Thursday, January 30, 2014

OCC Stenciled Day 1 Projects

It's been a while since posting, but I have not really been participating in challenges or classes for a long time. 

This month, however, I signed up for the latest Online Card Class: Stenciled.  I have a few stencils and rarely use them, so this was a great reason to start.

I tried a couple of the techniques from Day 1 - sponging and heat embossing.

For the first card, I basically followed the same card design that Debby Hughes created.  I used an old checkerboard stencil that I turned 90 degrees.


For the embossing technique, I used a Christy Tomlinson vintage lace stencil/mask and sponged Versamark over the interior.  The design was quite intricate, so not all areas received the ink, but I still think that it looks pretty with the warm distress ink colors.  I also tried using tissue paper behind my sentiment like in Laura Bassen's card.  I still can't get myself to embrace the new "thread nest" touches that I keep seeing everywhere, though!

That's it for Day 1.  Off to play with Day 2 content!
Thanks for stopping by!

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