Tuesday, February 27, 2018

pink + copper = bliss

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!

stencils: brick (folk art, from the home decor section), leaves (wendy vecchi/stampers anon), geometric fragment (stencil girl i think??); copper embossing paste: dreamweaver; acrylic paints: dina wakley media/ranger, golden heavy body acrylic, liquitex hb + thin, inexpensive craft paint from the big box store (there is NO bad type of acrylic paint for gelli printing and in fact a mixture of textures and qualities often yields the best results, imo!); floral: prima. vintage: guest check, sari silk and book paper; plain white cardstock: staples; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine (tho really it's only decorative here)

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? ♥


  1. Gorgeous card, I need to expand my use of stencils I'm so "chicken" of course I don't start a project soon enough to give it "drying" time lol.

  2. Mixed media gorgeousness! Love it!

  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh awesome use of your stencils
    So pretty - and for the record - never enough GAH PINK!!!

  4. I always admire your talent with mixed media Lauren, what a fabulous way to combine all of this elements so beautifully balanced.
    Awesome card Teammie.

  5. Oh I so agree...scrumptious card.

  6. What eye-candy! Yum! Oh my... Your machine stitching skills are off the chart! Just inspiring and amazing! Great job using those hoarded Gelli prints!

  7. Your selection of topic is very good and also well written. Thanks for sharing. I feel like all your ideas are incredible! Great job!!!

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