Stencils are popular in card making at the moment and I'm having fun using them. Actually, I enjoyed using them many moons ago when they were the in thing for home decor! I stencilled three walls of my neighbour's bathroom and I decorated loads of bits and pieces and small furniture items for our home - I still have a couple of pieces!
For this card I used a Meadow Flower stencil, Memento inks and Sparkle Medium embossing paste. I used low tack tape to mask areas of the stencil and I stippled Memento London Fog and Grape Jelly inks through the stencil using ink duster brushes. I removed the stencil, heat set the inks by blasting the panel with my heat tool and carefully repositioned the stencil. I then applied Diamond Sparkle Medium embossing paste and allowed that to dry - because the glitter in the Diamond paste is suspended in a clear gel the colour shows through the sparkle. I made a 5 3/4" card from SU! Elegant Eggplant CS and added the stencilled panel plus white and silver striped paper to a mat layer of silver mirri CS. I attached the die cut and dry embossed ribbon and bow and added the sentiment element. I punched two Eggplant flowers and placed those on the silver mirri CS label and I added a rhinestone to the centre of each flower. A Small Circle Dazzler embellishment on the bow completed the card front.
Here's the inside and the envelope. I may add a sentiment inside at a later date when I know what occasion I'll be using the card for.
Stamps: SU! 'Best Yet' set
CS: SU! Elegant Eggplant & Whisper White, silver mirri CS
Patterned paper: First Edition 'Silent Night' 6" x 6" pad
Ink: Memento London Fog & Grape Jelly, SU! Elegant Eggplant
Tools: Imagination Crafts 'Meadow Flower' panel stencil, Creative Expressions 'Classic 3D Bow' die set, SU! 'Apothecary Accents' Framelits die, 1 1/4" circle punch, Woodware multi flower punch, Inkylicious ink duster brushes, heat tool, palette knife, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: Imagination Crafts 'Diamond' Sparkle Medium paste, Creative Expressions 'Small Circle Dazzler, SU! rhinestone jewels, Dimensionals