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