Today's card isn't what I had in mind when I started.
I had a NBUS stencil from Penny Black and thought embossing paste would work well with it.
When I pulled out my box with the embossing pastes, gels, etc.,
I saw the NBUS translucent embossing gel and thought of all
those backgrounds needing to be used.
So I picked the one I thought would be best for these flowers
and almost chickened out.
It was such a pretty background that I hated to take a chance on ruining it!
Do you ever do that?
Well, I took a deep breath and proceeded, telling myself that I could always do another background.
Well, it didn't work. Aargh!
The flowers were totally lost on the background.
But I didn't want to waste that background.
After all it was one of my favorites.
I remembered my dear friend Loll having a similar experience with a stencil.
She cut out the flower and put it on a CAS card.
So I used ink to stencil the design on a piece of white cardstock
(you can't go wrong with white. It goes with everything).
I cut out the gelled flowers and popped them on the stems.
Maybe not what I originally intended, but fit to send.
This month's CAS Mix Up challenge
My mixed media are stamping, embossing gel through a stencil, ink through a stencil,
fussy cutting and die cuts.
I'll take this over to Simon Says Monday Challenge: Touchy Feely too.
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Stamps: Lots of Thanks (SSS)
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, Mowed Lawn, Sun Sugar (D)
Paper: Primrose Petals (SU), White (Neena)
Other: Flower Dance Stencil (PB), Texture Paste Transparent Gloss (Ranger)