Sunday, September 8, 2013

Playing with stencils

 I am always glad to see you have visited.

I went to a craft fair this past week, and indulged in some new supplies, which included some stencils.

This afternoon I spent the afternoon 'playing' with them.
The following cards are the results from one stencil.

The stencil has various clock faces and hands on it, and I used Orchid, Coral and Lavender Pearlescent inks to stencil onto white card.

This done I then sprayed it with a silver glimmer mist, and over-stamped it with a watch image using Platinum Pearlescent ink.

I wanted a masculine card, so added some washi tape over some of the pink inked area to mute it, computer generated the sentiment and cut it using a labels three die, sponging it with the Lavender ink.  I cut another die cut and sponged the corners and mounted them cross wise and on foam tape.

After mounting this on a dark blue base some black pearls finished the card. 

I also computer generated the inside sentiment "Your Birthday"

The other card was made from the balance of the original card. I stencilled some butterflies from a negative die cut from a new die, using the  same three inks up the edge of the card, and also sponged the edges.

I added this sentiment as it fitted the theme of the card.

Some random placements of pearls finished this card after it was mounted on a light purple base.

I am linking these to:

Card 1 - Masculine

Card 2 Feminine

Thank you for visiting, and any comments left are deeply appreciated.
May your day be blessed.


Dawn T said...

Lucky you to get to the Fair. I want to go down to Hamilton, but we had family staying over night on Sat. This stencil looks awesome. What sort is it? The pearlescent inks really shimmer with the mists

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card, love the beautiful colors. Thank you for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz this fortnight. Abbie xx

Tina Chianna said...

fab stencil work and inking, thanks for entering the 4kraftygirlzchallenge blog and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x

Shary said...

Great stencilled card. Thanks for joining us at CCT this week.x

Deb said...

Beautiful card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

JD/ Jill said...

Nice that you managed to get to the fair. I enjoy going to our stamp shows in our area. This year I even had tickets but was unable to go.
Your stencil card turned out really pretty. Looks like a stencil that you will find lots of uses for.
I like to use stencils. I have used them with copics...for zentangel, with embossing paste...glitter...and pens...etc.

jimlynn said...

Playtime with the stencils turned out to be a winner! This is beautiful, Maxine! So very pretty. Wish I'd been with you for the fair too.

Billie A said...

Great fun card. thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our any sentiment challenge.

Billie A

Billie A said...

Cute card. thanks for joining us at Catch the bug anything goes challenge.

Billie A

Marilyn said...

These are very cool Maxine and I like what you've done with them. The stencil gives a bit of a vintage look, don't you think?

TeePees Handmade Cards said...

lovely make! Thank you 4 entering the 4 krafty girlz challenge!
Toni-Marie DT

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Loving the stencilling, thank you for joining us at happy campers, Pauline x

Shelly Schmidt said...

You my dear had a fun fun afternoon by the looks of it! Love your work wit the stencil and butterflies- and how fun that you made a his/hers set of cards!

Kim said...

Both cards are so fun. Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy x

Sharon said...

Hi honey... A stunning creation. Love all that embossing. Thanks for joining in the fun at TG this week, hugs Sharon

Becky G said...

Mxine, this is beautiful! Love everything about it! Thanks so much for joining us in this weeks Anything Goes challenge at Catch The Bug! Hope to see your beautiful work again!

:) Becky G
Bugaboo DT

Wishcraft said...

Great designs, love the stencil you've used. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Jodie Mackrell said...

neat card!. thanks for playing this weeks challenge at catch the bug

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our Sept Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! Hope to see you again very soon!