Hi everyone. I'm here today with an experimental card I made. I wanted to do something a bit cheerful so I got out some of my NBUS (which for those who haven't come across Darnell's terminology means Never-Before-Used-Schtuff).
I stamped Clearly Besotted 'brushed poppies' with Memento inks and then I went to cut it down to fit a 4x6 inch card and that was where I made a BIG mistake.... I am so used to using my Woodware paper cutter but the new blade I got for it will not cut anywhere near straight so I got out my new Fiskars cutter which cuts in the middle of the plastic strip and not on the edge, and as you probably guessed I cut straight throught the poppies!! This is when I thought I would just mask off the poppies and try the Memory Box 'mesh' stencil out. I liked the result so instead of starting again I decided to go with the 'off the page' look. Next I was going to use a white card base but then I found this orangey yellow card in my stash which really made the whole thing 'zing'.
I shall enter this in the following challenges -
Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge 'stencilling'
Penny Black and More challenge 'anything goes except a digi'
Stamping Sensations challenge 'anything goes'
Addicted to Stamps challenge 'make your mark'
Addicted to CAS challenge 'mask'
Card Mania challenge 'add some red'
Crafting From the Heart challenge 'anything goes'
Lisa.B.Designs monthly challenge 'inked background techniques'
Simon Says Monday challenge 'no rules'
Top Tip Tuesday challenge 'rubber stamps only'