Happy Thursday! Laura, here to bring you another episode of Quick Cards. Get in, get out, fast.
Today I have a fun and very quick background technique for you. It took me 13:20 for this card. Last week we added inks to the stamp and added water for a pretty watercolor look. This week we’ll do the same, but using a stencil. It’s a great way to make an interesting background for your stamped image to sit on.
Gather the supplies. I like to use 3-4 ink colors, one that contrasts with the others.
Ink up the stencil, beginning with the lightest.
Spritz with water. You need to find that happy medium between getting a nice watery design vs a colored puddle.
Place on top of your face up card piece and press down. I like to use a paper towel as I press so that it catches any color that seeps from under the stencil.
Stamp and color your image onto a die cut, punched, or paper trimmer cut shape.
To finish, I added some twine, placed my image spot down, added the sentiment, and matted onto coordinating card stock. A simple, fast, yet fun card in no time!
This week I challenge you to make a stenciled background to showcase a fun Unity image. I’d love for you to try this technique, but you can use any stencil technique you’d like. Be sure to upload to the challenge album on Unity Show & Tell by 3/21 to be eligible for prizes! Who doesn’t want a chance at winning prizes?
Be sure to tune in next week for another installment of Quick Card. Until then, happy stamping.