Tuesday’s with The Spot- Stencils Challenge!

Hey y’all!

Happy summer! I hope that the start to your summer is exactly what you need it to be. I made the decision back in March that this year would be my last year in the classroom. The month of May was a blur of packing up my years in the classroom and bringing home the things that I want to keep. So this week is going to be play time with all the new catalog goodies that I haven’t been able to play with. And as a bonus, it’s supposed to rain into mid week. 
This week our challenge is to use Stencils! I love them so much and you can totally make your own. Today I am using the new stencil that has the same style flower as those in the In Symmetry set. Here is my finished card.

I am loving the fun summer feel to this suite! And the colors are just so perfect for summer.  I made my card base from our Vellum cardstock. And the stencil part is so subtle that I’m betting you don’t even see it yet! Let’s dive in and let me show you the beauty and depth of this card.

Details for today’s card

I don’t often use vellum for my card bases but I love how it looks. And I love how you can see through the vellum to anything you place inside the card, which is exactly what I did on this card. I cut a piece of Basic White cardstock just 1/8″ bigger than the front layers. On this layer I used Pale Papaya ink and the stencil to create a frame around the edges.

This will give me a place to write my message but it also peaks through the card. To pull this element to the front of the card, and give some depth to the scalloped area, I added Pale Papaya flowers to the upper section. I stopped just short of the Night of Navy “hey friends”. I then layered the floral elements and bow to the piece. 

I really kept this element soft, although it is easier to see in person. I hope that you are beginning to see the versatility of the stencils. Make sure to share your card or project with us over at The Spot Creative Challenge.

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