Just popping in to remind you that the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop is still in full swing. You can find all the info in the main ARTplorations Blog Hop post.
I used the new Christmas Tree 1 stencil to create this year's batch of mass-produced cards. I feel like it's always good to have a big pile to use for neighbours, colleagues etc. I like the cards to be something simple enough to produce in a large quantity and I also want them to be something quite unique and a bit artsy, and suitable for all types of winter celebrations.
Initially, when I started working with the Christmas tree stencil, I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. Then I thought of layering the stencil multiple times and inking it up with different colours and all of a sudden I just fell in love with it completely and decided the artsy trees were the perfect background for this years' card. And it's so easy to extend the pattern, so I covered a whole A4 sheet with the background pattern, perfect for cutting the squares for the card backgrounds. Then I all I needed was to die cut the Christmas trees in gold mirri card. I also die cut some baubles and stars for the inside of the cards and finished off with a sentiment in black ink. Got a whole bunch of these finished already, and a few more in the making.
Card: Stampin' Up Real Red card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, gold mirri card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Homespun Christmas
Stencil: ARTplorations Christmas Tree 1
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Twisted Citron
Dies: CUTplorations Christmas Icons - Christmas Tree 1, Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Nesting dies, Joy to the Woods matching dies