I started by making myself a stencil using some scrap paper and the Sizzix Alphabetical by Tim Holtz decorative strip. I then attached it to a black card base with post-it tape. I watered down some white paint and took a cheap make-up sponge to apply the paint through the stencil until I was happy with the depth of colour. It didn’t need to be too strong, as I was going for a chalkboard look. I think the paint must have been too wet initially because the first area I sponged became a bit splotchy.
After I removed my makeshift stencil and let the paint completely dry I added a sentiment. The sentiment comes from Altenew’s Super Script and I heat embossed it in white, purposefully using it to disguise some of the splotchiness. And that was the card completed.
Like I said, I’m not so happy with this one. I like the idea, but it didn’t come together quite how I wanted. I think perhaps it needs something more added to it, but I can’t think what… I’m sure I can salvage this one, I just need to work out what extra element(s) to give it!
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