Using a Memory Box stencil and a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set, I created a cool blue card with Distress ink and Prismacolor pencils.
Putting It Together
So, I wanted to make a card with a stencil and blues. This is the result.
I used Mixed Media paper for the stencilling and used the new Purple Tape to hold the panel in place. I sprayed the delicate stencil with removable adhesive before laying it over the panel.
Using blender tools, I added Distress ink to the panel starting with Tumbled Glass in the centre, then Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon.
The soft ombre with the stencil still in place.
I carefully lifted the stencil and set it aside.
After removing the Purple Tape (adheres quite well and removes cleanly!), I trimmed the stencilled panel. To get rid of the fuzzies on the cut edge, I use the coarse side of a nail buffer.
I added Blueprint Sketch to the outside edge with a blender tool.
I spritzed the panel with Perfect Pearls in water with a Mini Mister. I have a pearl on my Mister with Confetti White Perfect Pearls so I won't mistake it for a Mister with plain water. The curl is because of the water.
I used a heat tool to dry the panel. The curl goes away as the panel is dried.
The Perfect Pearls gives the panel an incredible sparkle. The water in the mist adds to the blending.
I dry fit the stamp to find the one I wanted to use.
I stamped with light grey ink on a scrap of Bristol. Since I knew I wanted to fussy cut the image, I just needed the piece to be big enough for the stamp.
I used Prismacolor pencils to colour the image. I keep track of the colours I use on a scrap of paper so I can have a reference later if I want to use a similar blend. So much skin on this one! I really like the blend I used though there were a couple times in the colouring I wasn't sure it was going to turn out. I didn't want the skin too yellow with all the blue or she would have looked jaundiced. So I went with a blend a little on the grey side.
I fussy cut with a very narrow margin.
To trim the inner areas, I used a craft knife. I really like the fingertip knife.
I dry fit the image with a sentiment from the set.
To add dimension, I used snips of foam mounting tape on the image.
For the inside of the card, to add a decorative detail, I used a Clarity brush and Mermaid Lagoon with the stencil, brushing from the outside in. This gives a darker edge and lighter centre. The Clarity brush has a softer blend than the blender tool.
To finish the front of the card, I stamped the sentiment in black and added some Hero Arts gems.
I added a stamped sentiment to the softly stencilled inside.