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iStencil Cards

Hi everyone,
this is going to be a LONG post.....

before I forget - you have to go and visit my amazing, creative friend Rahmat from Card and Cooking Corner - "why?" You may ask, but you'll have to find out for yourself :))) - please leave her some love and tell her I sent you!

As soon as I saw that inspiration picture from Showcase Your Style I knew I had to play - just how to do this picture justice???? It took me quite a while to figure it out - I wanted the colors, the shine and the bubbles. I was playing around with one of those iStencil stencils making a card you'll get to see soon, when it hit me that it would work perfectly for the challenge - so here it is:

It took a while to make this. I first sponged the background. Then I taped the stencil down and sponged in a darker shade again.  I then applied clear embossing paste and let it dry over night. (Did some touch up sponging again). I had to reposition the stencil and repeated, since it does not cover an A2 card in length, just in width (but you could buy a larger stencil size - I just went with the smallest) - just thinking - maybe I should go with a size larger next time????

89-00108 R SC 

After everything was dry I cut a strip away - see the card below. I added the "smile" die cut. I wanted it to stand out and thought I die cut it multiple times, but then I was like - why? I have fun foam, which cuts beautifully, is nice, think and pliable and I had some remnants/snippets lying around. Lastly I heat embossed the sentiment and added it with a thin layer of foam tape,

And then I had that gorgeous cut-away strip - I can't throw this out - right? So I made a second card with it. Does not need any explanation - The stamps are by Neat&Tangled. Added self made enamel dots (if you want to know how - go and visit House of Cards and link up all your enamel dotted cards with them!)

Also linking this card with Simon Says Monday challenge - B is for ...birthday card
Happy Little Stampers - Sponging - did an awful lot of that with this card!
Little Tangles - second card only - anything goes
Lil' Inkers - only first card
Snippets Playground - use a snippet - both cards
Craft Stamper Take it Make it challenge - anything goes

Are you still with me???? Hopefully yes. And again - don't forget about Rahmat - go and say Hi!
Enjoy your weekend!


Suchi said…
Hey Cornelia! Loved these vibrant cards!! So happy cards they are! :)
Rahmat said…
Beautiful cards Cornelia! thank you so much for being my guest, it is fun to have you over at my blog xx
papierelle said…
Auf der zweiten Karte wirkt's wie Steine, sieht großartig aus, tolle Effekt!!
LG Gundi
Flo said…
Jungejunge!!! Das knallt ja richtig!!! Toll!!! Die zweite Karte mit dem erst macht einen fast blind *hihi*
Eine ruhige Woche wünsche ich dir, damit du noch viel basteln und uns zeigen kannst.
Liebe Grüße,
Kim M said…
These are amazing! You captured the inspiration picture perfectly! I just love how you used the stencil and those colours are so rich! You rocked it girl! :-)
hellerlittle said…
wow ich erstarre in Ehrfurcht... soviele Gedanken um eine Karte und dann werden 2 daraus *gg
umwerfend schöne Werke mit ganz viel Power drin
LG hellerlittle
Di said…
Double WOW from me Cornelia! Stunning work - so vibrant and, as always, perfectly designed and executed.

Can you please email me your address so I can post your Playground prize off! He has his little suitcase all packed, ready for the journey! :)


Di xx
Sarah G said…
Wow, you have definitely done that photo justice! Love the vibrant colours and clear embossing paste over the stencil. Great cards :)
Susanne Vargas said…
Du weisst wahrscheinlich, dass diese herrlich bunten Karten mein Herz höher schlagen lassen! Diese schönen Farben und der Stencil - einfach perfekt für die Challenges!
Das Interview war ja hochinterssant! Dann hast du also zuerst eine Schreinerlehre gemacht! Toll!
Susanne Vargas said…
Und natürlich konntest du nicht den Streifen wegschmeissen! Das wäre ja jammerschade und eine richtige Verschwendung gewesen!
Monika Reeck said…
How you put the effort to make this stunning background...its look like stein das man zusammen an der Wand klebben mit cement..also mindestens I know it in Indonesia they took stone from the lake then cut it and put on the wall
and the color is stunning
I hope you are doing well..
just vermisse dich :)
hugs, Monika
*Vicki* said…
These creations are so colorful and FUN!! Just love them both!! ;)
Vicki Dutcher said…
Totally over the top gorgeous! I just love your use of bright colors~
Lee Ann Barrett said…
This is so vibrant and just fantastic, Cornelia! Awesome take on the challenge picture and overall wonderful design for both cards!
Sazzle Dazzle said…
Simply AMAZING! love love love it! Full of stunning inspiration. X
Pam said…
WOW! The way you used the stencil is prefect to capture the inspiration from that photo. Bravo!
Kara Lynne said…
So amazing! I can't get over everything you did with one stencil! So beautiful! I loved learning more about you at your sweet friend's blog!
Shona Chambers said…
You've absolutely blown me away with this card!!! If this doesn't win the Showcase your Style challenge I will be so shocked. Its outstanding in its design, the colours are incredible and the clear embossing paste is genius. I don't know what else to say......its perfect. Yay you!!!
Anonymous said…
Your colours are superb. What gorgeous cards.
Heather T
Loll said…
Amazing technique with your stenciling and clear embossing gel ... your card is gorgeous!! So great to read a little about you on Rahmat's blog. :)

Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx
cm said…
You have rocked that inspiration photo with innovative, vibrant, vivid inspiration of your own! A duo of eye-catching beauty!
Jean said…
I love the gorgeous vibrant colours in your fabulous cads. Great interpretation of the inspiration picture.
Jean x
Mynn xx said…
Cornelia, these are AMAZING!!! LOVE the fun colors and textures! HUGS! :) Mynn xx
Katy said…
These are gorgeous cards. And I love the technique-I'm totally going to have to try that! :)--Hugs Katy HOC DT :)
Lisa :) said…
Absolutely beautiful, a GORGEOUS technique and I love both cards!!!
Anita in France said…
Wow, these are both stunning, Cornelia ... so striking and vibrant ... the colours glow so beautifully! So enjoyed your interview ... if ever you want to practice your carpentry skills, there's plenty here to tempt you!! Anita :)
Tanja said…
Herzlichen Glückwunsch ... Du bist gerade Style Queen bei showCASe your style geworden
Tracy Ercole said…
Awesome cards, the backgrounds look fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles.
Pat said…
Lovely background you've made. Really stands out! Thank you for sharing your card with us at HOC. Pat DT x
Unknown said…
Love the bright colors. Really beautiful.
Sue McRae said…
Fabulous rainbow goodness! You've captured the inspiration piece perfectly!

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