Monday, August 16, 2010

Think Outside the Box

We all get in ruts now and then with how we view certain things, especially Christmas. The colors associated with Christmas are red, green, blue (snowy), maybe silver and gold. This card is another sample I did for Dreamweaver Stencils for the display at CHA this summer.
Start by using Green Glossy Embossing Paste on white linen with the Christmas stencil (LL3009) and let that dry. While that's drying use Distress Inks to rouge some color onto a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock. Stencil the holly design (LG731) on top of the background colors using Distress Ink Pine Needles. Use the Pine Needles to edge that layer as well. A red glitter pen on the berries of the holly adds a little sparkle. When the green paste is dry, rouge the same Distress Ink colors into the background, edge with the Pine Needles. Embellish and assemble as desired. I love using different colors than you would expect for Christmas cards, it really makes them unique. The green paste takes on a completely different look when you distress around it.
Happy Creating,


Marijane said...

What a beautiful card! I love the "vintage" look for Christmas and I find myself using Distress Inks and Graphics 45 papers all the time lately. I can't imagine them not making their way onto my Christmas cards this year. Love that "Christmas" word stencil.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is such a beautiful card...the colors are just scrumptious! The green paste is beautiful and people can make their own green paste by using green tube acrylic paint and the translucent embossing paste.