Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Look on the Bright Side

The challenge this week for Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday blog is to use a stencil. Coincidentally, I recently got several stencils at one of the shopping booths at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington, TX. So I was itching to use a couple for this challenge. For this card, I used a section of the "Mini Rose Window" stencil by The Crafter's Workshop.

Because of the large, circular design of the stencil, I chose the following sketch by Operation Write Home:

I first taped the stencil down over a piece of white cardstock. I used Q-tips to apply Distress inks in Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, & Picked Raspberry; and Pastel Yellow pigment ink by Stampabilities. I removed the stencil, and colored in the "frame" sections with black marker. Finally, I cut it out, following the general curve of the window sections, and matted it on a piece of black paper.

I used a greeting from this Hero Arts/Operation Write Home stamp set. I stamped it in Ranger's Archival Jet Black ink on a strip of white cardstock, then blended Salty Ocean over it. I adhered it to the card front, which I'd cut from Pearlized Cardstock by The Paper Studio, and glued the window piece over it. I finished off by adhering the card front to an A2-size card base, and applying a coat of Glossy Accents over the colored window sections.

I'm also entering this card in Simon Says Stamp's Monday "Anything Goes" challenge.


  1. hi Andrea! sweet stained glass look, this is awesome, great design! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  2. Beautifully done, Andrea! A great way to use your stencil. Thank you for sharing your card with us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle


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