I had every intention of playing along with Virginia's second challenge to use stencils on our projects, but the collection closed on Friday. I missed it by thiiiiiiis much. I do like my card, however, so I'll show it to you anyway.
I mixed some Distress Spun Sugar paint into a bit of Pearlescent embossing paste, then spread it through the Simon Says Stamp Diagonal Stencil onto a piece of white card stock. It dried not-white and very shimmery. I ended up slicing off just a piece of it to use on my card, behind the die-cut flowers.
I cut three of the flowers, stuck them together for some heft, and colored them with Copics.
At first I thought this would be a sympathy card, but I changed my mind and made it a happy card instead. :)
Here's a look at the shimmer:
Even outside the glare of the light, you can see it shimmers. I really like how it turned out.
I think I need to put up the calendar I bought for my craft room and keep better track of the end dates for these challenges. Not that I need more pressure in my life, but it might be nice to be able to link up once in a while, ya know?
In other news, Bobra likes Spring. There are so many windows in this house at his eye level he wears himself out monitoring the back yard and alerting me to the neighborhood rabbits and robins. Poor dear is sleeping it off now, resting up for the evening shift. What a life.
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