One Layer Stencil Card

Playing along this week with three challenges, attempting a card that uses only 1/3 of the card, uses stencils, and features birds. All in one layer. Whew! Didn't sound too difficult when I started but I was definitely challenged by this one, and that's a good thing! 


I began with my stencils, Altenew's Grid Stencil and Watercolor Bouquet. 






First, I blended Distress Oxide ink in Seedless Preserves on one section of the stencil, then overlayed the second section and blended Wilted Violet on top. When that was pretty much dry, I used the Grid stencil to blend a little Iced Spruce over the top. I inked up the hummingbird on Penny Black's Sweet Visit stamp using Versafine Onyx for the detail and stamped that in the right corner. Once that was dry I added just the tiniest touch of color to my birdie with my Prismacolor pencils.

My 1/3 card real estate was getting a little crowded I feared, but there was room for a small sentiment, which I stamped once again with the Versafine. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.




 And there you have it, my one-layer, stenciled card with a bird using 1/3 of the card! The hardest part was the one-layer requirement. I so wanted to add some embellishments or diecuts! Keeping it simple, though, is a great discipline and all that white space is relaxing.










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8 comments

  1. to be challenged is not a bad thing ;-) it can create pretty cards like yours, well done on combining those challenges and thank you for playing at AAA cards

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  2. Stunning! Love your card, it’s so beautiful! Thanks for playing along with AAA Cards.

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  3. Hi, The CAS design of stenciled grid with the Watercolor Bouquet and pencil colored humming bird looks fabulous. Thank you for playing along with us at AAA Cards Challenge. Hugs - Bharati

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! I love the "double" stenciling and your color choices look great. Such pretty little birdie too and great job leaving all that white space! Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

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  5. Such a pretty card. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  6. This is just gorgeous! What a wonderful result of combining these challenges. I love the colors you chose. CAS, one layer perfection. Great to see you here, Kathy. Thanks so much for playing with us at ATCAS!

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  7. Beautiful take on all those challenges - love the design and colours you chose! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.

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