Friday 14 October 2022

Plaid with Ornamental Grasses

Hi everybody.  I needed a quick birthday card for a friend whose birthday I nearly forgot and I needed to post it asap.  I decided to make a background with a new stencil, bought at the recent craft fair I went to, from Sweet Poppy called Plaid Back Plate and which is getting its first outing, and a Crafty Individuals stamp called Ornamental Grasses Silhouette which I have had for a while.

I started with a piece of white card cut to fit my 6" square card and masked off an 8cm square and then ink blended with the plaid stencil using three Distress Inks - Lucky Clover, Peacock Feathers and Salty Ocean, starting from the bottom left in a diagonal and fading out a bit towards the righthand side.  I decided to set the  stamp below and to the right of the square and then to balance it I placed the sentiment across the top left hand corner and stamped with my usual Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  A very quick card and I hope she likes it and that it arrives on time.

Thank you for coming to see my blog today and I hope you'll visit again soon. 



I am entering the following challenges:

NBUS Challenge - No. 43 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
Happy Little Stampers October Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers October Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge - No. 440 Die Cuts and/or Stencils.
Stencil Fun Challenge - October: Anything Goes using a Stencil (Optional Theme: Halloween).


Aquarius said...

A very effective stencil, handy for lots of designs. Love the way you offset the stamped details too, good thinking. Postal deliveries are a bit all over the place so I hope this card was received in time

Stamps and Paper said...

what a beautiful card Pat...I love the background colours and such a useful image


Marjan said...

Neve seen this stencil, I love it and how you made the color gradient! The silhouette stamping is beautiful against that! Nice the placing of the sentiment too. Have a lovely weekend, Pat!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Pat, I love your pretty card with that wonderful plaid background, it really makes the grasses pop, lovely colour too, Kate x

Christine Alexander said...

love that stenciled background, perfect for your silhouette image. Beautiful card ♥

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! WOW! This is gorgeous, what a fabulous stencil and stamping. Love this.
Faith x

Kathyk said...

I am LOVING this Pat, fab image and a terrific background in the perfectly complementary colour


foleysfriend said...

Loving the beautiful stenciled background you created. It's gorgeous behind the grassy silhouette. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Apologies for the late comment.

sue n. said...

This card really jumped out in the gallery, such a fantastic plaid background and works so well with the silhouette,fantastic colours and great design.


Sue - said...

What a beautiful card. I love the colours and layout. Thank you for sharing at NBUS.

Diane said...

A beautifully created stenciled card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun!
Diane SF Co-Owner
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Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Pat. I love the stencilled background you created for your lovely silhouette image. xx