Thursday, December 31, 2015

Brrrr...It's cold outside!

Hope everyone is having a marvelous time over the holidays, I know I have been loving having all my kids with me! The weather has definitely changed to remind us that it is winter and not still fall. has gotten cold!

Our weekly theme for the Stampendous Design Team is  "Baby It's Cold Outside!", and it fits the season to a tee! I'm always amazed when I see birds still flying around in this cold, cold weather. They're so small, but they seem to survive just fine despite only having a nest for protection! Today I'm sharing a card I created a while back, but haven't had a chance to share with you yet. It features our sweet Dreamweaver Chickadees stencil. It would make a lovely winter birthday card.

"Winter Birds"
Stampendous:EP113 Ruby Red Embossing Powder
MG08-B Lime Micro glitter
GX220U Crystal Ultrfine glitter

DWLG708 Chickadees Stencil
DWLJ891 Holly Swirls Stencil
DWDMBP Dreamweaver Matte Black Embossing Paste
DWDEP Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste

Neenah Paper Classic Linen Cover  Epic Black 80# 08126
Neenah Paper Classic Crest Cover Solar White 80# 04701
Neenah Paper Classic Linen Cover Red Pepper 80# 
Double-sided tape

Step 1:  Fold a 6 1/4" x 10" piece of white cardstock in half to form a 5" x 6 1/4" card
Step 2: Tape a 5" x 6 1/4" piece of black cardstock to the front
Step 3: Paste emboss the Holly Swirls stencil on black cardstock with Regular Embossing Paste, remove stencil, sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal glitter, let paste dry, clean stencil
Step 4: Trim Holly piece to 2 7/8" x 5" and tape a small strip of red cardstock to the top edge before taping the Holly to the bottom front of the card
Step 5:  Paste emboss the Chickadees stencil on white cardstock with Matte Black Embossing Paste, remove stencil,  carefully sprinkle the leaves with Lime micro glitter and the berries with Ruby Red embossing powder, clean stencil, let paste dry, then tap off any extra glitter and powder and heat set the powder
Step 6:  Trim the Chickadees with a Deckle scissors to fit on a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" black mat

Step 7:  Tape Chickadee layer to a white mat and then to the card front

Next week I'll be heading to southern California for the big CHA Show in Anaheim. We have so many new things to share with you! Here's a little sneak peek at something I created for the January 2016 Stampendous Catalog!

Our other team members are shivering with more great ideas for you!

Louise Healy

Until 2016....wishing you and yours HAPPY NEW YEAR!



barbara macaskill said...

How pretty! LOVE the little chickadees and the embossed background ROCKS!!!! TFS and Happy New Year!

Jamie Martin said...

Beautiful classy card! Have fun at CHA you lucky girl:)

nancyjean said...

another stunning card!!!

Viki Banaszak said...

That ia so pretty!

Pam Hornschu said...

Gorgeous as usual, Louise!