Happy Wednesday, everyone! I hope your week is going beautifully. :o)
I have a card to share with you today showcasing some new and older Memory Box goodies from 7 Kids College Fund!
One of the surprises from January's CHA was Memory Box releasing stencils. I was ecstatic! Although I had never used one, I admired the beauty they create and their endless opportunities for color and layering. Since I love Memory Box, I chose one of their new releases to dabble into the world of stenciling. :o)
One of the many wonderful options is this gorgeous Birch Trees Stencil, which is perfect for my nature-loving sweetheart:
I confess I was a wee bit nervous when I began! That all proved silly, as in only a few minutes I had a beautiful twilight background surrounding the birch trees. I taped down the corners to prevent movement and was delighted with my baby step into stenciling. Three shades of Tim Holtz distress inks where used for my sky, beginning with the lightest: Broken China, Tumbled Glass, and Faded Jeans.
The stencils are fantastic in quality and design, providing a blank canvas with which to decorate. Many designs can even stand on their own. For this project, I created a little winter scene. The biggest (and layered) snowflake in the right corner is from the Memory Box Precious Snowflakes set. All of the others are from Cheery Lynn Designs. The sweet Deer Trio is from Memory Box, which I popped up with foam tape for dimension. Star Dust accents the snowflakes and snowy landscape because I simply cannot make a wintry card without sparkle. For extra twinkle, I added rhinestones to the pretty snowflakes. The sentiment is from Close to My Heart.
Products from 7 Kids College Fund Store:
Thank you for fluttering on by! A week remains in our current challenge at the 7 Kids Challenge Blog, so I hope you'll join the fun! We look forward to seeing your creations. :o) Have a blessed day!
*613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes
*Card Mania~ Something New (Stencil and metal dies)
*Christmas Stampin All Year Long~ Sparkle and Shine
*Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
*Creative Fingers~ Anything Goes
*DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ Uplifting Sentiment of at Least 5 Words
*Holly Jolly Christmas~ Winter Scene
*Pile It On~ For a Guy
*Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes