Thursday, December 6, 2012

Frosty Fun

CONGRATULATIONS to November's  Holidays CAS Challenge winners

for the best interpretation of the challenge
Sheila Lile
for best use of Dreamweaver products

 We look forward to seeing more of your work in the coming months.

 Now, on to December's challenge.  This month we are challenging you to design a wintery delight. It can be something other than paper, but again we will have two winners: "Best interpretation of the challenge" and "best usage of Dreamweaver products". This last month of the year we will award each of these winners a brand new stencil design we are releasing at CHA. (It's a secret until the very end of the month!)

The first thing that comes to mind is the song . . . "The weather outside is frightful," ta-da-da-da, ta-da-da-da, ta-da-da-da (humming along because I can't remember the words, but I do remember this part) "Let is snow, let it snow, let it snow."   Well, every time I've worked with this stencil, I just have to sing along. 
Here's what you'll need to make the card:
Clear glitter

The details:
Attach stencil to card stock and tape all sides with repositionable tape.  Apply metallic paste with paste spreader.  Remove, wash and dry the stencil; set image aside to dry.

Dry emboss ice skates on to aluminum using personal die cut machine, remembering to position stencil on the base plate and to use new cutting plates dedicated to dry embossing.  Remove stencil and carefully cut around image.

Adhere pasted image to card base and attach ice skates to card front with strong, double-sided tape.

We have a whole month ahead of fun and frosty inspiration, perfect for the winter months, when it's too cold to go outside.   Check out the rest of the design team blogs to see what they've been up to.  Then, sneak in some time to get crafty and post your project on the Dream it Up! blog using Mr. Linky.   There will be prizes for two lucky winners of this month's Frosty Fun challenge. 

Liz Martin (you're here)

Happy crafting,


  1. This is absolutely I told Pam, it is an inspiration to use the skates soon! Thanks for posting at this busiest time of year.

  2. Wow! I love how this turned out Lee! Those skates are gorgeous!

  3. So fun! I want some silver skates!!

  4. Love this card Liz... those skates look great in metal. I sing when I'm stenciling these as well. Hate when I go to bed and can't stop the music in my brain though.LOL

  5. Beautiful card!! The skates embossed into metal is so clever and it looks awesome!

  6. Great card Liz. The metal skates are just stunning!