Hello, Crafty People!
I am continuing with my personal stash party. I completed two projects that allowed me to use a stencil created by my friend Ann Butler.
I fell in love with Ann Butler's Squares and Triangles stencil when she introduced it and shared a tutorial for creating a fun pincushion using the stencil and muslin fabric. You can see my project HERE. My favorite pattern is what I call the "pansy square" and I wanted to use it on a card face.
I created the card face, but as it so often happens in card making, I couldn't pull the project together to match what I saw in my head. I decided to cut the design paper I created into panels.
To create my paper design, I positioned the stencil and applied VersaMark Embossing Ink. I had to apply extra pressure to ensure full coverage of the open areas on the stencil. I worked in sections and I worked very quickly.
Once I had my pattern established, I brushed on the Perfect Pearls. I actually used two colors but the delineation is so subtle it is difficult to see it in the photo. I also inked and colored the border strip found at the bottom of the stencil to be used as an accent piece. The pattern was irregular but I found that I liked the artsy look. The green splatter was added to pull in the color from my top layer.
I had the most wonderful debate with myself about the sentiment. Originally it was cut from the Sea Glass card that I used for my top layer. It was nice but the gold just seems to be more elevating.
I truly love how this card came together. I don't think my photography does it justice. IRL it has a very beautiful understated elegance. I am tempted to keep it but it is already promised to someone, so...
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you were able to find some inspiration here!
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