Welcome everyone to the Altenew July stencil release blog hop!! If you’re coming from Crystals Thompson’s blog, then you’re in the right place.
I’ve created two cards using the City Scene and Elegant Swirls stencils with the same selection of Distress inks but different techniques. My first card uses the City Scene stencil where I’ve used a blending tool to create layers of colorful buildings. This card reminds me of a college student moving to the city for school or career.
I was sure to use colors that blend well together with each layer. I started at the bottom of my cardstock with Squeezed Lemonade, then Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, and finally Mowed Lawn. I continued up the card with the same order of colors until I got to the top. I finished the card by using the Simon Says Stamp Miss You die and a stamped greeting.
My next card uses the Elegant Swirl stencil where I’ve tapped the ink pads directly onto the stencil, spritzed it with water and pressed my paper onto the ink stencil. This gives me a colorful image of the stencil. I finished the card off by using the Simon Says Stamp two part Friend die and mounted it to a black card.
I filmed a video or how I made the City Scene stenciled card, you can view it below or on our YouTube channel HERE.
We are the last stop of the hop and hope you’ve enjoyed all the inspiration along your way today. If you’ve missed any stops, I’ve include a complete list of of the blogs below.
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