Friday, December 5, 2014

Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 16

Happy Friday,

Thank You so much for all your kind comments about my last challenge post.  So appreciate you taking the time to visit and give me some encouragement and love.

Challenge 16 in the CC3C is all about layering stencils.  As per the rules I can't let you in on the technique but you can check it out yourself on page 50.

I needed a masculine birthday card.  I wanted something beefier than cardstock so I started with a chipboard base.  I then covered the card with various Tim Holtz papers from French Industrial and Laboratorie.

Front view.

Closure undone and ready to open.

The card opens as a gate fold to reveal an interior birthday card.  The card is held in place with a belly band.

I kept things pretty simple and free of dimensional embellishments as I wanted to be able to mail it.  The chipboard card will fit in a 6 x 9 envelope.

Have you joined in on the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge yet?  It is a lot of fun making our way through Tim's latest book.  Each week there is a "Curiosity Crew's Choice" winner who will win some Tim goodies courtesy of Tim and Mario.  Another lucky winner will receive a $25 shopping spree from Linda Coughlin over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Be sure to head over to Linda Ledbetter's blog to check out what the Curiosity Crew has created as well as the others who have played along.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Looks to be a wet one in the North State.  We have been getting some much needed rain.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. WOW!!! What a card! Fabulous in and out and the embossing is wonderful! Glad you had time!!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us on the Layered Stencil Embossing challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

    1. Thanks Anita! It has been so much fun to play along.

  2. Sharon...this is an amazing card! There is so much detail and so much to see. I love your embossed stenciled layering techniques on it. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

    1. Thanks Candy! Appreciate you stopping by and taking time to comment.

  3. Beautiful project! What a neat way to hold the card inside, too. Thanks for sharing with us at CC3C!

  4. Lovely! This is a delightful card and I absolutely LOVE the colors you used! I love the embossed parts that peek out! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C!


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