Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Celebrate Your Life

No blue today....can you believe it!!??

I am playing with the stencil I cut for the blue card I made the other day using the Penny Black die called
 Half Circle.  
In case you missed it, I cut it from a heavy cardstock so I could reuse it a few times.  Using you dies to create stencils is another good way to get some extra mileage for them.

I began by finding the center of my card front then place the stencil on the top part of my card.  I dabbed on some Goosebumps which is a thick, gel medium that when dry, acts like a resist and gives texture to your project.  I carefully lifted the stencil off and placed it onto the bottom of my card matching the circles in a mirror-image.  I then dabbed on more Goosebumps to the bottom half and removed the stencil and let it all dry.  It reminded me of a clock face.
When it was totally dry, I sprinkled on some Brushos and sprayed with water to activate the crystal paint and watched the magic begin.  
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black set called Sentiment Collection in the bottom right hand corner using my MISTI and embossed it using clear embossing powder and my heat gun.

I am adding my card to these challenges:


Crafty Sentiments- ANYTHING GOES

Tuesday Throwdown- MONOCHROMATIC

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Supplies:  stamps and die- Penny Black/ Goosebumps/ Brushos/ Mini Mister/ Memento bl ink/ MISTI


  1. You have certainly got lots of mileage from that die, my friend! I love how you doubled up on it and made a clock face! The green is gorgeous and so is that sentiment! Thanks so much for sharing with us again at CAS Mix Up!

  2. Wonderful card Karen, love the texture, Cathy x

  3. So cool!! Love this design Karen. Must get some of that goosebump glue! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  4. Awesome technique! I love your diecut stencil and your beautiful card. Thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
    Hugs, Katie

  5. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  6. It´s always great to use things in different ways.I love your card.

  7. Beautiful card. You can do so many creative things and make such wonderful designs. This is another great one and I love the sentiment you used. It does look like a clock face.

  8. Oh, Karen, what an absolutely gorgeous card -- and, yes, in green!! I love it, and I really am amazed at the way you've used this half die and Goosebumps! Fabulous card, sweet friend! I imagine the "reveal" after adding the Brushos made you smile big!! Thanks for sharing this delight! Hugs!! xoxo

  9. Love the design and texture and how you put this all together!

  10. Super!!! I love this!!

    Havez a nice day !

  11. wow , stunning , thank you for sharing at TTCRD DT lisa

  12. LOL! I thought that WAS clockface! I love your background! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

  13. thanks for sharing your technique..very inspiring.

  14. I absolutely love this. Green is my favourite colour. Thank you for sharing your technique. Barbxx