I wanted to try some of the new stencils I have received and not played with until today. They are from A Colorful Life Design, where you can get 10% off by using my Discount Code Kia10.

I will also add this card to the May CAS Stencil Challenge for Layered Stencilling.

I am using Marvelous Masks, Layered Simple Trees (2 stencils), and Flock. I placed a piece of rolled tape to the back of my card piece when I stencil, and use the magnets from my Stay-tion to hold it all in place.

I die cut my panel using Stitched Rectangle die.

Laying down the Masks stencil and brushed on Sunflower ink, stopping about 3/4 of the way down the stencil, so I could move the bottom up. (the stencil is larger than I wanted my opening to be).

Moved on to Layered Simple Trees, laying down the leaves portion of the tree and brushing on Prickly Pear then Leaf Green ink. I then put down the trunk stencil and brushed on the ink using Acorn.

Using VersaFine Clair ink in Nocturne I then put down the Flock stencil and randomly added the birds where I wanted them, cleaning between each colouring as this is black we are dealing with! I then stamped the sentiment in my mini Misti using the Acorn Ink again, then added the bird using the Flock stencil and Buttercup ink.

I attached the piece to my card stock to finish.This sentiment is new to me, and I was so excited to find Canadian English, but then I saw the name, being "Across the Pond" and thought to myself, shouldn't it be "Right Next Door". :)

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  1. You did well to keep this card looking so clean, with all those different stencils and black ink. I know I would have ended up with smudges in just the wrong place. I love that your final bird was added in yellow, a lovely final touch to a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at CAS Stencil this month xx

  2. what a great mix of stencils you used for your layering Kia - your trees are so fun with their different shapes and the black birds flying through them all! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

  3. Looks like you had a lot of fun using so many new stencils and a mask and yet, still keeping your card design, CAS. I am impresses! Loved your Spring colors and the fun sentiment too. So pleased you joined us at CAS Stencil. Stay safe and creative. Hugs...Nancy


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