Thank you for visiting my blog today! I hope you are all doing well. I have been very busy formulating and designing some new Christmas crafts which I will be sharing very soon. Today, however I have a simple card that actually has a couple of detailed elements to it which make it super fun!
The inspiration for this card came from Jennifer McGuire. Whenever I am stuck for ideas of how to really use some of the supplies I have, I will visit her blog and I always find the inspiration I need! I’ve stated in some previous posts that I’ve been really trying to use my stencils a bit more. Stencils are just so inexpensive and really, once you search around and find some inspiring ideas to use them, they are a lot of fun as well. For this technique I used Jennifer’s idea of layering and rotating the stencils. You can see Jennifer’s video showcasing this fun technique here
For my card, I started with a piece of Simon Says Stamp Island Blue Card stock. (The color is a bit off in the photo, bad lighting I suppose) The stencil is from Hero Arts and I began by ink blending some Salty Ocean Distress Ink over it. Then I shifted the stencil so that it was a little off center from where it was and blended a heavy layer of Simon Says Stamp White pigment ink over it and set it off to the side to dry.
While it was drying, I made the center shaker panel. There are a wide variety of ways complete with You Tube tutorials about how to make a shaker card. I feel like I do a different way each time! For the sentiment in the center, I white embossed the “Sparkle and Shine” which is from an older Simon Says Stamp card kit set on to a a piece of heat resistant acetate.
I decided to put a small strip of white card stock across the center because the shaker circle just got lost against the stenciled background when I just had it directly against it. I added some white dashed lines around the edges of the die cut circle, and two large silver sequins to finish the card.
Ok, that is it for me today! A fun card to make, if a bit time consuming! Go check out Jennifer’s blog...she’s always great!
See you again soon..
Anything Goes Challenges:
1. Lemon Shortbread
2. Through the Craft Room Door
3. Crafting By Designs
4. Crafty Creations
5. Crafting with an Attitude
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Bling it on.
A super card Dori, a great technique and who doesn't love a shaker. I must agree, I always find Jennifer McGuire has some fabulous ideas.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
Dori, I love what you did with that stencil! Magnificent creation. I want to thank you for playing along in our challenge this month at Crafting with an Attitude and good luck.
Loving your make
Thank you for joining us at Lemon Shortbread
Love Jan xx
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