Today is Bah! Humbug! Challenge day and I'm running even later than usual with my DT card after having a wee fight with black ice on Wednesday, whilst in Edinburgh. Unfortunately, I lost.
YESSIRREE - I broke my wrist ... *cue violins* ... LOOK!
Amazingly, although I was obviously in agony, not one single person offered to help me up or collect my belongings, (which were strewn across the pavement). NOT ONE! Maybe they thought I was practicing some strange dance moves or something while writhing around in agony on the wet pavement, desperately trying not to cry, scream or swear - but they didn't applaud my performance so it can't have been that. It's a classic example of people not wanting to get involved I suppose. Anyway ... I eventually managed to gather everything together myself and got a taxi back to the dealership garage where our car was being serviced and they called an ambulance to take me to A+E.
Apparently it was quite a nasty break - wrists aren't supposed to be 'S-shaped' - and although it's still quite painful, I did manage to make a card for this week's Stencil Challenge thanks to a steady supply of painkillers.
I used the Fiskars Shapeboss, kindly given to me by my fellow Humbugger Ann when we were in York last February.
As the design I wanted to use was on one of the small miniboss stencils, I could only use the orange pegs to hold it in place on one side. The other side was taped firmly to the board and the linen card was sandwiched between the 2 stencil sections. I then embossed around the design with the stylus. Easy Peasy ... Lemon Squeezy! Even one-handed!
Then I flipped the card and stencil over and inked over the embossed areas with Dew Drop Pearl Sky Blue inkpad. The final touch was going over the design with stickles to add some sparkle. When this dried I cut around the design with decorative scissors and matted it onto blue and then silver card, leaving a narrow border, before adhering the panel slightly to the left of centre, on the card front.
A sparkly peel off greeting fills the bottom corner and a trio of matching snowflakes fill the bare space ... and also cover a couple of inky finger marks but don't tell anyone ... tee hee.
There are some fabulous stencil projects being shared over at Bah! Humbug, so you should treat yourself to a look ... and if you'd like to join in with us this week, then we'd be more than pleased to see how creative you are with stencils.
Now I have to go for a wee lie down as all this one handed typing is quite tiring.