Stencils are essential tools for masking in my toolbox of tricks and tricks. I love being able to make a quick background with them for cards and other art journaling fun! This blog post is part of a challenge that I am in called the ABC's of Christmas
Taylored Expression's stencil and Sentiment to make this simple card, the Die I used is an oval and it worked well for this card. I needed something extra so I added some twine.
For the background I used the stencil and added spun sugar distress ink to it, then went in with picked raspberry to give it a softer look, I also used antique linen for the bottom of it. (tutorial to come!)
Designer tip: I use Bristol paper, it blends the ink oh so well, (too well, sometimes) it's my favorite substrate (paper) to blend ink on. I love it and can't get enough of it, It's the best bang for the price, especially when it's on sale!