Stenciling is showing up everywhere and Stampin’ Up has started making some of the most beautiful products for this technique. Sadly, my first order in the new catalog was all about new colors and new stamps (don’t worry, though, I’m certain this will be remedied in future orders!). The challenge over at Stampin’ Royalty (SR#28) takes advantage of this trend and asks for projects using stencils. I sacrificed one of my Fresh Cut Notes (p. 171) so that I could play along. The best part is that I can continue to use this one note over and over for many projects so it was a worthy sacrifice! I saw the CAS76 layout challenge over at Splitcoast and knew this was the way to go. By definition, stenciling gives the feel of layers without actually having to have them and I wanted to keep the laying to a minimum. Stacey’s Curtain Call Act 39 used the most lovely combination this week…take a look:
This card came together pretty quickly. I sponged over the flower with Certainly Celery ink onto the Crumb Cake (Kraft) paper. The center was a bit too bare so I popped on one of my new Basic Pearl Jewels. You can expect to be seeing ALOT of these on my card, by the way! I added the sentiment with Wild Wasabi ink and was left with the ribbon to do. I saw this cool tutorial from Makeesha on how to scrunch the ribbon using Sticky Strip. Well, it works great and adds so much texture! Here is the final result:
I must say that I wasn’t totally thrilled with the final result at first (although I love each element), but it is growing on me. Definitely more Clean and Simple than I have been doing lately. Let me know what you think. It is a bit out of my box but that is what challenges are so good at doing for us stampers! Hope you have a great day…thanks for stopping in!
Stamp: Apple Blossoms (Hostess Level 2); Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake (Kraft); Ink: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi; Accessories: Fresh Cut Notes, Basic Pearl Jewels (p. 188), Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Sticky Strip, sponges
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