The son of one of my friends recently had eye surgery, and since he's a pretty cool kid I decided to make a get-well card for him. I learned that he likes cats and the color blue; and I knew I wanted to incorporate some stencil work into the design - so with all that decided, I forged ahead.
The desire to work with a stencil is related to the free class I've been following on StampNation. I love that this class is a gift to the members of StampNation to celebrate its fifth birthday. There are (so far) seventeen lessons and challenges, and every challenge entry is a chance to win one of a bunch of fabulous prizes from our sponsors. And now you know the real reason why I'm suddenly motivated to pull out my stencils. :)
Without further ado, here is the card...
Close-ups: These are my best tries at capturing the stenciling that I did. I used translucent embossing paste with a bit of blue distress ink added to it, and pressed it through a stencil I had on hand.
Overall, I think the embossing paste has a really cool effect on this card, and I plan to use the medium more often!
Stamp sets/dies used: My Favorite Things "Cat-itude"; Simon Says Stamp "Playful Kittens"
Coming up next: Some pretty special birthday cards!
Joyce Spear a.k.a. StamperJoyce