Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Star Collection stencil





Here are another 2 made for Art Of Craft this time I've used this star collection stencil. I've played about with the placement and have found so many different ways of using it that it's going to be one of my all time favourites.
The lily decoupage is from Joy Crafts, all I've done is emboss the simple flourish in the corners on some white card. Matted & layered on pale blue pearl & a dark blue with a few stick on pearls & an organza bow. Very simple and not too time consuming.
The pansy card uses papers from Joy Crafts and added some stickles glitter glue. Same stencil but a different section. Again I've embossed into the corners but this time I've played with my knife and cut away the lattice area. Hidden under the white card is my favourite deep purple card which peeps through the cutwork. Not sure if there's a brand to it but I buy a1 sheets at the Range. This is then mounted on some green glittery paper from a DCWV stack and a 14.5cm sqr base card. I've had real fun adding plenty of bling with 2 shades of purple 2mm and deep green 4mm gems. To stick gems I find it best to use art institute or anitas tacky glue applied with a tiny steel nib. I dip the tip of a cocktail stick either into the glue or a pot of water, the moisture is enough to pick the gem up and move into place.

9 comments:

Cass said...

Stunning cards.The embossing and cutwork is just beautiful.Gorgeous decoupage too.
I've nominated you for an award Sue.Check my blog for details.

Emma said...

Sue...I want all your cards especially the elephant one!!

Sharon said...

Sorry Sue, I've tagged you. Check out my blog.

Sharon xx

MeandLilG said...

Morning! Just popped into tell you I have nominated you for an award - check out my blog xx

Shirley said...

lovely cards, so much work gone into these.
I love all your creations.

#Donna# said...

Hi Sue, got your addy from the do craft site and have been looking at your blog, its fab and i was so happy to find instructions for the springy card, i have been meaning to look these up on the net. x

Chrissy said...

Sue, they are simply lovely - I am sure I have one of these stencils somewhere and would never have been so innotative - but the work that you have out into them just stands out! Chrissy

Manda said...

I look at these cards and just think wow. They just amaze me. I've nominated you for an award on my bloh Sue. Well deserved. fab site btw! Mand xxx

craftypixie said...

Wow stunning so elegant
love all your work
wendy xx