Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Stencilling fun

For me, following (yet another) online class is an excellent incentive to get creating, and the recent Stenciled class was no exception.

Day 1 was all about inking and misting. My card was inspired by Debby Hughes' absolutely stunning creation involving blue sponging and white heat embossing on vellum. I used Debby's design as a guide, but changed up the colours to greens, gold and browns and used a different stencil (Tim Holtz Splatters, one of the few I own at this point).

Anyhow, here's my card:

I started out with several green distress inks, but decided I needed to add something else, so I simply grabbed a foam pad that still had some Wild honey on it. I heat embossed the new stamp I received with a crafting magazine (I bought several in the after-Christmas sale and the package arrived last week). I used a brown Spectrum Noir marker to change the colour of the orange/red cord to brown and also coloured some white and gold sequins. Love how the white sequins now have this burnt look, not unlike the colour of the inspiration picture of the new Card Concept challenge. I love the concept of this new challenge and I'm hoping it will help me develop into a better Clean and Simple card maker.

I'm linking my card up for the following challenges:
The Card Concept - #2 Use texture
(I'm linking my card up for the Clean & Simple category)
LCI - Clean and Simple
Addicted to CAS - #30 New
Totally Papercrafts - #203 One for the boys


  1. Great masculine take on Debby's card! Love the gold embossing!

  2. Wonderful card - love the splashes of green and the gold!

  3. This is fabulous, Marianne. Love the gold and I love sequins on cards. What an awesome birthday card.

  4. LOVE this! Super creative Marianne. Love the stenciled background and your vellum bag. Great idea to color the sequins to match. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll xx

  5. I love your embossing on vellum. Thank you for joining us at the Card Concept!

  6. This is very unusual... and very stylish. Thanks for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts

    Sharon (Glittertastic)

  7. The embossed vellum is awesome, and I love the added sequins! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

  8. It is very obvious that you are already a very good CAS cardmaker! I love the gold embossing...the little splats and that you colored your sequins! What a stunner!

  9. I really like the gold embossing on the vellum. The stamped image is bold and crisp

  10. Beautiful - love the sequins and embellishments - very CAS.
    Thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts Ink xx

  11. fabulous design.....thanks for playing along with us at Card Concept!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  12. Fabulous card! I saw Debby's gorgeous creation, and you have done a wonderful job with this inspired work. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.