ok, so today's card is a bit of a PINK OVERLOAD, even for me, lol! but before i show you, i should mention that this week's challenge at shopping our stash is to use stencils --as many or as few as you like-- in any way you like. i've used three!
i'm sure you can see the leaf stencil, on which i used copper embossing paste, and later (lonnnnnng after it was well and truly DRY!) i machine stitched around the leaves for a bit of an accent. can you spot the other two stencils, though? admittedly most of the brick background (which is a multilayer gelliprint from last summer when stephanie was here) got covered up, but the bits that show are kind of cool and irl it has an awesome texture. meanwhile, the geometric looking pattern on the heart is also a gelliprint, this time on deli paper, which was one of a huge batch i made last week using a 3" round mini-gelli plate. this is actually one of the (many, lol!) "reject" prints that occurred during that session. but i rarely throw even the uglies away, because they can wind up being great first layers for something else, later. or, in this case, uniquely cool diecuts.
other stash-centric items include the several-years-old burlap magnolia blossom, as well as the vintage guest check and sari silk that my friend anna shared with me!
because the brick background is a gelliprint, i do believe i qualify for the simon says stamp wednesday challenge blog's current brief, "make your own background".
there's loads more awesome stencil action over on the SOS blog today, why not treat yourself to a look-see, darlings? ♥