Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Make It Monday #316 - Stenciled Edges

Hello friends.  This week's Make It Monday challenge is being hosted by Lizzie and she's showing us how stenciling around the edges of our cards adds such a soft and beautiful touch.

My touch isn't quite as light as Lizzie's, as apparently I don't know when to stop!!  I started out using the Cover Plate: Circle Die as a stencil and Aqua Mist ink, but it was SO light that I felt it could barely be seen (the whole idea I think!!).  So why not add some Hawaiian Shores ink and make it a little bolder, right?!  I'm making it sound like my stenciling is right in your face bold, but really it's not bad...just not as soft as Lizzie's!


  
After I added my stenciling, I started stamping my bouquet with Ocean Tides ink in the lower corner and then adding my fussy cut flowers over all the greenery for a little dimension.  The flowers and leaves are from the new Stitching Garden and it is a beautiful set and very easy to line up the layers with the help of a MISTI.  My sentiment is from the Inspired: Praise set and a few clear sequins finished off this card that will be going to a dear friend of mine who is battling ALS.


Check out Lizzie's video and GORGEOUS card right HERE and then play along!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


23 comments:

  1. I think your stenciling is perfect! Not bold at all. Those flowers are gorgeous my friend! I'm so excited that my order just arrived so hopefully I'll be able to get mine inky today. A lovely card from a lovely lady. Miss you tons!!

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  2. Yes I agree, the stencilling is so pretty, love the colour combination and the layout is fabulous. Gorgeous card x I first read the title as stencilled Eggs and tried hard to find them and thought the round eggs would be fun! x

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  3. Just perfect! I love everything about it, especially your colors.

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  4. Your pretty stenciling perfectly balances with the bold floral, Marcia. I think it's just right! Your card is beautiful, and I'm sure your friend will be encouraged by the lovely sentiment.

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  5. Your stenciling looks great, as does the pretty and bold blossoms. Love the sentiment and He is definitely worthy of Praise. Have a great week, my friend.

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  6. Oh my Marcia, your card is gorgeous! I love that pretty purple rose along with your stenciled edges! Thanks for the enabling and inspiration!

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  7. I think it turned out beautifully! Love the soft colors and your pretty purple flowers.

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  8. What a clever technique! I never think to use a cover plate as a stencil! I gotta try this!!

    I love serving a God who is indeed worthy of our praises!! : )

    BIG (((Hugs)))
    Patti

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  9. Gorgeous, gorgeous stenciling! Don't you just love that rose? Beautiful stamping, rich wonderful colors!

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  10. Your stenciling is lovely, Marcia! A wonderful background for the rich color of the pretty flowers! Love the sentiment too!

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  11. oooh that soft stenciling is gorgeous, It really creates a great background for your flowers :)

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  12. I like the regal color of your rose! This is a stunning card Marcia!

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  13. Marcia, your cards are always amazing including this one!! Love your stenciling showing off that beautiful flower!

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  14. Marcia, this is beautiful! I like seeing leaves in colors other than normal greens, so Ocean Tides with that purple is a lovely color combination. Your big polka dots in the background are just right (not over done at all!).

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  15. Love the subtleness of your stenciled edges (and your color choices), Marcia! Guess I’ll have to order Ocean Tides, just when I thought I had all the colors.

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  16. Beautiful stenciling, reminds me of the Bokeh Technique! Gorgeous flowers and I love that large Praise die cut! Fantastic!

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  17. Beautiful card, Marcia and I love the new Stitching Florals. This is a gorgeous card.

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  18. Gorgeous design Marcia. Love the colours. Your soft stenciling really adds something special to the border. What a great tip! xx

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  19. Beautiful card, Marcia!! I wasn't sure about those flowers, but your design is wonderful! Happy Easter my friend! Wish we could play together again, miss you and all the other ladies! Heart Hugs, Col

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  20. Your purple roses really pop against the stenciling, Marcia! It's a lovely card and even better message with your chosen sentiment!

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  21. Simply GORGEOUS Marica! Love your take on the stenciled edge technique! Happy Easter to you and your family!

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  22. Oh my this is gorgeous!! I love the colours you chose and the design is wonderful!

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