For many years I used stencils all the time in my crafting, yet I have never shown any of these creations since I started blogging...probably because die cutting and border punches took off which are so much quicker to use, yet I get so much more satisfaction from dry embossing and creating my own borders.
Here is the Mattie stencil I used for this card...I have loads of stencils but this is one of my fave's. The Mattie idea booklets show them being used with decoupage, and while there is nothing wrong with decoupage, I wanted to use them in a different way, to see what other products would work with them.
And so I used a Tim Holtz stamp from the set "Reindeer Flight"...bet he never thought they would ever be used with a Mattie stencil hee hee...don't tell him will you...it's probably some massive crafting faux pas or something lol.
The sentiment is by Anna Griffin.
Bring back dry embossing I say...perhaps I'm looking in the wrong place but it's just not something I see much of these days. I know it takes longer but I really enjoyed getting my light box out again and creating this border. I will definitely be digging around to see what other stencils I have got.
Can't go without mentioning the weather...this week here in Whitstable we had got off pretty lighty compared to the rest of the country....until this morning that is. Within seconds of me driving off to work I got caught in a blizzard. It was scary how quickly the roads deteriorated, and within about 10 minutes the snow was so heavy I couldn't see the road. I had checked the weather forecast the previous evening and we were told for our region we would get a "few flurries of snow with 1 or 2 heavy bursts". I wouldn't describe the amount of snow that fell this morning quite in those terms!
I'm safely back indoors now after a treacherous journey back home...it is approx 4.30pm and we still have very heavy snow falling, with more predicted for this weekend.
Three guesses where I'll be lol.