Long Bamboo Southwest Stencil by Alison Heikkila
- Tape the Bamboo stencil to Mixed Media Paper.
- Using the sponge daubers, ink the bamboo using VersaMagic in Tea Leaves and Key Lime, then ad some depth with Cottage Ivy Memento Ink.
- Remove the stencil, and emboss the image with Clear Embossing Powder.
- Trim the image and ink the edges with Key Lime.
- Tape the Southwest Border stencil to Mixed Media Paper.
- Using the stencil brush, ink the stencil using the 3 darkest shades of ink in the Cappuccino Delight Kaleidacolor ink set. Apply the color randomly to achieve varying tones throughout the stencil.
- Trim the Southwest Border image.
- Cut a piece of Grasshopper cardstock to 5" x 4."
- Apply strips of Tear It! Tape to the Grasshopper cardstock. I started the pieces close together and widened the gap as I moved left.
- Sprinkle Golden Sand embossing powder on top of the tape and heat.
- Create the card base out of Sweet Potato cardstock, cut to 6-1/2" x 10."
- Ink the card base with the darkest shade in the Kaleidacolor set.
- Glue all of the layers down with ZipDry.
- Add a piece of thin, green grosgrain ribbon on top of the Southwest Border.
Also uses these supplies:
- My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye: Sweet Potato and Grasshopper
- Tear It! Tape by Imagine
- VersaMagic™ by Tsukineko: Key Lime, Tea Leaves
- Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko: Cottage Ivy, Kaleidacolor in Cappuccino Delight
- Sponge Daubers
- ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
- Ribbon by May Arts