Hello Everyone! Happy Monday!
I need to take the dog to the vet this morning then do a little school shopping with my daughter, and after that I have a few projects I hope to work on. I know it is going to be a busy but great day!
Today I would like to share a project that Karen from Little Scrap Pieces and I have been chatting about. Not too long ago she started posting cards made with distress inks and then she added stencils. I was amazed how awesome they looked since I am a BIG user of die-cuts. She added a pictorial (Be sure to check it out if you haven't seen it.) on how and I told her I just had to try. She challenged me to do it and then we would share our post.
Here are my results...
First, I started with this striped Tim Holtz stencil. It is super long (and narrow) so I had to cut some of my colors off, but lesson learned! Stay in the center or get shorter stencils.
Then, I cut a scalloped background and thank you in black with my Cameo (I just can't get away from the die-cuts, huh?). I added a few enamel dots to add a splash more black.
After trying the long stencil, I decided to get a square one like Karen.
I must say that I did not like this one as much. I felt the leaves and flowers were too close to get the inks in their own spot. Either I need to practice more or learn to mask off sections to avoid colors blending.
I created this one first, but thought the white background might be too bright. Once I put it on the pink background and added the sentiment (Craftin Desert Diva stamp) I actually liked the white area.
For the second card, I used a mustard seed yellow to create the background then placed the stencil on top.
I am glad Karen challenged me to try stencils with distress inks. Now I want to find a couple different types of designs (polka dots, swirls, chevron) and practice, so I can get the colors in their areas and be happy with the results.
Strathmore Watercolor paper
pink and orange card stock
pink enamel dots
Tim Holtz Distress inks:
Hope you have a fabulous day!