Saturday, November 29, 2014

Another Hello Card

During my recent mojo-filled day, I made a card for two more challenges. I combined the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

and the colors from Colour Me ...:

and this is what came out:

In my continuing quest to use my new stuff so I can put it away, I pulled out my new Hero Arts/Basic Grey Flag Pattern stencil. I masked off the bottom and top of the white panel, then taped the stencil over the open area. I very carefully applied Distress inks -- Festive Berries on top, Seedless Preserves at the bottom, and Peacock Feathers in the middle. I love the colors that get created when you blend these inks!

After I removed the stencil and tape, I added thin strips of black card stock above and below the stenciled area to define it, and also to satisfy that part of the sketch. I layered the white panel on black, then tied some black burlap twine above the top black strip. Man, that stuff sheds!

I mounted the whole thing onto a white base, then went in search of a subtle sentiment. I ended up with the hello from the Simon Says Stamp Talk Bubbles 2 set.

In other news, my cell phone died. That isn't such a bad thing except for when it died: Black Friday. I don't shop on normal days, and I pride myself in never having gone out of the house on a Friday after Thanksgiving. Well, one time a friend and I went to a movie, but I was young and foolish back then. So here I was, on Black Friday, driving to the Verizon Wireless store across the street from the mall. It was horrible. It was made worse by the fact that they have to over-night me a replacement phone and I get to go back today to get it activated. Please pray for me.

On a lighter note, I'm stuck at home, waiting for the FedEx guy, so I'll go spend some time in the craft room. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: SU Basic Black card stock, and the following:


  1. I love that pattern and those colors are gorgeous. I'm glad you survived your adventure yesterday and I hope you are as successful today.

  2. So pretty Leslie! Love the white space surrounding your colorful design. Thanks for playing along with Colour Me....! this week and hope to see you in the gallery again soon!

  3. Awesome!! I love the stencling and the colors!!
    Thank you for joining us at FMS!!

  4. What a clean and pretty design. I love the way you've used the stencils. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  5. The colours look great blended through your stencil and the crisp black and white really complete your card. Thanks for sharing at Colour Me...!

    Anita x (Guest Designer)


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