Sunday, November 28, 2021

Faded Cogs

Welcome

This is a card that I taught last month using a stencil technique.


To start the sentiment area is masked and then the stencil placed and inked working from the masking out, fading out the further you go from the masked area, but not covering the card front completely.
I chose to 'mirror image' the stencil by flipping it over between the top and bottom of the masked area.


The sentiment was copper embossed, using a magazine freebie stamp


When mounting the stencilled panel, I added a wee snippet of copper paper in the top left and bottom right before adhering to the base - subtle, but a touch more of colour and texture.


I finished the inside with a strip of copper spotted washi tape.

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16 comments:

Gerrina said...

I love stencils and using them and here you made a beautiful card with one! Great male-card! Enjoy the weekend!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is a great manly card. I love those gears!

Mac Mable said...

Great masking and blending and a fabulous masculine card Maxine x.

Regina said...

Very nice! I love getting homemade cards and they are so fun to make!

Melanie Hungerford said...

Wonderful card, I like how you mirrored the stencil, gives such a balanced look. Thank you for joining us at Krafty Chicks this week!

Glennis F said...

Great Card Maxine, a perfect one for the guys!

cotnob said...

A super card Maxine, I like the fading technique.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous Maxine. A great masculine card.

Brenda said...

I love this masculine card Maxine! The cogs are so nicely done with your stencil. I learned some tips and tricks from you too! I never thought about masking off a portion where you want a sentiment to go and I really love the fade. Love those colors too. Hugs, Brenda

R's Rue said...

Perfect. Well done my friend.

Kim said...

Love this, so simple but packs a huge punch. Thanks for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles.

Kristine said...

Love it! This was the year for stenciling for me. I had used them a tiny bit before (LOC) but this year I really discovered a love for them. Good for you teaching this fun technique 🥰 wishing you a Merry Christmas 🎄

Carol W said...

Maxine this card is absolutely Stunning...

Billie A said...

Wonderful card. Great stencil work and so glad you shared over at Crafty Catz, Aud Sentiments, Colour crazy.

creationsnz said...

Great stencilling Maxine. What a great mancard. CarolG

Neet said...

A lovely technique which shows just what you can do with one simple stencil and an inkpad. I have not seen this done before but will be trying it out myself now. It is lovely.
Blessings, Neet xx