Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Inspired by Mary


Hi everyone.  Today I was visiting blogs of friends that I follow and I came across this post from my friend MaryH.  I LOVE Mary's beautiful card, and was intrigued by the video tutorial she included with her post.  I watched the Ellen Hutson video and had to try the technique right away. :)

I embossed my stencil onto my card front ... it's just a subtle embossing, but you can definitely see the depth in real life.  Sponged on my colours (there's a few booboo's where I got a little crazy with the green, but all in all, pretty easy to do with masking off areas with removable tape).  Once I was finished, I removed the stencil and then brushed on the Perfect Pearls.  It adds a subtle sparkle to the flowers.

Here's a close-up ...



All the stars seemed to align, so I'm entering this into three challenges. :)

I used a snippet of black cardstock to heat emboss my sentiment, so I'm dropping by the Snippet Playground for a little fun time. :)

Also entering this into the CAS Challenge at ATS&M.


And into the challenge at CAS-ology #198 (cue card: Stencil).



Plus this is a reminder of the CAS Mix Up challenge that is running until May 24th. This is a CAS Mix Up card with stamping, dry embossing, stenciling, sponging, heat embossing and perfect pearls.



Thanks for the inspiration Mary.  This was a fun technique and another great way to use my stencils!








Stamps:  Sunny Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Peeled Paint, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette Cameo for cutting out my stencil, Silicone mat and texture plate for embossing the stencil in my Big Shot, sponges, masking tape, perfect pearls, brush, white embossing powder, heat tool.

Challenges:
Snippets Playground - Week 229
ATS&M #194 - CAS
CAS-ology #198 - Stencil
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Heat Embossing



31 comments:

  1. WOW! Awesome colors and stencils, Loll! I need to check out my stencils and see if I have anything that will work well with this technique!

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  2. OMG Loll, I love your lightly dry embossed stenciled image and beautiful DI coloring. Your new technique turned out beautifully Loll. I'm off to check out Mary's video. TFS my friend.

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  3. Love it. I want to get into learning how to stencil!

    Shirl

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  4. Love your card, Loll! Amazing job with the stencil. I had heard you can emboss them but didn't have a clue how without the wonderful link you included! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Ah, this is just BEE-U-TIFULNESS! A perfect stencil for this technique, and oh - how well you've done it. I don't see any green craziness, and brilliant to add the perfect pearls to this one. I can tell you are looking at your stencils with new eyes too! Glad you had so much fun with the technique!!! Hugs.

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  6. Beautiful, and PP always make a great shine!

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  7. Beautiful Loll. I may have to give this a try.

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  8. Very pretty, Lolly! You did Mary proud and it was wonderful to see another gorgeous example! Another bookmark for the to-do folder!! Hugs, Dolly

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  9. Beautiful card Loll, love the colours you have used.

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  10. That is so gorgeous, Loll - love the new technique you found and I'll definitely be trying it out.

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  11. This is so pretty, Loll. You are appealing to my love of nature themed cards in a big way :)

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  12. So pretty, Loll. I think I need some new stencils and/or give my Silhouette some love. Probably both.

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  13. Simply lovely, Loll ... puts me in mind of a summer wildflower meadow ... just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. This is gorgeous ...... love the stencil and the colours are so pretty. xx

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  15. Ooooo, lovely, Loll. Beautifully stencilled. Thanks for laying along at ATSM. :)

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  16. This is so pretty Loll! I love the look of the stenciled flowers ~ so delicate and pretty!

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  17. Yes, I saw Mary's lovely card too Loll, and I had previously seen the video on You Tube, but me impression wasn't as good? I must have been doing something wrong, I will have to have a another go, as it really does look beautiful! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  18. Another amazing stenciled card! Grat colors together too

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  19. so pretty Loll - i used that technique with snowflakes awhile back and love it - since then i've bought a few stencils that would work with stencil embossing.

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  20. This is absolutely fabulous Loll! Wonderful stencilling and the sentiment embossed white on black adds just that something to make it extra special.

    Great to see you in the Playground!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  21. Love this pretty card Loll - the flowers are just beautiful. xx

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  22. the colors are so eye catching and cheerful for these blooms Loll :)

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  23. Such a pretty card Loll! Never used Perfect Pearls with stencils before - great idea. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week.

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  24. So beautiful! love the blended colours! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  25. This is really pretty. I love the softness to it and will watch the video when I get a chance

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  26. Your coloring is so amazing. Flowers are true depth and yet look so subtly. A nice selection of colors and the addition of perfect pearls makes the card gently shimmers. This card makes a great impression.
    BozenA xx

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  27. Beautiful card,Loll...love your stenciling and how you color it...Thank you for joining us at ATSM these week...hugs...Željka DT

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  28. WOW! You are truly an amazing artist, Loll! This is such a stunning work of art...I just love the colors and how you created dimension on this card! Thanks so much for the links to Mary's card and the EH video...can't wait to try this technique!
    Also, thank you so much for playing along with us for the CAS challenge at ATSM!

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  29. Picture does not reflect the whole range of beauty of this card. I look at it every day :-) and I must tell you, that is really unusual. In the picture you can not see, but the picture is slightly convex, like a delicate embossing. The colors are applied in such a way that I have the impression that the flowers are made of velvet. A whole surface of the card delicate it sparkles white Perfect Pearls
    Thank you my friend for this wonderful card, every day I'm glad it my heart
    hugs,
    BozenA

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