Stenciling + Ink Blending
Hello, hello! I hope you are not bored with my new Modern Chevron Stencil by Echo Park Papers – I sure am not! It is amazingly versatile and I am having so much fun!
I was playing with different distress ink combinations with the stencil the other day day and had put them aside and completely forgot about it. As I was rummaging through my drawers yesterday, I found this stenciled background staring back at me and that was when an idea struck me! Mind you, it was not an easy decision considering I had to cut the “perfectly-blended” background into two, but I was feeling rather adventurous so cut it I did! The inks used were Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers on a piece of textured card stock. The border was created using the Stitched Rectangle Die-namics by My Favorite Things.
For added visual interests, I cut it diagonally right through the center into two uneven parts. Before I adhered them onto my card base using foam tapes, I eye-balled the position of my sentiments and stamped the using the Versafine Onyx Black Ink. The sentiment was from Ella & Friends by Mama Elephant.
At this point, I figured the card needed a sparkle so I added a thin strip of silver foil card stock, just enough to peek through the sides of the stenciled background. I also added some silver stars with Glossy Accents by Ranger. Glossy Accents make an amazing adhesive, just make sure you only apply where necessary as it leaves a hard, glossy finish.
This was such a simple card; it only took me less than half an hour to create. Hope you find some inspiration for your next project.
Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!
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