Sunday 6 February 2022

We Love Stamping Feb Challenge

Today is the first Sunday in the month so time for a new challenge over at We Love Stamping. The challenge where you can showcase your stamps and your skill at using them.

This month our theme is:

**Anything Stamped with the option of a stencilled background  **


Today is a bit of a surprise because I have made a landscape card! That is a very rare event. I wanted to use this wonderful silhouette stamp, which is so wide that it really does sit better in landscape on an A6 card.


I started by blending my background with distress inks, once I was happy I inked through the stencil. Then I inked the meadow stamp with Versafine Clair and clear heat embossed the image.


The sentiment was heat embossed on a scrap of card that was first inked with one of the background colours. It doesn't really look like it, but I promise it was. The panel was trimmed and mounted on some black card before mounting on a white cardbase.

Don't forget there is always a prize to be won. This month the prize has been kindly donated by Lavinia Stamps. That's a good reason to enter as who doesn't love Lavinia Stamps?

 Why don't you head over to the challenge blog to check it out?

I hope I have inspired you to join us this month, all you have to do is follow the prompt and ensure stamping is the main focus on your card. The challenge will close at noon on Wednesday the 2nd March at noon.

I am looking forward to seeing you in the gallery.

I am also sharing this at:
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything goes
Krafty Chicks #597 - Week 1 stamp act
A bit more time to craft - 15th Jan anything goes

Supplies:
Cardstock: Stamping card; WH Smith black card
Ink: Distress ink various colours; Versafine Clair green oasis
Stamps: Sentimentally Yours enchanting tulips; Taylored Expressions posh posies (sentiment)

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it. 

26 comments:

Marina said...

This is beautiful.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the embossed stamps and perfect stencilled background
Carol x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A really striking card Hilary, that warm sunrise makes the embossed meadow just pop!! The sentiment is perfect for the design, too! And absolutely love the matching envelope that is your mark :)

Cat Craig said...

Great combination of stamping and stenciling, Hilary.

Brenda in IN said...

This is lovely with that stunning background. I love the stencil and the embossing just sparkles.

brenda said...

And a very prettily stamped landscape card at that Hilary, I can say that first hand can't I. The embossed floral really drawes the eye in.

B x

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is another beauty from you Hilary.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Mervi said...

Lovely sun ray stencil, beautiful card and colours;-))m

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful card, love your background. Anesha

clelie said...

Love your card! Your design work and details are wonderful!♥

GerJanne said...

Hi Hilary,
your card is wonderful. The upcoming sun, is perfectly! And in one or an other way I have to think about an album cover...

Bonnie said...

This sun rising over the meadow is so bright and cheerful, Hilary! You can't help but smile when you see that!

I Card Everyone said...

Very artistic take on the theme, Hilary! Gorgeous stencils, too!
=]

Christine Alexander said...

it feels like a warm summer day looking at your card ♥

Ashwini Rao said...

What an awesome card! I love the design of this card, kinda the retro feel, but not really. The silhouette image, of course is just beautiful. Come to think of it, you are right, I haven't seent that many landscape cards from you, so this one is really special that way as well! :)

Witchcrafted Life said...

Radiantly beautiful card! If only it was as easy to conjure actual spring/summer weather into being as it is to recreate it in our craft rooms.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

papierelle said...

Amazing!!! It looks like a meadow at sunrise.

Linby said...

Brilliant use of the silhouette stamps against your wonderful background. I might CASE this - if I remember!
L x

Mac Mable said...

The sunshine ray stencilling sure looks striking Hilary and the embossing of the meadow stamping sure makes it pop x. Loving the landscape design too x.

Flo Langley said...

Beautiful card Hilary. The stencil and stamp image work perfectly. Such a lovely design. Flo :)

Melanie Hungerford said...

That's stunning, your colors really make an impact! Thank you for joining us at Krafty Chicks.

pinky said...

Love the bright sunny feel to your card, definitely would cheer anyone up Hilary.

Leslie Miller said...

What a great stencil and perfect on a landscape card with your flower garden silhouette. Sometimes you just have to go with a horizontal layout. This looks amazing, Hilary!

Greta said...

It's funny some of us make more landscape & others more portrait cards. I agree that landscape was the way to go for this lovely card, Hilary! Wonderful background & love the silhouette!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, those colours together are so pretty....great combo.xx

Mia said...

I simply LOVE your beautiful landscape card, Hilary. Thank you for sharing the steps. Great inspiration, my friend. Kisses!