Hello Crafty People!
Welcome to the first of six monthly hops intended to encourage you to use those supplies that we all have squirrelled away – no judgement here, we all do it! Each month we will have a different theme and this month is critters!! We will also have an optional, suggested supply to use and this month we have stencils!
I chose to use a new-to-me stencil from Catherine Pooler Designs but I paired it with some Hero Arts dye inks that I haven’t used in a while to create my background. (I ink blended straight onto a top folding A2 card base made from 110lb Neenah Solar White. I used three shades of blue to create an ombre effect. I love doing this through a stencil like this because it is so forgiving; if you don’t get the best of blends then that won’t be so obvious.
Whenever I stamp & colour a little image I like to do one or two extra and then I keep all of these in a little tub on my desk; this makes for a great source when making cards quickly. The only trouble is that the number of images living in that tub gets higher & higher, so in the interest of using supplies we have stashed I had a look in there for a critter and found this cute little puppy that I coloured a couple of months ago!
I knew I didn’t have a sentiment that I wanted to pair with it already stamped, so I had a look through my stash and I came across this absolutely PERFECT sentiment from Picket Fence Studios.
I embossed it in Opaque Bright White Superfine from WOW! onto a piece of dark blue cardstock that I found in my scraps tub. I balanced out the sentiment with two white gel pen lines and popped the strip up on adhesive foam tape. I added the puppy at the end of the strip, using wet glue where he is sitting on the raised bit and a couple of foam adhesive squares to support the rest of him.
It felt good to have this come together as quickly as it did; I’ve been feeling a bit creatively dry over the last week but this worked as a jump-start for me!!
As well as using this card for my Blog Hop entry, I’m submitting it for this fortnight’s challenge over at Aud Sentiments. We don’t have a DT image for this one so we are all using something from our stash. I hope you will join us in submitting a card to our challenge.
👉 Next up on our Collected Crafty Collabs hop is the wonderful Martha so please do go and show her some crafty love!!
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- Neenah Classic Crest – Solar White 80lb*
- Neenah Classic Crest Solar White – 110lb (*Use code natashapapertree for 10% off)
- Deep Blue Heavyweight Card stock from Papermill Direct
- Simon Says Stamp – This Is The Life stamp & Die set
- Picket Fence Studios – Seriously. Literally. Always
- Catherine Pooler – Pop Art Dots stencil
- Hero Arts dye ink – Shades of Blue mini ink pad set
- Blending Brush from Amazon
- Versamark ink
- WOW!Embossing powder – Opaque Bright White (superfine)
- Arteza Foam Adhesive tape
- Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive