Been playin'

Mixed Bouquet 3 Mum is over and we have dragged out a bunch of things to the dinner table and have just been having a play! A while ago I came across a blog that had a tutorial on cereal box stencils. No, it is not a template to make a cereal box, as much as that is what it may sound like! It is a technique to dry emboss simple shapes onto your cards - much easier if you just go and check it out for yourself so you can see what I mean!

So here is my attempt at this technique using my much loved Mixed Bouquet set. The rose is stamped in Cranberry Crisp, then I used my aquapainter to drag the colour into the image a bit. I dipped my aquapainter into a bit more ink in the lid of the ink pad to add more colour at the edges. I then masked the inside of the embossed square and stamped the leaves outside it in Always Artichoke and used the aquapainter in the same way as before.

I love that there are no layers in this card - only the folding card itself. Obviously the stamps could be interchanged in thousands of ways, as could the colours. The only thing I found was that it was quite a plain card when using one of the regular card stocks (I first tried with Whisper White), so that's why I used Confetti Cream to add a bit of texture.