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>> Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hi Everyone,

The challenge this week here at the DRS Designs blog is "Hot Trends-Stencils" and I had so much fun making the first card, (you can see it on the challenge post), that I wanted to try again.  I had this Spellbinders Impressibilities metal stencil named Diamond & Stars, which I originally bought to use for dry embossing.  However, I'm so used to embossing folders giving me a deep, crisp look that I didn't care much for this when I tried it.  It's too subtle for my taste. 

So, when this challenge presented itself, I pulled the metal stencil out again.  I decided to try a gradient look, and started off sponging ink in a light pink, working my way up to red at the bottom.  When I was done, I crossed my fingers as I pulled away the stencil, and what do you know?  It worked :)   I stamped the Ribbon Heart in black pigment ink and heat embossed it with rainbow embossing powder.  I think if you click on the photo, it might show up better.

I stamped and die cut the new Valentine's Full of Love Greeting and added to my card along with some gem flourishes and pearls.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you join us for our Stencil challenge right here!



Connie said...

Very pretty card :)
Valentine's Day will be here before we know it. Come on over and help me celebrate my three year blogging birthday with a Give-A-Way.
Connie :)

Shelia said...

Your stenciled background looks perfect & makes a lovely card!!

Sue said...

Very Cool Karin!! Your background came out awesome!!

Janett Ray said...

Wow! love the background. Your ribbon heart and all the bling.

Samantha said...

So pretty, Karin! That is a super-fun background you've created!

Robin Clendenning said...

What a pretty card!Love the stencil you used! All the bling is so pretty too!

Jennifer E. said...

Nice job with all the stenciling! Love the gradual color change! Makes for a very pretty valentine!

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