Friday, August 12, 2022

Adding extra detail to your stenciling!

It's FRIDAY!  Isn't that still the best feeling - even when we're retired! LOL   Michele here, and I have a fun way to add a little extra to a pretty stenciled image!  

I set up my stenciling station with Waffle Flower Crafts Layered Orchid Stencil Duo a half-sheet of Bristol cardstock, and just two inks today.  It's easy to add shades of one color by the amount of pressure used. My favorite stenciling tool happens to be brushes like these from Honey Bee - but you do you!  

THIS is where the fun comes in... after you're happy with your stenciling, dry emboss it!  I created my sandwich like this:  fun foam 1st, then stenciled image, and finally one of the stencils from the set - today I used the orchids!  I ran it through my die-cutting machine and voila!  

It's a subtle texture, but I didn't want to put too much pressure on the stencil using the embossing mat that came with my Platinum 6 machine.  Kinda pretty huh?  I love these darling orchids, and also creating an all-over design for my card... oh, I didn't even want to cover a bit of it up, so I kept my sentiment simple and cute...

A simple Outlined HELLO from Waffle Flower Crafts got the job done beautifully
and allows those orchids to peek through!  It was cut [twice] with the same Bristol card so
my whites were all matchy-matchy! 

I hope you'll say hello to this technique soon!
=] Michele

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  1. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Love your soft ink blending Michele...lovely, lovely card!! :0)

  2. You've used those two colors beautifully, Michele! This is lovely and feminine. Fun foam for embossing...who knew!

  3. Ohhh, soft and pretty with just that subtle bit of impression. Nice!

  4. This is simply lovely! I like the simplicity of using just two colors and the embossing adds just the right touch! Thanks so much for sharing, Michele!

  5. So pretty, Michele. Mini blending tools make it easy to add shading with the same color and gives such a soft look.

  6. Swoon, so so pretty. Great technique.

  7. You never cease to amaze me, Michele! I didn't realize that you created an aperture with the's so pretty! Gorgeous soft color palette, too...Another stunning card!!! xx

  8. With or without the dry embossing, that's such a pretty card!

  9. This is so soft and beautiful. What a great stencil and what a wonderful card you made with it!