Friends of Unity Blog Hop - Stenciled Card
Summer has arrived (it's a Long Weekend here - and I know for you in the US it's the biggest summer celebration for you as well- Happy 4th of July a wee bit early!)
Welcome back to another Friends of Unity Blog Hop! Crystal was up first to kick things off and she always inspires me! (If you missed her post - you can find her HERE!)
This month our cue is stencils - and Unity has added this fast, fun and easy-on-the-wallet crafty item to their website! yay! But - oddly enough, I do not have a Unity stencil in my stash of goodies (I guess that means I can go shopping, right?) 😉 So I created some cards using my Unity stamps and some great stencils I have that work perfectly !
First - a little experiment - since I don't have a single Unity stencil ... I decided to try my hand at making one using one of our dies - and this was the result!
I used the sweet little mouse and sentiment from Wishing and Wishing.... and I had a fun stencil from Tim Holtz to create that gorgeous moon ... so with that gorgorgeous night sky I layered my Distress Inks in Broken China, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans.
It was so much fun to layer this night sky!
I even added a touch of Distress Oxide and some splashes of water to make those stars...
but here is where I wanted to experiment - I used the Falling Stars Background die to make my own stencil using a piece of thicker acetate.
The result was ok - but definietely next time a piece of thicker acetate is going to be better!
This butterfly was only attached by one wing and I left the other suspended to give a bit of dimension.
My Tim Holtz classic stencil called Layering Plaid was used on only a portion of the card (the ink is Sahara Sand from SU!) Just a few enamel dots as embellishments and this card was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by, be sure to let me know you were here... and I do hope you love all of the designs our group worked on this month to inspire you! Next stop along our Hop is
Peace, Love n' Ink