Monday, January 17, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Challenge #2 --- Stencils

I don't know where the Bah! Humbug! beauties come up with these challenges each week! They really keep things interesting.  This week I think they sent over a spy to find the dustiest, most unused toys in my toy box!! Stencils!  I went through a fervent, albeit short, craze for stencils a few years ago.  So, after a frantic search for my light box I was ready to pick out one of my beautiful brass stencils.  Oh my goodness, I'd forgotten how many I have.... and how many have never been out of the packages.  Ooops!  Well, now I just might have to create a stenciling station in my studio because I feel that crave for stencils coming on again!

I started off with this simple "Joy" stencil from Dreamweavers and dry embossed it with a stylus and light box.

The gold cardstock accepted the embossing beautifully!  I left the stenciled image unadorned, though looking at it now I might go back and put some tiny red crystals on the holly berries.  The cardstocks are textured red and forest green.  Then simple plaid ribbon bows.  I could make cards like this all day!

Thank you, ladies of Bah! Humbug! , for the inspiration!  For more inspiration be sure to visit their blog -- you'll be pulling out your dusty old stencils, too!

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Ann said...

wowza Barb don't let your stencils ever get dusty again. How gorgeous is this card. It's just beautiful. Love the colours - the bows and the stencil is just fabulous.
can you tell I like it - LOL!
Ann xxx
Bah! Humubug! DT

Lynette said...

Gorgeous, Barb! I still love my stencils, even though I don't use them a lot. They always at least get used for a couple months of my calendar, and also for the occasional embossing paste card:)

Chrissie said...

How gorgeous Barb and it has such an elegant look to it.
I can't remeber the last time I used stencils but suffice to say I'm still scratching my head about what to do for this week's challenge!
lol Chrissie xx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly barb! this is absolutely gorgeous! wow! i use my stencils alot. even have jade liking them. yeah, starting her early - lol.

hugs :)

Mina said...

oooohhhhh I think I would have to dig extra deep to find stencils too Barb lol...this is so elegant looking and I love the little gingham bows
Mina xxx

KSD Creations said...

This is gorgeous. I'm truly in awe.