Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Triangle Birthday

I was playing with some Ferro paste the other day, making my own stencils and mixing/blending several now-opened pastes. Since I set these aside to dry, they instantly became UFOs, to be used at a later date. The fact that I used them the very next day is a bonus in my world.

One of the backgrounds I made was used to make this card:

I followed the current Feeling Sketchy sketch:

Here's a close-up of the panel so I can explain:

I die-cut the Neat & Tangled Tiny Triangles die out of Neenah Solar White card stock to get my stencil. I taped a piece of Distress Water Color paper to my craft sheet, then placed the stencil over it. I carefully applied a little of each color of paste over the stencil, then even more carefully removed the stencil. Then I set the piece aside to dry.

Once it was dry, I trimmed down the panel, rounded the corners, and put it on a piece of SU card stock (maybe teal? it's not labeled).

For the sentiment, I took a remnant of vellum, brushed it with my EK Success powder tool, then stamped the Lawn Fawn sentiment with Memento Luxe Teal Zeal pigment ink and clear-embossed it. Since vellum is so much fun to adhere, the staple is my nod to the floral sketch element.

Here's the sentiment so you can maybe see the shiny:

Since the colors here are all blue-green/teal, I'm also entering this card in the current CASology challenge:

I also played with some washi tape, so I'll be back later with those cards. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stuff I used: SU maybe-teal card stock, vat of clear embossing powder, remnant of vellum, and the following:


  1. That sgorgeous. I love the colors on the background.

  2. I recently used paste for the first time and I love it! I'll have to graduate to colouring it - this looks fabulous! Artistic and clean! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  3. A great graphic card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

  4. Great way to make your own stencil, Leslie, and it works perfectly for your card. You used a great mix of Ferro colors, too. Feeling Sketchy provided a great design to support your graphics!

  5. This is awesome, great technique too. Thanks for joining FS DT

  6. Great card, love the simplicity of it ! Thanks for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy !

  7. Such a cool card and I love the different colour pastes. It looks so elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy :D

  8. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy. Hope to see you again next time.


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