Jill here, and...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I'm starting the year with a nice, bright and cheerful card to add a little light to these dark winter days (they don't half mess with my crafting time!)...
I LOVE this Heart's Stencil, and use it A LOT, so decided to stretch it's use and use the reverse side of it. I spread and smudged my ink all over my actual stencil, spritzed it with water, and pressed my card onto it to pick up the print; an old but brilliant technique that means you get two designs for the price of one on all of your stencils! Once dry, I took my Quinn's lower case abc's from Lawn Fawn, and cut my sentiment from the front, taking care to keep all the fiddly bits from inside the letters so I could add them back in.
I inked up another piece of card to use as my background, and adhered a piece of vellum behind my cut-out letters to mute the effect. I inked another piece of card to match my background, and cut these gorgeous little sprigs using Reverse Confetti's Layered Laurel's Confetti Cuts to draw your eye in. I added a wrap of twine and a little heart, cut using Paper Smooches Tiny Hearts and embossed in Silver Sparkle powder, to finish off my design.
I mounted my piece onto a card blank, and there you have it.
I really hope you like it, and I can't wait to see what amazing creations you all come up with in 2017! As always, everything I used is linked below.
See you next week.