Supplies: Paper - Hero Arts Dove White Top Folded A2 card;
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Stamps - Hero Arts Swirl Christmas &
Family and Friends (both retired)
Stencils - CZ Designs Simple Patterns Trio;
Tim Holtz Stripes
Other - Pine Needles & Barn Door Distress Inks;
Hero Arts Red Royal ink; Parklane gem
I wanted to play with some Cathy Zielske stencils I just bought from Simon Says Stamp. The set comes with three - I just used the diagonal striped one here, brushing Pine Needles Distress ink onto a white A2 panel. It really makes a nice rectangle. Then I created the messy plaid by brushing Red Barn with Tim Holtz stripes vertically and Pine Needles horizontally, basically letting it go outside the diagonal rectangle to the sides and top. Realized my bottom border wasn't straight so I die cut my panel to get a nice spot for the sentiment. Cut 2 additional rectangles and layered for dimension. Stamped the reindeer over top of the plaid & added a gem, then adhered to an A2 top fold card (love these HA Dove cards!!).
I'll also add my card to Darnell's September NBUS Challenge since my CZ stencil is getting first play today. Thanks to all for fun challenges & to you for visiting!! Have a crafty day - now I'm off to enjoy the great outdoors!!