Good morning. Gosh, it's the weekend again already! Once again I am posting my card a day early. MInd you, it almost got posted two weeks early because I misread the challenge list rota. Fortunately I did realise my mistake in time to make another card, but it meant I was way ahead of myself. This time Carol asked us to use a stencil, or an embossing folder if we didn't have a stencil. I have never used a stencil but I do have a few but I didn't think I had a Christmas one, but then remembered this one that I got at the NEC last November. So I was greedy and used both stencil and embossing folder.
6" square card base made from Papermania card stock
Embossing Folder - Crafter's Companion
Stencil - don't know I'm afraid
Decorative Circle - SB Grand Nestabilities
gems - Hobbycraft
I don't think I did too badly for a first attempt, but I'm sure I'll get better with practice. I used Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud Blending Ink in Clear Day and Indigo Mist . I used the Clear Day ink to colour around the circle and then diecut the whole thing in one go - mainly because I didn't have a circle die the right size for the stencil and I didn't trust myself to fussy cut the circle without making a total hash of it. Anyway it turned out okay so all's well that ends well, in the words of the Bard himself.
Well I hope you are all well and that you have a good weekend planned.