Sunday, December 4, 2022

A Stenciling we will Go!!

Hello fellow crafters it's time for the December Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge and it is always  anything goes with an option. 

As you see it's optional to use a Stencil, I must admit I am not a stencil person, I have the equipment (although plan "A" required texture paste which was totally hard and not usable) So of course on to plan "B" which was a "fail" next in line was plan "C" also a fail, I gave up for the day I had been working for 2 days on this stencil prompt, so even though I was really late I trudged on, a good night's sleep with ideas roaming around in my dreams I set up for plan "D" and I am happy I just didn't go with the anything goes theme.

As I said earlier I am not particularly fond or good at stenciling but I dug out the winter trees stencil it is a large one so I made a Slimline Card 3.5 X 8.5 inches. I blended some distress inks to look like a sunrise/sunset  added some deer and of course some cardinals. I then layered it on a navy stardream layer and I diecut the words from the same cardstock. 

Closer look although you can't see how shiny the sentiment is/

Finished the inside with a stampendous sentiment I found while looking for my pallet knives, it has a bend in it and wouldn't stick to the block, Anyone know how to flatten it out?

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to look at the main blog to see the fabulously stenciled creations the rest of the design team have made.  This is the last Christmas challenge for 2022 come back in 2023 (check the blog for the date) 


KT Fit Kitty said...

You crack me up, Barb! All of your "fails" sound like the story of my life! It's a wonder I get any cards made at all LOL! Your card ended in success and is beautiful! Love the ink blended stencilling! The inside looks great too with the added cardinals! No suggestions for you on the bend in the stamp.

Alyson Mayo said...

I love this! Those trees with the background are beautiful. We all have our bad creative days - your card is terrific :)

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

you did a beautiful job on your stenciling, love the rainbow background, wonderful card
Happy Holidays
Barb Housner