Hi Everyone, for this stencilled card, I went for a dramatic colour scheme with the stencilled design inked onto the background. As the stencilled design is 2 dimensional I used foam tape to raise the
Hi Everyone, for this stencilled card, I went for a dramatic colour scheme with the stencilled design inked onto the background. As the stencilled design is 2 dimensional I used foam tape to raise the panel that it is on, for added interest.
I used Distress Oxide ink pads to create the coloured background, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber. Cut a piece of white card approximately 15 x 8cm.
Using a craft mat smoosh ink from each of the three colours of Distress Oxide ink pads on to the mat and spritz each one lightly with water. Dip and drag the white card through the inks, building up layers of colour. Dry the ink with a heat gun between layers of colour to ‘set’ it and stop the colours all running together and becoming ‘muddy’. Use a foam ink blending tool to apply ink to any gaps in colour or to make areas of colour bolder. If the card is a bit warped when it is dry just run it through your embossing machine to flatten it out.
For the stencilling I used Black Soot Distress Oxide ink which I put on the craft mat and picked it up from there with a stencil brush to apply to the stencil. I didn’t add any water to the ink before applying. Once the ink was dry I trimmed the edges of the card to make it 14.75 x 7.75cm and mounted it onto black card, using double sided tape. I then used 3mm foam pads to adhere the panel across the front of a 6 x 6 white card blank.
The greeting is die cut from black card and adhered below the panel using Woodware Crafty Glue.
I love the way the stencilled image is not jet black which gives is a softer look, but still stands up well against the background colours. I hope you like it, please spare a minute to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
- 6 x 6 White blank card and envelope
- A4 Smooth White card stock
- A4 Smooth Black card stock
- Distress Oxide ink pads, Fired Brick, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Black Soot
- Tim Holtz Floral layering stencil
- Woodware stencil tape
- Stencil brush
- 6mm double sided tape
- 3mm adhesive foam pads
- Sentimental die set
- Heat resistant craft mat