Sunday, June 21, 2015

Das doppelte Lottchen #134

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

Let me tell you - I STRUGGLED with this. Two stencils on top of each other - without making it a mess? Anni showed me a card that inspired her and that was when I realized that using one stencil as a background and using the other one to create a focal point would work. Even using two different techniques would make it stand out even more.

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


  1. Waah, der Effekt auf der Schneeflocke ist der Hammer - sooo schööön! Und wunderbare Farben!

  2. Christine, wonderful card! Love your bold layout and delicate background. So, I am not the only one CAS addict playing with pastes colours and textures ;)

  3. Was für ein spannender Hintergrund!!!

  4. Wow Christine this is awesome, love the way the snowflake turned out!

  5. Wow is that great! LOVING the crackle snowflake, so glad you could join us at AAA Cards

  6. Ja...wirklich superschön frostig.

  7. Awesome! Absolutely brilliant use of stencils and paste. I'm inspired and have learnt so much from your post. Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards.

  8. Gefällt mir sehr gut - bin beeindruckt - tolle Technik, auch die Farben - sehr harmonisch !!! Renate

  9. Oh my Christine! Look at all this gorgeous texture!

  10. This came out awesome, I really love how the snowflake looks against the background!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  11. Very cool mixed media card, I'm glad I clicked through because there's so much depth to this card you miss it if you don't look close. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  12. Amazing card, stunning design and brilliant explanation!


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