Fun with stencils

I mentioned in my previous blog post that the next several cards on my blog will be focusing on ink blending, stencils, and embossing paste.  This ‘Thank You’ card focuses on ink blending with stencils.  I have found that the brand of ink doesn’t matter quite as much as type of ink.  In this case, the importance is on dye ink vs hybrid ink or pigment ink.  That is not to say that you can’t use either of those, but their different properties will make them act differently.



This card uses Ranger distress inks to create the accent for the focal point of this card.  I masked off an area leaving 3/4″ on the left and 2″ on the right.  Taking an ink blending tool and ‘salty ocean’ distress ink I covered the exposed area.  When happy with the result I taped a stencil by Simon Says Stamp over the card panel.  Using Salty Ocean again, I loaded up my blending tool with ink and pounced the color over the stencil vs blending in a circular motion like I did for the base layer.


The flowers are from a Mama Elephant stamp set that I stamped on Neenah card stock in Memento ink before coloring them in with copic markers.  Once complete, I cut out the flowers using my Brother Scan n’Cut and adhered it to the card panel.  Taking my glaze pen I covered the stamen of the flowers for the glitter finish.


The last think to be done was to include a sentiment.  I cut a Simon Says Stamp ‘thanks’ several times and glued them together with Ranger multi-medium matte. Once I adhered the sentiment to the card panel I covered it in glossy accents to create a bit of shine.

That completes my card!  Thanks for stopping by!




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