I created a Clean and Simple card today using stencils and Distress Oxide inks which I’ve finally broken out. The card design is a CASE of a fabulous card by Michele at I Card Everyone for the current Time Out Challenge which is running for another week.
The winner of this challenge will receive a $15 gift voucher to spend at our kind sponsors Happy Little Stampers. Bobby is joining us as Guest Designer this week and I’m just loving the card inspiration she’s put out!
For my card I used the same angled stenciling technique. I created a card panel using some pale pink cardstock from Michaels. I masked off part of the card with some Post-it tape and then laid down my stencil. I used the Tim Holtz Ornate Layering stencil and adhered it temporarily to the card using Krylon spray adhesive because it’s so fine and when ink blending over the top of a fine/detailed stencil, you really need to be careful it doesn’t shift, so the temporary spray adhesive is great for this. I then ink blended Distress Oxide in Peacock Feathers quite heavily over the top. I then removed the stencil and went more lightly over the top (going heavier at the edges) with Distress Oxide in Wilted Violet.
I carefully removed the stencil and then added a strip of glitter washi tape (Target’s $1 bin!) at an angle along the edge of the stenciling. I die cut the whole piece with the Twice the Hugs die-namics by My Favorite Things saving all the inner pieces. I also die cut the Hugs again three more times from the same pale pink Michaels cardstock. I then took a card base of Neenah Solar White 110lb cardstock and applied glue runner all over it. I adhered the die cut panel over the top and then stacked the plain Hugs diecuts into the space using liquid adhesive. I then added the inner pieces from the original diecut and the main diecut over the top.
As a finishing touch I added a few drops of glitter Nuvo drops that co-ordinated with the washi tape.
And that’s it! Such a fun technique, so many possibilities. And can i just say that blending with Distress Oxides is amazing. They really are super buttery! Here’s the card we’re CASE’ing. Be sure to play along with us.