Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tuesday Morning Sketches #429

Hello - thank you for stopping by.  This week's sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and I think it's lovely!  It has some pretty easy elements and it's going to be a great jumping off place for your cards, too.

I am really excited to share my card with you today.  I love how it turned out!  My card features stamps from Pink and Main, retired border die from MFT Stamps and a stencil by me!

Yes!  I made my own stencil - it's basic but hey, so is this stencil.  I made it using my Silhouette Cameo and a piece of stencil material that I purchased at Michaels with a 50% off coupon.  This stencil material is 12x12 and you get 3 sheets so I'll be able to make 12 of them for about the cost of that stencil I linked.

Using Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink and a round blender tool with my homemade stencil I created the background.  Then using the same ink I colored the card base and scrap for the border.

I stamped the image onto some card stock and then did some simple water coloring with Distress Oxide inks Candy Apple, Vintage Photo and Fossilized Amber.  I originally stamped it with the stamp in the MISTI with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then when I was finished with coloring the image and it was dry, I placed it back into the MISTI and over stamped it with VersaFine Black Onyx ink and finished it off with clear embossing powder.  I also heat embossed the sentiment using WOW White pearlized embossing powder.

Then I decided the image needed a little dimension so I used the coordinating die to cut out of fun foam.  It worked - but note to self, no need for a shim.  Yep, this happened....

It didn't even feel that snug when I started rolling this through the Cuttlebug and then SNAP!  C plate busted in half.

Well, we'll see you over at the TMS blog and be sure to visit the team.  They are the best around.


Have a great day!

5 Encouraging Thoughts:

Carol L said...

What a fun idea to use the fun foam, but so sorry you need to replace your cutting plate now! Been there/done that so many many times! LOL Love the stencil idea too and especially those great colors!

Debbie said...

Love this! Cute image, and I love your stenciled BG! I've never thought of making my own... going to have to look into that.
Sorry about your plate! My original C plate broke like this. Fortunately, I also had a long one, but I kept using the small pieces when I could. A couple of weeks ago - on the same day! - they both broke again. :P

Patti said...

Oooh man, that's too bad about your c-plate but your card is perfect!! I love the BIG dots, and the colors and how the pattern is bold but the colors let the little owl be the star :)

Jenée said...

I so LUV this little owl. He is quite charming with his Santa hat. I really like that Iced Spruce color, too. It makes a great background for the little fellow!

Janice M said...

This is absolutely adorable!! That owl is too stinkin cute. Just recently learned of using fun foam for dimension but haven't looked into it or tried it? I still have some pretty cheap rolls of doubled sided foam tape left but when that's all I will have to check it out for sure. Love the background you created too.

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