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).