I wanted to join in the Winnie & Walter World Card Making Day Challenges (you can see my CRAFTIE photo here) ... only one slight problem ... I only have 3 stamp sets from Winnie & Walter & 2 of them are sentiment sets (they do make amazing sentiment sets). So clearly, I need to win this challenge, so I can add to my stash.
Unfortunately, most of my stencils have been mailed to New Jersey for the Gel Press Extravaganza that Lauren & I have planned for this week, so no pumpkins or leaves ... but I did have this lovely Classic Harlequin Stencil from Technique Junkies by A Colorful Life. Remember, there's a World Card Making Day sale going on at Technique Junkies.
I pulled out my MISTI because it's not only a helpful tool for stamping ... I also use it for Stenciling. I positioned my water color paper and held it in place with my long magnet. Next, I placed my stencil in the corner of my MISTI, so it stays in place in place and then I only have to add a single piece of tape at the top (rather than taping down multiple sides).
Iliana is having a great WCMD Sale Too.
I started with the lightest shade and moved to the darkest, going back with some Mustard Seed at the end. That is one of the make-up (aka Stencil) brushes from this Set of 6.
Another great thing about using this MISTI Technique for Stenciling, is it's easy to lift up your Stencil and see how things look, and then put it right back in place to add more ink ... look at that gorgeous blending of color.
For my finished card, I used inspiration from Jennifer to mat my card with gold (I normally would have reached for a darker brown) and added a wrap of twine, as well as some glittery autumn leaves. Rather than stamp my sentiment on a strip of paper (I felt like it covered-up too much of that gorgeous ink-blending) I used Acorn Versafine Clair ink to stamp the Sentiment from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and Comfort on top of my blended Distress Ink. I also used Jennifer's inspiration for a combination of a bigger & smaller word for my sentiment.
I'm also linking-up at the Trees & Leaves Challenge at The Paper Players.
AND remember ... Stop by and leave a comment on my Birthday Giveaway for a chance to win a Medium Size Flat Rate Box stuffed full of stamps & coordinating dies.