Last year I made one of my Stencil cards HERE for my friend for her birthday. That started it! Rachel started to ask me about the stencils and how-tos and I sent her to Sweet Poppy Stencils to have a look.at the stencils available.
Rather than let Rachel buy all the equipment I invited her up to my Craft Room over we had an enjoyable evening of pizza and stencils and fun! Rachel was smitten! Rachel ordered some paste and other paraphernalia the next day and kindly bought me a stencil to say "thanks". I am not sure her Hubby feels the same way.
Well whilst the equipment was out so I set to and made a card for my friend's daughter. I was told quite categorically that she is no longer into "cute" so I hoped this didn't fall into the "cute" category!
I made the background by smooshing some DIs onto my craft mat (Mowed Lawn, Broken China, salty ocean) and then added some water and dipped a piece of watercolour paper in, dried it and then dipped again. I had a tag handy so dipped that with the leftovers. Once it was dried (and ironed) I stamped my Ryn stamp that Miss Di had sent to me some time ago, with Memento ink. I also stamped the corners with Cavallini stamps in the same DIs used.
Then came the fun bit. I used my new stencil and Pearl embossing paste and left it overnight to dry
I stamped both sides of the card using some TH stamps and my Ryn stamp.
I found a tiny piece of paper that was enclosed in a papercraft magazine many many many years ago that was the perfect colour aka a Snippet. I die cut a silver edge die, layered it and hey presto, my card was born. And it passed muster so it isn't "cute"! Phew!!
Thanks for calling by. Off down to the Snippets Playground to share this.