Thursday, December 12, 2013

Joyeux Noël!

Merry Christmas for those of you that don't speak French!  Such a beautiful language and a lovely way to say Merry Christmas!  This month at Dreamweaver Stencils©, we're showcasing quick and easy cards, tags, and whatnot because, by now, the time crunch is biting down!  I know it is for me!  Here's my project for today, a very simple Christmas card that can be done in a flash!

Here's a list of what you'll need to create this card:

Dreamweaver Stencils© LM 2017 Joyeux Noël
Dreamweaver Stencils© LJ 907 Damask
Dreamweaver Stencils© Matte Black Embossing Paste
Stampendous® Clear Embossing Powder
ClearSnap® ColorBox® Red Pigment Ink Pad
White Card Stock
Green Card Stock
May Arts Black Silk Ribbon
Queen & Co. Clear Rhinestones
3L® Scrapbook Adhesives® My Stick™ Permanent
Glue Dots

Here's what I did:

Tape Damask stencil to white card stock and brush stencil red ink over entire stencil to create background
Cover inked paper with clear embossing powder and heat emboss
Trim embossed background on all four edges where the stenciling stops
Tape sentiment to white card stock and paste emboss, set piece aside to dry
Create card base from green card stock with a tent fold
Attach embossed background to card base
Create bow and set aside
Once sentiment is completely dry, trim to desired size
Create a mat for the sentiment from the green card stock and adhere the two together
Attach matted sentiment to card base
Attach bow with a glue dot just below the sentiment
Attach two rhinestones over the "e" in Noël covering the diaeresis (the two dots, see close-up below)

I wanted to use the clear embossing powder over the ink to give it a pretty shine and I can tell you, I'm not disappointed!  It's really so much prettier in real life!  Here's the list of my teammates that are playing along, please check out their creations and it's always nice to leave a little love along the way!

Dream It Up!
Lea Kimmel
Louise Healy
Stacey Rumsby
Terrece Siddoway
Pam Hornschu 

Thanks for stopping by today and would love for you to stop back by tomorrow for my next project as part of a blog hop!  Fun stuff!


  1. Such a pretty card Lea! The colors and layering are great and I love your ribbon!

  2. Love the shine from the EP, Lea. Great card for in a hurry!

  3. The damask stencil is absolutely timeless and your card is lovely!

  4. Very pretty and elegant. Love it!


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