Saturday, 2 April 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #7 - Use a Stencil

Hi Crafters,

It's time to share another Christmas card for the CCC and our theme this time was chosen by Carol.
'Use a Stencil'

I only have a few stencils but this metal Dreamweaver stencil looked perfect for the card I had in mind. Firstly I used embossing paste through the stencil on to the navy card stock and sprinkled glitter strands on top before it dried - I liked the effect it produced.
Then I cut a Joy Crafts Winter Wishes Circle Star Die and Memory Box Reindeer Die from white glitter card and popped them up on foam dots in front of the trees for my winter night scene.

Dreamweaver Stencil LJ849
Embossing Paste
Glitter Strands
Memory Box Reindeer, Joy Crafts Circle Star Dies
Papers - Papermania 'Christmas Blue' Paper Pad

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Fab 'n' Funky - #298 Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Embossing Wet/Dry
Brown Sugar - #192 ATG
Creative Fingers - #106 ATG
CHNC Challenge - April

I'm posting a day early again as I will be back tomorrow with my DT card for 613 Avenue Create but please pop over to the rest of the CCC team whose links are at the top of my blog as they will be sharing their projects tomorrow.

Hope you have a great weekend.



brenda said...

This is a real stunner Lorraine, the Reindeer is so elegant and it's a lovely shaped card as well.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

Christine Harrop said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lorraine. The glitter strands look fabulous. HUgs Christine xx

Tracey said...

Stunning card Lorraine & that background & sparkle looks amazing :o)
I hope you're having a great weekend.

Lia said...

This is an enchanted card: absolutely beautiful!!
Lia xx

Barb said...

An absolutely Fantastic card Lorraine. Barbxx

cuilliesocks said...

Oh Lorraine how beautiful, I love your design and the glitter background is fabulous. I love the stepper design too, Kate x

Creations by Shirl said...

Lovely silver / blue combo...TFS it with Brown Sugar Challenge~

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, love the twinkly background...what a clever idea and I love the stag die cut too xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Lorraine, a beautiful background and lovely sparkle.

Gina Knott said...

Wow , this is beautiful Lorraine! I love the background and the stencilling looks fab! Love the design too.
Gina xx

rachel said...

This is stunning lorraine. Love it to pieces xx

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, love the fab deer and stenciled background.
Lorraine x

~ginny said...

Ooooh, dang girl! One word - GORGEOUS!

Karen said...

Lorraine, your card is so unique and positively gorgeous! The use of dies is inspiring and your stencil work is a thing of beauty. The glitter strands provide an incredible sky. You are so talented, my friend. Thank you for always inspiring. :o) Have a lovely day.

Hugs and blessings,

Judith said...

gorgeous sparkly card Lorraine and lovely die cuts too - thank you so much for joining in with us at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine. The background is brilliant and design is superb. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Tracy said...

Oh wow does that glitter make an effect, especially since it's blue contrasted with the white die cuts. Stunning Lorraine. Hugs!

Jenny L said...

Hi Lorraine,
what a superbly created card.
Your design is ace, and the glittery background is amazing.
Love it.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

dutchess said...

fabulous Lorraine...I love that stencil and using it and making the background glittery makes it look really ethereal...a real night scene...xxxxx

Zoe Tant said...

Wow what a stunning card Lorraine. I love the crystals used doesn't it give a great effect. It looks fab on the step card too with the soft papers just adding a calm but festive back drop to make the wow part pop! Zx

meg said...

This is absolutely stunning Lorraine

Pat K said...

Stunning card Lorraine. Wonderful colours and love all the glitz. Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K x

Rita said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine. Love the colours and the sparkle. Hugs Rita xxx

MaryH said...

This is just stunning, and YAY for you on this particular Dreamweaver stencil. I forget that I have it (from long ago, and never used it). It looks so marvelous with the glitter and topping with the wonderful scene as you did, what a striking card, and perfectly met Carol's Challenge this time. TFS & Hugs

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That is so beautiful and your stenciled trees look awesome! Thanks for joining in our Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky this week. So glad that you did. Do join us again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Just gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing with Creative Fingers!
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coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Lorraine this is one amazing looking festive card, the sparkle, the Reindeer, the tree and card fold are superb
lorraine x

Mrs A. said...

This is beautiful. I like the shaped card you have used. It shows off your winter scene to perfection. Love those colours too. Hugs Mrs A.

Alison Barlow said...

Fantastic card - I just love all the sparkle - and my favourite blue for Christmas!! Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Alison x

Linda Levoir said...

Oh this is soooo striking. Love the design, the contrast of the white against that deep blue and the gorgeous glitter! :) xx

Sandy said...

I don't know what glitter strands are but I know I like them. You a beautiful background you created - actually your whole card is gorgeous. Wondering how you did the trees. Fantastic card Lorraine.
Sandy xx

Erika said...

Oh I've got some of those glitter strands somewhere, haven't used them for years. I love the effect you've created behind the deer. I might just have to dig mine out and have a play!

Hugs Erika. x

Granmargaret said...

This is really lovely. Thank you also for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorainne
Fabulous card ... Love the embossing... Stunning card...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Marie B. said...

This is very cool Lorraine! I LOVE how it looks with that glitter! Thanks for sharing it with us at CHNC Extra! :)

~Marie B -DT

Carol said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Lorraine, those dies look fabulous against your shimmery background. Great stencilling. Carol x