Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Just stencils

Good morning,
It's an absolutely beautiful day today and I am lucky enough to have the day off work, so I intend to be out in the garden (working - not quite sunbathing temperature yet!!)
Just time for a quick blog post though...

This is one of the cards we did at the Claritystampers East workshop over the weekend.
For this one, we just used stencils...there are lots to choose from on the Clarity website

I used cream hammered card to start and blended yellow (Mustard Seed) distress ink all over, then used sequin waste to add small circles in the same colour - just blend small areas.
I changed ink and stencil and blended another design in patches, and changed again for a third pattern - many of the lovely background stencils would work for this.

Allow the ink time to dry, then position the wonderful wild flower stencil where you want it and secure at the top with masking tape.
Add a dollop of glossy black embossing paste at the top, then spread it across the stencil, remove the excess paste with the spreader and return it to the pot.
Remove the stencil and cover the image with glass microbeads, tip off the excess and allow to dry  I highly recommend you put your card in a container of some sort before you add the microbeads - they roll around everywhere!!
Once dry, mat on to black card and add some gems

I hope it is lovely where you are too!
Thank for popping in today,
Janet xx


  1. It's lovely Janet. I love the colours in the background and the stencil is stunning. Sun shinning here too but too tired after last week to garden.....it will have to wait!

    1. Thanks Anne - hope you had a great holiday xx

  2. Really like this design, must get the wildflower stencil x

  3. Very pretty card Janet! Hope you are enjoying the garden.... lovely here today too! Chrissie x

    1. Thank you Chrissie, It started raining later, but I managed some gardening xx

  4. beautiful card. the background just helps it pop. really love this colour combo xx

  5. This was a great card to make - and the effect is stunning. Xx

  6. This is gorgeous Janet, and I love the flower stencil, I must have missed it...which one did you use please,,,only I NEED it...
    Have a lovely weekend...xx


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