So using stencils to make my own background is right up my alley but this time I decided to try it on black paper for a different look.
I started by selecting a few Altenew stencils and some black card stock, I taped the card to the stencil from the back and then the whole thing down to my craft mat. Then I sponged white Hero Arts pigment ink through the stencil. The result was quite striking!
Then I pulled the backgrounds into cards, I felt that the black ones needed color so I used some of my favorite sets to stamp out some images from Baby Zoo and Faithful Feather and made some cards.
On this one I actually used a trinket that I had in a drawer, I felt it needed a bit of gold at the top and couldn't find any gold thread. I think this works.
First I planned my layout, this is handy and helps before you commit to stamping or glueing something down. I stamped the lovely bouquet from Celebrations set and watercolored using Altenew crisp inks, works really well.
Here is my final card for today, very different from the two above, I think I prefer this one, how about you? Would love if you left a comment!
This post completes class number seven in the AECP - these cards were inspired by a fun class at Altenew Academy by Laurel Beard - Celebrations, stencil techniques.