Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stenciled Birthday

Hi everyone.  It's funny how sometimes a card just comes together ... this is what happened when I made this yesterday ...

I'm currently learning how to use my Silhouette Cameo that I got for Christmas.  I purchased some thick plastic sheets and have been cutting out stencils.  My friend Nancy asked if I could cut her a stencil of this leaf pattern - of course! I downloaded and cut it yesterday morning ... and I cut one for myself as well.

The leaf pattern reminded me of a beautiful card I had wanted to CASE (copy and share everything), made by my friend Darnell (djkardkreations).  I love the way she masked the center area for her sentiment and then stamped mistletoe all along the masked area.  I wanted to give that a try and my new leaf stencil would work perfectly.  In the mail yesterday, I received my latest Simon Says order that included 1" post-it note tape - brilliant!  Now I had an easy way to create my mask for the sentiment area.

Also in the mail yesterday was a gorgeous card from my friend Lee-Anne (Creatively LA), along with a package of sequins for me to play with.  Lee-Anne is brilliant with this embellishment and I was telling her that I admired them on her cards so she sent me some ... aren't crafters the best??!!  Thanks Lee-Anne! :)

Now I had my layout, design and embellishments.  Perfect!

I masked off the sentiment area, sponged the stencil several times using two shades of green ink.  After removing the mask, I stamped the sentiment.  I included some doodling on the card (the veins on the leaves), so this card qualifies for the LoveFest2014 Challenge C - add doodling to your card, hosted by Taylored Expressions.  And I also included some turquoise sequins, turquoise rhinestones ... and pearls, so it fits the latest  challenge at Simon Say - Anything Goes with Pearls.

Stamps:  Happiest Birthday Wishes (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Silhouette cameo (for cutting leaf stencil), sponges, post-it masking tape, turquoise sequins, turquoise rhinestones, pearls

Simon Says - Anything Goes with Pearls


nancy littrell said...

Loll, I love your card with your new leaf stencil and masking. Your doodled veins on the leaves was the perfect touch too. TFS my friend :-)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Loll :-) I love the CAS design of this,,,,, lovely :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

JJ said...

This is stunning Loll, just perfect, so love th colours and the stencil is brilliant. Would love one of those myself lol!

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Lee-Anne said...

Loll, the stencil you made turned out! Love your doodling on the leaves...just perfect! And I love the pop of blue from the sequins, so happy you got them! Love the everything about this card, my friend! Thank you for the kind words :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

You sure take to things fast! I love that you made your own stencil - and IT IS FABULOUS! The use of the gorgeous colored sequins rather rock too! :)

Sandy said...

This is gorgeous Loll - you know how much I love your cards - always so pretty!
Sandy xx

Anonymous said...

Nice work Loll!

Bonnie said...

What a great stencil! I'm glad the Silhouette works for cutting them. The Big Shot doesn't do it very well. I remember Darnell's card and loved it. I love this one too and the addition of the pearls and the sequins really doll's it up! It came together perfectly!

Stamps and Paper said...

A pretty birthday card Loll the sequins


Susan said...

What a great friend to send you some sequins - you used them to great effect on your lovely card!

Darnell said...

Oh, what a thrill to be CASEd by YOU, Lolly! It is the greatest compliment ever and I adore how you made your card design! WTG with making your own stencil! Doodling the veins on the leaves is so effective and inspired and the finishing bling is perfect! Thank you so much for the honor and the shoutout!! Hugs, Dolly

Heather said...

A fabulous CAS card Loll, a great design and such gorgeous colours - I love the leaves with covered sequins and pearls - stunning!!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Karen Davis said...

That is a gorgeous stencil you cut Loll. I have had my Silhouette for 1 week!! You have inspired me to think about stencils. I love the colours you have used. The sequins and pearls finish the card perfectly. Lovely.

Pat said...

I've never thought I wanted a Silhouette until now. Love this beautiful card and the doodling makes a major difference in the leaves.

Cathy said...

Fantastic stencil Loll, I love the pops of blue with the green leaves. Gorgeous CASE, Cathy x

shirley-bee said...

Fab card, Loll - the leaf-doodling makes all the difference!

Nonni said...

Beautiful! I love this type of layout and your stencil is very pretty. That tape sounds very handy!

Jo Nevill said...

Beautiful. I love your blue sequins, great touch !
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x