When I saw Elina Stromberg's Gorgeous card for STAMPlorations July 2016 CASEploration Challenge I knew I had to join in the fun! I LOVE Fall colors and stenciling. Also we have plenty of family and friends with Fall birthdays :-) I decided to leave off my sentiment for now. I may just add a sentiment inside. Just could not add anymore to my Card front...what do you think?
Here is Elina's Beauty...
I started with a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper. I saturated the card front with Distress inks using blending tools. I wanted to get the lighter shading in the middle like Elins's card so I added my yellow T.H. Distress Crayon and rubbed in with my finger. Next I used Tim Holtz's Faded Dots stencil and sprayed with Glimmer Mist, which gave a ghosting effect. Next I stenciled with TCW Time Travel Stencil sponging with Distress Inks.
I was so happy with the pretty glowing effect. I sprayed again with more Glimmer Mist...It really, really shines IRL :-) Sponged the edges with Distress Inks and popped up the sponged and die cut leaves from my stash. Added a linen thread bow....and Done! Loved the results.
Thank you again Elina for your awesome Inspiring card!
My card is also for Simon Says Stamp Blog Monday Challenge: Texture
Stamps: SU Vintage Leaves
Paper: SU Whisper White, Strathmore Mixed Media
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Walnut Stain.
Tim Holtz Distress Crayon..Mustard Seed
Accessories: T.H.Faded Dots Stencil and TCW Time Travel Stencil, Big Shot, SU Vintage Leaves Die Cuts, Tool Blenders, sponge daubers, linen thread, dimensionals, mini mister with alcohol ink and frost white shimmer paint.
Techniques: CASEing, Sponging, Spraying, Ghosting, Stenciling, die cutting