Creative Stenciling Class – Day Three

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.

Mel's Card Corner | Stamping Over Stenciling

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).

Mel's Card Corner | Stamping Over Stenciling

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.

Mel's Card Corner | Stamping Over Stenciling

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 …

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