I have fallen woefully behind in keeping up with my posts for the Creative Stenciling class over at StampNation. I was really busy with work last week and had planned on catching up over this past weekend, but unexpectedly had two wisdom teeth extracted on Friday.
I should clarify that it wasn’t completely unexpected. I knew I needed to have them out, but thought I was only going in for a consult with the oral surgeon on Friday. The unexpected part came when he was ready to go on and extract them that day vs. mid-February which is when I expected it to happen.
All combined, I just haven’t felt up to blogging much lately. Since I’m feeling a little better this evening, I figure today is good a time as any to get back into the swing of things.
The lesson for day three of the Creative stenciling class was all about stamping over stenciling with ink. For this card, I started off by stenciling the coffee cup using an ARTPlorations stencil and some Ground Espresso Distress Ink. Once it was dry, I stamped over it using small accent stamps from a couple of different stamp sets using some first and second generation stamping with some Desert Sand Close to My Heart (CTMH) ink.
I trimmed my stenciled layer down a bit and then matted it on a piece of kraft cardstock. I adhered the matted panel to my card base made from a piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock from Simon Says Stamp (SSS).
Since my card base was so dark, I added a panel on the inside of the card as well. I stamped this fun coffee sentiment from The Ton using some Chocolate CTMH ink. I thought it coordinated nicely with the front of my card.
To finish off my card, I added my custom stamp on the back of the card base. Again, since my card base was so dark, I opted to stamp it using some white pigment ink from SSS to make it more readable.
Until next time …