Thursday, 19 September 2019

Sparkle this Christmas

Today my leg isn't giving me as much 'curry' - less swollen and minimal pain (probably because I've spent a few days with it up resting) and I really felt like making cards....  SOOO I experimented a bit with my baby wipes and stencils... truthfully I haven't had much luck with lifting colour with BW but today I'm happy.  I smooched a good layer of blues Distress Inks on white card and then decided to lay a new Baby Wipe on top of the starry stencil and used my brayer to 'lift' the colour...yeah it worked.... I really liked how it turned out (last pic) but notice how much the DI soften as the panel dried.  Then I trimmed the panel, curved the corners and used a silver glitter gel pen to add sparkle to one of the stars and added a border of silver glitter card to match in with the star and my die cut sentiment... silver embossed the die cut and glued on extra sparkly glitter.  To finish I stamped the rest of the sentiment on the card and attached my front panel.

I am sharing over at CAS Stencil September challenge - Baby Wipes    AND   to The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge #56 - Anything Goes.
Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate it - happy card making

 The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge


  1. Love this, Robyn! Great work with the baby wipe! Love the sparkly star in the foreground!

  2. Oh my, Robyn...Gorgeous stenciling over your blue DI sponged background. Loved your stencil baby wipe technique for lifting color...turned out Great! Beautiful outlined star and border using your silver Glitter gel pen and glittery sentiment. All Stunning, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  3. Another gorgeous card, Robyn! I love how you added sparkle to your looks amazing against the dark blue background! Thanks for sharing your great idea to use a brayer to lift the color...very clever :)

  4. Good to hear your leg was feeling a bit better today and you were able to craft Let's hope you have a LOT more of those days soon! LOVE the gorgeous card Robyn. Your baby wipe lift worked perfectly ... so gorgeous. Love the deep blue and the bright shiny and sparkly silver. Fabulous design, my friend! xx

  5. Love the wiped stars with the one silver one standing out - so pretty against the blue Robyn! Glad to hear your leg is feeling better! Julia xx


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn