But before I jump right in, I should tell you that STAMPlorations is kicking of another stencil hop. Our hop will be filled with techniques and tricks you can do with stencils and, of course, there are TONS OF PRIZES up for grabs!
Plus, at the end of the hop, we'll ask you to link up your stencil creations for even MORE chances to win.
For my card, I busted out some texture and then added a little more texture.
First, I used the ARTplorations stencil: Christmas Reindeer and a little bit of embossing paste.
If you've never used embossing paste (also known as texture paste, or whipped spackle) it's a really great way to add texture and dimension to your projects with relatively little mess. It's got the consistency of shaving cream and comes in many different colors. You can also use things like gelatos or reinkers to color the white paste.
Smooth it on your stencil and make sure to scrape the paste flat, then return any excess to the jar.
As I warned you, I decided to go white on white on white for a crisp, clean look.
If you squint your eyes hard enough, you'll be able to see that my deer head looks extra textured. That's because I added some glittery white flocking to it, to give it a little sparkle and some extra glamor.
I'm going to send this card on over to the following competitions:
AAA - For the guys (CAS)
Cardz 4 Guyz - World Wildlife
Addicted to CAS - Animal
As for you, check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.
We're giving away more than 10 prizes during the hop!! That's a crazy good chance to win!
And in case you thought my mind was permanently CAS broken, stop by again for day 2 of the hop tomorrow, where I'll be getting all sorts of messy with gelatos and stencils. Thanks for popping by!