Sunday, March 6, 2016

Make It Monday #241 - Ombre Stenciled Backgrounds

Monday's 'Make It Monday' challenge at Papertrey Ink is all about Ombre Stenciled Backgrounds. Betsy Veldman does a great video tutorial here. We are still under construction and my house is still upside down, but I did manage to quickly stencil a couple of pieces of cardstock and really liked the way this one turned out. Took a few minutes today to make a card out of it and get it posted before tomorrow's deadline.

Edited to add a second picture to show the sentiment as silver, people were seeing it as gold. Had trouble photographing this card because I didn't have a lot of light or time. Hope that helps.

  I thought the background was so pretty I didn't want to embellish it too much (which I can't really do anyway since most of my embellishments are still stuck in the back of a room stacked with furniture that is hopefully going back into the basement soon.  Received an order late this week so had to use my new stencil and the new to me Birthday Cheer Die. I cut it out 3x in black CS and once in Silver Foil CS. I layered and staggered the final bottom black die cut  and added a few foil chevrons since it did need something.
Thanks for looking.

Dies - Birthday Cheer, Chevrons, Modern Background Stencil (PTI)
Paper - Stampers Select White CS, True Black CS (PTI), Silver foil CS
Ink - Sweet Leaf, Sky, Moonstruck (CTMH)


  1. Beautiful, Connie! Your sentiment and chevrons look gold to me but silver or gold are so hard to photograph. Either way, it pops with your gorgeous background.

  2. Beautiful stenciling in those blues and greens! This card has such a nice modern feel. :)

  3. Wow what a stunner! Your background is beautiful and the silver die cut really plays off it well.

  4. This is beautiful! Your sponging is perfect....I really need practise at this. I feel like this is the whole blue dress/beige dress thing all over...I see a gold sentiment!

  5. Beautiful stenciled background & I love the metallic sentiment!

  6. You are right, Connie! Your background IS very pretty and doesn't need too many embellishments! I actually liked the gold a bit better than the silver, then realized, that it IS silver and only appeared to be gold, hahaha! Anyways. Pretty card!

  7. Beautiful colors, great background!!!

  8. This background is Amazing! Such a beautiful card, Connie! Now I see the silver!

  9. Your background came out beautifully! It's funny how the sentiment looks gold in the first picture and silver in the second! Metallics are hard to photograph! Great card!


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