Back today with another fun technique, Celebrations Stencil Techniques for my Journey to Certification.
After practicing, I ended up with one background I could work with, probably because it was not new to me. Smiles. Sometimes you have to go with what you know and then perfect it from there.
I sure enjoyed trying several of the tips- I stamped a background using a stencil. It reminded me of the backgrounds I can get from a Gel Press- not as drastic or effective without the cushion of a Gel Press. I also tried water-coloring a background using a stencil and some ink and water- not my favorite outcome, I would need some different stencils to pull it off.
To create this inked background, I made my own stencil using the Cozy Flannel Die from Altenew. I die-cut a stencil from an adhesive stencil sheet that I bought at my local craft store. Wanna use what you have? You can use a thick cardstock (like 110 pound) - or a sheet of acetate works too to make a stencils with a cover die. **Note: Depending on the material you use, you will need to adjust how much ink you use and how heavy your hand is when daubing the ink.
For my card, I applied Altenew Honey Drizzle Ink to a piece of Neenah 80 pound cardstock (I find the 80 pound blends better than the 110 pound), just like they shared in one of my sessions. For the flowers/leaves, I used Altenew inks Heart Beat and Firefly. The stamp was a freebie I received from Altenew called Billowing Blossoms. The sentiment is also from Altenew, called Beautiful Quotes. The twine and enamel dots were from my stash. It hard to see in the photo but I did an acetate window to reveal the sentiment (first time doing this layout, so fun)!
I hope this card puts a smile on your face like it does mine. Be sure to leave a comment, so I know you were here... it just take a minute. I can't want to have my friends over to make this card.
I love to inspire others to make pretty things!
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