Monday, January 17, 2011


This weeks theme in the Created Byhand Challenge is Invention/stencils. It's Ben Franklin's birthday and I'm grateful and inspired by a man who"invented himself".
I'm very busy in my interim gainfully unemployed week and was going to just post my cut out card from a few posts back, and then I got to thinking about the brass stencils I have never used and these mini design element stamps that I love and have never used and invented this ATC.
I didn't have any stencil paste , so i mixed some heavy gel medium with a Brilliance Gold reinker and spread that into the stencil. When that dried, I stamped and thermal embossed the dream stamp and applied distress ink to color the background.
The head, wings and crown (the mini design images) and flourishes stamped with inventive abandon!

Go for it! Honor Ben, yourself and all these wonderful art supplies and invent something!
Please post your entry and leave a comment.
fyi-coming soon the Nice Threads weekly fiberart challenge. Stayed tuned for details and be sure to get on the mailing list.


  1. Wow, this turned out really cool. I especially love the stamps you used. Brillant improvisation for embossing paste BTW!

  2. turned out very nice. very inventive BIG GRIN

  3. Great card. I love the background.

  4. YUM! What a FUN, quirky card Robyn!!


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