Thursday, 22 June 2017

Stencilling with Distress Inks

Today, I am sharing a card I made for my friend who celebrated her birthday yesterday.
This is my first time of making an inked background with a stencil.
I was quite pleased with the result, so I think I'll be trying it again.

After cutting and embossing the cross-stitched square, I left the card in the die,
laid the stencil over the card and lightly inked with Dusty Concord and
Spiced Marmalade Distress inks.

The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Crafter's Workshop Stencil - Mini Daisy Cluster
Crafter's Companion Die'sire - Scalloped Tags
Filigree Flower - purchased from eBay
Ranger Distress Inks
Sentiment Stamp - Free with Craft Magazine

Challenges entered:-
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use your Imagination
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Add a Sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge - Die Cuts, Chipboards and/or Punches
Everybody-Art Challenge - Happy Birthday
Dream Valley Challenge - Square Cards Only
Use Your Stuff - Try something New (Stencilling)
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes/Optional - Tag you're It
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


  1. What a lovely design. For your first time of stencilling a background I would say you nailed it!

    Thank you for sharing in our Square card challenge.

    Dream Valley

  2. A gorgeous card Janice you've stenciled background look perfect with the die you've used.

    Sue xx

  3. Beautifully done, Janice! Your stenciling is perfect and your card is lovely as can be!!

  4. very pretty card the look of the stenciling, I love to stencil. Lovely card.
    Thanks for playing along with The Flower Challenge and hope you join us again.
    xx Karen

  5. This is beautiful Janice, such a pretty Birthday card.
    Pauline -
    Crafting with Cotnob

  6. WOW! You did a beautiful job with this stencil background! Thanks for wonderful inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Use Your Imagination’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  7. Fabulous background Janice .. really pretty
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  8. Beautiful work on your background Janice, love the colours and pretty flower.
    Hugs Pam x

  9. Really beautiful card, Janice! :o)

  10. Love the stencil background Janice - works so well with your design. Shabneez

  11. Love your color palette and stenciling, so pretty! That gold filigree flower is beautiful! Very Pretty, Janice!

  12. Lovely card. Great job on the stencilling. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

  13. Wonderful stencil Background, great Card! Thanks for joining us at EAC! Hugs Michi

  14. Great design. Love the soft pretty colors. Thanks for playing along with UYS :)

  15. Great card love the design. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  16. A gorgeous card Janice. Your stencilling worked out perfectly and I love the colours. It's a lovely technique and I bet you'll be doing more of these lovely cards! Barbxx

  17. Such an elegant design, Janice, wonderful stencilling. I love the colours. xx

  18. I love inking the background to the embossing, it looks great with your delicate flower, pretty center to the flower too!!

  19. This is so pretty! Love the stenciled background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff! Lori DT

  20. This is so pretty , just love your pastel stencilling. Thank you for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon. (Just to add we allow entry to 6 other challenges in our rules) ;) Viv DT xx

  21. Those colors worked beautifully with your stencil, Janice. This is such an elegant card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.


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