for the second day in a row, the inspiration wheel landed on stencil as the theme. this is a theme that i am really enjoying because i have so many options! stencils really are such a versatile tool and can be altered in a variety of ways - color choice, medium used, direction, etc. while somewhat basic, they are one of my favorite tools to use when making my handmade cards.
i decided to use a newer stencil in my stash that's designed to look like water. i began with a light grey panel and lightly inked up the background with salty ocean distress ink. then, i rotated the stencil 90 degrees and inked it up a little more with peacock feathers distress ink. i repeated this twice more, alternating ink colors and rotating 90 degrees each time.
the rotating and ink blending worked really well and the end result is similar to that of the reflection you would see inside a swimming pool. each of the cards in this series will be slightly different because of the placement of the stencil, but i love that feature. just like the reflection of the water will never be the same twice, neither are these cards.
the sentiment "you are remarkable" is stamped in black ink near the lower right hand corner of the card and is accented by a trio of small blue translucent dots. they will be slightly elevated when completely dry and add a little detail. the upper and lower left corners as well as the upper right corner of both the card panel and the yellow card base have been slightly rounded for a softer feel.
i thought that the yellow card base was reminiscent of the sun, shining down on a cool pool during a hot summer day. the sentiment is designed to be slightly encouraging while also complimentary.
as i've mentioned a bunch of times before, i'm a big fan of sending mail to remind people just how awesome they are. i think everyone needs some reassurance now and again.
the more i look at this card, the more i'm liking the way it came together. i think using two colors of ink when creating the background really elevated the depth in the results.
it's listed here in the online shop, which has been updated to include all of the previous 22 days of #the100dayproject cards! i've still got a list of things i want to create as well as a few holiday projects up my sleeve and i'm so excited to bring them to life.
i hope you'll continue to follow along!