Welcome to the Scrap & Stamp March Blog Hop- STENCIL US IN! The girls have been working to inspire you to try something new with the stencils in your stash (and perhaps you’ll add a few to your shopping cart)! Leave some comments along the way for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the SNS online store. If you’re shopping this weekend, you’ll enjoy 20% off all in stock stencils! Sounds like a great time to try something new!
My card today features Repeat Tile Remnant (TCW2114), a 4×4 stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop. I inked up my card with Distress Oxide Inks in Evergreen Bough and Forest Moss. Since the stencil is so small, I had to put some thought into how I was going to use it. I love pulling out texture pastes, but wasn’t quite ready for the mess I would make working on a larger panel! Since I’ve been embracing GREEN lately (bring on spring!) I pulled out a couple shades of green Distress Oxide and experimented with the ‘repeat’ elements of the design.
I took some photos of the process, which I set up on my Make Art STAY-tion. Here’s what the stenciling set up looked like…
Here’s how the stencil lined up to repeat. I used a random blend of the two colors in varying intensities as I went up my panel (I was inking on a large tag which was precut from watercolor card stock).
Once I covered the tag, I decided to stagger the stencil to fill in some of the white space. I kept a lighter hand for this step to add more color variety and texture. The magnets in my STAY-tion really helped to keep the stencil in place as I went. I think the hardest part was knowing when to stop and how much white space to leave!
I trimmed the panel to fit on a 5×7 kraft card, layering it on a dark grey card stock panel. I cut a Skeleton Leaf by Tim Holtz from the same paper stamped the sentiment beneath it. It’s great to have get well cards on hand, and this lovely sentiment is from Scripty Sayings 2 by Gina K Designs.
I finished the card with some white Distress Spray Stain on the kraft card and a small bow from green crinkle ribbon. Hope you like it!