The May Hedgehog Hollow Subscription Box was so packed full of goodies, that I have not finished playing with all of it yet. I’m made several projects, but I have not created with the guitar stencil.

Today, I want to share a quick slimline card using the guitar stencil with some ink blending. I also want to add a quick mixed media background to add some fun details to the card.

I have had so much fun creating with the May subscription box. The guitar stencil wasn’t going to go unused. This is one of Maker Forte’s Spotlight Stencils. These are shaped stencils with the mask included that allow you to highlight a specific shape on a portion of your card. They allow for a lot of versatile techniques and really allow you to do things that will really stretch your stash.

For this card, I simply used the stencil by adding some Rusty Hinge distress oxide ink with a blender tool. Then I added some Vintage Photo distress oxide ink just along the left side and the bottom to create a shadow. I went back over the line between the two colors with the Rusty Hinge color to blend the two colors together for a nice smooth look.

I placed the mask stencil over the guitar and then ink blended on some Scattered Straw distress oxide ink. The mask was left in place to add some ink splatter created by smooshing the Rusty Hinge and the Vintage Photo inks on my craft mat and spritzing them with water. A #6 round brush was used to create the splatter. Maker Forte has a set of 4 splatter stamps that also create fabulous splatter without the risk of getting big blobs or not-so-random splatter.

The mixed media artist in me wanted just one more layer! So I pulled out the Peacock Feathers slimline stencil from Maker Forte and ink blended the Clear Color Hive ink over the top. The Neptune Maker Forte Kaleidoscope Powder from a previous kit was then added with the powder brush over the top of that. You can see that this gave the card a lot of shine and it deepened the color of the Scattered Straw ink below it.

I stamped on the stave and a sentiment from the smaller Chin Up Buttercup stamp set with Color Hive Eclipse Black Ink. A few Crown Jewel Gems in Bittersweet finished off the card. I layered the image panel (3-1/4 x 8-1/4″) on top of black cardstock cut at 3-3/8 x 8-3/8″. This went on top of the card base that was cut at 7 x 8-1/2″ and scored and folded at 3-1/2″.

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