Hi everyone,
I hope that you are keeping well where ever you live in the world.

This is the card that I’ll be walking you through today.
Here is how we do it, are you ready to start?

The first thing that you need to do is to get some colour onto your card.
Simply swipe through some brown distress inks from your craft sheet that has been sprayed with a little water.

Mine had the look of bark so
I’ve used my shattered glass stencil (TH) as it reminds me of spider webs.
. I’ve only added it to the areas where there was already some colour so that it looks like it is part of the bark.
The same inks were used as what I made the ‘bark’ which gives a tone-on-tone look.
You can use whatever stencils that you like though.

Tip: Use either the mini blending tool or sponges when I inked through the stencil
as it gave me a cleaner (crisper) stenciled look. 

The leaves are from Twiggy Leaves and adds a nice natural feel with the bark – in my mind bark falls from trees and trees have leaves so they kind of go together.
You may be using different colours so you will think of different stencils and stamps to use
on your project.

A single leaf finishes the background.
When you stamp off onto a sheet of paper first it’ll give you a more faded image.
Technical term – second generation stamping.

The mushies are the Funny Fungi stamp set.
Simply stamp them out onto white card and cut around the image.

When you stamp the image onto your background you will have all the detail from the stamp showing.
Simply place your cut out images over your background stamping (see the next pic).
It will save you cutting out every single little detail.

To finish, attach the Funny Fungi image, rough up the edges of the card and ink around it.
Matt and layer it onto some card.
Oh and add a few splats if you like for a little more texture to your background.

There are so many fun ways to use stencils and ink.
I hope you decide to have a go at this one.
Choose your own colours and stamps if you like.
Remember tone-on-tone always looks effective.

Happy Stamping!
Dot x