Hi all, it's Maureen here. Today's card uses partial faded stenciling with the new Swoop Stencil.
There are so many ways to use stencils…create a full background, mask areas and stencil or use just a portion of the stencil like I've done here.
To make my card I started by placing the Swoop stencil on and angle over a white card base. I covered the top part of the card base with scrap paper so I wouldn't get ink on it, then I sponged very lightly with Mint To Be ink, gradually pressing harder and adding more ink as I got to the bottom of the card. The very bottom left corner was sponged with Aquatini ink. This is a fun, easy way to add color and interest to the background of your card!
From here I added my greeting using the Congrats die and You did it stamp set. I could have left my card super simple and finished it at that point but I wanted just a little bit more. I stamped the bottom edge with the YAY Stripes! stamp set and embellished the design with stars from Little Bits and a strip of glitter card stock.
This is a great card to have in your stash. The layout is super simple for mass producing…change out the sentiments and colors and quickly replenish your card supply!
I hope you'll give Partial Faded stenciling a try.
Thanks for having me today Catherine.