Friday 13 April 2018

Silhouette Tree with Stencilled Leaf

Hi everybody.  I'm here with another masculine birthday card, and a quick one as this was a last minute make.  I used a couple of stamps by Sheena Douglass from her A Little Bit Sketchy range, the tree from Looking Up and the balloon from Under the Bridge.  The two balloons from this set were one stamp but I cut them apart as I thought it would be handy to be able to use them individually.

A while ago I found a free image of a leaf on line and I made myself a stencil from a piece of card so I could keep it to use again.  I then stamped through the stencil shape on to a piece of white card using one of the stamps from a Chocolate Baroque set of stamps called Texture Fragments, and some Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink.  The card was fairly thick so I put lots of pressure on to get a good impression.  I was going to leave it like this but decided to brush some more ink across the whole thing to give the outline shape a sharper look.

I continued by stamping the silhouette tree so it covered part of the leaf using Versafine Smokey Gray ink.  I inked it up very carefully to avoid the surrounding scene on the stamp, and using my Misti I stamped it a couple of times to get a nice dark image.  I then heat embossed it with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder to make it stand out more.   I then die cut this using a stitched square from
a set by The Works, the largest die.

I stamped a sentiment top left, and added two balloons, using the smallest balloon stamp top right, again using the Versafine Smokey Gray ink, and I decided to add three little birds just over the top of the tree with a fine black Micron Pen.  I then used some Black Soot Distress Ink well watered down, and spattered some across the image, and finished by adding this to a 6" square white base card.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and I'll see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges:

Cards 4 Guyz Challenge - No. 192 Travel or Transport.
Penny Black and More April Challenge - Black and White Plus One.
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Embossing (Heat or Dry).


Christine Alexander said...

love your masculine collage of stamps, and your stenciled leaf is so pretty with the stamping :)

Karen Dunbrook said...

lovely card..great colours and I like how you layered it all.
Hope you have a great wknd.
x Karen

Janis Lewis said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Pause Dream Enjoy

Julie B said...

Love the texture stamp you used in the leaf stencil.
Thanks for joining in at Cardz4Guyz. :)

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Pat, what a wonderful card, I love the tree image and that fabulous leaf stencil with the stamping on it. The grey and green go so well together. The little hot air balloons in the corner are a lovely touch to the design, makes a super male card, but again if it landed on my doormat I would love it too, KTE X

MaryH said...

Hi Pat, this is a wonderful look, and somewhat different from your usual designs. I LIKE it! Enjoyed reading the process, and you were very clever in the creation of this nifty card. It's very artsy, and the colors work so well with the images too. Loved your cool spatters,the sentiment & balloons and it's a perfect masculine card too. TFS, Hugs & Have a great weekend.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Embossing' challenge. Wonderful image and fabulous creation. Come back and play along again soon. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous how you put all the elements together Pat. Love the hand made stencil and what you did with it. Gorgeous colours, fabulous layout and what a wonderful masculine card x

brenda said...

An extremely pretty creation and great blend of stamping and stenciling, perfect for our 'Black and White plus one' theme at Penny Black and More challenge, thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us. And cracked pistachio is one of my fav DI colours.

B x

Sylvia said...

Beautiful masculine card,Pat.Love your stamping work.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More!
x Daniela (DT)

Linby said...

Nice layout and perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing with us at PB & More.
Lynn x