Wednesday, December 14, 2011

LYB: Day 3

How do you feel about hot pink and dark chocolate together? I just love it. Take notice of the blanket stitch I used around the border. I chose it because it felt more home-spun and wintery to me with the snowflake sweater background going on.

1. Start with a 3.75"x5" piece of Winter Plaid/Mocha Java Sweater patterned paper & center it over a 4"x5.25" piece of Cheeky card stock.
2. Add a 1.5" strip of Cheeky card stock across the front approximately 1/2" from the bottom edge.
3. Add a decorative border around the perimeter of the card front and along the upper and lower edges of the strip of Cheeky card stock before attaching the card front to an A2 (4.25"x5.5") card base.
4. Add a border sticker centered on strip of Cheeky card stock and trim.
5. Attach metal rimmed tag, acetate flourish, gems, and chipboard pine cone to card front.
6. Secure "Forecast:" sticker with dimensional adhesive.
7. Peel lacquer from chipboard letters, ink with desired color, add glaze & glitter. Set chipboard alpha out to dry before adhering to card front with dimensional adhesive. 

TIP: If you're like me, you've collected tons of chipboard elements and alphabets. Try your hand at re-coloring your chipboard with ink, embossing powders, glitter, paint, or patterned paper for a brand new look. You can even mix and match left over pieces to create a whole new coordinating set that individually may have otherwise been unused!

I hope you enjoyed this project. There are still four more days of Winter Twig coming your way.
See you tomorrow!


Estivalia said...

Why, I feel very good about dark chocolate and hot pink. Hmm. Chocolate and raspberrys? Now I'm feeling hungry ;p

this is a cute non-traditional holiday combo, thanks for the inspiration!

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

I l*o*v*e the hot pink and brown together!!! OMGoodness so very pretty!!

Jenn Christman said...

I love that the colors aren't the traditional green and red. :)