When I needed some special birthday cards recently, I decided to try a new technique that I learned about in a Jennifer McGuire video here. It is easy to do and the results are beautiful. It stretches the uses of our stencils because it results in a totally different look that just sponging with one color. I taped a TCW floral stencil down with temporary tape over a light blue piece of cardstock and sponged the openings of the stencil with pigment white ink. I heat set the white ink, then moved the stencil slightly and sponged with a blue dye ink. The result is several shades of blue where the inks mix and where they don't. I layered the strip on a white cardbase and attached the "birthday wishes" die cut sentiment from Tonic Studios. Then I added a floral button embellishment and some black pearls to complete the card.
I am entering this card in the "Stencil It" challenge at Simon Says Stamp and the Anything Goes challenge at 613 Avenue Create.