Sunday, 24 February 2019

Uniko Stencil Sunday

I'm back with another GD post for Uniko's Stencil Sunday spot and this time I've decided to get at least one card ready for Christmas. I always always struggle with Christmas cards. I need so many, so when I saw the Let It Snow stencil in the gift pack Bev sent me, I knew it would give me a quick, easy and effective way to get at least one under my belt!

I took a card blank and masked off the edges. I then took the two shades of blue Distress Oxides that I have in my stash (I feel I need more of these!) and started blending the darker (Blueprint Sketch) on the top of the card, before adding Mermaid Lagoon to the bottom. I blended until I got a smooth blend where they met, sort of half way and sort of at an angle.

I then placed the stencil on top and with a lightly damp cloth, I dabbed it through to remove some of the colour. It spreads a bit under the stencil, but I never mind this as I think it gives the impression of melting - at least with this stencil.

I kept the stencil on and with some white pigment ink dabbed it through as well on top, to give the snowflakes a bit more definition.

A few sequins and a very simple sentiment popped up on foam tape and that is my first Christmas card done. Definitely one to try again - maybe in different colours? 

Thank you so much to Bev for having me all through this month and thank you for joining me! Happy Crafting Everyone!


Lisa T said...

I think that technique is a brilliant one for snowflakes. As you say it makes them look like they are melting. I do the technique with clouds sometimes. And I agree, it could be made in all sorts of colours this card, I like pinks too for snowflakes for some bizarre reason! Congratulations once again on your GD spot, you made some lovely card with their release and I am glad you enjoyed it! Oh yeah, I have not made one Christmas card yet. sigh. xx

Quillish said...

Beautiful effect with the stencil! Gorgeous blending, it looks as if you blended 3 colours.

Becca Yahrling said...

Very pretty colors you used. I'll have to try this technique with this gorgeous stencil.

Alanna said...

What a darling card. I love the various shades of blue in the background. You are smart to get started on holiday cards now!

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Ruth your lift-off technique with the added extra pigment ink made a stunning background! I'm sure I will try this soon, cause I always have a "problem" with this technique -> I only get a pale shade of the lifted areas and this looks a bit poor then. With the extra ink the results will be more detailed I hope!
Thanks for this creative tip!
Have a great and creative Day!
Greetings from Wiebke (Uniko-DT)

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