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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Love makes the world go 'round...

I wanted to use a stencil on a card for today, and in looking through my (very) few stencils, I found a pretty, never-used heart-patterned one that I decided to try. So, I thought, why not make a Valentine? It'll be here in a mere 10 months, right?

I started by taping my stencil down on top of my rectangle of white cardstock. Then, I gathered some inks that ranged from a medium pink to dark red and began sponging them on top of my stencil creating a subtle ombré effect.

Once I was done inking my stencil, and before I removed it, I pulled out my lo-o-o-o-ng neglected Tattered Angels Shimmer Spray, and applied a few good spritzes of shimmer.

I think you can see some of the shimmer in the photo above.

To finish off the front, I cut a banner (La La Land die) and stamped it with a Fiskars sentiment.

I also added a few iridescent sequins for some additional sparkle.

On the inside of my card, I added a couple of Recollections (I think) stamps. I was actually happy to see that the heart stamp didn't produce a solid red image, but left an ombré graduation of color.

I had so much fun using this stencil, that I plan to make a few more of these closer to Valentine's Day 2020. 

I'm entering this card into the challenge over on The House That Stamps Built: Use a stencil.  Shirley, owner of the Glittered Paws blog, inspired me to take part in this challenge, and I'm so glad she did!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



Esther Asbury said...

I love the sparkle on your pretty stenciled heart card! I'm so happy you played along in the "Use a stencil" Challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh great job with your pretty stencil Cheryl and I'm lovin the added shimmer! It would make a fab Anniversary card too x

designbydonna said...

Love the stenciled heart. I looks really pretty with the ombre effect. Shimmer spray makes it all really pop. So there--you are 10 months ahead for next year's valentines. Way to go!

Heather said...

Wow, good for you, you are definitely ahead of the game!! This stencil is beautiful and I LOVE the shimmer you added; it looks awesome! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Glittered Paws said...

Love the stencil heart and the various shades of red you used are perfect. I wish you had not reminded me that Valentines Day is only a "few" well ok "several" months away. The way my year has been going I'd better get started on my Easter cards this evening.
Thanks for joining us over at The House that Stamps Built challenge.