velvet Night, Evergreen
Zig Clean Color Markers: 010, 022, 034, 036, 038, 041, 044, 060, 062, 64, 065, 070, 091, 092, 095, 097, 230, 302, 901
Imagine: VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black, On Point Glue
Scrapbook Adhesieves: Foam Squares
Canson: Mixed Media Paper

1. Stamp the Warmest Wishes stamp on to Mixed Media Paper using Onyx Black VersaFine Ink.

2.Color the image using the Zig Clean Color Markers listed.

3. Apply On Point Glue to areas that you want to have sparkle.

4. Sprinkle the glued areas with Multi Crystal Glitter Mix and let dry.

5. Fussy cut the stamped image.

6. Using Evergreen Cardstock, die cut the Large "R" Fitted Frame.

7. Cr…