Monday, August 15, 2016

Intersecting Brick Circles

I finally found a day to spend in my craft room - and one of the things I wanted to get done was a card for the August CAS Mix Up Challenge!
I used water for my 'spray' - inking my Intersecting Brick Circles from Stencil Girls with Distress Mermaid Lagoon Ink, spritzing the stencil with water - and laying it over a white panel.  I pressed over the stencil with a paper towel - and then removed the stencil.
I cut my panel in half and made two cards!  One is a 'Well Wishes' card for a friend recovering from a recent surgery.
and I made the 2nd a Birthday card.  I think using this stencil in blue - the card would work for a guy or a girl.
I used Loll's technique of white embossing the sentiment on a black sentiment strip - it really gives a punch on the mostly white card.  I layered my stenciled panels to a slightly larger black panel as well - and adhered it to the card base with foam dots. 

I'm also linking my card to:
 It was in the 90's here yesterday - so I was more than happy to stay inside in the airconditioning and play in my craft room!

Stamps:  Better Get Better/Pure Innocence - MFT, Keep It Simple Birthday II - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Mermaid Lagoon, Versamark
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Sentiment Strip Dies - MFT, Intersecting Brick Circles - Stencil Girls, white embossing powder, Mini Mister - Ranger, foam dots.


Samra Leshinski said...

CAS beauties!
Paper Talk with Samra

Loll said...

CAS gorgeousness Julia! LOVE the stencil monoprint design. And always good when you can get a twofer! (as Darnell would say). It's sure hot where you are. We've had warm weather this past week too ... but closer to 75-80 degrees. I'm still happy to be in the A/C playing with art. :) Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous cards with us at CAS Mix Up! x

Mona Pendleton said...

Simply wonderful Julia! The stenciled background looks fantastic!

Bonnie said...

What a great technique, Julia! I love this simple design! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

nancy littrell said...

How fun to get 2 wonderful CAS cards for different occasions with your creative backgrounds. Love the pop from your sentiments. TFS Julia and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

laurie said...

That stenciled background is awesome! Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

Nancy said...

Isn't fun to finally get into your craft room and do what you wanted to do! This stenciled background looks awesome! Thanks for joining the Girls and I over at Seize the Birthday!

JoAnn said...

Love the stenciled background. Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

Julie B said...

A great pair of unisex cards Julia. I too like the black sentiment strip with the embossed white greeting.
Thankss for sharing at HLS. :0