One of my favorite crafty items is a stencil. It is so versatile and there are many different techniques you can use with them (not to mention they are usually pretty inexpensive). I had the idea for this card in my head and I am so happy that it came out how I pictured!
I started with a panel of Neenah Solar White that was cut to 4 by 5 1/4 inches. I stamped the large floral bunch from the Sketched Flowers set with black pigment ink. I sprinkled clear embossing powder on top and heat set. I used the circle stencil and ink blended spots where the flowers were… almost coloring them in. I used inks in: Hollyhock, Melon, Lemon Zest, Lucky, Spring Rain, and Wisteria. With the left over ink on my brushes, I blended some more circles in the lower right corner where I was going to put the sentiment.
I stamped the “Sending happy thoughts” sentiment with the same pigment black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. To make the panel pop a little bit more, I added a panel of black cardstock cut to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2. The finished panel was added to a top folding A2 card base.
This is a fun emboss resist technique using a stencil. I think I love it so much because it’s a little different and fun. I hope this inspires you to try something a little out of the box. Stay crafty my friends!