Can you believe it is already April!!!! Each year always starts busy for me with Stampin' Up! launching its annual mega promotion Sale-a-bration, but April already. It's also yet another fortnight on since our last Christmas Card Club Challenge. The challenge was set by Carol who asked us to use a stencil or embossing folder if we didn't have a stencil. I do have stencils and used this one from the cute pack of 6" x 6" stencils called Happy Patterns (138313). With a little snail adhesive I attached my basic black layer onto a piece of copier paper just enough to hold it in place. Then using masking tape I held the stencil in place over the card stock. I then carefully used my Versa Mark pad to add ink although this was a little tricky as this stencil has lots of detail and so is not the most stable of stencils. Check out one of the other stencils that I used in my last stamping scene post for more ideas. Having added the ink I removed the stencil and then added silver embossing powder and heated with a heat gun.
The stencilled back ground is then matted onto a frame of silver glimmer paper and finally onto a white card base.
Santa is a stamp I bought in Lakeland years ago when they sold crafty goodies. He's kinda jolly and I stamped him twice in black Staz On ink and coloured him in with my Stampin' Up! marker pens. I cut out his head to give extra depth to the image. I've also used a Wink of Stella clear pen to add some sparkle to his hat band, gloves and holly berries.
Last but not least is a sentiment from Sassy Salutations which is a script set covering most events of the year.
Have a great Sunday and pop by the other ladies in our challenge group who have some super inspiration for you. If you fancy joining our gang please do let us know.
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Happy Little Stampers -Stencils