Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Poinsettia Flourish - an unintentional stencil story

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all well and, for those of you in the UK, enjoying some lovely autumnal weather. I always find autumn so refreshing after summer, especially the less than lovely summer we've endured this year.

Today's card came about by accident. After I'd finished the die-cutting of leftover snippets of card session I had recently, and as I was clearing the scraps into the bin, I was halted by this piece.


It actually looked quite regular and it occurred to me that it would make a stencil, A bit of inking with some red and brown inks and the addition of a few flourishes, gems, and a greeting, and here's the resulting card.


To help it blend better, the peel-off greeting, which was silvery, was rubbed over with the red ink too.


I'm now looking at my wee die collection with new eyes and I'm thinking that, with careful selection and placement of them, I could make even more stencils ... yet another way of using these fab goodies.

Materials:
A tall white card base.
Die-cutting machine (e.g.Cuttlebug) Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die and a snippet of card to make stencil
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Fired Brick and Vintage Photo
cArt-Us Christmas gem flourish, gold and Anita's gem wheel, gold gems used
Peel-off greeting 

The painting of the lounge is now finished ... yay!!!


The furniture is back in place, the pictures and portraits are back up on the walls, the new curtains are up and harmony has been reinstated.

Maybe life will get back to normal now :)

Happy crafting,


6 comments:

Bernie said...

Fabulous Elizabeth! Those negatives are so lovely I've used them as stencils myself, even used the negatives on cards in the past. Your room looks wonderful. Enjoy normality.
Hugs
Bernie

Jackie said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth, this is something I have done in the past with the leftovers, it's a great way of producing a unique design :o)
Jackie xx

Marie-Louise said...

I love this card. It is so pretty.

Sandra H said...

It's a gorgeous card Elizabeth and great the decorating is finished now back to normal or what?!! x

RosC said...

Fresh paint, harmony and a lovely card from new ways of using a familiar tool. How very satisfying, Elizabeth. The poinsettia is really fabulous.
Ros.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

wow wow and wow I love these cards Elizabeth so very very superb!! well done Shaz in oz.x
PS also pleased for you the painting is done!