Thursday, November 29, 2012

Let the countdown begin!

Well, Thanksgiving is over and the leftovers are gone, Black Friday shopping was fun, but the countdown to Christmas has begun! I know we have an extra week this year with Thanksgiving being so early, but somehow it still seems like there won't be enough time to get everything done in time! Then again, I feel that way every year and every year it all works out, so take time to enjoy a nice holiday latte and spend time with family and friends, it'll all get done. This week I have the great pleasure of taking care of my granddaughter every day! I'm sure I'll be exhausted when I get home!

The Dreamweaver Stencils design team has been creating clean and simple holiday cards to help you simplify your card making this year without sacrificing beauty. Here's a very quick and easy card that you can create in multiples using the power pasting technique featured on Lynell's great Embossing Paste Techniques DVD.
Here are the simple steps:
  • Tape the Season's Greetings (LG677) stencil to light green textured cardstock with removable tape
  • Apply Glossy Green Embossing Paste across the stencil using a palette knife and paste spreader
  • Remove and clean the stencil, let paste dry
  • Place the clean, dry stencil back over the dry paste and apply Palette Stamp and Stick on the holly leaves using a finger dabber and the Picasso (LL332) to shield the areas you don't want glue on
  • Remove the stencil and let the glue stand about 3-5 minutes to get tacky
  • Use a large stencil brush to pounce Gold Leaf sheets over the holly leaves, rouge firmly with the brush to remove the excess leafing
  • Layer the holly layer on dark green shimmer cardstock, then onto another light green layer and a red card (the red strip across the middle adds a nice accent)
  • Make several and send to your favorite friends!
Now be sure to check out more CAS ideas from the rest of the Dream Team:

Happy Creating, Louise


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This card certainly looks CAS...and your simple directions really make it easy to do. Thanks for posting during this busy busy time of year!

Kristi Parker Van Doren said...

GReat card, wonderful directions and stunning ! As always...GREAT lines and clean! Love it!

Liz Martin said...

CAS and elegant. The gold leafing is the perfect touch!

Laura Drahozal said...

So gorgeous. Love the leafing.

JD said...

Beautiful CAS card...but still very elegant!

Lee Kellogg said...

Very pretty!