Make the Cards Challenge #18

Welcome to a new challenge at Make the Cards Challenge! This week we are having a two things challenge, to use a stenciled background and a die cut sentiment. Originally I though this would be one of the easiest challenges yet……until I decided to make this card while traveling! I grabbed a few crafty things while packing, thinking I could easily create a few cards on the road. Let’s just say that I am extremely spoiled with having a craft room. I have not crafted on the go in years and it shows! I did grab everything to create this card, minus the die cut sentiment! I did cut the sentiment, but it is obviously still sitting on my desk at home! Six stores later, I found a lovely scrapbook store that hooked me up with a die cut machine. If you ever find yourself in Allen, TX…I highly recommend stopping into the Personal Scrapbook store. They have a nice selection of items to choose from and the service is awesome!

To create my card, I did a reverse stenciled background. I started with a panel of White Daisy cardstock, the smooth surface is perfect for creating with Distress Oxide inks. I sponged on Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. I then sprayed my stencil with a light water mist and laid it on top of the background. I let the stencil sit for a minute before removing. The water mist reacts with the distress oxide ink, leaving your stenciled design. Super easy and a totally different look from your normal stenciled backgrounds. A layered hello sentiment from Lawn Fawn finishes off the card. This card was truly created with minimal supplies!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock
  • Z3827 Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink Pad
  • Floral Stencil-Unknown
  • Mini Mister-Retired
  • Scripty Hello Die-Lawn Fawn

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope to see your two things creation in the gallery at Make the Cards Challenge!

8 thoughts on “Make the Cards Challenge #18”

  1. Stopping by from Word Art Wednesday to say – thank you for dropping off your art at the bi-weekly challenge – it is always a pleasure and honor to have you join in on the challenge – I wish you the best in the draw for a fabulous prize – Have a blessed day – Gail ~ DT WAW my blog I love Paper

  2. Oh Allisa this is just BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW aren’t you clever with this reverse stenciling (never thought or heard of that but it’s awesome!). You are SO creative … thanks for awesome inspiration!

  3. Lovely card! I always forget things when I try to travel and craft. Your card turned our great and no one would have known. Thank you for joining us at Heart 2 Heart.

  4. Super fun on the technique used for the background! I love the result and have never thought to do that. GREAT card!

  5. Fabulous card, I love the colours. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H


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