My card today features the big, bold and beautiful magnolia from the Good Morning, Magnolia stamp set. This bloom is a dream to color and has such a WOW factor on any card. I stamped it with Versa Mark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder before coloring it with Copic markers.
While I’m loving this flower, I think I’m most excited about the stenciled background. This is a slimline stencil from Pink Fresh Studio. I used Black Soot distressed oxide ink and a blending brush to create the background. I found that the distressed oxide inks blend so much smoother than other inks. And they make stenciling easier for a beginner like me. I’m definitely going to be purchasing and using more stencils. They’re so versatile as you can control the amount of saturation to create different effects as you’ll see on the inside of the card. Not to mention how quick and easy stenciling is.
I stenciled the inside with a the same ink as the front only using a lighter amount of ink on the brush. The sentiment is from the Happy Thoughts stamp set.
All Stampin’ Up! products that I used are listed below.
Is stenciling something you’ve done or do now? I’m not sure why I haven’t tried it before this!
Thanks for stopping in today…have a wonderful day!