Stencils are one of the big trends now. A lot of the stamp companies are selling them and there's even an online class coming up the end of the month.
I was part of the stencil community before stenciling was cool, or at least popular on cards. I did it all around the top of my bedroom almost 20 years ago and on various craft objects. When crafters started showing cards using stencils and embossing paste, I remembered the ones I had stored in my "maybe I'll do this again someday" box.
This was one long stencil but I cut it apart and used it for my card for the Less is More challenge - one layer card using a heart. I don't normally do one layer cards because I have a limited number of image stamps but I thought this would solve the problem. I didn't use embossing paste because that wouldn't be one layer.
Instead I used three different Distress Inks and swiped them across the stencil at an angle. I didn't have any valentine stamps so I printed my sentiment on the computer. I say "didn't" because I got one set I ordered in the mail today. (I think I have way too many "I"s in this post. I do try to reword so I don't do that. Oops I'm doing it again.)
Thanks for stopping by. Look for these stencils again, especially when the class starts.