That's how I feel with this week's challenge. I just couldn't get it, rather like those dreadful story problems in math class that never made any sense to me, even as a college graduate! Like those problems there are variables, I forgot to note the stencil numbers, they will be forth coming!
Todays card is a layered blue themed snow flake. I used Dream Weaver blue embossing paste -- which by the way is really fun and a wonderful shade of blue. Use the snowflake stencil on velum, lay down the blue paste. Allow to dry part way and dust with the MetalFX gold pigment powder. It will stick to the damp paste. The gold doesn't show well on the digital image, but it is there and is very cool looking.
While the velum is drying, cut your window, I used a 3/4 inch border around the card. Make sure the window is not larger than your vellum, you will need at least a 1/4 over lap so you have a margin to tape down.
On the next layer I used the flourish stencil. Using embossing ink, I stenciled the pattern on the dark blue paper and sprinkled white embossing powder. Melt the powder.
Adhere the dried velum piece to the back of the window you cut out. I use double sided tape. Then tape the window piece to the solid piece that has the flourish on it.
There you are! You could always make one of the top pieces longer with a score on a short side for an inside area for your sentiments.