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Using Ink-Blending to Accentuate Simple Stenciling

by Jessica Frost-Ballas November 19, 2019 5 Comments

Good morning! Jess here with a festive card using a little ink blending and stenciling!

To start I took a panel of Hero Hues Cherry Cardstock cut to 4.25" by 5.5" and blended Raspberry Jam ink around the edges with a blending tool. I kept it heavy on the outside and lightened my touch as I got to the center of the panel. I let it dry for a few minutes and then taped the Poinsettia stencil over the panel.  I applied a thin layer of gold glimmer paste over the stencil and then let it dry completely.

While my stenciled panel was drying I die-cut the Merry Christmas Banner from a matte gold foil cardstock. I also cut thin strips of Hero Hues Cranberry Cardstock and layered them behind the sentiment on the banner.  I applied adhesive to the back of the banner and then added a tangle of metallic gold thread on top.  Finally I added foam mounting tape over the thread and then adhered it to my stenciled panel. Keeping the layer of foam mounting tape between the panel and the thread gives the thread a little more dimension and lift instead of having it flat against the panel.

And that's it! I love how the little bit of ink blending really gives the panel more depth and then, of course, glittery gold makes everything better! ;) Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a fantastic week!

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SA132 Poinsettia Stencil 6x6
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DI660 Merry Christmas Banner Die (B)
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PS303 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock Cherry
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PS302 Hero Hues Premium Cardstock...
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AF228 Raspberry Jam Mid-Tone Shadow Ink
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5 Responses

Debbie Siddle
Debbie Siddle

November 23, 2019

Very stunning x

Henriëtte
Henriëtte

November 20, 2019

Gorgeous Jess, I love the beautiful red and gold and how you made the background. Great finishing with the threath.
Thank you so much for sharing and have a great week.

Patricia Wilson
Patricia Wilson

November 19, 2019

I love your simple and elegant card. Just goes to show you that “sometimes less is more” (beautiful). Love it and this would be great to mass produce.

Amy
Amy

November 19, 2019

Beautiful!!

Helen
Helen

November 19, 2019

Simple and stunning. Great color combo! tfs