Thursday, August 16, 2012

Christmas in August Week 3

The days are definitely getting shorter here in northern Illinois, and the nights have been a little cooler too. Before we know it the holidays will be upon us again, so it's  not a bad idea to start putting some thought into holiday card making in August!
This week I want to share another card using the same two stencils I showed you at the beginning of the month. Here's the first card again, just to remind you:
LG731 Holly Flourish
LL3009 Christmas script
Now here's another design featuring the same two stencils.
LG731 Holly Flourish
LL3009 Christmas script
I know! Can you believe how different they look. Even though each uses the Glossy Green Embossing Paste on the Christmas stencil, by using different finishing techniques you get a completely new look.
For the second card:
  • Use a small stencil brush and Brilliance Ivy to color the Holly Flourish design on white or cream cardstock, moving the stencil around to fill the background layer
  • Let dry or heat set
  • Rouge Distress Inks around the background with a sponge of foam pad(Fired Brick and Mustard Seed)
  • Tape down the Christmas stencil on white or cream cardstock with removable tape
  • Apply Glossy Green Embossing Paste with the paste spreader
  • Remove and clean the stencil, let paste dry thoroughly
  • Rouge Distress Inks over the pasted image with a sponge of foam pad(Fired Brick and Mustard Seed)
  • Edge both layers with the Ivy ink
  • Add a beautiful ribbon around the background layer and mount it on the front of the card
  • Add the Christmas layer with foam tape
Next week we will begin our week long blog hop with our friends in the UK, you won't want to miss it! We'll be highlighting the beautiful new Christmas/Winter designs just released at CHA AND you might win some great stencils!

So be sure to join us starting on Monday for more Christmas in August.
Now check out the other great designs our team has come up with for this week.
Happy Creating,


Scrappychick said...

Gorgeous card!

Liz Martin said...

Beautiful example "one stencil-two ways" approach. And it's a great teaching tool, too!

Pam Hornschu said...

Are you going to teach these as a class? I love the totally opposite looks of these card, and such fun techniques.

Lee Kellogg said...

Very nice and good ideas too!