Sunday, March 2, 2014

Stencil Stars - Red, White, and Blue

Though I've used stencils on my cards a few times, mostly with airbrushing, this is my first paint-and-stencil experiment.  I like the brush-marked texture of the white stars.  My card base embossing (also done with the stencil) is less deep than an embossing folder, but it's still good, and nice to have the same stars for the background.

It makes a cheerful red-white-and-blue card for the March "thank you" challenge, sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs (thank you, ODBD!) to benefit Operation Write Home.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white and Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), blueberry sky (medium blue), and enchanted evening (dark blue).
  • Stencil is My Favorite Things stargaze for the white stars and the card base embossing.
  • The white paint is an inexpensive white craft acrylic, applied with a 1/2" Martha Stewart stencil brush.
  • Dies for the sentiment "thanks" are PTI polka dot parade alphabet (lower case).  I notched the white banner with scissors.
  • Red baker's twine is We R Memory Keepers.
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (361)


Sybrina K said...

What a festive patriotic card. Love the freshness of the palette. Nice job on the stenciling. I haven't yet ventured into the stenciling trend, but after seeing your card, I might just have to do just that. :)

Monica K. said...

I love this card, Cindy! The stenciled stars you made look great! And you've made me add the polka dot letters dies to my wishlist! :)