Stenciling for the Fourth

Stenciling for the Fourth | by karen @ carefree creations

I’m on summer break from work, and I’m back from vacation, so now I get to stamp! Today I decided to work on my July 4th cards. After checking out the One-Layer Simplicity challenge, I came up with an idea right away.

I’m still not very good at stenciling. Despite heaving taping, the stencil moved a bit, but I still like the final card.

To get the one sentiment strip masked off, I cut a piece of masking paper and used my grid mat to line it up on the card. I taped the stencil in place and went to town with the sponging.

This is the only “line” stencil I have. I don’t know if I would have chosen a straight line one if I had it, but I’m really happy I used this wavy one – I think the movement helps give this one-layer card some dimension (not to mention the slight shadow affect due to stencil movement).

Happy 4th of July
Stamps: Keep it Simple: Bless the US (Papertrey Ink – PTI);
Ink: Barn Door, Faded Jeans distress inks (Ranger); Midnight Muse (Stampin’Up);
Paper: White (PTI);
Other: Texture Wave stencil (Memory Box);
Technique: sponging; stenciling;
Challenge: One-Layer Simplicity: Stencil

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