Saturday, January 27, 2018

Scandinavian Distress Colored Stencil Background

Good morning! The other day I shared a card using the newly released Folk Dance Stencil that was part of the brand new Simon Says Stamp Love Release. Today I have another card to share using it for a different technique to get this fun colored background that makes me think even more of  Scandinavian art!

I first applied White Embossing Paste to my Smoke Gray Cardstock, masking off the edges to leave a border. I let it dry (although I want to try it again without drying it) and then smooshed some distress ink on a non-stick mat, dampened it with water, and painted it on to selected areas with a paintbrush. It took a VERY long time to dry (which is why I want to try it on damp embossing paste). I ended up smudging one spot (AHHHH!) but was able to hide it under my sentiment strip. Lucky save, since this took a while! Whew!

I added a heat embossed sentiment from the previously released You Got This on a strip of Dark Chocolate Cardstock, and mounted that with foam adhesive over the background (hiding my oops!).

I then mounted the entire panel on a white cardbase. I wish I could show you the texture on this card - it is SOOO fun and unique! And I love the pops of colors as well.

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