Altenew, Charmed, Distress Oxides, Florals, Friendship, Label Love, Stenciled Cards, Tim Holtz

Softly Stenciled

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Today was a very busy day with babysitting grandsons and attending a bridal shower, but I got to spend some time in my stamp room this afternoon and decided to work with stencils, as I’ve been seeing a lot of them used on backgrounds lately!  The first stenciled layer on this card was done with a beautiful Tim Holtz stencil Gothic, using Broken China and Wilted Violet distress oxides and water.  I found the image of a woman on Pinterest, printed it out and made my own stencil with it, and layered that on next, sponging around it with Iced Spruce distress oxide ink.  I then laid a scripty stencil over her and sponged on more ink for added interest.  Black Soot oxide softened the edges of my panel.  
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I had this colored floral image (Charmed by Altenew) already in my stash and stamped a script stamp over the flowers, then softened the cut edges with Black Soot distress oxide.  I cut it apart in order to layer it with pieces of foam tape.  
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The last step was to heat-emboss in black the sentiment from Altenew’s Label Love, one of my favorite sentiment sets!  A base card of lavender completes my card!  
Alcohol Ink, Altenew, Charmed, Florals, Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens, Ranger Alcohol Ink, Water Colored Cards

Altenew Charmed

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I absolutely love Charmed by Altenew!!  I love the squiggly lines that make up the image and I love to paint inside of them!  This card began with an alcohol print I’d made by pressing the back of a piece of Kirkland photo paper onto my ink-saturated surface!  I think it makes a beautiful background for this card; after stamping the image and a script stamp several times onto the paper with Versafine Onyx Black permanent ink, I set it aside to color my Scan N Cut image using Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  
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After trimming the print down and adhering it to a layer of aqua card stock, I mounted the flowers with pieces of foam tape for lift.  I then die-cut the black leaf sprigs and tucked them beneath the blossoms.  
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The last step was to attach the card to a black card base and photograph!!  
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Hahaha!  I just noticed what appears to be finger prints in the lower left hand corner!!  How’s that for the “personal touch”??!!  😀