I just want to say a big thank you for all the lovely messages I've received during these last few days since I announced that I am now part of the Claritystamp Challenge Blog Design Team. Your kind words, and appreciation of my work mean a lot to me.
Main Ingredients (all from Claritystamp)
Brick wall stencil
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Slate Adirondack Ink
NDC Stamp 96
This is a very simple birthday card which I've made for my stepson Adam using a technique we've used a couple of times at Maria Simms' workshops: using a stencil to create a frame for a stamped image.
I attached the stencil to a piece of gelli card with low tack masking tape, then using the palest colour, Antique Linen, I brushed round the edge of the stencil with sweeping circular movements, working inwards and making sure to leave a white area in the middle.
This was repeated using the next colour, Frayed Burlap, in the same way,but taking care not to come as far into the centre of the card.
Finally, I added depth around the edges with Slate.
Then I removed the stencil and you can see the finished effect.
Once trimmed back a little, this card was finished very simply with a statement stamp and matted onto black card. Sometimes things don't need to be complicated.
Thanks Maria for the inspiration for this card. Its amazing how the same technique can look so different depending on the choice of colours, stencil and stamp. I think I'll be using it a lot when I need to make a quick, but effective card.
Thanks for taking the time to pop in; I'd love to know what you think. Till next time. Xxx