Hey there #TexturalTuesdays friends! It's Lisa AAAAAND it's Tuesday so it's time to fill your heads with something fun. :)
First, I want to make sure that you've all had time to enjoy the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2016 Release Hop and all the beautiful new designs by Julie Ebersole and Brandi Kincaid. TODAY is the very last day to leave a comment on any of the posts in the HOP to be eligible for prizes, so be sure you do!! This post is not eligible for goodies -- sorry. Oh wait! You get to see what I made! And that's pretty cool.
What I did is I used the Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Holiday Words by Julie Ebersole and left them attached together. I die-cut them out of acetate to use as a.....STENCIL!!! Yep. Awesome, huh? And keep those left-over acetate bits and use them on another card! YIPPEE!!
I die-cut the beautiful plaid paper into an oval and positioned my new stencil on top to make sure I could align it properly. I used an older washi tape to secure the patterned paper to my surface and a stronger tape to secure the stencil. (This was so I was certain not to tear my patterned paper with the washi tape.)
Then using any type of texture paste and a craft spatula (or flat end of a credit card, gift card) very gently scrape some of the paste over your new stencil. Just be gentle as you scrape. It's easy for the paste to get under the stencil. Got it? But before it has set up, it's still easy to scrape some of the remnants away.
Gently lift your stencil straight up and off. Before it dries and sets up, generously sprinkle the texture paste with the light colored glitter of your choice. Let the glitter become one with the texture paste HAHHA!! ;)
From this point on it's just building the card. I created the card base out of Bazzill Card Shoppe Caramel Apple Cardstock. I then cut a smaller panel out of Bazzill Card Shoppe Wax Lips Cardstock. This piece was run through my Big Shot Plus with the brand new Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies Stitches Cover Plate by Julie Ebersole. I also distressed the edges for a little extra funkiness. Between the oval and the red I added just a little square of vellum to soften the color palette. Some snowflakes, twine, and pearls (colored with Copics) finished this card. I hope you like it!
Here are some different views:
Look at that sparkle!!
This is a really weird angle for a card, but I wanted to show the dimension of the texture paste! It's really fun.
Just think of ALL the amazing stencils you can make from the wonderful Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies!! Has your mind blown yet? You will only be held back by YOUR imagination.