Monday, January 27, 2014

So Proud of You

Hi everyone ~ I’m back with a card inspired by Debby Hughes at Online Card Class, ‘Stenciled’. Yesterday, she encouraged us to use embossing paste and other mediums to add texture to our cards. Ironically, it’s the theme for this week’s challenge at The Card Concept, and since I used new supplies, I am also going to submit it for the challenge at Addicted To Clean and Simple for the code word 'New’.


I created my own stencil buy die cutting the Falling Stars die on a clear acetate sheet for the background, and after mixing in a little silver paint to white embossing paste, I sprinkled on some clear glitter while the paste was still wet. I colored the image (also brand new) with Copics, added Enamel Accents to the eyes and stamped the sentiment on a SSS banner. 
Here is a close-up of the sparkly stars:

 

Well, that’s it for me ~ I hope everyone is doing well! Take care, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Barb



Supplies:
Stamps: Hero Arts - Lil Hoot
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, Clear Acetate
Ink:  Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Tilted Banners, Falling Stars; Papertrey Ink - Mat Stack #3
Embossing Paste: Wendy Vecchi - White
Paint: Making Memories - Steel
Twine: The Twinery - Caribbean Stripe
Markers: Copic - W0, W1, W3

24 comments:

Hannelie said...

This is precious! Love the way you applied the technique!

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely technique with the sparkly embossing paste stars in the background - such a cute card with the sweet ellies!

Lin said...

Great card, Barb! Love your aqua and grey colors together!

Barb said...

Eeeeek! That is the cutest card!! I love your silver, sparkly stars, Barb! Wonderful way to showcase those ellies! Love it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb what a fantastic card. you totally rocked all your elements from creating your own stencil and adding the enamel accents!

Laura Norris said...

Barb! This is so cute - and a perfect CASe of Debby's card with the stars. And making your own stencil?? Way to go!!

Cathy Weber said...

This card has pushed me right over the "stencil/paste" edge! I am heading off to Michael's today to get some of that paste!!! Love the stars...and those little elephants are adorable peeking out of the Mat Stack frame!

Virginia L. said...

What a cute card! Love your window background with the darling images! Your coloring is fabulous, Barb! Those little stars are wonderful touches!

Loll Thompson said...

Adorable card Barb. Love the silvery stars in the background. Great color combo. Loll xx

Jean said...

Fabulous effect! Well done on making your own stencil!

KayM said...

Well how adorable is that?? Very!! I love those little elephants and the embossed stars look wonderful! It looks super tucked into the reverse die cut too! Very cute card Barb!! Love it!

Kerin said...

Oh my gosh the elephants are too cute and I love the stars! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week :)

Deepti said...

Oh how sweet is ur card, Love those silvery stars that u created with embossing paste. I always adore the images that u pick and the coloring that you do Barb :) thank you for sharing with us at ATCAS!!

Julie Gearinger said...

Oh, this is so adorable!! Love the cute images along with your creative background- just perfect!!

Greta said...

Great card--love the glittery stars! Just signed up for the class today--everyone's cards are so inspiring!

Leni said...

Super fun.Lovely card. Great how you did the stars!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Look at you doing so great with your homework and using up all that NBUS!! Well done, Barb!! I can imagine this card is even more adorable IRL with all those textured blinking stars!! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

shirley-bee said...

Aw, so cute! Well done for making your own stencil, I haven't tried that yet.

Kailash said...

I love those stars Barb, such a clever idea. Very sweet card!!!

Teresa Kline said...

cute, cute, cute!

sparkle & shine *~*

Laura B. said...

gorgeous silver stars!!!!

lostinpaper said...

Love the look of your 'homemade' stenciled stars, what a fantastic overall result Barb!

jintyoo7 said...

Very clever - turned out beautifully, Barb!!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Well, they don't get much cuter than this! I am so enjoying all of the cards I am seeing using embossing paste and you have really done an outstanding job, Barb. Love your attention to detail too, with the glitter and the Enamel Accents. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.