Hello friends! Thanks for stopping by today – I am having so much fun with the Brutus Monroe August Subscription products! The stencils and all the berries are so yummy! I love using stencils to make backgrounds, but also to help tie in focal images and sentiments.
Today, I used the Strawberry Seeds stencil on the background as well as the sentiment circle. I love this stencil! I used two A2 sized pieces of the Perfect Blends paper because we will be doing some inking and this paper is perfect for inking!
To start with, on one panel, I used a light yellow ink to stencil seeds all over the background on a slight angle. This will be our main card panel.
Next, on the other panel, I used a darker yellow/brown color to stencil the seeds again. This will be what we use for the sentiment.
Before die cutting the sentiment piece, I used some pinkish red inks to blend over the dark stenciled seeds panel.
Once I was happy with the overall blend of the pink piece, I die cut a stitched circle (this is what we are going to stamp our sentiment on), and inked around the edges to give some definition.
I thought a scalloped background panel would be cute, so I die cut that and then inked around the edges with the same yellow that I used for the seeds. This “Wishing you the Berry Best” sentiment from the Strawberry Social stamp set is perfect! And it was a perfect fit for the stitched circle.
Once that was all done, I colored some of the images from the Strawberry Social set and added it all on the card panel and used foam strips to add that onto a card base.
Thanks for checking this out and I hope that you have a BERRY GOOD day!!