Wednesday, December 9, 2015

day 2 ARTplorations stencil hop


Welcome to our week of fun with ARTplorations stencils from STAMPlorations!


I had my fun with the Flutterby stencil and some Dylusions spray inks in definitely-not-Christmas-colors and water. I was going for a light and airy feel. (This card actually has a twin, bold and beautiful,  and you can learn more about it in this Spotlight post.)


To soften the inks, when I removed the stencil I sprayed the panel with a Perfect Pearls water mixture. See the sparkle? It's such a subtle but wonderful addition.


As for the vellum. Honest? In keeping things simple, I had black heat embossed the sentiment from Noteworthy diretly onto the panel, but wasn't sure I had the "light and airy" feel anymore. So I white heat embossed it onto vellum, ripped the edge and wrapped it around the panel before adhering the panel to my tall card.

I purposely offset the sentiment a little bit so that it has a shadow. See?


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!

19 comments:

  1. Oh, so lovely and the offset white on black was truly inspired!

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  2. Wow..the ripped vellum has made the card AWESOME !!

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  3. I love your bright colors and the vellum is such a nice added touch!

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  4. I love the colours - really stunning! And the vellum panel offset to see the other sentiment underneath is brilliant. Xx

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  5. This is so pretty Maria. Carol x

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  6. WOW! This is gorgeous, Maria!!

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  7. Beautiful, bright colors and the addition of the vellum to soften it a bit is lovely.

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  8. Love how you've muted the sentiment. Smashing idea! And such a beautiful, and subtly glimmery card. Gorgeous colors and you've achieved your light and airy feel. Perfect. Bev

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  9. This is absolutely stunning! Love the colors, Maria!

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  10. I love how you soften the background and the use of vellum paper. Great tag! Thanks for the tutorial on Spotlight post :)

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  11. Love the shadow effect of the sentiment text on the beautiful vellum. Beautiful and delicate background, thank you for the inspiration x

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  12. Airy and Bright indeeed! Love it! TFS Maria

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  13. Love this and the addition of the vellum sentiment is inspired! xxx

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  14. Just beautiful...love your gorgeous background!

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  15. How lovely, Maria ... that dreamy background is fabulous ... love how you've used the vellum! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. What a wonderful and beautiful way to use the stencil - just love that background..... and the card. j.

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  17. Beautiful. Great coverup/shadow creation with the vellum. I love the soft and subtle sheen - also love the Bold and Beautiful version on the spotlight too. Very creative use of loo roll ;)

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