Thursday, December 18, 2014

Quick and Cute Week 3!

In a flurry of a hurry? This month the Dream Team are all about the Quick and Cute...whether that be cards, gifts, wrapping, or tags...we have sleigh-loads of ideas! Play along by posting your creations using the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, for a chance to win the stencil of your choice, and a possible bonus stencil for using Dreamweaver products in your Quick and Cute project! Here's what fun I've been up to this week:

FJ922 Christmas Borders folder, DD001 Nesting frames die, DG692 Nesting Stockings die
This looks more complicated than it is, here are the simple steps:

  • Use a fine mist spritzer to mist the blue paper before putting it in the Christmas Borders embossing folder (the moisture helps get a deeper image and prevents the paper from tearing)
  • Run the blue paper through your die cut machine
  • Use a heat tool to dry or let it air dry
  • Rub a silver metallic ink pad over the raised design
  • Heat set
  • Use the second smallest frame die from the Nesting frame set to cut a "window" in the blue layer
  • Cut small pieces of kraft cardstock and die cut the second smallest frame from the Nesting frame set
  • Emboss the kraft frame with the Christmas borders stencil, lining it up in the folder to match the "window" you cut from the blue layer
  • Brush the edges of the embossed kraft frame with brown ink
  • Use the smallest stocking die from the Nesting stockings set to cut small stockings from the blue piece cut out of the "window", use kraft cardstock to cut the top of the small stocking (edge with brown ink)
  • Attach the stocking to the embossed kraft frame with foam mounting tape, I added a little loop of twine to the left corner of the top before applying the mounting tape
  • Put a small brad in the twine loop
  • Adhere the blue layer to kraft cardstock that has been edged with brown ink
  • Adhere the kraft frame with the stocking in the "window"

I'd love to receive a comment from you before you head on to the rest of the "A" team:
Louise Healy
Happy Creating,


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

What a great project Louise! Loving your detailed instructions as well.

Pam Hornschu said...

Elegant and darling at the same time!

LynB said...

Fun technique Louise...will try this!