Sunday, 2 February 2014

Stencils, stencils and yes stencils!

I have become a real convert to stencils and masks and within my daily crafting find myself using them more and more. I appear to be reaching for them first over embossing folders solely due to their versatility as they can be placed anywhere on your project.

This week over on Premium Craft Brands Pan Pastels Challenges, the DT were asked to showcase their love of stencils and I decided to try something different with mine. I have used the "Pink Flower" stencil for my focal point.

I ran the stencil through my big shot to emboss the design on a piece of  canvas card. I then covered the raised areas with Versamark using a Versamark pen (so I could be a little more precise), finally covering latter with detail black embossing powder. It has really turned out bold and the main focal point, (which was what I was hoping for). I wanted to use a phrase sentiment on my card but didn't want it to stand out too much, hence it's placing.

I then masked off an area to create my background using pan pastels and doodled a black edging when finished. I have then taken a sentiment stamp which reads "It's your day", and randomly stamped the sentiment. The background appeared to still need something else, so I used the large "dots with edges" 12"x12" stencil with matt glass gel. Once dried, I buffed the flower and background.

I have added some flower and leaf die cuts to the far corner and a sentiment towards the top. My final finishing bit was a butterfly. Well .... I thought that I wouldn't add anymore but I just had too .... I have added some dots using Perfect Pearls in a similar colour to the background around the flower edges for added "depth" (lol).

Think that is all and remember the Premium Crafts Brand Pan Pastels Challenge is ALWAYS "anything goes", so what have you got to lose by joining in with us ...,

x x x

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

The Crafting Cafe - embossing
Bloggers Challenge - embossing
Paper Crafting Journey - emboss that!
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - spots and dots
Suzy Bee's Challenge - flowers


Sue Bridesmith said...

What a pretty Design, thank you for joining us over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge, we would love you to come back next week and join us for another fab challenge...
Suzy B ~ Owner ~Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

Hazel said...

Love all the blue. Thanks for sharing your lovely card for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 14: flowers - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely card thanks for sharing with suzy bee's bloomin challenge Rachel DT

Tracy said...

Stunning Lou..a card to be cherished for sure.
Big hugs

Claire said...

Love it Lou, that background is gorgeous with the matte gel and the flower looks stunning.
Claire xx

TiinaR said...

Lovely card and nice layout
Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey


Helen said...

A beautiful card and I love the background you've created.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Great card, fab design & I love that butterfly!
TFS with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Embossing challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Monica Taylor said...

Very Pretty! ...Thanks for playing along at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge 14: flowers - hope to see you again soon, Monica, DT

Holly Hughes said...

This is so pretty! I love the layers and the butterfly is perfect!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

This is so beautiful! Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this month.Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous card. Thank you for joining our Challenge at The Crafting Café this month.

Hugs Erin DT x

Denise Fletcher said...

Lovely card, great design, thanks for entering our challenge at the Crafting Cafe!

Denise Fletcher said...

Thank you for entering our challenge at the Crafting Cafe, great entry!

perfectly4med said...

Beautiful card - love the colour combos and all the texture you've created.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe this month, and good luck!