Saturday, August 17, 2019

A Stencil and Hello


This is  a quick post this evening as I have been away and am trying to catch up on visiting and commenting :)

This card was made for a swap group that I am in, and the theme this month was to use a stencil as the main feature on the card front.

I laid a stencil from a now defunct company on the card, and sprayed with a Lindy's  spray - purple and teal - the teal shows in the larger dots - I could not get a good photo of the shimmer.

The sentiment is from the Rosie's Studio set Arabesque.  The small stamp I put directly on the background,  repeat stamped it, and it smudged (despite being in the Misti) so then I stamped it on a white snippet and ran a black pen around it in a loose frame, and was more than happy with the result.

The stamp and die cut greeting was a greater challenge, and I ended up die cutting then stamping -  even that was not 100% successful, and a calligraphy pen helped some of the oops!
The roses on the sentiment were coloured with a gold pen, and I layered the die cut over another white layer, then a purple layer, which I offset slightly to form a shadow. 

The main panel was mounted over purple and then onto a gold coloured base

I finished the inside with some white card to balance the weight on the front,
 and some gold washi tape. 

I am linking this to:


Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Well, it sure turned out beautiful in the end. I love the use of washi tape inside and may do that myself just to use up some of it! I never think to use it.

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Focus on Sentiments challenge!


aussie aNNie said...

Hello back to you Maxine, gorgeous card, hope you had a relaxing time away.x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, the laciness and shimmer/shine on this card make it absolutely gorgeous. The recipient is sure to SMILE when she sees it!

Mac Mable said...

Great save Maxine and what a beautiful card. Love the shimmer from the Lindy's and that stencil is stunning x Wonderful card and fabulous sentiment x.

Glennis F said...

A great result Maxine, and a perfect way to rescue an 'oops'

KraftyAl said...

Fabulous little card, love the colour. Thank you for popping along to Colourific Corner Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you again x

brenda said...

Another lovely creation and in pretty colours as well. Have a good Sunday. Bx

Margaret said...

Pretty card Maxine. I love the color and the glimmer. Hugs.

Nelly said...

Love how you’ve applied the stencil here! Great card ...Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles this week Nelly DT x

Irish Cherokee said...

Just stunning Maxine. Sorry for not visiting more often. Miss stopping by. It has been a stifling hot summer. With no air in the computer room at 100 deg. Fahrenheit with 70+ humidity it has been impossible. It is cyrrentlt above 90. You will be the last comment.

Love, Hugs and Blessings

Fran said...

I am so impressed with your persistence to make things right and how much better they all turned out instead of just throwing the card out.
It is very pretty and I love the sprayed background.

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely card. Like how you used your stencil. I always forget about those stencils. I must remember to get mine out and give them a try again. Thanks for the inspiration!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Dear Maxine,
Great card, well done in use of stencils, looks great with mixed spray!
Thanks for being a blessing, and may God bless you too.
Hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

{Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Gerrina said...

I love the colours! The card looks so airy and the text adds to that; great to see a text that isn't that bold! Hugs, Gerrina

Hetty said...

Such a lovely card, Maxime and you know out of mistakes comes art!

Sherri said...

What a great way to keep in touch! LOVE this simple card! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Darlene said...

Hi Maxine ... this is just beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, a lovely stencil and fabulous sentiment - so pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Treva said...

Like what you did with your card, especially the roses and the direct stamping on the base.

Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up for our Focus on the Sentiments challenge.



Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.

Janice said...

Gorgeous card, I love the stencilled background. Thank you for sharing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, and hope you can join us again soon ~ Janice DT

crafty said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede challenge

Scrappy Scatty said...

Totally love ~ Thank you for joining us at Colourific Challenge
Hope to see you again
Love Jan