Monday, 8 April 2019

What is really beautiful needs no adorning

Sharing a card featuring the beautiful Stylish stencil by Funky Fossil Designs.

This is a stunning stencil and it makes the most gorgeous of cards.  For this one I actually masked off the neck on the stencil to make the image smaller to fit into my layout, which is from the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I’ve flipped the sketch vertically so the sentiment is at the bottom to fit the image better.  For added interest I’ve double matted everything and varied the sizes of the mat layers.

Over at Addicted to CAS they’re looking for ombre designs.  I’ve sprayed Distress Resist Spray through my stencil and used one shade of Distress Ink, Shaded Lilac, to then colour my watercolour paper and make the stencilled image stand out.  Not sure if there’s something wrong with my Shaded Lilac inkpad as the colour is definitely more blue than purple, particularly where I’ve added more layers of colour to create the ombre effect.

With my layers of coloured mats and large image there really was no need for any designer paper on this card, which is just as well as I wanted to play along at Creative Craft Cottage for their no patterned paper challenge.

Keeping this card CAS, I’ve only added two embellies, one is my sentiment, a fabby Make it Crafty chippie I’ve used embossing powder to colour and a tiny pearl and pearl drop as an earring.  For a card that was super quick to put together and took minimal supplies I am really happy with how it turned out.

Chalks & Powders etc
Bellbird Paperarts Embossing Powder ~ Ultra Fine Platinum
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Clear
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Funky Fossil Designs Stencil ~ Stylish
Make it Crafty Chipboard Single Layered Words ~ 2" Sparkle
Pearls from my stash
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress ~ Resist Spray
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Shaded Lilac
Tsukineko ~ VersaMark Ink
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Criss Cross Cardstock ~ Hyacinth
Photoplay Luke 2 ~ Blue/Cream

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous CAS card and love that stencil - so elegant
    Kim x

  2. Love the ombre inking! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. What a great card! Love the stencil and background colour! So fun! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. You did an amazing job with your stencil, Emily! Beautiful ombre effect on your background, too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS Challenge!

  5. Striking! Wonderful stencil! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  6. Wow this is gorgeous! Great ombre effect! Hope you will share more of your beautiful work with us in the future at ATCAS!

  7. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
    Anneke DT


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