Thursday, September 2, 2010

Christmas in September

This started out as Christmas in August, but you know how time flies when you're having fun. And the Dreamweaver Christmas challenge was no exception

Dry embossing, ink, flat pearls and ribbon were all it took to make a very elegant card. Dreamweaver Stencil LJ900

This is probably one of my first stencil purchases and I absolutely love it. I used matte white embossing paste and, when dry, colored with metallic paint pens and Copic markers. Dreamweaver Stencil LG 676.

A card that is easy to mass produce, this one will definitely be available at my holiday craft fair booth. Dreamweaver stencil LG731 with metallic gold paste. I'm also going to try using the pearlescent paste and coloring the holly and berries with metallic f/x.

My favorite just might be the sleigh (LJ904). I used matte black embossing paste with metallic red leafing. The holly berries are not post-office friendly, so I'm working on some other alternatives.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. All lovely cards Liz, but your sleigh is EXCEPTIONAL!!! WOW!!!

  2. I love your cards! They are so beautiful:)

  3. Beautiful -- but I particularly like the simplicity of the holly flourish card.

  4. What a clever way to use the candy cane to make some tags. Very good! Also liked the hint about using the black paste behind the stencil image to preserve it through the mail. I have learned so much through the blog hop!!
    I would love the chance to use the branch and berries stencil to create some Christmas cards. I could use some of the metallic silver paste and perhaps a bit of sapphire mica powder! Wonder how all of that would turn out. No where near as great as your creations, but I would have fun trying!!