OK, I have to admit, I did not own any stencils until very recently. Well, technically that is not really true...I have some old brass stencils from way back when I dry embossed cards using my light box (did anyone out there ever do that?). I've also paint stenciled a few borders in my house. But in regard to card-making, I also have to admit that I have not used stencils for cards in a very long time.
Until this week! (That's what I love about these challenges...sometimes they REALLY do challenge you!)
This week we are sponsored by STAMPlorations, and so I used one of their stencils for my card. (Have you seen their collection of stencils? They have some really nice ones! You can check them out here.) I used the "Happy Flowers" stencil and the "Noteworthy" clear stamp set, and I kept my one-layer card pretty simple by spraying the stencil with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls mist.
In the right light, you can really see the shine of the Perfect Pearls mist!
I'm going to play along with the May monthly challenge at STAMPlorations Challenge Blog where "Anything CAS Goes." (There is an optional color twist - magenta - but I didn't do that.) I might as well link up to the STAMPlorations Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge, too!
Be sure to link up your STENCIL card by noon on Monday (Central time). You will also be inspired by the many ways our Design Team and Guest Designer interpreted the cue this week...be sure to check out their blogs!