Cards using the Carved Leaves Small Stencil

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Hi, Connie Mercer here today, sharing some ideas for creating with the Small Carved Leaves stencil. It is a beautiful stencil and just the right size for cards! Here’s 4 card ideas for you: 



Instructions:
Creating the background for the card:
1. Lay the stencil over the cardstock and lightly add colour. I used Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. 
2. Stencil with the Large Mesh stencil in random spots using Archival Jet Black ink. Again lightly.
3. Using the small circle stencil, tape down (off centre) and stencil in 3 shades of colour. I used Brushed Corduroy, Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress Ink.
4. Adhere the background to coordinating cardstock with dimensional foam squares. Then adhere to a folded card base.
5. Stencil 3 or 4 leaves using the same inks listed above. Shading lightly with the 3 colours of ink.
6. Trim them out. 
 

7. Stamp two leaves, from the Carved Leaves Vol. 2 set, using the same inks, as above.  Dab a little colour, of each shade, and then stamp on off white cardstock. Trim out.
8. Start building your focal point to the side of the stenciled circle.
9. Adhere the leaves, one flat and one with dimensional foam squares.
10. Adhere small pieces of ribbon and buttons.
11. Stamp the sentiment on off white cardstock using black ink.
12. Trim out in a rectangle and mat on coordinating cardstock.
13. Adhere to the center of the ribbons.
14. Add vintage corner to right top corner.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Carved Leaves Stencil
Darkroom Door Large Mesh Stencil
Darkroom Door Small Circle Stencil
Darkroom Door Carved Leaves Vol.2 Stamp Set
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiments Stamp 
Distress Ink: Brushed Corduroy, Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint.
Distress Mixed Media heavy stock
vintage corners, buttons, ribbon trim.


Instructions:
1. Tape down (use washi or painters tape) the stencil over the cardstock and spray with Tea Dye Distress Spray Stain.
2. Let it dry a few minutes and then remove the stencil. Take the stencil and turn it over on a journal page (so nothing goes to waste). Makes for cool a design on a journal page.
3. Take Distress Oxides (3 colors, listed below) and dab the card front in the mixture. Dab off and heat set with a heat tool. Keep going to get the desired look for the card background.
4. Mount the card front on coordinating cardstock using dimensional foam squares.
5. Adhere to a folded card base.
6. Stamp the sentiments on off white cardstock and trim out in a rectangle. I used Archival Sepia Ink for this. 
7. Mat rectangle sentiment on brown cardstock and trim out.
8. Stamp succulent on off white cardstock with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide. Trim out succulent image. 
9. Add ribbon trim to the front, breaking up the background.
10. Add the succulent and a button in the center.
11. Splat with Distress Spray Stain.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Carved Leaves Stencil
Darkroom Door Anniversary Sentiments Stamp 
Darkroom Door Succulents Stamp Set
Distress Oxides Inks: Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint.
Distress Spray Stain: Tea Dye
Archival Ink: Sepia
Distress Mixed Media heavy stock
ribbon, buttons


Instructions:
1. Shade an oblong shape of cardstock (Kraft) and adhere it to a folded card base.
2. Take a piece of corrugated cardstock and tear off until you get an oblong shape, that fits nicely in the center of the card front. 
3. Using two leaves, from the previous card, adhere them to the corrugated piece of cardstock. 
4. Adhere on flat and one with dimensional foam squares. 
5. Wrap twine or natural jute around the corrugated cardstock, several times, and then tie off in a bow.
6.  Adhere corrugated cardstock to card front.
7. Stamp the sentiment on off white cardstock with Archival/jet black ink.
8. Trim out in a rectangle and mat on coordinating cardstock.
9. Adhere to the card front.
10. Speckle with black ink or paint.

Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Carved Leaves Stencil 
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiments Stamp
Distress ink: Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Paint: DecoArt: carbon black
Distress Mixed Media heavy stock
cardstock: Kraft
twine or jute


Instructions:
1. Using Distress Mixed Media heavy stock, lay the small Carved Leaves stencil on top and tape down (with washi or painters tape).
2. With a pallet knife apply Wendy Vecchi embossing paste to the stencil.
3. Scrap off leaving a smooth finish.
4. Remove stencil and clean with water. Set aside to dry.
5. Using a heat tool apply heat to the embossed leaf images.
6. When the embossing paste has changed colour and is set, mat the card front on coordinating cardstock, with dimensional foam squares.
7. Wrap black twine around the embossed card front and tie off.
8. Adhere to folded card base.
9. Stamp sentiments and trim out to a rectangle. Stamp two sentiment that read nice together.
10. Add vintage corners to each sentiment.
11. Adhere to card front.
12. Add buttons.


Supplies used:
Darkroom Door Small Carved Leaves Stencil
Darkroom Door Thank You Sentiments Stamp 
Embossing paste: Wendy Vecchi pastel metallic gold
Archival Ink: Jet Black
Distress Mixed Media heavy stock
cardstock: off white, black
vintage corners, buttons, twine or jute

I hope you have enjoyed these ideas! Thanks for stopping by!

Connie



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