So I pulled out all distress inks and finger daubers and stencilled my way across the panel, lifting and repositioning the stencil and changing ink colors each time. After trimming that panel to just inside an A2 size, I die-cut out the scalloped rectangle, then inserted it back in and put both pieces into an argyle embossing folder, which fits the stencil pattern pretty well. The original idea was to use the larger piece as a kind of frame and I would stamp my sentiment on the top of my card base and pop the stencilled embossed panel above it. Just for fun I decided to stamp the sentiment on the small die-cut, and I like it better that way, for some reason, maybe because you have to look closer when you see that they're not on the same height? But it still needed something, and my solution was these die-cut butterflies layered on top of each other.
supplies: Plaid stencil strip, festive berries, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, mowed lawn, and faded jeans distress inks, Nesties scalloped rectangles die, old Hero Arts wood stamp from 2001, Happy Birthday Message, Versafine onyx black ink, Simon's Chrissy and Leanna butterfly dies, lots of thick pop-dots
I'm entering this into Moxie Fab World's Styling with Stencils challenge.
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!