Monday, June 22, 2015

In Focus with Gayatri Murali No. 2 | Style #2


I am back today with my In Focus feature. Hope you are enjoying my In Focus series and getting inspired.


This month’s technique is Getting creative with Stencils technique. In the earlier post, I had used the Diagonal Striped Creative Screening to sponge inks and also off set the stencil to draw lines for added interest. Simple yet effective way to use stencil. You can find the post HERE

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Today I am using the Scenery: Grand Diagonal Creative Screening, sponging inks, drawing lines and also stamping in them. This stencil allows you to stamp as well. How cool is that?

I have made not one but two cards to share today. In the first card, I used the stencil horizontally and diagonally as it is intended on my second card.

Best Wishes card
Thinking of you card


Here is a collage of photos showing how the card is made using the technique.

Stencil Style #2


This style just takes that one step more compared to style #1. I placed the Scenery: Grand Diagonal Creative Screening on the white panel, sponged two distress inks. Spun Sugar and Squeezed Lemonade from either side and blended in the middle. Then I off set the stencil and drew lines using black fine liner pen. The stencil is placed back into its original place, to stamp the flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet with Joni Andaya stamp set in black ink. I wanted the flowers and leaves to stand out, hence I stamped them in black ink. Then I highlighted the flowers and leaves using Sakura clear gel shimmer pen. The panel looked gorgeous that I made a diagonal one as well.

To make my card, I trimmed the panels slightly smaller than the card front, adhered to the card front using fun foam. For the focal point, I simply used the same flowers and leaves from In Bloom: Lola’s Bouquet with Joni Andaya stamp set to stamp a cluster of them on a die cut circle, highlighted with the shimmer pen. This focal point circle is layered with a rectangle vellum die cut from Pretty Pink Posh on both the cards. I also added a shimmer tag die cut from Essential: Katherine Cutaways on one of the cards. The sentiment is from This Awesome House stamp set stamped on a die cut from Essentials: Katherine Cutaways. I have added Onyx sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to tie all the black elements together.

Here are couple of close up pictures of the two cards.

Best wishes closeup
Thinking of you closeup

If you like to play along, we have a linky attached with this post. Love to see what you do with this technique.

I will see you next month with another technique and two styles of executing it.

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  1. Two gorgeous cards, Gayatri...I'm going to put my creativity cap on and see what I can create! Such wonderful inspiration!

  2. Both your cards are so gorgeous !!

  3. Wonderful use of the stencils...very pretty!

  4. These are beeeeautiful!!!!!!!


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