Monday, December 20, 2010

Stenciled Vintage Card

This card was a learning experience. I've never tried to stencil a pattern as 'paper' and while I appreciate new things, I don't know that I'll do it anytime soon. :o) The process was a bit tedious and since I sponged the ink, quite messy. I really like the end card and I guess having red fingers is appropriate for the season!

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #83

Photo Inspiration ~ The Paper Variety
My card could be used for Christmas, but I purposefully left off any sentiment or image so it could also be for just about anything else. I was inspired by the way the red looks with the 'vanilla' of the sweet puppy.

Image Detail
There are a few 'flaps' to this card. I tried to capture all the elements for you.

Ins and Outs ~ Stenciled Vintage
Stamps: None

Paper: SU (Very Vanilla, Real Red)
Ink: SU Real Red
Accessories: SU
Techniques: Stenciling


  1. Your red fingers is well worth it. Your card is beautiful. I love the stencil. Awesome layout. Nicely done!!!
    Thank you so much for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.


  2. Love all the the fancy folding details on this! And the lace and vintage brad look great! Thanks for joining us at PPA!

  3. well this beauty is well worth getting red fingers for :)

  4. Beautiful card! Love the fold :) Thanks for sharing at The Paper Variety!

  5. This came out beautiful! Love the stenciling and the folding is so cool! Merry Christmas!

  6. Wow Cat - you are on a roll!! I love this card and that inspiration - totally adorable! It is a great idea to flip the sketch, it works so well! Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge for this sketch - we appreciate your support and love to see what you have been creating!
    Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas!!{{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  7. Very nice card! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  8. Beautiful card. Has a Victorian flavor I really like. Thanks for participating at The Paper Variety.


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