Friday, September 6, 2019

Season of Blessings Card

I tried my luck with cutting a stencil from 6 mil stencil material today using the Silhouette Cameo.  (You'll remember from a previous post this was new to me and I can proudly say I have figured it out!)  The secret to my success was getting the right blade.  My Cameo came with the Auto Blade and I needed the Ratchet blade to cut through the 6 mil stencil plastic.  I was inspired too by Michele Ferguson's card where she had used a stencil.  I went to the Silhouette Design Store and chose #69539 Circle Stencils to make my stencil.  I created my background using Tim Holtz Distress Crayons in Carved Pumpkin, Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Frayed Burlap and Pumice Stone.  Used water and a brush to spead the color around on the Strathmore watercolor panel.  Then I stenciled the design using Distress Oxide ink in Ground Expresso over the colored watercolor panel.  I used a baby wipe to remove some of the inked color from the stenciled part.  My stamped leaves and sentiment are by Sweet 'n Sassy (not sure they are still current though).  I used the sketch at Fusion for my card layout (turned the sketch).  I wanted the stenciled background to show up so I used vellum for the sketch panels.  Two of the stamped leaves ended up under the vellum too.  :)  I'm linking this one up at:



That's it for me today.  Are you ready for a football weekend?  If you attend one around here, you will be melting.  :)  It is hot!  Thanks for stopping by and as always.....stay crafty!  :)

4 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Lovely card, my friend!! Thanks for playing along with us at Inspired By....!!

I Card Everyone said...

I so envy you Silhouette gals! The sky's the limit, right? Happy to hear you have found the proper blade, Beverly - and to have you playing cards with us at Inspired By!
Darling card, my friend!
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D.L. Walls said...

Lovely project with wonderful Autumn colors! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Funday Challenge. Donna - DT Member

Laurel said...

Such a bright card and a perfect take on the inspiration. Thanks for playing at Inspired By.