Have you been enjoying the Stencil Sunday posts at STAMPlorations? This is my last post for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday, for now.
Here's my first card
I started with STAMPlorations ARTplorations Evolution stencil. Isn't it a great stencil - I love how "organic" the shapes and curves are. I inked up an A2 panel with distress ink (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry, salty ocean, twisted citron) using an ink blending tool and my Wendy Vecchi Make Art STAY-tion.
Once the panel was completed, I wasn't sure what to do for a sentiment. I decided to use the same distress inks and ink up a scrap of white cardstock approximately 3" x 3". I then die cut the sentiment using STAMPlorations CUTplorations Make A Wish Phrase die. I felt that the die cut "got lost" on the beautiful background. I die cut two more "Make A Wish" from black cardstock and slightly offset them, creating a shadow effect of the original "Make a Wish". The shadow helped to set the sentiment apart from the background.
Here's my second card
I started this card by inking STAMPlorations ARTplorations Fall Floral Trio stencil with distress inks (mustard seed, spiced marmalade, picked raspberry) on an A2 white card panel. I fussy cut one of the blooms and adhered it to a dark pick card base. I was a bit puzzled with what to do for the sentiment. I decided to use STAMPlorations ARTplorations Crisscrossed stencil and mustard seed distress ink on a scrap of yellow cardstock. I die cut the sentiment from this inked up yellow scrap using STAMPlorations CUTplorations Thinkg of You Phrase die.
I felt that the stenciling prior to die cutting made the sentiment just a bit more interesting.
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