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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stencil and pen

The challenge at Paper Pretties is to try a new technique.  I have procrastinated, trying to think of something.  I decided to try a stencil - since I keep forgetting to look for embossing paste, I had hoped I could improvise.  My first couple of tries were not a success!  (I tried Versamark and chalk.)  So I resorted to a pen - still not satisfied, but it will have to do for now.  (How is this new?  These stencils  have been sitting in my drawer for years...I used them a couple of times - embossing with a tool.  I also previously tried using them on the Cuttlebug but I need more work on that as well!0
I also tried dry embossing two layers - the pale teal and the DP - a technique I have used a time or two in the past.
Can you tell I am not really pleased with the result - any suggestions would be appreciated!
Sketch from 2-04, with monochromatic tones:
New technique:
Spooled item:
Not a square:
Spring colors:


  1. How fun!! Love the simplicity of using a stencil - very cool!!
    So glad you played along with us at SSW2!!
    Blessings to you!

  2. I love the simplicity of your card. Fun image! thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW2

  3. Dorothy this is lovely. I like the clean and simple look of it. The embossing is a great touch for the texture it provides. Beautifully done. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at SSW!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  4. Love the texture! Such a crisp design. Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  5. I think it looks great. Love the clean and simple look of the image. Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  6. It turned out lovely! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge!

  7. great CAS design. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x

  8. Lovely card.
    Thank you for joining the Allsorts 'Spring is Coming' Challenge and good luck x Susan x

  9. Thanks for sharing this fun card with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  10. Such a fabulous male card. Great design. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina