Last year I got rid of stacks and stacks of patterned paper because I just wasn't using it! But guess what?? I still have lots and LOTS of patterned paper left! How is it that I got rid of SO much but still have SO much left?! I think it breeds when I'm not looking! Haha!! But anyway, I used a piece of dotted Soft Stone (PTI's Bitty Big Pattern Paper Collection) and a stencil from ARTplorations called Barley to come up with these 2 cards...
I used a blender brush and some Walnut Stain Distress Ink to stencil over the dotted PP and I love how it turned out! I framed the piece with PTI's Pierced Feature Frames die (I know, I know, I use these dies ALL the time, but I just can't help myself...I love them!!) and then added to a white card base. I added a simple die cut sentiment from The Greetery's Bountiful Wreath set to finish off my simple card.
Because I still had a strip of the stenciled piece left, I made a 2nd card...just added a thin strip of Soft Suede cardstock next to the Patterned and stenciled paper, and then stamped my sentiment (also from The Greetery's Bountiful Wreath set.).
Two very CAS cards and I love how both of them turned out! I always thought stenciling over PP would be too busy, but I'm hooked now and think I need to make some more! Seriously, give it a try...I think you'll be hooked too!!
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