Tuesday, May 22, 2018

SHOPPING OUR STASH #355 - April Showers Bring May Flowers

Hi there and happy Tuesday to you!
Today starts a fun new challenge at
we want to see a flower (or flowers) on your projects!
I tried out a stencil that I won last year but this was the first time I used it:

I smooshed some Distress Inks onto my craft mat, then mixed embossing paste into the ink.
I applied the green first, then the pink. Once I had covered the stencil, I carefully swiped the
excess paste off, making sure to blend the green into the pink. When you lift up the stencil,
you have a subtle blending of the colors.

I left it to dry overnight, then simply matted it with a scrap of green DP, heat embossed
the sentiment, adhered it all on my card base, and added some sequins for 
a bit of extra bling.

I hope that you get a chance to play along with our flower challenge
at Shopping Our Stash! We look forward to seeing what you come up with!
For more ideas, do check out the fabulous creations by my teammies, and
leave them some bloggy love while there.
Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: So Suzy Stamps
Ink: VersaMark; Ranger DI - Mowed Lawn, Worn Lipstick, Candied Apple
CS: Neenah; scraps
Accessories: FABScraps - DS036 stencil; Dreamweaver - Embossing paste; pallet knife; Stampendous - detail white EP; heat gun; Darice - sequins; GC; Avery Elle - pierced rectangle die
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, Thin 3D foam squares; Ranger - Multi Medium Matte


  1. Gorgeous card, super stenciling and love how you did the sentiment in black for contrast. it's my next step for me is to use the coloured paste with stencils.

  2. Ooh, pretty! Isn't it nice when you have the time to let the embossing paste dry? :D

  3. Hi, Chirs,
    This design is so clean it is just a joy to look at. You chose great colors and the black belly band provides a great counterpoint to those spring colors. Just lovin' it!

  4. Ohhhhhh love it sistah!
    Your colour stenciling is simply inspired!
    Fab job!!

  5. What a fabulous and beautiful card Chris, love the stenciling with the modeling paste, I've never colored my paste but I think it's something I should do, it looks amazing.

  6. This looks gorgeous .... what a pretty stencil. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  7. This is gorgeous! LOVE that texture paste/stenciled background!


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