Monday, 19 March 2018

Stencilled border



For this card I used a border stencil and inks from the lighter end of a Kaleidacolor Fresh Greens pad, then inverted the stencil to match up with the original one and stencilled again to create a wide border. The border is actually exactly 5cm wide, one third of the 15 cm card, although it looks smaller. I think it's because of the optical illusion that makes white space look larger, something we often subconsciously take advantage of when we are making CAS cards.

I've added a second optical illusion by using a fine liner to edge the border, giving it a slightly three dimensional look even though it is all one layer.

Finally I stamped the sentiment over the stencilled background, stamping several times to make it really stand out.

I am sharing this with

Less is More - One layer- Stencils
AAA Cards - Use only one third
 

9 comments:

  1. And it looks fab, fresh and springlike ... unlike the blimmin' weather!

    Kathyk

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  2. This is gorgeous, Jane! It really does look like two layers :) Thanks for sharing at AAA Cards challenges.

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  3. A super card Jane, such a fabulous CAS design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  4. Super stencil and I love that vibrant green. Brilliant use of one third, love your card. Thanks for playing along with AAA Cards.

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  5. What an eye-catching card! Beautifully CAS and a great interpretation of the challenge theme! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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  6. Beautiful card Jane. Your stencilling is super-crisp and the slightly ombre look to the ink colours is so lovely. A fab design for a one layered stencil card. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

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  7. Lovely stencilling on this wonderfully CAS design OLC, Jane. The green colour is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More OLC Stencils. x

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  8. Love that OLC ! Great border design !

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  9. Beautiful ombré stenciled pattern. Love the hint of yellow with the green, Jane. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

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