Sunday, March 12, 2017

Color Me Krafty

Yesterday I told you how I was gifted some Silhouette cut stencils and this one I used today was of a dotted design. So I used that for the background of my card and combined it with some wonderful stamps from Gina K. Designs.

I chose to use only black and white on my kraft card stock. My background was done by first applying Gina K. Designs white ink onto the stencil which covered the kraft paper. Then the next step to creating the look I wanted was to move the stencil slightly so that I had an overlapped design of a black dot. In between where they overlapped it was a lighter shade of black or almost like a gray. I love the way it turned out. It is always so surprising and exciting to see what the result is after doing a stenciled background.

My butterflies were stamped with Versafine Black Ink and then I used a white Prismacolor pencil to add the white to them. This panel was then die cut with a Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle set. I backed it onto a thin layer of black card stock. I also die cut the stenciled background with a die from Die-Namics called Blueprints 29. It did not have the double stitching but I thought it would match quite well regardless. This was also layered onto a thin black card stock. My sentiment was stamped with the Versafine black ink and also die cut with the Cottage Cutz set. And, again I added a thin layer of black. I thought the addition of the black made the layout more pronounced and better looking. After all the layers were done I assembled them together to make the finished product.

Scor Pal
Scor Tape
Cottage Cutz Double Stitched Rectangle CCB-021
Die-namics MFT-914 Blueprints 29
Gina K. Designs Stampers Favorites stamp set
Gina K. Designs White Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Stencil-Silhouette cut from a friend
White Prismacolor Pencil

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Crop Stop March Linky Party #26-Scor Pal, Scor Tape
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Make Your Own Background

This is an easy way to create a great looking card. And, I think this is a design that would work for a man or woman.

Well, we are getting snow today and lots of wind. A good day to craft and make some cards. I hope your Sunday is going well too!

God bless,


Maura said...

Great color combo Verna, and Love the big polka dots!! Great idea with the double stamping! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

laurie said...

Wow Verna..this turned out so awesome! I love the striking!

Downsouth said...

I think this card is absolutely stunning; I am so excited about your new idea of stamping the dots off set; It really makes the whole card eye-catching. I love it. The white dots make all the white on the card look florescent It is amazing; I haven't been this excited about anything for a long time, but this card makes me unbelievably, happily awesome. How did you ever think of that!

Barbara said...

This card is so stunning and I love the total look. You are so talented.

Bonnie said...

Snug and warm is so conducive to creativity. So glad you like the stencils.

Esther Asbury said...

What a stunning card! Love the stencil technique you used! The black and white images are so sharp and crisp against the kraft background. Thanks for linking your talent to the Cropstop blog!

Judy Woodland said...

LOVE what you have done here. Those butterflies are so stunning, and the background so clever!! I have pinned!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Classic colors. Beautiful card love the white on those butterflies

Kathy Krug said...

Great card. I love how you created the background and those pretty butterflies.

Donna Ellis said...

soooooo gorgeous, Verna! Classy and Classic in those wonderful neutral colors, and a fantastic technique! It's beautiful! hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

So, so pretty Verna. Love the effect of the stencilling. Beautiful job! Those butterflies are gorgeous.

Rushd Lady said...

Beautiful card, Verna!

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning. The "shadowed" circles just pop.

Unknown said...

Oooh sorry I missed this, but saw it on FB! It's gorgeous I adore this design and your beautiful butterflies. Awesome technique!

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