Stencil and Distress Oxides Fun with Heather

Stencil and Distress Oxides Fun with Heather

Hi Crafty Friends,

Heather Telford is visiting today and she is sharing a trio of gorgeousness! Heather always has something wonderful to share… and today is no exception. Take a look at these beautiful cards she has made using the My Favorite Things Mosiac stencil and a bunch of distress oxide inks.

Hey, after you have soaked in all her creativity here, be sure to pop over to her blog for more inspiration!

 

Here’s Heather:

I’ve been playing with new products and I’m happy to share some simple projects here on the Foiled Fox blog today. I have a little stash of stencils that I sometimes forget to incorporate into my cards. I decided to do more than just a bit of stenciling on today’s projects; instead, the stencils are the feature. With new distress oxides in the house, I decided to try with some different color combinations. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the oxide inks seem to get along with each other in almost any configuration which is not the same with all inks!

All three panels were stenciled on Neenah solar white cardstock and I used the same for the card bases. For all three cards, I worked on my glass mat taping the stencil to the white panel with masking tape. All the color is distress oxide ink applied with a mini blending tool and foam pad.

 

 

Birthday card: I blended spun sugar oxide ink over the center of the ‘Geometric Stars’ stencil, then switched to Stormy Sky and finished the perimeter of the design with dusty concord. I kept the blending fairly light which made it possible for a stamped sentiment to show up clearly even over such a busy background. The sentiment is a combination of stamps from the MFT ‘YAY for you’ and the ‘Happy Birthday to you’ sets stamped in Versafine Clair ‘Monarch ink. I love the way the pattern from the stenciling shows through the bold ‘BIRTHDAY’ stamping.

 

 

Happy Dance card: I used the same technique with the ‘Moroccan Mosaic’ stencil and antique linen, crushed olive and forest moss oxide inks. My combination sentiment for this card was again made using stamps from MFT ‘YAY for you’ and the ‘Happy Birthday to you’ sets. In order to get the sentiment ink to match the stenciled background, I used the stamp positioner to stamp in both ‘Rainforest’ and ‘Golden Meadow’ Versafine Clair inks. Even though I had blended over the whole stencil I ended up trimming down the panel then matting it with green cardstock.

 

 

Thank You card: By far the simplest design is the tumbled glass and crushed olive design also made with the ‘Moroccan Mosaic’ stencil. I started with the full circle design but decided on just over half of the panel with plenty of white space around it. For an exact ink match, I stamped the ‘Thank you’ from ‘Yay for you’ set in crushed olive oxide ink.

Thank you for joining me today; I’d love to hear if you have some favorite oxide ink color combos.

 

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