Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Merry Monday #158 - Stencils



Hello friends.  The challenge over at Merry Monday this week is to use a stencil on your Christmas card.  I had bought a Tim Holtz stencil just before Christmas, but hadn't used it yet and figured this would be a great time to use it.  This stencil (Festive - THS029) is a bit small in places and it took me three tries before I thought it was "ok", but as a whole, I think it turned out pretty well.  Take a look:



I used Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, and Cherry Cobbler inks and sponge daubers to color in on the stencil, and then embossed in gold my "joy" (Hand Lettered Holiday - WPlus9).  I mounted this layer to a piece of kraft cardstock and then layered that onto a card base of Old Olive.  A little bit of twine finished it off.

                                                 

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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful, festive design! Love the gold embossing and bit of twine...lovely!

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  2. This is beautiful .... very festive. xx

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  3. Love this, Marcia - the soft stencil looks great with the gold embossed joy!

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  4. Marcia, your stencil image is GORGEOUS!! Such a fabulous CAS design!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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  5. Beautiful card Marcia. Fabulous stencil.

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  6. Wow, Marcia, I'm going to have to put this stencil on my wish list! I love this design and you used perfect colors! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  7. Clearly your skills include stencils. This is simply lovely. Great use of color and the sentiment is perfect with the design.

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