This week, I am posting two cards made with the same four stencils: LJ 909 Cathedral Window Small, LJ 808 Cathedral Window Large, LL 563 Large Pear, and LS 1006 Small Thanks. I was particularly interested in showing the contrast between the small Cathedral Window and the large one. These two cards were both very easy to make.
On this first one, I ran plain white cardstock through my Cuttlebug with the large Cathedral Window. I then lightly brushed across the pattern with purple ink. I ran the Thanks through the machine with Core'dinations cardstock. I sanded it to bring out the words. I used white cardstock again and embossed the pear by hand. I colored the pear with ink in a couple of colors using a stencil brush. I then placed the small Cathedral Windows on top and hand embossed selected areas. I inked them with a much darker color.
This second card was done the same way. The primary difference (aside from the size) is that I used Core'dinations cardstock on the background as well. I then lightly sanded it to bring out a very light purple.
These cards were very easy to do. They are just the sort of thing to do during a quick indoor break this summer while the temperatures are soaring outside. You should give these techniques a try. While you are thinking about stencils, take a look at the other projects made by the Dreamweaver Dream Team this week. Their links are on the left. Take a minute and get inspired!