I have had a fun weekend, crafting with friends yesterday and finishing up some cards today. I watched the Day 2 & 3 videos for the Stenciled class at Online Card Classes
and disappeared into the office for most of the afternoon.
This post is going to be photo heavy, as I have four cards to share. I have decided to show them in the order they were presented in the class, so first up is a card based on Julie Ebersole's tutorial to use a stencil with spray mists.
To be honest, spray mists are not really my thing, but I am very happy with the clean lines on this panel. I would love the Chartreuse Color Shine to be a little more intense, but didn't want the paper to get too saturated.
The second technique that I played with was Layering & Masking Stencils presented by Jennifer McGuire and I loved this way more than I thought I would. I played around with many color combinations and a couple of different stencils.
As you can see my first attempt to layer with the Crafter's Workshop Kaleidoscope stencil was not very successful.
I flipped the panel over and inked the layers again, this time shifting the stencil very slightly (only about 1/8") and love the pattern that was created.
Jennifer masked off a portion of her panel to leave space for the sentiment, but I just stamped the sentiment on a strip of white cardstock and wrapped the ends around the patterned panel.
My third card is based on the Day 2 tutorial from Laura Bassen to watercolor with stencils. I used the negative space of a die cut as a stencil.
As simple as this card is, it is a real stretch out of my comfort zone. I rarely work right on the card base or make one layer cards. I love that the watercolor did not seep through the cardstock - there was a little warping that ironed out after sitting under my son's Geo/Trig textbook for a while.
Are you still with me? I promise the end is in sight as this is the last card for today. Day 3 includes a tutorial from Debby Hughes to use molding paste with a stencil. I love Debby's cards and followed her lead to spray mist the panel first and then apply the paste.
I used Heidi Swapp's Tinsel Color Shine and chevron stencil. Before I applied the molding paste, I tinted it with Mustard Seed Distress Ink. The card is finished off with a dark grey leaf die cut, a vellum Wplus9 Lacey Layers die cut & sentiment from Written on Ribbon plus a few enamel dots.
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