Thursday, January 17, 2019

Stenciled Valentine

Today I got out one of my favorite stencils and made a background with it and then added a couple die cut hearts with a sentiment on one of them. A very simple card but I love the look of it anyway! This will be entered in the Gina K. Designs Monthly Mix Challenge which is entitled "My Sentiments Exactly". That means no pattern paper or stamping other then the sentiment can be used on the card. So that did make it a bit more challenging to do but still lots of fun!


I added a mix of pink and red shades to make the background of the card using a stencil from Color Box Art Screens called Lovely which I had purchased at Gina K. Designs a few years back.  The Life Changing Blending Brushes made it so easy to blend the colors.

The sentiment from the Gina K. Designs Geo Thanks set which was illustrated by Claire Brennan was stamped onto a white heart die that was included in the package of the Gina K. Designs Large Single Stitched Circle set. I also cut a red heart so that when I placed it on my card I could stagger them to give a more fun look. These hearts were popped up over a strip of white card stock which was layered to a strip of red card stock that I found laying next to my cutting board. The final step in finishing the card was to add a few red rhinestones to the white strip.

Thanks so much for the visit and for all the great comments you leave me. I appreciate all of them.

God bless,
Verna

21 comments:

Liz said...

Super card, Verna. What a beautiful stencil, you've made a lovely background pattern with it. xx

Carol L said...

Wonderful stenciling and I just love that tiny sentiment that fits perfectly onto the little white heart! SO pretty!

Dandi93 said...

Sweet Valentine card Verna... love the flare of those heart... Fabulous background

Shona Erlenborn said...

Wow! Great job on this. The stenciled background is amazing!

Theresa's Studio said...

Lovely Card! Great blending of colors!

Brenda in IN said...

Oh wow for those beautiful stenciled hearts. The blending is so pretty and the design is great. I love your floating hearts cards too. I am a bit behind with commenting! If I have to leave the house for any reason, I don't get to my blog friends.

Donna Ellis said...

WOWOW! Not only a gorgeous stencil, but an amazing blend of colors inside those hearts! This is beautiful, Miss Verna! Wishing you a warm day. hugs, de

Mac Mable said...

Such fabulous blending and love that pretty stencil. Wonderful card and so very pretty x. Great challenge not to use papers or stamping x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! That's a beautiful stencil to make a very fun background! Wonderful simplicity, but with a lot of color and character!

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful, Verna.I love the stenciled hearts,and how you broke up the panel with the strip of white,gems and the sentiment.

Judy Woodland said...

This is so gorgeous, Verna. You have used that stencil perfectly. I just LOVE it, well done!!!

Lisa Babitz said...

Great take on the challenge! The stenciling looks great behind your sentiment strip/panel.

Greta said...

What a beautiful stencil & I love your inking! Wonderful card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fab sponging. Great 2 tones of red

Barbara said...

Verna, this card is absolutely beautiful. Love the stenciling, colors, layout, actually love everything about it. Beautifully done girl!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Sweet Valentine, Verna! Love your stencilled background!

Bonnie said...

Now I can understand why this is one of your fav stencils. So detailed and sweet.

laurie said...

That stencil has a beautiful pattern...makes such a lovely card! I love the jewels.

Johanna said...

Such a beauty and that stencil is a perfect Valentine background.

Lisa said...

THIS is beautiful!! Love that stencil design and beautiful job with that background! Awesome card!

Dawn S. said...

I just posted a card with the same stencil! You did a beautiful job with your card. I love the white stripe and the double cutout hearts!

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