Hello, CropStop friends! It’s Karen Letchworth posting today with a lovely card I made that surprised even me! I’m not one who normally tries new things. I tend to create “within the box”, or at least within my familiar comfort zone. So, when I got my latest order from CropStop, I told myself that it’s time to try something new. And I want to encourage YOU to do the same. Try something new, and you could really surprise yourself – like I did!
I think this card turned out really nicely; and I will admit to you all that it was probably the EASIEST card I’ve ever made. Trying new techniques is a good thing. I started with a piece of Bazzill Cardstock in tan. Then, I laid the Tim Holtz Wildflower Layering Stencil over the card stock. Next, I used several colors of Tim Holtz Inks to “Daub On” the color by covering the stencil’s empty spaces. I used Bundled Sage, Chipped Sapphire, and Lipstick Pink (among others); but CropStop has oodles of great colors – you can use pretty much whatever you have available. Once I had “daubbed on” the colors to cover each nook and cranny in this lovely Wildflower Stencil, I pulled it off the paper, and…….VOILA! It was lovely – just like that. EASY!
Finally, I used Tim Holtz Black Soot Ink to stamp the sentiment, and then Bundled Sage on the edges. So in total, I’ll guess that this card took about five minutes to create (if even that long). It was fun, easy, and VERY cost-effective. CropStop carries several beautiful Stencils (not to mention ALL the inks you could possibly ever need). Why not pick up a new stencil from CropStop today, and give this fun and easy technique a try for yourself? And when you do, we sure would LOVE to see your creations shared in our CURRENT CHALLENGE on the CropStop Blog.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful and creative week! And if you get a chance, I’d sure love to have you stop by my blog, My Cup Runneth Over, to say hello.