Saturday, 19 September 2015

Another NBUS card

When I was paying a visit to my physiotherapist I was browsing one of the magazines and saw this cool pattern on a dress. I immediately had an idea to turn this into a background for a card, just perfect for the current Virginia's View Challenge.

Therefore my background came together very quickly but finishing it off was another story...
Anyway, I started by creating a stencil using a PTI die that has been waiting patiently to be used (NBUS 1). I applied distress inks (scattered straw and wild honey) and then traced the outlines loosely with a Micron pen to mimick the pattern from the magazine. To finish my card, I finally settled on a simple strip of black cardstock that I cut to match the curves of my pattern and heat embossed the Hello sentiment from Avery Elle's Brushed set (NBUS 2) in white (SSS). I placed a white thread nest behing my sentiment strip and added a few pale yellow sequins from Studio Callico (NBUS 3) for some added interest. My background panel was adhered to a black card using foam tape. 

NBUS #5 - Anything goes with never before used schtuff
AEIHeartU challenge - 28 Non-white card base
SSS Wednesday challenge - Die crazy (I used the die to create a stencil)
Virginia's View challenge - 8 Geometric patterns


  1. Absolutely fabulous background pattern. Absolutely fabulous! Love the colour too. xx

  2. As always a super creation Marianne.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  3. Yes, the color! The pattern, too - but the color! Great card!

  4. A fabulous card Marianne, a super design with a gorgeous colour combo. A great use of the lovely stencil and fantastic sentiment label!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wendesday Challenge>

  5. LOVE this! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “Geometric Patterns” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

  6. This is so pretty, Marianne! Thanks so much for joining us at the AEI❤︎U Challenge!

  7. Oh, well done, Marianne! I need to remember that cool way to do the sediment with a black strip. I so often want to use a beautiful patterned paper (not brilliantly make my own as you have done!) but I'm lost as to how to put a sediment on it. Doing it like you have and then matting the pattern in black works beautifully! Hugs, Darnell