Saturday, 2 April 2016

Christmas Card Club - Use A Stencil

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.

My Card


Recipe
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.



24 comments:

Wendy L said...

Looks fab Christine, love the gems randomly placed around, xxx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Waaau wat een schitterende kaart
Groetjes Gerrie

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Great card, love it.
Lydia
X

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful christmas card Christine and your background is gorgeous and love your embossing

Anne

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is beautiful Christine, love the stencilled reindeer and gorgeous embossing folder too.
Lorraine

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Christine & so elegant :o)
I hope you're having a great weekend.
Hugs
Tracey
xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
This is divine. Naughty girl having all those stencils and never used them lol!
Mind you, I only tend to use them for embossing rather than stencilling.
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

Lia said...

Wow, your first try out is a big success! I did not use my 2 stencils before, but by seeing this card I should give it a try I think....!!
Have a nice weekedn!
Lia xx

cuilliesocks said...

Well if this is your first go at stencilling it is fabulous and what a gorgeous card Christine. All the details are lovely and I love the colours too.
I see you have my candy photo up, thanks for that, enjoy your weekend, Kate x

Lea Brawn said...

I think you've done a great job Christine. This card is fab x

rachel said...

Such a wonderful make christine. Really lovely. Big hugs rachel x

Lorraine said...

I think it looks brilliant. Love the embossed corners and gorgeous deer.
Lorraine x

Pollard Carole said...

Amazing this is so classy love it love and hugs Carole x

MaryH said...

It's amazingly beautiful with the stenciling on the reindeer motif, and even more so, if it's your first attempt. Love the entire look of this card. (Mine were NOT even close to being this successful). I'd say you have a knack for the stenciling, and good that Carol's challenge took you into a new zone! Well done. TFS & Happy wkend.

dutchess said...

wow...your a natural at stencils if this is your first attempt...a really beautiful card...love love love it!

Zoe Tant said...

It's fab Christine. If you didn't tell us it was your first time we'd never have known. Lovely stencil and you've framed it beautifully. Zx

Birgit said...

This card is so pretty and love the soft blues you used. I love the embossed and the round stencil cut, really nicely coloured also

Rita said...

Beautiful card Christine. perfect embossing too. Hugs Rita xx

Mrs A. said...

Can't believe this is your first time using a stencil! It's lovely. The colours are perfect and love the embossing. Hugs Mrs A.

Sandy said...

So beautiful - you posted early and I am posting late! Your card really is beautifully made and designed. I do not have good luck with stencils but will keep trying. I also have not embossed too much so am week in both areas. Bravo to you for using both embossing and stenciling!
sandy xx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work.

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card Christine... Love all the embossing...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sandy said...

I was looking at this again - outstanding - you are making me run for my money but that is a good thing. I love your cards!
sandy xx

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Christine, love the beautiful shading and that embossing folder is perfect in the background. Great use of a stencil and embossing folder! Carol x