Today I am playing with two of the Sweet N Sassy August stamp sets Fall Breeze and Autumn Gnomes and the Fall Leaves Stencil. I tried a some different techniques with the stencil to give myself 3 unique backgrounds. Then I used the simple sentiments and images from my stamp sets to finish off my cards.

First up… I ran my stencil through my embossing machine. You can’t see it very well but it is slightly raised. While the stencil was still attached to my cardstock, I lightly brushed on some distess inks. I stamped on the sentiment from the Fall Breeze set and colored in the outlines of the words. Super simple but fun!

Second (and third), I did some ink blending on Bristol Smooth water color paper. I laid the stencil on top and spritzed it heavily with water with caused the ink underneath to run a bit so I lifted the stencil and laid it onto a clean piece of Bristol paper for a much lighter, subtle look. I added sentiments and small images to both of these backgrounds and they were pretty much finished.

I hope you were inspired to try out your stencils in multiple ways and see what you get – I think you will be happy with the results!

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