Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Stenciled Sympathy Card

(affiliate links below) I recently came into possession of this fabulous Tim Holtz Wildflower stencil and Idea-ology word stickers.  Sadly, a friend has a loved one who recently passed away, and I felt this would be appropriate to use for a sympathy card.  Certainly, there are a wide range of uses for this lovely stencil, however, in taking it for my first spin, I plan on keeping it simple, due to the circumstances.

from: Simon Says Stamp
I chose to do some generational stamping in chalk ink, first fully covering my stenciled image, then moving my stencil and sponging with the leftover ink on my sponge, to give the shadow effect.

from: Simon Says Stamp
The paint splatters were created using my Tim Holtz Picket Fence dabber.  Simply blot some ink/paint onto an acrylic block or craft mat, dip a wet toothbrush into the paint, then run your thumb across the toothbrush bristles, aiming where desired.  It gives so much character to your projects.  I absolutely adore this technique.

from: Simon Says Stamp

Next, I used the Tim Holtz Big Chat word stickers to convey words of sympathy.  Simplistic and beautiful.

To finish off my project, I added a strip of Bazzill vellum with May Arts Ribbon natural burlap string and a large We R Memory Keepers Enamel Dot. 

Give these fun techniques a try!  Feel free to shop at my affiliate links for your convenience. 

Additional supplies:
Quick Quotes Powder Puff white chalk ink
The Paper Studio 5x7 kraft card
Tombow adhesives

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