Hello Beautiful

 Hello to you. This is "Hello Beautiful".

I was in the mood to do stencil work, so I hit it twice! Sponging on colour, and adding embossing paste. I love the touch of elegant texture the paste adds to my background and the way it makes the sponged stencil work shine. 
 I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Crushed Olive for my sponging, which I also used to watercolour the Wildflower stem.
The sentiment is stamped in my Misti using Ranger Archival Ink in Monarch Orange and glued to the circle using Nuvo Adhesive Glue.
The Spellbinder Circle die is attached to the card base using foam tape, which adds further dimension to the card.

I added some Nuvo Obsidian Black Aqua Pen to the fronds of the flower. For the inside I die cut a panel with my Penny Black Stitched Stackers, and did some further sponging using the same colours, then stamped the Penny Black sentiment using the Ranger Archival Monarch Orange ink. 

You can find my video on this card here:

 I hope you have enjoyed this card and wish to thank you for visiting today.


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    1. Hi Stacy - I just figured out how to reply to comments on my blog - YAY me! Thank you Stacy, much appreciated.

  2. Love the textures and dimension on this card. Even the inside is gorgeous, too!

    1. Hello Susan. I finally figured out how to reply to comments on my blog! Thank you for you very nice comment on my Hello Beautiful card, much appreciated.

  3. This is breathtaking!! I love the stenciling with both the embossing paste and the ink. And the way you used the flower is just amazing.

    1. Hello Nora ... I finally figured out how to reply to comments on my blog .... about time! Thank you for you wonderful comment on my Hello Beautiful card, I very much appreciate it.


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