I’ve been playing with my stencil collection quite a bit recently. I love the resulting bright background but the trick seems to be not letting it overpower the focal point of my card.
To make the background I used a stencil and covered it in distress ink starting with picked raspberry then fossilized amber and then evergreen bough. I spritzed the stencil with water and then pressed watercolor card stock onto the stencil.
NOTE: you can get different effects with this technique: by cleaning your craft mat after you spritz your ink covered stencil and prior to pressing the watercolor panel into the card stock you will get a ‘clean’ image; if you leave the excess ink on your craft mat that was laid down as you covered your stencil in ink you will get a ‘dirty’ image. My background is an example of the latter.
I set aside the background to dry and stamped this cute little girl from Avery Elle onto Neenah card stock in Memento ink. I colored her in with copic markers and trimmed her out using my Brother Scan n’ Cut. I like to take my Memento marker and trace around the edge so the stamped image looks more finished.
I trimmed down the watercolor panel and adhered it to a white A2 panel. I stamped the balloon stamps on vellum and heat embossed the image with black embossing powder. I fussy cut the balloons and the colored them on the backside using copic markers. I adhered the girl and balloons to the watercolor panel. Lastly, I used my MISTI to repeatedly stamp the greeting on the card.
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