Monday 27 March 2017

Reverse stencil ...

After a busy weekend with my parents in Lincolnshire ... I decided to take some time out this evening to create a card even though I should be ironing!!!

I created the focal point by inking the reverse of a stencil using distress inks, I then spritzed it with water before placing onto a panel of water colour card.  I let it sit for a few seconds - mopping up any escaping ink with a piece of kitchen roll.  Once the panel was dry I stamped the flowers with the coordinating stamps.  I die cut a square from the panel - leaving lots behind for another card! I also die cut two frames - one black, one white - then combined all of the elements, added a sentiment and considered the card finished!

I used:
Distress inks - squeezed lemonade, mustard seed, dried marigold, ripe persimmon
STAMPlorations - Daisy Dance Stencil and Bloom sketches Stamp set
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Dienamics - Stitched Square dies

I'm going to enter the following challenges:

"Less is More" #321

AAA Cards #86

STAMPlorations March CAS Challenge

STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge



  1. Great frame, not the usual frame and it's very interesting.

  2. Love the twisted frame and the beautiful flowers peeping through. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. This is brilliant, Elaine! I love the bright pop of colour, and the offset frames are so stylish and contemporary in feel. A really awesome CAS design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  4. Great take on the challenge - lovely card.

  5. Loving your double frame, it's very effective on your card !

  6. Makes cards is much more fun than ironing! This card is a beauty! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  7. I love your multiple layered angled frame Elaine - it makes a real eye-popping design and the beautiful bloom within is perfectly coloured as ever. Thanks for playing with us at AAA Cards and Less is More this week.

  8. Thought, I recognized the daisy, Elaine! Yours is beautifully framed and coloured of course. You could link your card up withthe CUTplorations Challenge over at STAMPlorations too, if you wanted to. It's a floral theme this month. Hugs Monika XXX

  9. Love how you used die cuts to frame the flower. Lovely design. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  10. I certainly think crafting is more important than ironing, so glad you made the "right" choice! Your card is so pretty adn I love the super CAS layout with the simple and elegant flower. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge. We hope to see you back again soon! Karola, DT, InvisiblePinkCards


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