Thursday, October 23, 2014

Christmas Magic with a Stencil!

Hello dear blog friends, I hope you are doing well.

All is well here and I'm enjoying more time in my craft 'studio' this week.  It's still pink but my sweet husband has built me some great shelving to store my inks on my desks.     When the room is painted and reorganized again (not sure when that will happen) I will take photos.  I love to see photos of your craft spaces so I will share some here as well.   

One of the cards I made this week was this very 'quick make' for Christmas using Design by Ryn stencil and stamps.  At the bottom of this post is good news for Ryn :)

I used a tip from Maria to create the background.  I took a circle die cut and blended Distress inks around it (move it around the page and change colours).     I then used a larger piece of cardstock with a circle cut out as a mask and stenciled inside the circle.   I traced the circle with a Gelly Roll Pen and drew the topper.   Next I stamped around with Patio Stone and Sea Bubbles.   Quick & easy!

Design by Ryn stencil:  Floral Spirals
Design by Ryn stamps:  Patio Stone and Sea Bubbles
Distress Inks:  Evergreen Bough, Mowed Lawn,Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean
Sentiment is by Impression Obsession - B3585

Also good news for Design by Ryn - Her unmounted sheets of stamps and stencils are now sold in following retailers across the world.   You can still order single mounted stamps and stencils from her web store.

Austria: Elisabeth's Bastelhaus -
Germany: Stampellaedle -
Germany: VR-Creativ -
Japan: Zu's Studio -
Netherlands: De Stempelwinkel -
Switzerland: Atelier Rägeboge -
United Kingdom: "Oyster stamps" -
United States: Susana's Custom Art and Card Design -

Australia:  Marker Maniacs:

That's all for today, thanks for stopping by


Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW dear Shirley, what a great idea Ryns stamps and the stencil to combine that way!
Wonderful nagical card.
Have a nice day.
Big hugs Anja

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow Shirley what a beautiful card , great style , I love your background , you did a very good job!!! I love the way you usede the stencil of Ryn, great image and colours!!


Sophie said...

Super schön, Shirley.
Und vor allem auch eine geniale Idee.
Danke dafür <3

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic card, love the background! Hugs, Valerie

Pat said...

A lovely effect you have achieved in the background, and then the bauble over the top works really well Shirley, and such pretty colours too. I love Ryn's stamps and stencils so it's great to be able to get them here in the UK. x

Rosie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Shirley.

Have a wonderful weekend

Gerrina said...

A great way to use this stamps! Love the fresh colours; I think they are perfect for the darker period of the year. Enjoy your time creating! Hugs, Gerrina

Crafting Queen said...

Really lovely card. Glad you are finding time to be in your craft room. Sending hugs and purrs to Archie. Hope he is enjoying a bit of outside time (even on a lead) :).

chrissie said...

Beautiful card Shirley and I always love it when you use green.

Pleased you are getting organised in your new place

Love Chrissie x

Peanut said...

That bg is simply stunning, Shirley. I have to give it a go ... but it won't be quick and easy for me!
xxx Asha

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful card Shirley!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

I love the effets on the background with the patio stone stamp, but I adore your christmas ball Shirley...nice colours too!
All the best, Alie :-)

Stamping With Bibiana said...

TFS for sharing this card with Us! looks amazing and so pretty.
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Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Shirley. As I said on Pinterest, you have such a good eye! Floral Spirals really does look great as a Christmas motif. Very inventive! Big thank you as well for adding the links to the stores now carrying my stamps and stencils. Big hugs to you!!!

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Wonderful christmas card! I like the fresh green background with a touch of spring feeling!

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautifully done...

Saakje said...

Hi Shirley. Beautiful card with the nice stencils from Ryn. Thank you for sharing the tip with the circle moving aroeund.
I also love the colors from this card. Big hug Saakje.

Greta said...

Artistic & beautiful--love this, Shirley!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love the colors! great card

Wendy said...

Beautiful Shirley, that bauble really looks translucent and delicate! xx

Margik said...

What beautiful design and background! Fabulous, Shirley.
Mar x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Shirley sorry I havent been able to comment on some blogs hopefully its all sorted now! lots of huggles Sue xxx

Donna Ellis said...

wonderful use of your stencil, and beautiful colors, Shirley! Love your fabulous background! hugs, de

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Magical card, Shirley!!

Shona said...

Very,very cool! Thanks for sharing how you made this card with its fascinating background. I love the depth you created, it draws me right in!

Karin said...

wow this looks fabulous! love how you used the stencil!
Groetjes Karin x

Ina G said...

Another beautiful creation. Just awesome how everything you added just looks perfect together. Thanks for the info on the Ryn's stencils. Have saved it to have a peek.