Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fun and Frosty

We've got some very cold, near freezing temperatures headed our way the next few nights and, of course, you need warm wooly mittens to keep your hands warm.  Here they are . . .

I've had a lot of fun using the Mittens (LJ923) stencil and this time I paired it with Christmas Borders (LJ922) for the lovely pattern.  Here's what to do:

Place the Christmas Borders stencil on card stock and tape two corners to hold it in place.  Then, place the Mittens stencil on top and tape the two opposite corners.  With a foam applicator, apply Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China in a pouncing motion over the borders stencil.   To give the mittens a bit more definition, I replaced the cleaned mitten stencil over the inked image and traced the outline with a Micron 05 pen.  Cut out the mittens, adhere them to matching card stock and hand cut a mat.  Adhere mittens to card base.   Attach ribbon and tuck ends into mitten cuff and you're done! Couldn't be easier.

I know this is a very busy time of year, but I hope you'll find some 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)

See you next week.

Happy crafting,


  1. Great minds think alike, I used these same two stencils! I really like how you cut yours out and layered them. Great card!

  2. I love this combination of stencils! And the colors so complement each other.Great job.

  3. You and Louise are certainly kindred spirits today...also Cyndi and Kristi did the mittens! I think we definitely pull out the mittens when things get snowy and frosty. Wonderful interpretation for the theme!

  4. Lovely mittens! You all are on a roll today!

  5. I want mittens that look just like these! Fun card!

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