Thursday, August 9, 2012

Christmas in August

Welcome back to week two of the Dreamweaver Stencils Christmas in August challenge. It's never too early to design your Christmas or Holiday cards, of course, no matter how early I design mine, it seems I'm always making them in December! This week I created a card using the paper piecing technique, but by using decorative paper it was very quick and easy to make!

LG674 Oval Ornament - Paper piecing
  • Start by choosing a decorative paper with a nice Christmas design that fits well in the Oval Ornament stencil (LG674). I used a piece of Authentique Paper from the Wonder collection. The sweet little poinsettia design is on one side, and the beautiful stripes are on the other side, so they match perfectly.
  • Lay the ornament stencil over the part of the paper you want inside your ornament and trace around the inside edge of the stencil with a Black Micron Pen (I used an 02)
  • Cut out the ornament from the decorative paper staying as close to the black line as possible without cutting away the black line
  • Emboss the ornament stencil on cream or natural cardstock
  • Leave the stencil in place and add color to the ornament cap and hook area by using a small stencil brush and gold or silver ink (I used Brilliance Galaxy Gold)
  • Round the corners with a corner rounder
  • Glue the decorative paper ornament over the embossed ornament
  • Cut out another flower and layer it on the first to give it more dimension
  • Mount ornament on a dark green layer, then the stripe paper, then another dark green
  • Embellish with a bow at the top of the ornament and a gem in the center of the flower
Want to get into the holiday spirit a little early? Link your own Christmas in August creations to the Dream It Up! blog mr. linky, or email pics of your creations to, for an opportunity to win this wonderful newly released Heart Ornaments:

 Don't you just love this new design? There are several newly released stencils and products from CHA last month, which you can view for yourself HERE. During the week of August 20th - 25th, the Dream Team will be posting all week with a hop on Saturday to top it all...featuring all of these new fabulous collaboration with the Woodware UK team. Just a little may want to buy all of these new designs now, so you are ready and waiting for the inspiration that will come your way that week! Meanwhile, check out what the rest of the team has been creating this week:
Happy Creating,


scrappybetty said...

Your card is darling. It will make a great gift card.

Liz Martin said...

Cute card! This decorative paper and stencil were made for each other.

sommrstamping said...

Love the paper piecing with this stencil Louise. This card is just darling.

Pam Hornschu said...

Louise, you can send this one to me this year...'kay? I love the papers that you chose to do the ornament with!

Cherylynn said...

Louise, I'm going to fight Pam for this one! I absolutely love it!!!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very fun! You say it is simple, but it looks hard--like so many of your wonderful creations!

Scrappychick said...

Louise this is just fabulous!