Thursday, September 11, 2014

Christmas and the Holidays Challenge/Week#2

Where did the summer go? Kids are back in school, with all the insanity that goes with it, vacations are a not-so-distant memory, and it is once again time to get busy with the important things in life...crafting for the holidays! Yay! All of September the Dream Team will be featuring all the new goodies we have for the "Most wonderful time of the year", the fall and winter holiday season. New stencil designs, new dies, and...brand new, soon-to-be-released embossing folders featuring some of our top-selling designs, all to be found on-line through the Stencil with Style web-site, or your local papercrafting store.

Here's my holiday inspiration for this week:

Because I am traveling this month, Rebekka B helped me with another design collaboration. Thanks Rebekka! She is making multiples of this one so the retail stores which carry our stencils and dies can have them to show customers....YOU. We did one of my favorite techniques on this one....Double Glitter. Plus, this time around we also used two of our new designs. We have had the stocking design as a stencil for a long time, but now we have it the same stocking as a die (DG692). This stocking comes nested with two other stockings and the largest is the one you see here and is a good size for a card. After doing the double glitter technique with the large dot stencil twice...the first time with red dots and a green background and the second time with green dots and a red background....the glittery decorative paper was die cut with the new stocking die on both papers. Use one paper for the top of the stocking and the other color for the bottom of the stocking.

The other new design is a chevron background stencil (LX7026) and it was paste-embossed onto black cardstock using the Glossy White Embossing Paste (DGWP) then it was set aside to dry. My tip for faster drying time of your paste-embossed pieces is to set the wet items onto a warming pan for food, or an old electric skillet or electric pancake griddle using the lowest heat setting on the appliance.

A final embellishment is the BELIEVE stencil (LM224) paste-embossed onto a black cardstock cut into a ribbon shape and while the paste is still wet it was sprinkled with opaque glitter. One advantage to using opaque glitter is  that you can use any color of embossing paste under the glitter. I happened to have Metallic Gold Embossing Paste (DGP) on hand so that paste was used. A simple 3/8" satin black ribbon added the final touch....elegant yet fun at the same time. 

Click HERE to see a video I did for a television show called Scrapbook Soup showing how to do the double glitter technique.

Now take time to visit the rest of the team, as well as our guest designer for this month, and see what wonderful holiday cards they've created this week. Don't forget to link your challenge creations for a chance to be one of two random winners for September.


Janis said...

Beautiful work by the team ladies!!! They did a wonderful job of showcasing the products!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Kristi said...

Love this card a lot!

ionabunny said...

What a cute card. Must dig out my xmas dies...... Hugz

Cindy Groh said...

Does it have to be Christmas holidays or could the holidays be interpreted as Halloween too? Thank you:)

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