Friday, 19 June 2015

New Memory Box Stencil

A while ago I came across this beautiful card:

The blog I found it on is here, and is well worth a visit - some gorgeous cards!

Anyway, I fell in love with the stencil, and had to get one... It arrived a few days ago, and I've just had a go with it tonight. My card didn't turn out quite as I'd hoped - I think I need some more practice! But I'm still quite pleased with it. The colours I used were inspired by the Seize The Birthday challenge: "Nothing But Neutrals"

Here's my card:

I used ink dusters over the stencil, stamped the cow parsley in dark grey ink, and added some definition to the trees with a fine black marker. I've tried to keep it simple, and have resisted the urge to add glitter or flowers, so that it would be suitable for a man. Man cards are so difficult! 

I'm also entering this into these two challenges:

Create a project with "stencils"
Create a project with "a monochromatic theme"
or Mash it Up! and Create a project with "stencils and a monochromatic theme"

I love my new stencil! I might try another one, but put a sun or moon where the 'Happy Birthday' is, to set it off a bit. I'm wondering if I should've added the sentiment as a label instead of stamping straight onto the card, as it's a bit dark :-s


Judy McKay said...

Beautiful cards. Love the stencil idea. Thank you for joining us at Come and get It this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy

Colleen said...

I think your card is stunning just as is!! You are so right, that stencil is awesome and you made a terrific card with it and your detail with the black pen is perfect! Thanks for sharing at Seize the Birthday!

Heidi Baks said...

Wow, just beautiful! I hadn't thought to "dust" color through a stencil. Great idea!! I love the detail you added by hand. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Cynthia said...

OMG, you did a great job casing and recreating this card with your own special touch. Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Friday Mashup! Good luck!

Lisa said...

What a great stencil! You did a terrific job with it!

Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!