Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Blessings

I just love the little snowflake stencil that is part of Simon's December Card Kit, and I thought I'd use it in a slightly different way to show how versatile stencils can be.  So I embossed it on a scrap of white cardstock, rubbed some chalk over it to bring out the details even more, and added some of the tiny clear sequins that are also included in this kit.  A green snowflake?  Why not?

SSS Dec CardKit

Other supplies that I used here are the red and white cardstock and lime design paper from the kit, plus elements of Simon's Christmas Sentiments stamps and die set.  The tiny stripe is from the 6" pad of Doodlebug Designs Home for the Holidays.  I love the script font for the die and how you can mix so many sentiments using the stamps included with it!

Edited to answer Jennifer's question about embossing a stencil.  Here was my sandwich using my Cuttlebug: plate A, plate B, stencil, cardstock, rubber mat, plate B, some extra cardstock as a shim.  Ran it back and forth 2 or 3 times and got a great impression!

Thanks for stopping by today - have a great week!

12 comments:

  1. I just know I saw at least one green snowflake last Friday when the snow was coming down!!

    Love this pretty card, Lin - red and green does say Christmas, doesn't it?

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  2. Beautiful! Love the design and colors!

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  3. So pretty, Lin! Love the sparkle on the snowflake.

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  4. Another beautiful card from the kit. Love that script die! Always enjoy your creativity!

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  5. This is really pretty! Love the fresh minty coloured snowflake!!

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  6. Why not, indeed!! I love your green snowflake, Lin! Beautiful card! ♥

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  7. Love this. How did you emboss that thin little stencil? Water and a machine?

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  8. Beautiful Christmas card, Lin! I love your design and mix of pps! The snowflake looks so soft and pretty the way you embossed it and used the chalk - thanks for explaining how you did that:)

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  9. Lin, this is so pretty, that green snowflake caught my eye and demanded a closer inspection. Love the shadowing around it. Gotta pin!

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  10. A stunner Lin. Love the idea of a green snowflake.

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  11. A real different way to look at a snowflake - this is down-home, while your prior one was elegant. Really shows the versatility of the image (and your talent!). Love it. Such a sweet sentiment.

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  12. Love it!! Snowflakes at Christmas can be any color!!

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