Friday, April 15, 2016

Hello Beautiful!

Hello Everyone!

TGIF! I hope you have all had a good week. Mine has been good and rather productive. Spring seems to have finally arrived...maybe...hopefully!

I wanted to share this simple card I made today using Hero Arts Swirl Stencil. I have a few pictures to show you since I wanted to highlight a couple of things. I wanted it to have a softer tone, so I decided to use Kraft card stock as my base. This is Neenah Desert Storm and I cut it at 4 1/2 to make a top folding card. I cut another piece of 4 1/2 x5 1/2 as the front panel of the card and stenciled directly on that. I used some sponge daubers and added Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink to the center of the card. Now, here is where I made a rookie mistake...I didn't allow that white ink to dry thoroughly before adding the colored ink around the outside. The result turned out ok for the card...not so much for my ink pads; but it's only a little bit in the corner of the pads, so hopefully they'll be ok. I chose Simon Says Stamp Coral Reef, Beanstalk Green and Caribbean Blue for the ink colors.

Once I was done with the stenciling and inking, I die cut the sentiment using Hero Arts Hello Stamp and Cut set.  I cut the word out 5 times and then used my Xyron adhesive runner to layer them all together, resulting in a "faux" chipboard sentiment to put in the center. I added the "beautiful" which is from the same set underneath it. I just stamped it in Coral Reef ink, made a little flag end and then edged it with Carribean Blue ink.  For a final touch, I added some sequins around the stenciled area as well. When the front panel was complete, I adhered it to the card base with some foam adhesive.

A rather simple card, really; but I really like the colors on the Kraft card stock and that stencil is gorgeous! I can't wait to use it again.

That is all for me today. Thanks for visiting with me, have a great weekend; and I'll see you all again on Monday!


1. Aud Sentiments: Anything Goes
2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: CAS
3. Crafting with an Attitude: Anything Goes
4. Little Miss Muffet Challenges: Anything Goes
5. A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes
6. Crafts Galore Encolore Challenge: Anything Goes
7. Brown Sugar Challenges: Anything Goes
8. Crafting with Friends: Anything Goes
9. PDE Linky Party: Anything Goes
10. Simply Papercraft: Anything Goes


Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at PDE Linky Party.
DT Janis
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Mari said...

What a lovely card! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

EdenLand Designs said...

I love what you've done here!! The colors are beautiful, and I think I NEED that stencil :) Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT this week!
Susan DT

Sheryl said...

I love the stencilled background and colour choice on this card.
The chipboard element really adds dimension to your project.
Thanks for joining the fun at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great idea to use kraft with such soft colors...CAS and great stencil. Stunning card. Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

Jackie C said...

Super special Dori! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Pause Dream Enjoy, Jackie CT member

Unknown said...

Stunning card Debbs xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Delightful creation using a stencil, Dori! Pretty textures, and I love the dancing sequins around your sweet "hello"! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Make a Card".
crafty hugs,
P.S. I'd love for you to visit by my personal blog if you have a chance. Thanks!
{Creative Smiles}

Rebecca Wong said...

Such a stunning card, so elegant and beautiful.
Thanks for sharing in Crafting with An Attitude challenge, hope to see you again.
Rebecca, DT

Billie A said...

Wow love the background and the small sentiment is perfect so it doesn't hide the awesome background and the smallness really speaks loud. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Jennifer Scull said...

such a neat stencil for your bg! really makes a great effect when paired with the sentiment. :)

Thank you for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Aud Sentiments! :)