Sunday, March 16, 2014

Sunrise Rooster

Hi friends! I've been playing with the new Memory Box stencils that are in the Classy Cards 'n Such store.
For this card, I pulled out the Shine plastic stencil and laid it over some white cardstock. I then sponged on some yellow ink over most of the open area, and then I followed up with some orange ink down towards the bottom. After I took the stencil off, the white areas were a bit too stark in contrast, so I toned it down by lightly sponging some more yellow and orange inks over the stenciled background.

Next, I cut out the Victorian Picket Fence (Cheery Lynn Designs) and the Barnyard Rooster (Poppystamps) from dark brown cardstock and adhered those to my background. The sentiment, from the Inky Antics Daisy Bouquets stamp set, was stamped with dark brown ink at the top of my stenciled background. The stenciled piece was matted with a dark brown layer and then adhered to a Kraft card base.

This piece was really fun to create. I love how this card is free of bulky embellishments - I can write a note inside and pop this in the mail to a loved one. This card is gender-free, so I can send this to anyone. :-)  If you'd like to purchase these items, you can save 10% by using this code, Holly-10, when you shop at Classy Cards 'n Such.  There are lots of new goodies in the store - just click on the "NEW" tab to see them all.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #123 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls #13 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #102 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me #146 - Anything Goes
Just for Fun - Anything Goes
Less is More #163 - Masking or Stenciling 


Carole Robb Bisson said...

Uncle Andy's rooster crowed every morning at sunup. This card looks like sun up, This is a beautiful work of art and I thank God you’ve shared your talent with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

Cheri said...

Love the CAS design and the use of the dies and the stencil together. Fantastic card.

Diane Noble said...

Thanks so much for joining us in our Word Art Wednesday challenge this week. We love having so many beautiful designs showcased like yours each week. We appreciate your support.
Diane Noble (DT-WAW)

Karen Letchworth said...

This is absolutely AWESOME! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing it with us. It's such a treat to have you play along in our challenges. I hope you're having a really great week, and that you will stop by again soon.
God bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

haththi said...

What a lovely spring card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Krafty Girlz - good luck! hugs Angelie

Anne said...

Just gorgeous! We usually like to see a bit more white space at LIM, wonderful image though
Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
(Guest commenter LIM)

Linsey said...

What a wonderful card! I just purchased a new sunrise stencil similar to this and I really love this look and idea for a card using this stencil! It's gorgeous and I thank you for sharing it on your blog--you've inspired me!!! :)

Squirrel said...

Lovely card and so dramatic!
Rosey x