I hope your week has been good!
I've been little quite on the blog for the past few days. We have a big weekend coming up with company and a wedding! My brother and his lovely fiancé are getting married this Saturday. It's a second one for them both, but I am so happy for them :) And I am taking the pictures... eeek! No pressure! I am not a professional photographer by any means, but I have loved photography and taking pictures since I was super young. I just hope the weather and the sun/light cooperate for us :) I'm a bit nervous, I'll admit, but I'm excited too :)
So I have had the wonderful opportunity recently to work with some fabulous new stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils. They have just recently started making small sized stencils which are perfect for card making. The stencils I used were 8 x 10 and worked perfect for my cards, but would be excellent for scrapbooking or larger projects too.
For my first project I used the Nagoya Stencil template. I love this pattern and I may be wrong, but I think this is the same pattern as the quilt design, Double Wedding ring. Any quilters out there can correct me if I'm wrong :)
I simply sponged a white background panel with blue ink from my ink pad. It worked wonderfully and cleaned up with a wet sponge and some water easily. The little bird on the post and the sun I cut out with my Cameo with files from Miss Kate's Cuttables. I added the detail on the post with my Copic markers. The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.
Okay, anyone who was following my blog last fall and winter may remember that I ADORE birch trees! I have bought every birch tree stamp and stencil I've ever come across. I don't know what it is about them, but I just love them! When we go on vacation out west, I take pictures of just birch trees and aspen trees and their bark! When I get home and show off my vacation photos, everyone wants to know why there are so many photos of tree trunks! haha!
Anyway, on to the card! I used the lovely Birch Forest stencil for this one. I just sponged some crumb cake ink over the stencil onto a white panel, then layered the pinecones and flowers with foam tape. I then mounted the whole thing on a natural card base. Oh I just love those trees!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I have an exciting announcement coming up tomorrow! Can't wait to share! I've been holding it in all month and I'm about to explode! haha!
Have a great day!