If you follow my work you will know that I like to make clean and simple projects more often than not. That’s exactly what I did for today’s card that I made for The Little Paper Tree. I incorporated a stencil and ink blending, heat embossed sentiment, and even a touch of embellishment.
I started by masking off a portion of my card so that I could limit the blended area, then positioned the stencil along the line of the mask to ensure a neat edge. I used the Marching Leaves stencil from Catherine Pooler for this, which works well as it has a nice, linear design. I ink blended through it using Altenew Forest Glades ink, allowing the ink to be more intense in some areas than others to add some variation and interest to the design.
Once I was happy with the stenciling I worked on my sentiment element. I white heat embossed words from Heffy Doodle’s Happy Snappy Crocs onto a piece of black card stock, then die cut it with a banner die. I used the line of my stenciling as a guide for positioning my banner, popping it up on foam adhesive squares and then trimming off the overhanging edge.
As a final touch I used Simply White Gloss Nuvo Drops and added a trio of them in a visual triangle around the area of the sentiment.
I’m very pleased with this card. It was quick and easy to make but has, I feel, quite a striking design. The linear nature of the stencil I used works beautifully along the line of the masking to keep all the lines clean. Whilst the embellishments are subtle enough as to be easily overlooked I think they do add extra interest to the design.
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