It's sunday, that means it's Lottie and Lisa time!
That means Anni and I usually pick a stamp or stamp that that we both have (we nearly have the same taste!) and create a card with this set and another task.
Today Anni made a wish, and it is:
Neat & Tangled - Very Merry
use twi stencils on top of each other
My first attempt DID look messy though. And I didn't finish the second one because I didn't like the over-all design.
But I FINALLY came up with a card that I am super duper happy with:
I wanted to create a super subtile background with cold colors, so I used distress inks (evergreen bough, broken china, stormy sky, chipped saphire) and belnded a background. Then took a stencil with waves, sprayed water on top and laid it onto my blended panel. See that subtile texture? Love it? So I was happy with the background - first goal achieved - yay!
For the focal point I cut a stencil with a Memory Box die (Bianca Snowflake). I wanted to used my new best friend called Crackling Paste, but I knew that the translucent paste would get lost on that background. So I mixed the Crackling Paint with some picked Fence distress Paint - which is an Opaque white ink. So it's kind od semi-translucent now and I love that look! Looks cold, frosty and beautiful, right?
So I stamped and embossed the sentiment, fuzzy cut the "merry" and assembled the card. I a so happy I did not give up after the first try.
Do you ever struggle with challenges and make multiple cards until you have one that you really love?
Now it's time to hop over to Anni's blog to see what she created.
Thanks for stoppin' by! :)
Friday Mashup - Stencil this + monochromatic
AAA cards - Paste and stencil