Saturday, May 24, 2014

Close to You

Hello Classy friends, Diane here with you today!

Have you been bitten by the stencil bug yet?  I sure have, and the Classy Cards 'n Such online store has a large selection to choose from. I have been purchasing many myself and created this simple but pretty card. 

For my card, I used just a portion of my Memory Box
Texture Tessatina stencil. That is one of the things I love about the stencils, you can use all of it or just a portion like I did. I used Tim Holtz Distress ink, Salty Ocean, applied with the new Mini Ink Blending Tool going darker in the middle and lighter towards the outer edges. When I was satisfied with the results, I ran my panel through my Zutter Distresser. 

I then stamped my Why Do Birds sentiment from Impression Obsession directly on my stenciling.

I die cut Impression Obsession Large Bird on a Branch and popped him up with Joy! Small Foam Pads.

I next cut a panel from the beautiful Bluebell Stardream Metallic 105# paper and mounted my stenciled panel.   I really love how this card turned out. I had thought about adding a bow to the branch, but decided I liked it "as is"!

I hope you have enjoyed today's post and take some time to check out all the many stencils in the store.  A little bit of a "heads up" is our June 9th challenge "create your own background" using a stencil or background stamp, giving you plenty of time to purchase and play with some stenciling of your own!

Love the shabby chic look. So pretty! Thanks Diane!

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Thanks for stopping by!!! Until next time...
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Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card!! The stenciling looks amazing!! I love the bird and branch!! So beautiful!!

joy said...

Diane, what a pretty card! I love this little bird on a branch and you have cut him out with the sweetest paper!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Beautiful card, Diane. I have also purchased the "why do birds" stamp from IP and since I love birds so much, haven't had a chance to use it. I love your card so much I am going to make one of my own right now! TFS!

Diana Nguyen said...

I saw this on SCS and thought it was just lovely!