Hi, everyone! Toni here with you today sharing a summer card where I made my own stencil using a die. It's super easy to do and can really pull the background together with the rest of your design.
I cut the Lawn Fawn Strawberry Patch leaves out of a study cardstock. If I'm using the diecut for masking a simple circle, for example, I will use scrap printer paper, but I was planning to sponge front and back with this so made it to last.
I sponged my stencil onto the card base using Distress Oxide Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron. I flipped and rotated the stencil as I went along.
Next I cut the Lawn Fawn Fruit Basket out of kraft cardstock, sponging it at the bottom with DO Vintage Photo for a bit of shadow.
I cut the Lawn Fawn Strawberry Patch berries out of white, sponging them with DO Barn Door and Aged Mahagony. The strawberry seeds are cut from a dark brown cardstock.
Before adhering the strawberry basket to the card base, I added the Mama Elephant Striallop Diagonal frame and stamped the Pinkfresh Studio Always Uplifting sentiment.
Lastly I sponged the diecut leaves from my homemade stencil with greens, tucking the leaves here and there to add fullness to the basket.