Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sophie is a STAR

Well, you know when you can't believe that members of your family are truly talented??? Well, my niece Sophie proved that to us on Thursday ... she was accepted for a place at the London College of Fashion ... it will be Project Runway for her next! Wahoo! I made a card for her to say congratulations ~ we're a long way away in miles so I wanted her to know how very proud we all are of her! Way to go Sophie Matlock!

Have you ever tried using SU's stencils on your cards? My friend Debra switched me onto these. I got a set of 3 called Elegant Trio Decor Stencils, and they're the perfect size to use on cards! For this card, I used a Blush Blossom cardstock base and laid my stencil over it. Then I got my versamark ink pad and smooshed (yes, that is a technical term!!!) it all over the stencil, embossed with WHITE embossing powder and then just ran my vintage wheel over the top. The ink wipes off the white embossed area easily with a tissue and I think it looks so pretty. You don't have to emboss, you can sponge over the stencil too, with ink and daubers, or with chalks, ~ so versatile for a different look.

Recipe
Stamps : Vintage Wheel, Razzle Dazzle (sentiment)
Ink : Soft Suede, Versamark
Cardstock : WW, Blush Blossom, Soft Suede
Accessories : Decor Stencil, White EP, Heat Tool, Wheel, Taffeta Kraft Ribbon, SU Word Window and Modern Label Punches

5 comments:

Debra said...

This is really gorgeous Em! I think those stencils are a must!

nenimlasj said...

Love that stencil, may have to add it to my list. TFS

Heide said...

Lovely Emma!
I am a Project Runway Junkie! I have watched it from the beginning.
Congrates to your Niece!
Could we do this for club?

Anonymous said...

beautiful card...love that stencil. I have resisted them thus far...may not for long. Thanks for the inspiration!! esther

Marilyn Goodrich said...

LOVE this!! I used your card for inspiration and created something for my blog (it will be posted tomorrow)! Thanks for sharing :-)