Sunday, December 29, 2013

Pearly Stencil Thanks



Look at the background - isn't that fun? I laid the Cathedral Windows, Large brass stencil down on some black cardstock and then spread some Pearlescent Embossing Paste over the stencil with the Palette Knife. Once all the holes were filled in with the paste, I used the Palette Knife to carefully drag off the excess paste and returned it to the jar.

I carefully peeled the black cardstock away from the brass stencil, laid the black cardstock down on my table, and immediately washed the stencil and the Palette Knife. I let the stenciled piece dry overnight.

The next day, I pulled out the Sweet Williams Strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs) and cut out the flower petals several times. I glued together three layers of petals three times to make three complete flowers and set them aside. Then I cut out the leaves from the Flourish Leaf Strip die (Cheery Lynn Designs) from different colors of green cardstocks. I then cut some of the pieces apart and glued them behind the flowers in a fun mix 'n match fashion.

I arranged the flowers at the bottom of my stenciled piece and glued them down. Then I fluffed up the petals with my fingers, and then I affixed some Snowflake Pearls to the centers. The sentiment, from the Picking Wildflowers stamp set (Flourishes), was stamped on white cardstock and then I trimmed the edges with scissors. I affixed the sentiment to the stenciled piece with some Joy Foam Pads, and then I glued the entire black piece to a white card base.

I love the gorgeous pearl shine and the texture from the embossing paste. It adds an extra depth to this card that you just can't get from patterned paper or background stamps. :-) You can purchase stencils, paste, and the palette knife as well as stamps and dies from Classy Cards 'n Such. Just click on the links above to see each item. To save 10% off your order, use this code, Holly-10, when you check out at Classy Cards 'n Such.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs #113 - Thank You
Hiding in my Craft Room #130 - Anything but a Holiday card
Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Pile it On #48 - P is for ---- Paste, Pearls, Pearlescent Paste, Palette Knife
Dreamweaver Stencils - CAS, Lose some Weight


12 comments:

Sandy Hulsart said...

Holly, this is just lovely, the paste background is a perfect backdrop for your gorgeous flowers. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Juliet A said...

this is too gorgeous to be just a card - this is a work of art!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, thanks for sharing all the details about how you made this card. It is beautiful. I think you've convinced me to buy some paste for my stencils. The flowers are gorgeous. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Glenda said...

If you can part with it, this by itself will be a great gift for someone! Love the Sweet Williams, the red gives your card the pop of color that makes it a BEAUTY! That is one of my favourite backgrounds ever in stamp and now I need the stencil form. Thanks so much for sharing, good luck with your entry. Happy New Year!
Glenda

Amy Voorthuis said...

What a gorgeous card!! I really enjoy the black and red...it's such a beautiful combination....thank you so much for playing with us at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck ;-) Amy

Irina Gerschuk said...

Wow, such a beautiful project!!! Love the color combination - it's so classy and stylish!!!
Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs!

leslierahye strickland said...

Beautiful Thank You card. I love the Sweet Williams flowers at the bottom! Thank you for joining us for the Cheery Lynn Challenge!

Pam Hornschu said...

This is a wonderful card, and would be a great design for any occasion! Thanks for posting it on the Dreamweaver Facebook Page! We'd love to see more!

Terrece said...

Great card! I love the flower accent. I'll be using this idea for sure. Hope you don't mind if I stamplift your idea....

Mollie said...

LOVE your background - it looks awesome! Your flowers are beautiful too! Thanks so much for sharing with us at HIMCR this week!

Emily - Mollie's Motif

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Holly, this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing and writing a note on facebook as well! Hope to see more of your work in the future.

Katherine Clayton said...

Beautiful card . . . love the background! It makes it so elegant looking! Again, GREAT job!!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding In My Craft Room for our "Anything BUT a holiday" challenge. Hope to see you join us again soon!!! (and Good Luck!!!)

Kathy HIMCR DT
UpintheNightwithKat.blogspot.com