I’m back with another stencil tutorial from the My Favorite Things order.
The stencil I am using today is the Scrolled Background . It really reminds me of wrought iron.
I've been able to use other stencils in the Cuttlebug to make raised impressions and I've used ink on embossing folders to make a 'letterpress' effect. I wanted to try to combine these techniques using this stencil.
I started with three light colors of Distress Ink pads.
These were pressed onto the surface of the stencil, overlapping some intersections for good coverage.
I loaded the Cuttlebug with the A plate, the B plate, a rubber mat, and the plain white paper.
Over this went the wet inked stencil, face down over the paper.
Then came the B plate along with a shim of chipboard.
NOTE: this would be easier with a larger machine like the Big Shot as the stencil is really tight in the opening of the Cuttlebug. If I were going to do this again I might trim off 1/8 inch from the edge of the stencil.
And look what you get after cranking it through!
I trimmed it down and combined it with some floral stickers and a popped up stamped greeting to create this card: