Hello! I have a non-traditional holiday card to share today that uses the pretty Pine Sprig Doily stencil from A Colorful Life Designs. I’ve said before that I like to make a bunch of backgrounds using a certain technique from time to time. In this case, it was ink smooshing. But occasionally they don’t turn out so great, so it’s the perfect opportunity to take a fabulous stencil, and ink right on top. That’s what I did here.
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I had smooshed Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Seedless Preserves, and Spun Sugar Distress Oxides on to my card panel. Like I said, I didn’t love how it looked, so I used the bold Pine Sprig Doily stencil on top of it. To ink it, I used Seedless Preserves in the middle and blended it into Faded Jeans. Because the Oxides are opaque, it hid a lot of the original background that I didn’t love.
The middle of the stencil was practically begging for a critter, so I chose a dragon from Clearly Besotted’s Flaming Festivities set. I colored this fella with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens. I popped him up with some foam squares. For my sentiment, I went with “good tidings” from Pinkfresh Studio’s Perfect Sentiments Holiday Stamp and Die. I love how easy to use this single stamp and die is to use. To ink it, I used VersaFine Clair in Twilight. I inked the edge of my card in Spun Sugar Distress Oxide.
I am so much happier with the background now that I have stenciled on top of it. Sometimes the best thing you can do to a background you dislike is to add layers on top of it. Please be sure to visit A Colorful Life Designs to see the many, many stencils they have to offer. You can use my code, AlFan10 to save 10% off of your regular-priced purchase. Then, show off your creations in the A Colorful Life Designs Fan Group on FB. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!