How is your weekend going? Well, I hope! The boys were at their Nana's today so it has been a quiet Saturday catching up on cleaning and crafting. I started off with the intention of tidying up my craftroom but ended up making more of a mess with stencils and embossing paste....
I used a combination of distress inks to create the night sky - Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean and SSS's Falling Stars stencil with silver glitter embossing paste. The heart and sentiment are stamped from Hero Arts Written in the Stars set. The heart is embossed in silver and stamped on grey cardstock which was sprayed with a bit of shimmer mist. A strip of silver glitter tape finishes the card.
This was one of those cards which I haven't made for any real reason other than to have a play with some crafty supplies. Stencils have definitely been amongst my favourite crafty products of 2014 and I now use them on lots of cards. As it is a SSS stencil I will enter it in to the SSS Flickr Challenge #7 and as the background uses distress inks I will also join up with Virginia's View Challenge to Distress It!
Whilst I was working with blues and silvers I made a very simple Christmas card (still need a few!):
This beautiful dove stamp was my favourite Christmas stamp from last year's Uniko Studio release. It is just so lovely! I used clear wink of stella on it and matted the panel over some navy blue and silver glitter card. I thought I would leave it CAS after all of the distress ink and embossing paste on the first card :)
I will link this card up at SSS Wednesday's Challenge which is Christmas/holiday cards and at AAA Card Challenge's Blue Christmas - I am really enjoying the AAA challenges now that they are fortnightly. I never seemed to get time to play along before :) I will also link up with the CAS challenge over at Addicted to Stamps. Finally, I will link up at Merry Mondays where the challenge is 'feathered friends'.
I hope you like my sparkly cards - thanks for stopping by!