Years ago, I did not have many stencils and rarely used them. Today, I can't imagine my crafty time without them. They are so versatile and super fun for quick and cool backgrounds. I used the new Ocean Motion Stencil as well as the Drifts & Hills one. So let's start with the background. I started by covering the sand part with the Drifts & Hills Stencil and did some ink blending with a blue Oxide ink and the Ocean Motion stencil. It is helpful to secure your paper and stencils with painters tape to prevent them from moving around. I did some darker ink blending on the tips of the waves to give them some dimension. Next, I covered the ocean part with the Drifts & Hills Stencil and ink blended the sand. To add some details to the sand, I added dots of white gel pen and brown colored pencil. I die cut my panel to add a clean stitched border and glued it to my card base.
Next, I stamped, colored and die cut my images. I colored them with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and used the coordinating dies to quickly cut them out. I added them to my panel using foam tape. And last but not least, I added my sentiment. I could have stamped it in the sky and with black ink, but I wanted to switch things up a bit and stamped it with Antique Linen Oxyde ink (the same ink I had used for the sand) on my sand hill. It's a bit in disguise this way but I think it's a fun touch. Do you like the idea?
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Drifts & Hills Stencil
A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax