On a scrap of smooth cream cardstock, I stamped a script text design. To stamp (Hero Arts La Letter), I misted the stamp with Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Ink Spray. (To clean the spray ink off of the stamp, I misted it with water and used a rub-it scrub-it stamp scrubber.) After stamping the text on the paper, I placed the template over the paper and used an ink blending tool to apply Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over the stencil, using it like a mask. I used only part of the design so that I had three blocks.
I tore the edges of the strip around the three blocks. After tearing, I misted the piece with Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls Mist. I applied Vintage photo Distres Ink to the edges of the strip.
For the tag base, I misted a kraft tag with Cappuccino Perfect Pearls Mist. After drying the tag, I used the stencil as a mask to create a border around the tag. I used an ink blending tool with Vintage Photo Distress Ink with the stencil. I love the tone on tone effect it created.
I added a light touch of Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink to the center of each of the quilt blocks to add a touch of color and highlight. I then adhered the torn strip to the kraft tag.
I tore three strips of the cream cardstock and added my three words to each using Hero Arts Printer’s Type letter stamps with Coffee Archival Ink. I inked the edge of each strip with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I adhered each word strip to the tag centering each over a block.
I added machine stitching over the end of each strip.
At the top of the tag I added a velvet millinery style flower and leaf, both souvenirs from a recent visit to the downtown Los Angeles garment district. I love that the flower works so well with the touch of yellow I added to each of the stenciled squares.
Please be sure to visit the rest of the hoppers to see what they created with the Leaf Grid stencil!
And be sure too to visit Julie’s blog with links to all of the spring blog hops: http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/stencil-hop-spring-2012.html