Sunday, 28 January 2018

Hand Made Thanks Card with Floral Inked Stencil Design

Hi Everyone, for the second of my stencilled cards, I went for a dramatic colour scheme with the stencilled design inked onto the background. As the stencilled design is 2 dimensional I used foam pads to raise the panel that it is on, for added interest.

Hand Made Thanks Card with Floral Inked Stencil Design

I once again used Distress Oxide ink pads to create the coloured background, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade and Fossilized Amber are the colours. Cut a piece of white card approximately 15 x 8cm.

Using a craft mat smoosh ink from each of the three colours of Distress Oxide ink pads on to the mat and spritz each one lightly with water. Dip and drag the white card through the inks, building up layers of colour. Dry the ink with a heat gun between layers of colour to 'set' it and stop the colours all running together and becoming 'muddy'. You can use a foam ink blending tool to apply ink to any gaps in colour or to make areas of colour bolder. If the card is a bit warped when it is dry just run it through your embossing machine to flatten it out.

For the stencilling I used Black Soot Distress Oxide ink which I put on the craft mat and picked it up from there with a stencil brush to apply to the stencil. I didn't add any water to the ink before applying. Once the ink was dry I trimmed the edges of the card to make it 14.75 x 7.75cm and mounted it onto black card, using double sided tape. I then used 3mm foam pads to adhere the panel across the front of a 6 x 6 white card blank.

The greeting is die cut from black card and adhered below the panel using Woodware Crafty Glue.

I love the way the stencilled image is not jet black which gives is a softer look, but still stands up well against the background colours. I hope you like it, please spare a minute to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Debbie x

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12 comments:

  1. My favourite is this card. I love the black stencilled floral design which contrasts beautifully against warm colours of the background. These Distress Oxide inks looks fantastic! I also love the sentiment with the long flourish. This colour combination is fab, making for a very stylish card.

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  2. Hi Cee, I love this colour scheme too - thank you for your kind comments. Your name will be in the draw on Saturday so don't forget to check and see if you are the winner.

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  3. Love it Deb, its so beautiful! Love the placement of sentiment!

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    1. Thank you Vinita, I am loving my new sentiment dies, they add the perfect finishing touch :)

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  4. Lovely card!! Really black colour ink looks so beautiful on card (actually it's looks Gray to me)

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    1. Thank you Shilpa, I agree it's not jet black but still a lovely colour over the bright background :)

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  5. This is my favourite card, although all are gorgeous! The black really stands out against the yellow red and orange background. Thanks for a chance to win and these examples. I will check them out and try them myself.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I appreciate your kind comments and hope you enjoy trying the techniques yourself :)

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  6. Gorgeous card :) I love the warm & happy colors and that sentiment is so pretty.

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    1. Thank you Preeti, I love those warm colours too :)

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  7. All the cards are beautiful but this one is my favourite. I love the pop of colour set against the black and white and the colours are so warm and vibrant just stunning..

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