Welcome to the first posting of the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team 2012 ! We're changing things up a bit for this year, and YOU can help. The first Thursday of every month will feature our new challenge and will extend through the entire month. This means that YOU have ALL month to play along with the one challenge, as many times as you want. Sometimes it will be a color challenge, sometimes a theme, and sometimes a technique. We are hoping that an entire month will give you plenty of time to be inspired, create, and link to the Dream It Up! blog .
Each month we are offering TWO prizes...one for the most creative version of the challenge (does not have to be Dreamweaver Stencils ' product, but we sure are happy when it is!), and the second for the best use of Dreamweaver Stencils ' product in the challenge. This could be stencils (of course), Embossing Pastes , Metallic F/X , the new Color Solutions , etc., anything you find on the Dreamweaver Stencils' web site , or in your local store. Don't know where your local store is? The list can be found on the web site . Not near any of the stores listed? There is also an online site to purchase from, Stencil with Style !
For the month of January, we challenge you to create something for Valentine's Day! You have until January 31st, 11:59 PM EST, to post and link your creation(s) to the Dream It Up! Blog Mr. Linky. The winners will be announced February 2nd, along with the February challenge. Here is my version of this month's challenge:
I started with Heart Swirls and embossed the small panel with Metallic Silver embossing paste onto my red cardstock. The silver is such a lovely shiny color, but so hard to see from a photo! I wanted to do some stenciling on my background piece to coordinate so I used the heart and repeatedly dry embossed it by hand, so as to only get the inside of the heart (it would have picked up the edge of the stencil in my cuttlebug). Here's a better view at the background portion:
I added some metallic silver ribbon, and voila! A CAS Valentine card! For more Valentine inspiration from The Dream Team head over to everyones blogs, and don't forget to leave some love!
Thanks for stopping in today! -Cyndi