Hello there! I hope you all have enjoyed our little series for #UseYourCraftStash challenge.
In this final post, I want to share with you how you can add dimension and color with stencils, but without any texture pastes etc. Ready? You do that by combining two techniques – dry embossing with stencils + ink blending.
Here are the cards I made to show the results.
- Altenew Poppy Bloom Stencil
- Altnew Majestic Bloom die set
- Echo Park Paper Company The Story of Fall Branches Stencil
- Distress inks – Festive Berries and Worn Lipstick
- Hero Arts Ombre Green ink Lime to Forever green
- Ranger mini ink blending tools
- Prepare panels from white cardstock – die cut one and simply trim another one.
- Tape the stencil to the white cardstock panels and dry emboss. Check out this video to see how to do this.
- Keep the panel + stencil taped and do ink blending. I used the two distress inks for the Poppy flower and the Ombre green ink for all the leaves on both stencils.
- For the sentiment, cut out the word “Thank you” multiple times and layer together.
- Stamp the additional sentiment.
- Embellish. I used a piece of washi tape (to cover a boo-boo and balance out the black sentiment on the flower card. I also added a bunch of chunky glitter pieces to flower center. On the second one, I added individual pieces of chunky glitter to each branch.
- Mount panels on card bases.
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