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!  :)


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!

Donna 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.