With the holidays almost here and gone, I decided to create a card that feels a bit like winter.

To create my winter card, I will be using the Patterned Polar Bear stencil. This is such a beautiful layering stencil!

I will be using a piece of Accent Opaque Cardstock since the card today will also be a shape. This cardstock is 110 lb and is perfect for holding the shape of the card without being flimsy.

To start, I measured the amount of space that I would need on the cardstock for the shape of the stencil. Next, I scored the paper with a score board and the Maker Forte bone folder. When scoring I kept in mind the measurement of the stencil. Once the cardstock was scored, I folded the paper on the score line and used the bone folder again to crease the line. Essentially a card base was created, just a little bit bigger to allow for the size of the stencil.

I then placed the solid portion of the stencil close to the crease in the paper and taped it down. I ink blended the Distress Ink color Prize Ribbon and then went over that with Distress Ink Villainous Potion.

Next, I repositioned the stencil placing the snowflake pattern over the solid ink blending that was jut done. To add some sparkle to the snowflakes, Glitter Kiss paste in Frosty Sparkle was applied over the stencil using a craft knife.

After the paste had dried, the folded cardstock was fussy cut making sure to leave a small crease at the top for the card fold.

The snowflake pattern was stenciled lightly on the inside of the card using Villainous Potion. A Happy New Year’s Tim Holtz sentiment was added to the inside to allow the outside panel to shine.

Wishing everyone the happiest of holidays. See you soon!

I hope you create something today! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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