sorry this post published 1 hour too early, when I hadn't prepared it. Apologies if you stopped by to check it out and only saw the card on its own.
I was playing with stencils when creating projects for the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop which is still in full swing, you can find the details here.
One of the cards I created was this one ...
As you well know when using stencils, even with the so called background ones, you can pick out small elements to make pretty CAS cards. This is what I did with my card. I used just one bit of the Holly Backgrounds stencil sponged with Starlights Metallic Paints on a pierced rectangle die cut to which I added a sepia stamped sentiment from the Holiday Artsy set.
The paints I used have such a beautiful sparkle that I felt it didn't need any further embellishing. I made another card using the same stencil, this time in its entirety, and combined it with a die cut sentiment. You can see the finished card in my post here.
Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for more inspiration. There is plenty of eye candy for you to get your creative mojo going. We invite you to CASE (take inspiration from) any of our projects. If you do so, please link them up in the Playground. It is always such fun to see how you were inspired by one of our makes. Anyone who does link up will have a chance to win a fab prize.
That's it from me for now, back again in an hour's time with my latest offering for the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.
Until Then ...
here is what I used, links are in the above text: