Back from work and decided to post a couple of cards I finished off last night ....
In line with this week's theme at Less is More here is my very first creation using a masking, stencilling and sponge daubing technique and I'm quite pleased with the result - will have to try it more often. The only issue is the photo - it wasn't easy to get a good image and it's ended up flat on the table which gives it a weird look like it's suspended in mid-air!
I've used my Memory Box Tilda Floral die as a stencil - I love this die and if you're a regular you may have spotted it a few times on the blog but not used in this way before!
To begin with I die-cut the floral die in basic card stock and used the negative to mask my card blank. I then placed the cut image inside and sponged with 2 inks using some sponge daubers that have been in my stash 'un-used' forever! It seemed a bit bland when I removed the mask and stencil so I rotated the die so that the petals sat in between the original ones and repeated the daubing. Think I went a bit mad then as I daubed up the edges of the card!!!
To finish off and add a bit of glam I've glitzed up the edges of the petals with glamour dust. I decided to cut a circle in the flower centre and stamped 'hello' on the insert, but essentially it's a one layer card which means this can also go into the CAS on Sunday challenge.
Memory Box - Tilda Floral die
X-cut - Circle Die
Sentiments & Scalloped border die: Clearly Besotted
Enamel dots: Doodlebug from Craft Mojo
My next card is to enter challenges at The Paper Players and Addicted to Stamps and More (Anything Goes).
Still in the masking mood I die-cut a large circle in basic cardstock to use as a mask then stamped inside with flowers from the Uniko Studio Flower Power range. The sentiment is Clearly Besotted stamped and heat embossed in white onto vellum with a couple of Doodlebug pearl accents from Craft Mojo.
So that's all for now and time to catch up on your blogs.