3 Mar 2016

Stars and Kings

Hello there.
How's your week going?
Well, we're 'over the hump' and on the downward spiral towards the weekend now. Yay!
Looking forward to this weekend because the weather here is set to be magnificent.
It's pretty good today as well. I'm so lucky to have the sun beating down on me through the window of my craft room.
Think I'll have to go outside and enjoy a bit of it!
Anyway, before I get to my cards,  I have a couple of thank yous to do as I've had 3 cards highlighted this week. Yippee!
Wow! I am so happy. It is really something to see your cards highlighted.
Okay, let's get to today's cards.
These first two are my submissions for this weeks 52 Christmas Card Throwdown where the technique challenge is Stencilling.  Sorry I'm a bit late this week ladies!
These 2 cards took some doing, I can tell you.
SOOOOO much masking!
Had to be really careful because you know what blue ink and yellow ink make if they are combined...yep, green (and I didn't want green on these cards)
Items Used:
Clarity Stencil and Sentiment
Distress Inks Mermaid Lagoon and Mustard Seed
Glamour Dust
Vellum - because the sentiment came out too dark so I had to tone it down a bit.
Items used:
Clarity Stamps stencil
Distress Inks: Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean
Adirondack Sailboat Blue
Glamour dust
The snowman sentiment
This one is for the ABC Christmas challenge  - 'E' is for embossing
And Fashionable Stamping Challenge where the theme is Sunrise or Sunset.
I really wanted to do a CAS entry for those challenges.
Items used:
Clarity Stamps Stencil
Perfect Pearls Powder - Perfect Pearl
Main image is an old Docrafts wooden stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
The stamp's background is smooshed Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed DI
Image has been double embossed with Stampendous clear embossing powder to make a tile
Okay, that's it for now.
Thank you so much for pausing here to take a look at my cards,
Sharon xx


Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A fabulous CAS card Sharon and I really like the way that you've made the main focal image pop against the stencilled background. The silhouette camels look wonderful in front of your sunset background the image is finished perfectly with your double embossing. Thank you so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Sandra X

Paper Lily Leaf said...

Fantastic! That star really glistens! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

Kajcyika said...

So fab! I really love it :)
Thanks for sharing it at 52CCT :) Kaja

Cara said...

Beautiful cards, I'm impressed at your masking technique. I soo would have ended up with a green card! Cara x

Aileen said...

Beautiful cards, have to agree with Cara I too would have ended up with green. Wonderful look.

Rahmat said...

These are both lovely cards Sharon, I simply love the first 2 cards, the inking is gorgeous here, and very serene!

chrissy xx said...

A GORgeous CAS card..I LOve your stencil. Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful CAS cards love the stencilling and great masking
carol x

Deborah Frings said...

Oh my! You've been really busy. I think the stencilled star cards are stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with our stencilling challenge at 52CCT. Deborah, DT.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at ABC Christmas challenge this week.
Lorraine DT

Peanut said...

Both cards are so elegant. You're well on the road to a stress free Christmas!
x Asha

Esther said...

Beautiful cards and the silhouette stamp works perfectly against the sunset background, thanks for sharing with us at FSC...Esther xx

Helen said...

Lovely cards - love the background you made on the second one!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x