Creative Stenciling Class – Day Five

I’m back with another card created as homework for the Creative Stenciling class over at StampNation. This card is based on the lesson from day five and was inspired by a card made by StampNation Dream Team member, Ingrid. She shared a beautiful floral card made on kraft cardstock using a ghosting technique. Here’s my card:

Mel's Card Corner | Double Stencil

For my card, I used some 100 lb. kraft card stock from Gina K Designs and did a double layer of stenciling on it. I used a white pigment ink first and dried it, then added a second layer, slightly offset, using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. I incorporated the same gradient technique I used for my day one homework card. Here’s how my panel looked before I trimmed it down.

Mel's Card Corner | Double Stencil

Once everything was dry, I trimmed the kraft panel down to 3.75 x 5″. I created another panel cut 4 x 5.25″ from black cardstock to use as a mat for the kraft panel. Before adhering them, I cut my sentiment using a couple of the word dies from the Birthday Wishes die set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps that came in the new Young at Heart collection from Stamp of Approval using my Big Shot. This is a great technique for stretching your cardstock. Since the middle of the mat isn’t going to show anyway, it can easily be used for cutting smaller die cuts.

Mel's Card Corner | Double Stencil

For a little added bling, after applying the die cuts to the card, I went over both using the clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen from Crafter’s Companion which also came in the Young at Heart Collection. I then coated them with a layer of Glossy Accents to give the sentiment a bit of dimension and shine. I accidentally threw away the tittle for above the letter i, so I just added a tiny gemstone instead.

Until next time …

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