Happy weekend, friends!
I wish I could say fall is in the air,
but it's still super hot here in South Florida.
The only fall I'm seeing is in the decor in the stores
and on all the pretty autumn cards on social media :)
One thing that i absolutely love in this card making hobby
is creating a card that tells a story ♥
Some great techniques to do this are to using scene building dies,
masking and stencil work!
Yesterday, I stenciled in some time to make a new card
using some super cute fall critters!
I quickly fell in love with these fall friends and had an idea of a card,
then another, then another!
This is the first of three cards using one stamp set ..
first up, a stencil!
I found an amazing stencil during that massive Hobby Lobby stamp/die/etc
liquidation a few months back and it was one of the many things
that ended up in my cart and followed me home!
Thinking of an outdoor scene, it just made sense :)
I used the Tim Holtz distress oxide inks in warm tones
of worn lipstick, fossilized amber and squeezed lemonade.
Using my mini blending tool, I applied the inks directly to the stencil
on white cardstock to give the illusion that they are birch trees.
Last, I colored the friends with a mash of prismacolor and promarkers
in a similiar color palette and added the sentiment and iridescent sequins.