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:

D.Ann C said...

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

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

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

Jerrie said...

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

Ruth said...

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

Carol said...

This is so pretty Maria. Carol x

Shelly said...

WOW! This is gorgeous, Maria!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

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

Happy Dance said...

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

Suchi said...

LOVE it Maria! :)
Suchi xx

Lee-Anne said...

This is absolutely stunning! Love the colors, Maria!

Helen Gullett said...

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

Mac Mable said...

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

~amy~ said...

this is awesome.

nancy littrell said...

Airy and Bright indeeed! Love it! TFS Maria

Craftychris said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful...love your gorgeous background!

Anita in France said...

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

Joi at RR said...

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

shirley-bee said...

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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