I love playing with stencils - they are so versatile and can be used with lots of techniques. Recently I have been playing with the new Scattered Polka Dots stencil from Uniko.....this fun design can be used for snowfall, confetti and general dottiness :) As it is a 6x6 design it is large enough to cover a card base or use in smaller segments as required.
Here are some of the cards that I have come up with.....
First up I have created a one layer card by masking off a panel and blending some distress oxides . I then stamped some of the wonderful new images from Uniko's Organic Wishes and inked through a scattering of the dots to create the effect of them blowing in the breeze. This was very easy to do with a bit of careful inking and shows that you don't have to use the whole of a stencil design on your card.
I shall link this card up at Happy Little Stampers CAS October challenge which is one layer.
Given I am starting to get a move on with my Christmas card making the scattered dots did make me think of snowfall! I masked off the bottom section and then pressed versamark through the stencil before adding white embossing powder. Some distress inks add a graduated sky and I completed the design with some of the images from Uniko's rustic Christmas set and sentiment from the Most Wonderful sentiment set. A few little pops of red help to add contrast to the design including one of my mini mdf stars.
This card shows how the scattered dots can literally create a party on a card :) I inked through with some distress oxides to get a blended, multi-coloured look and combined them with some Uniko balloons from Balloon Bash and sentiments from Simply Said Birthday and from the Pure Florals, Cosmos set. By embossing them on vellum I can still see the lovely dotty background!
I shall link this card up at Simon's Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes.
I have a number of other ideas in mind for this stencil including texture paste, gilding flakes and glitter so hopefully I shall have more to share with you soon :)
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