Welcome to our week of fun with ARTplorations stencils from STAMPlorations!
I've got a fully-loaded Christmas card for you. Ready?
Took my Just Squares stencil and stamped a lacy BG stamp onto it, flipped it over and "stamped" it onto my CS panel, hoping it would add interest to the white areas between the squares I was going to color. Epic fail. I'm callin' it selective splatter. You're probably thinking "looks like little specks of dirt on her card!"
Taped down the stencil and sponged silver and gold Delicata pigment ink randomly. Added a few squares of silver and gold embossing paste for texture and since you can't have too much shine on a holiday card, right?
I'm diggin' the plaid that seems to be gaining popularity these days. Found a PP in an old October Afternoon pad and die cut a label. Die cut the poinsettias and created the flowers. Die cut the sentiment and heart from glitter CS. (I predicted gold and silver together as a trend for 2015. I better use it before the year runs out!) Added some bunched-up gold thread and a heat embossed sentiment from Sentiment Builders: Christmas and New Year and voila!
Take a look at your stencils and see if you can use a non-Christmas one to make a Christmas card!
Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects, a flash stencil project linky and the blog hop deets here. Thanks for visiting!
I'm taking my Christmas card to the "Gold" challenge at ARTastic, inspired by the shine in this piece;
to Simon Says Work it Wednesday for November 2015;
and Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge where it's Anything Goes.