Thursday, November 29, 2012

Clean and Simple Christmas

Whew!  November was a long month with five Thursdays – just right for our Christmas Clean and Simple challenge and for making all the cards I'll need to mail in the next few weeks!  Here's the last of the cards I've been working on. 
This is the Ornate Christmas Tree (LX7003) and if it looks familiar, it should . . . it's the same exquisite borders you'll find on Christmas Borders (LJ922).  These have been my "go to" stencils this holiday season.

The technique is simple:  After taping all sides of the stencil to card stock, apply Metallic Copper (DCP) paste with the paste spreader (LM2010).   Remove the stencil, wash it and set the image aside to dry.   The design is so intricate it really doesn't need much embellishing, but I couldn't pass up double faced satin ribbon.  And you're done!

Now time is short, but you still have today and tomorrow to post a project for this month's challenge.  You will find all the details for the November challenge and the mr. linky link to post your project HERE on the Dreamweaver blog, Dream it Up!

 For more ideas and inspiration from some very crafty team members, check out their blogs and be sure to leave a note letting them know you've stopped by.  We love hearing from you!

Liz Martin (you're here)

Happy crafting,


  1. You and Georgia are kindred spirits today. Paste...ribbon...and LX7003 and this is a great formula for CAS during a busy busy season!

  2. Beautiful card Liz. I love that you left that stunning tree unadorned except for a ribbon, so pretty!