Saturday, April 25, 2015

Smell the Daisies


 
Yesterday I thought I'd try making and using my own stencil.  I cut several sizes and shapes of flowers out of a sheet of paper using the Cricut and CTMH Artiste Cartridge.  The flowers are still on the cricut mat to be used later.  The negative became my stencil.  I taped it to a sheet of white CS and, using ink and a sponge dauber, I added the flowers creating my own background paper.  Next I debossed the paper with a daisy embossing folder.  It was kind of a whoopsie because I meant to emboss it but put the paper in upside down.  But I really like how it turned out.   And it works well as background for this digital image and sentiment from Doodle Pantry's Floral Hats set.  



I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Doodle Pantry Ants in My Pantry Challenge #4 - Anything Goes
Bloggers Challenge - Stencil It
Wags n Whiskers Challenge #132 - Flowers
As You Like It Challenge - Favorite Style of Embossing and Why (I love dry embossing.  It adds texture to the card.  There is a wide variety of EF available.  It's not messy.  And it's hard to mess up. Unless, you put the paper in the EF upside down, like I did here.  But, even then, the debossing looks great.)
Southern Girls Challenge - Get Wordy
Perfectly Rustic Design Challenge #46 - New Technique (making and using my own stencil)

Corrosive Challenge #222 - Floral Fantasy
The Color Sisters Challenge Palette -
 

15 comments:

  1. So cool, Debi! I just made my own stencil yesterday but haven't given it a try yet. Maybe tomorrow if I have time. Great minds think alike! Yours looks fabulous - I didn't think of flowers but I have lots of flower dies I could use! I think I'm going to make more stencils. They are so trendy right now.

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  2. I love the background you created with your homemade stencil and the debossing. Great, bright colors, too! Thanks for joining us over at Perfectly Rustics.

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  3. This is wonderful Debi, your homemade stencil is amazing and the debossed effect actually looks better than it would have done the right way round!! Glad to see you at AYLI and Good Luck!! Sarah :0)

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  4. What a great tip for making a stencil, Debi! Thanks so much. I'm definitely going to try that. Delightful card, my friend. :-D

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  5. Very beautiful. Thanks for joining our "Flowers" challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers and good luck in the draw!

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

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  6. This Card is so lovely and beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at The Color Sisters! Sonia DT

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  7. I love this card. Thanks to share it in our challenge on The Color Sisters...

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  8. Lovely card, so pretty!! Thanks for playing with us at The Color Sisters!

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  9. Ohhhh, so lovely card! I like coloring. Thanks for joining the challenge at TCS!

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  10. that's so cute!!! Thank you very much for sharing this card with us at TCS. Hope to see you soon
    Claudia

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  11. molto molto carina! grazie per aver giocato su TCS

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  12. Lovely! Thanks for joining us @ The Color Sisters

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  13. what a beautiful hat! i love hats...thanks for sharing on tcs

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  14. Great job dear Debi on trying a new technique! WOW this looks great!!! YOu should be really happy with the result!
    THanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics
    Smiles Sharnee :)

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  15. Great card, love the background you have created. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

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