Die Cutting Distress Inks Ellen Hutson Embossing Paste Stencils/Masks Techniques

Textured Stenciled Background

Howdy ho!!!! I’m over on The Crafter’s Workshop blog sharing this card I made using the Fleur De Lis Doily stencil and texture paste. To create the background, I applied some white texture paste thru the stencil using a palette knife and allowed it dry completely. I could have left it as it was because the contrast of the textured white stenciled background against the white card base was pretty cool! But I didn’t, lol!

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Instead, I lined up the stencil back over the design and then applied some distress ink over the top to really capture the design of the stencil! I used Fossilized Amber and Ripe Persimmon. I think those colors look gorgeous together. To finish off the card, I stamped and die cut the adorable hippo image from the Wish Big stamp set and die set from Ellen Hutson. Naturally as only I would do, I gave no thought to a sentiment so anytime I do that (which is often) I turn to word dies! This wonderful word die from Ellen Hutson is… well.. Wonderful! And saved my rump here because it made a perfect base for my hippo!

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And since I used the texture paste, it leaves that bit of dimension behind on the background!

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That’s all for today! I hope you guys have an amazing day!!!!! It’s hot as all get out here, phew!!!! In a few weeks, we start packing up for our move to Connecticut. Continued prayers are appreciated! This is so hard on me.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

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2 Comments

  1. Lynne Ingram says:

    Super cool!

  2. Maggie B says:

    Hi Laurel ~ This card is so fun! I’ve been on a stencil & Distress Ink kick for quite some time and I show no signs of stopping!! I’ve never added the Distress Ink to the dried embossing paste but will now since your results are, well, wonderful! We’re visiting our son in NC & it’s pretty dang hot here too; I feel like I’m melting for crying out loud!! I DO NOT like 90+ weather and high humidity. AT ALL!!! I think of and pray for your strength all the time and know that although the first few weeks may be tough, you’ll look at this new venture as a positive opportunity to see and experience new things. ~HUGS~

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