I'm here today to remind you there's still time to join us in the March CAS Stencil Ghosting Challenge! Mr. Linky is open until 3/24!
I am happily hosting the challenge this month so I really hope you will join us and show us how you create a CAS card design using Ghost Stenciling!
For my reminder card I decided to use Ranger Distress Inks for my base.
I sponged Salty Ocean, Twisted Cintrol and a little bit of Hickory Smoke over a 4"x 5 1/4" panel of watercolor paper.
I laid my Intersecting Brick Circles stencil from Stencil Girl over the panel - taping the edges to hold everything in place.
The stencil is bigger than the panel so I could decide what design I wanted on my panel - I set it slightly off center. I thought it would be a little more interesting that way!
I took a baby wipe and rubbed over the stencil removing some of the exposed ink. Be sure your baby wipe isn't too wet - or it will remove all the color as well as soak the paper!
And here is my Ghosting of the stencil. I dried the panel with a heat tool and that actually made the colors look a little brighter when it was dry.
I cut my panel in two horizontally and was able to make two cards.
I added a die cut balloon that I stamped with stars (die and stamps from Birthday Balloons PTI) and tied a piece of black jute around the base of the balloon. It's interesting to see how different a look you get just by the curve of the jute!
The sentiment is from Penned Elegance II from PTI
These will work well for all those guys we need birthday cards for!
You will find Mr. Linky, lovely inspiration from the Design Team, as well as links to technique videos over at the CAS Stencil blog here.
Please join us!!
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I was inspired by the colors
Stamps: Birthday Balloons, Penned Elegance II - Papertrey Ink
Paper: watercolor paper - Canson, white, true black, Tropical Teal - PTI
Ink: Hero Hues Black, Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Twisted Cintron, Hickory Smoke
Accessories: Intersecting Brick Circles Stencil - Stencil Girl, Birthday Balloon Die - PTI, black jute, foam dots, Baby Wipes.