Thursday, December 20, 2012

We're in the final count down to Christmas! I just got back last night from 10 days of Grandma bliss, I am so thankful for the time I have gotten to spend with our beautiful new grand daughter. I can't believe she will be 4 months old in a week! Now reality  has hit full force and I have a lot to do before Monday!
But it's Thursday, so that means it's time for another Frosty Fun challenge from Dreamweaver Stencils. Today I am sharing a card that I may have shown you before, but I don't think I ever gave directions...so here goes:

The nice thing about snowflakes is they can be used all winter for thank you cards or winter birthday greetings, or really, any wintery occasion.
  • Start by paste embossing the Antler snowflake stencil (LL399) with Glossy Blue Embossing paste on white cardstock
  • Remove and clean the stencil
  • Let the paste dry until it almost dry, then gently brush on some Moonstone F/X powder to soften the brightness of the blue paste
  • Paste emboss the snowflake again, but this time use Glossy White Embossing paste on a dark blue paper
  • Remove and clean the stencil
  • Let the paste dry completely
  • Cut each snowflake into four pieces
  • Layer each piece on a small mat of the opposite color lining the snowflake up along two edges so only the other two edges have a mat
  • Piece two of each color together as shown to create a beautiful, wintery card!
  • Hint - make the mats slightly larger than you need them, adhere the four matted pieces to a scrap paper then trim them all the way around to match
  • Put a little crystal in the middle to cover where they all meet
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Wishing you and your families a wonderful, safe holiday season!

Happy Creating,
Louise

5 comments:

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I love how you did this in four sections. Gives you the ability to make two cards as well!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours Louise.

Liz Martin said...

Crisp and frosty and a lot of fun. And, as Lynell said, getting two cards is always a good deal!

Lee Kellogg said...

Lovely card! Snow flakes are always good subjects! Merry Christmas!

Cherylynn said...

What a fun and modern card! So glad you enjoyed your time with your granddaughter! Babies are the best, aren't they?!

Marijane said...

Oh Louise... another gorgeous card! You never disappoint. I've done this technique cutting the image in half, but never in quarters and the tip to make the mats larger than you need and trim them down after is great. I would never get them all to match perfectly otherwise! Thanks.