Firstly I'd like to thank my most recent followers for adding themselves to my small but growing list. Its always great to find out that you guys actually want to see my creations, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside so thank you so much :) xx
So, on to today's card and I was delighted at the weekend when I saw that the latest challenge over at Less is More was to use paper piercing on our projects. Although I've only been blogging for a couple of months I've been cardmaking for a few years and I've had a lonely little metal paper piercing stencil in my stash which had been forgotten so I couldn't wait to have a play again, and I forgot how therapeutic it was!
This is what I came up with...(apologies again for the poor photography, can't wait for the lighter evenings so I might be able to get some decent shots!)
and a closer view...
There were lots of ornate swirls, flowers and leaves on the stencil but I decided to stick with the straight line of dots. I used the same row of dots to create the five lines, each a different length. This was my second attempt, on the first one I used five different flower stamps but it just didn't look right so I recreated it using the same little flower head in five different colours. I then stamped the sentiment above but something was missing so I added the little mosaic gems in colours to match each flower. This panel was then popped up onto 3D foam.
- Cardstock: Card blank - from stash; Stamped/Pierced card - Kanban 300gsm Brilliant White Cardstock
- Stamps: All from Penny Black 'Salutations' stamp set
- Ink: Versacolour - Mint, Orange, Pink, Lilac, Lavender; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Gems: Papermania Mosaics - Sets: Sapphire & Topaz, Citrine & Peridot, Ruby, Pink Diamond, Amethyst
I'm really pleased with how this turned out and thoroughly enjoyed making it so I think my little stencil may be coming out to play a lot more often :)
Thanks for visiting as always.