Hello! Happy Friday!!! It's Lisa here with you all, and I'm excited to share today's project. In keeping with this weeks challenge theme of anything but a card I have a layout to share with all of you today. This layout incorporates lots of stencils and stamps in various ways, and let's not forget the cute piccolo accents too...
Now on this layout I have used stencils in three different ways... spraying ( tag and background ), embossing ( blue splash background ), inking ( yellow and orange background ). Stencils are some of the most fun and versatile tools out there, and SweetStamps.com has quite the selection! In the last photo I tried to take my photo on an angle so you could see the gorgeous shine of the blue embossed background. To create the embossed stencil look I began by taping my stencil to cardstock with washi tape. I then pressed my versamark ink pad into the stencil until the whole thing was covered. Next I removed the stencil, added the embossing powder and heat set it. I love this look and the texture.
I also used stamps in two different ways on this layout. If you look in the upper left corner you will see I made a corner border by stamping the word summer repeatedly. Then in the lower right corner you will see where I stamped "surfs up" repeatedly without re-inking.
Finally, you will see that I embossed two beach themed piccolo accents that are the perfect embellishments for this fun mixed media layout.
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!