Friday, April 17, 2020

Stash Party #11 - Stencils and Perfect Pearls!

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!

Stuff I Used:
Squares and Tris Set 1 Stencil by Ann Butler