Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fun and Frosty outside . . .

 . . . warm and toasty inside, which is perfect for the season and a good reason to spend time in the craft room.   I like the idea of ice skating (does anyone remember The Skater's Waltz?) but am not very good at it (my one and only experience ended badly).   These lucky skates, however, are pure joy!
The background is the snowflake stencil (LJ819) paste embossed with translucent embossing paste.  After removing and washing the stencil, I sprinkled clear glitter over the paste while it was still wet.  After it was completely dry, I brushed off the excess glitter with a soft brush.

For the skates (LL3016), I dry embossed the metal first by running it through a personal die cutting machine and then, with the stencil still in place, went over the fine details with the small end of a stylus to give more definition.  Then, I turned the embossed metal over and applied regular embossing paste to the back to keep the details crisp and dent-free.  When dry, I cut it out and attached it to the snowflake panel. 

I know this is a very busy time of year, but there's still time to play along with this month's Fun and Frosty challenge.  You can find more information about it here.   For ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out the fabulous projects created by the Dream Team, beginning with the Dreamweaver Stencil blog, Dream it Up!

Liz Martin (you're here)


Wishing you all a happy holiday season and warmest wishes for the new year.   See you next week.

Happy crafting,


  1. Very nice! These skates won't let you fall either. That was my first skating experience - step, fall, step, fall. Repeat for an hour! Merry Christmas!

  2. Love the sparkle of those metal skates Liz! And wow Lee you were persistent! Merry Christmas!

  3. Nice skates, loved the idea to put paste on the back to prevent dents!