Masks/Stencils, Simply Sketched, Spectrum noir pencils, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them #13 project 2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

This week I’ve been using the Simply Sketched stamps and already know this is a keeper.  I did however want to try out a technique I’d never tried before.

I took kraft card blanks and stamped the image using white craft ink and let it dry.  I did this on the envelopes too.


Once the pigment ink was dry I used my spectrum noir pencils to colour the images. 

As the images weren’t particularly big I felt the cards needed something else so grabbed some stencils, stencil brushes and light distress inks (wild honey and Pumice stone) so finish them off.


This one is using the Clarity bubbles stencil and I tried to add more pumice stone on the bottom of the stencil to provide more depth.  I then added the sentiment last using the white craft ink.


This one I kept to the circle shape but this time in addition to adding the Pumice stone down one side I also added the dot fade stencil too to provide a little texture.  This didn’t work as well as I had hoped but still provided some depth and interest.



I kept the envelopes simple with just the colouring (these were taken before I added the stenciling.).

So most defintely a technique I liked and stamps to keep.  Win win!

Happy crafting!


1 thought on “Use them or lose them #13 project 2”

  1. Really beautiful Catherine I love the white on Kraft look and your whole colour scheme is just stunning. I’ve been trying in a small way to use up things I never use. I have a pile of printed digis never coloured and I’m working my way through them ( mainly because while moving into my new craft room I’ve lost a box of stamps – hope they turn up soon! Hugs Judith

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