Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Love embossing paste and stencils!

Yes, I have found a new love in creating! 
 I started my card out by making a "mess" with some black Distress Stain and water.  I knew that this would mostly turn out gray so it would fit with the CAS-ual Friday challenge to use Shades of Gray.  I used Tim Holtz watercolor paper. This is a great weight for playing with.  I made sure to get it pretty wet with spritzes of water and that allowed the ink to run.  
 I had a little bit of black ink leftover in this stencil from Tim Holtz so when I used the white embossing paste, it turned out a little bit gray.  I finished it off with this really neat butterfly die and a stamped sentiment from Wplus9 Designs stamped on vellum.
Here is the CAS-ual Fridays challenge and this card also fits the Less is More challenge to use stencils.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. This is fabulous! LOVING that butterfly!!!!

  2. Really nice ! That butterfly sure pop off the card !

  3. what a great background you created! love the drippiness of it - as well as that colorful butterfly die cut!

  4. Fab dramatic background for your creation!
    Thanks for taking the Less is More Challenge this week
    (Guest commenter LIM)

  5. This is gorgeous! wow!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Beautiful shades of gray and I love the pop of color from the butterfly! Thanks so much for joining CASual Fridays!

  7. I just LOVE your card! I wanted to let you know that I’ve chosen your creation as one of my Weekly Picks and linked back to your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Kathy at stampsatplay.blogspot.com