Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Nellie Snellen Eastern Ovals - Bizzy Becs DT Card

Warning! Am in Christmas card making mode at the moment, as I am so woefully behind,
I am endeavoring to do some catch up!

To join in with us over at Bizzy Bec's ANY-thing Goes October Challenge - please pop over here!! a prize drawn each month!
I saw a very interesting technique called  faux vellum technique from Inkylicious on a blog by Sue of Zouave cards. Sue used the "right" items for her card, as she bought the kit from UK.
I decided to use what I had! So mine looks nothing like it really.
Will try it again though, with other stamps! it was fun. Now for the... How to!
I cut a die cut a stencil with Nellie Snellen Straight Eastern Oval dies
Think we under-use dies as stencils, they really are a cheap way to get a stencil! Then used white chalk pad and DI ink daubers to shade around the inside of the
Kraft Card, next time thought would try the White Linen Dylusions Spray as have some of that. I think it would be quicker.
Two things to note when using sprays:
1. Keep your finger tip/ nail away from the end of the nozzle, easily done and ends up with blobs.
2. Spray from height, ie not close, as it gives a more even sweeping spray. I do it outside, but for water based ones I know one crafter uses her shower recess!
Outline before removing the mask/ stencil the outside of the bauble. Note the stencil (left) is cut out of a cereal box scrap. :D
Sprayed the masked image before removing stencil with perfect pearls for shimmer. Also used:
**Our Daily Bread stamps Christmas Flourished Verses

** Memory Box Star of Wonder Die cut from white fun foam scrap
**Bought from Bec, available from Bec, but not on site.
The stamp I used was tree from SU "Lovely as a tree", stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. Also added some "Fluffy stuff" by Woodware.
Thanks so much for popping over for peek and chat.. you are really appreciated!

May God richly bless your day wherever you may be!

Shaz in Oz.x

Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on Him whom He hath sent. John 6:29
Also linking up to:

1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on my card. 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


Sue - said...

Brilliant Shaz! Great tutorial as well!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous tree and a brilliant card, love the shape of the die.

Kath x

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card Shaz, lovely wintery image and colours, Kate x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Gorgus card, Shaz! Love the faux vellum technique!!

Barb said...

A great technique Shaz and your card looks beautiful. Barbxx

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a great card, I've seen the 'one' that comes as a kit and thought it would be fairly easy to do with other shapes, your card has turned out beautifully, I had to giggle about the cereal box, I also use them to create templates, rest messy inky cardstock off and such... thank you for the inspiration and tutorial... have a great week... Megan

P.S. I hope you haven't been blown away with the high winds we've been having

kiwimeskreations said...

Shaz this is amazing - love the finished card, and your instructions were very clear, thanks so much.

Betsy said...

This is a beautiful card Shaz! I love everything about it. Blogger won't let me post for some reason. As long as it doesn't lose my contact list on my side bar I'll keep commenting on all of my friends blogs, but you probably won't see a post from me for a while. It's so frustrating! Blessings, Betsy

Pia S said...

So glad you shared this with us. And yes, we are under using our stash, it's so inspirational to see all the uses of an item. As for your card it turned out looking gorgeous and classy, pure and peaceful.

Conniecrafter said...

that looks fabulous, I have a card in my head using my dies as a stencil but haven't had a chance to give it a try, but this sure gives me inspiration to give it a try!

Di said...

Wow Shaz - brilliant! And thank you so much for sharing how you did it too. I have bits to make a similar card - plus the same pieces in the Toy Box to give away - when I get round to it!

Lovely to see you in the Playground.


Di xx

Kim Heggins said...

Simply stunning your beautiful tree stamped on kraft, so striking!

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card, Shaz. I think even I could manage these directions...even with my wee bit damaged brain!

I loved the directions and the finished card. It is so beautiful! going to give this a try.

Ger said...

This is so pretty! Lovely effect achieved with this technique. Ger x

Christine said...

Lovely card! I love the shape of the die and how you so creatively used it. Thanks for sharing the photos of your technique in addition to your gorgeous card! Thanks so much for sharing your work at Word Art Wednesday.
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Gail said...

That is beautiful!
Thanks for the tutorial!
Thanks for popping by!

Aileen said...

Wow this is beautiful, never thought to use the white ink on kraft like this. Stunning

Barb said...

An absolutely beautiful card Shaz and a lovely technique. What a good idea to use a diecut for the mask. Barbxx

Anne said...

Yay! Superb!!!! xxx

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