I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. It was extremely quiet here but still a very good day. I've spent a lot of time in my craft room working ahead in my DT assignments and just plain playing. Today I'm sharing three cards I created with what I'm calling offset stenciling.
This technique is similar to offset stamping but with the use of a stencil. It's definitely easier to show than to describe.
I started with a background stencil, a panel of kraft colored cardstock and white pigment ink, applying the ink to the panel and allowing it to dry. I cleaned off the stencil, placed it back over the panel at an offset to the original placement and then applied a layer of dye ink. I really love the look this gives.
In order to achieve the same color for my sentiment panel I swiped the white pigment ink onto a piece of the same kraft cardstock. Once it was dry I then ink blended the dye ink over top, creating a perfect color match to the background. I die cut the notebook card and heat embossed the sentiment in white. I added a bit of twine, popped it up on the stenciled panel with foam tape, adhered it all to a white card base and then finished it off with some clear droplets.
I created two other backgrounds using a darker dye ink but followed the same technique as above.