Hello friends! I hope you are all staying well. This weather is absolutely crazy this Spring. It has been so windy and cool here. I had the pleasure of babysitting my little angel yesterday. Thankfully I got her out for a walk before the wind got too big. She really doesn't like the wind! Maybe this wind will blow in some nice weather. I sure hope so! As I said before it does make for good cardmaking weather though....
Today's card features a technique that I had never heard of before so I had to give it a try. I saw a video by Colleen Magness where she showed how to do it. I made my card a little different from hers but the technique is the same. It is fun and easy but it has a big wow.
I used the Nature's Prints Bundle for this card. First, I stamped the different images I wanted to use on a piece of Basic White cardstock. I used Garden Green on the larger leaf image, Evening Evergreen on the fern image and Granny Apple Green on the wheat image. While I let those dry, I cut out the corresponding die shapes out of another piece of cardstock to create my stencil. I actually used a quarter sheet of retired cardstock for each stencil. You want a larger piece of cardstock so when you are adding the ink, you are sure to not go off the edge of the cardstock.
Then I placed my stencil over the matching stamped image. I used my Blending Brushes and the same colour ink I originally stamped the images and lightly added ink over top of the stamped image. You don't want to add too much ink so that it completely blurs the stamped image. I really like how this turned out. After I added ink to my images, I used the pieces that I had cut from the pieces I used for my stencil and laid them over top of the stamped images. I used my Black Stampin' Blend to flick some splotches of ink all over the card front. As you can see, I made my card pretty monochromatic so I needed to add something to fill in the white spaces.
I matted my stamped piece on a piece of Evening Evergreen cardstock and then added that to a card base of Granny Apple Green.
I stamped my sentiment on a piece of Basic White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I used my paper snips to cut around the words and added this to my card front using dimensionals.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you liked this card and will give this technique a try. It is a lot of fun! Share a picture of your card if you do. I'd love to see what you make!
Stay well and keep creating!