Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Thinking of You Card and Envelope

Hello! Thanks for joining me again to take a look at what's been happening on my craft desk! I wanted to join in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for Create your own background! I have been wanting to try to create my own stencils using some Inkjet Transparencies I found in my stash, but quite honestly, have been too chicken to do it. Once I saw Caryn's wonderful creation I knew this was the chance I'd been waiting for and took it...and am I glad I did! So much fun and I love the results! So, here you go... 
Like I've said, I started with some old transparency film I found.
I used two of my Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles and die cut random circles from the transparency. I even kept the pieces that were cut from the plastic in a little baggie to use as masks on later projects.
 After I was satisfied with the pattern I started using my Tsukineko Sponge Daubers to fill in the circles using Tim Holtz Distress inks in Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass, Tattered Rose, and Antique Linen. These are not usually colors that I reach for ( I love bright colors) but I think the combination is eye pleasing.
 I used a little washi tape to keep my stencil in place, but then ended up moving around quite a bit to cover the whole background. Here is the final background. I think it is happy and fun!

 I selected the Simon Says Clear Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts for the beautiful Thinking of You sentiment along with Versa Mark ink and Zing White embossing powder. I added a few pearls from Michael's Recollection line, and used foam adhesive to attach the sentiment.

 Lastly, I created an envelope for my card because I didn't have one big enough to fit it! The measurements were 4.5"x 6". Ooops. :) Thanks for joining me! What is something You've been wanting to try, but find yourself too 'chicken'?


  1. Love these fun dots! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Make Your Own Background Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

    1. Thank you Cheiron, I had fun stepping outside my "creative box" and that's what these challenges are about. Right?