Monday, 4 July 2022

Always Friends

I can't believe its the beginning of July already.  
That means there is a new release from A Colorful Life Designs.
This card is featuring the Striped Balls stencil.  I decided to pair it up with New Foliage stencil from the May release.  
They worked so well together.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I got out my Stencil Mat and positioned the New Foliage stencil over some white cardstock into the corner.  I laid the Striped Balls over that and inked it all up with some Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink.  
  • To add more interest, I went over some areas with some Rustic Wilderness just to highlight.
  • I removed the stencil for the reveal but there were still a lot of open areas, so using just the New Foliage stencil, I went back in and randomly added them in the open areas to better fill the panel.
  • I pressed the Rustic Wilderness pad directly onto my non-stick craft mat, diluted it with some water and splattered the panel with a paint brush.  I let that dry completely before moving on to the next steps.
  • When it was dry, I die cut a circle right from the center of the panel, then a white circle a bit larger and glued them together.
  • I placed the circle into my Misti and stamped the sentiment with some black Versamark Clair.
  • I glued the finished panel onto a white card base, then popped the circle die cut back into place matching it up.

Here are the stencils I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- ANYTHING GOES
The Paper Players- GREEN THUMB

Stamp- No Distance (IO- not available)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencils (ACLD); Stencil Mat (Waffle Flower); TE Blending Brushes;
Infinity Circle die (HA)


Pat said...

What a great idea to use the two different stencils together Karen, and the circular shape cut from it and pop dotted before replacing always works brilliantly for a wonderful coordinated look. x

Tammy L said...

I love the dual stencil technique. This turned out so well! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. Thanks for playing with us at Use Your Stuff. Tammy DT co-ordinator.

Loll said...

Creative and fun design to layer your stencils Karen. Great card! xx

Cindy Beach said...

Karen, your work with the layered stencils is amazing! How I love this! Using tone on tone makes this fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

Your stenciling work is amazing, Karen! I LOVE how the die cut circle lines up perfectly with the images on the card base. The pistachio ink is such a beautiful shade of green Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!