Hello my friends! Last week, Maureen Merritt was a guest designer here on the blog and I was completely smitten with her card. Here is a peek at it.
I love the stenciling and the border stamp at the bottom! (See the full post here).
Her card inspired me to set out for a bunch of inking fun with my stencils and to pull out some border stamps to see which ones coordinated with the stencils.
In the process, I tried a few different inking techniques, check them out in this video tutorial!
3 Inking Techniques with Stencils
When choosing stamps and/or stencils to layer over each other, I like to choose a graphic pattern for one and an organic (flowers, leaves, flourishes, etc) on the other.
For the first card, I made my own border of flowers and leaves using some stamps from The Perfect Reason Stamp Set.
The stitched border stamp from the Best in You stamp set was a great accent for the Mod Flower Stencil. and my personal favorite part of this card? The use of “Best” from the large chalkboard style sentiment!
Vines and diamonds – yes, please!
Vines and the wavy circle border went together well!
Here’s another card I made a few months ago with the Mod Flower Stencil and the same technique I used with the Perfect Vine Stencil in this video! I didn’t use a border at the bottom, but I love this ink and stencil technique!
What stamps and stencils do you have in your stash that you can pull out right now to try any of the above techniques?
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