The folk over at Bah! Humbug! have set us a challenge card this week using stencils.
For this card I started off with a brass stencil with the word NOEL - I thought I'd using it slightly differently so got out my gold embossing paste which was spread evenly over the stencil. I've often found that the stencils are slightly warped/bent so you tend to get paste under the stencil; but this time I used some Crafters' Companion Stick & Spray as a temporary adhesive on the back and it worked very well, keeping the stencil very flat to the card. Removed the stencil immediately so I could wash it and let the paste dry. I then trimmed the image and matted onto gold linen card. I then took another stencil (Imagination Crafts) and laid it down on card and spritzed over the top with Moon Glow. This was matted onto white pearl card. I took an 8x8" blank card and cut some gold linen card to size and used my Martha Stewart punch to cut out the snowflake border; these were attached to the base card. I attached two pieces of gold ribbon to the spritzed background, used foam squares to attach the NOEL panel and then cut out some more snowflakes using a nesties die. When the card was assembled I added some gems for that extra bit of "bling".
Thanks for looking.