Hi HHH friends! Kari W. back with you today to share some of the contents from the October 2019 box  and to do some colorful stenciling onto kraft card stock.  This box is sure to be a fun one, with an interactive die, stamps, and a stencil!  My first card I am keeping it simple, but colorful!

It seems the last few years, I have really enjoyed rainbow colors throughout the holiday season! Who are we kidding, I love rainbow all year round!  For my card, I started out with a piece of A2 sized kraft card stock, and I took the stencil that comes in the October box, and I chose 5 colors of distress oxide inks.  The beauty of using Distress Oxides – not only are they great for ink blending, and techniques, but they are also great for stamping – and even further, they stamp awesome on darker card stocks, like kraft and black!  I love the contrast between the kraft card stock, the colorful trees, and the white gel pen details.  I inked up the tree on the stencil with each of the colors I picked out, then once I was satisfied with the coverage, I wanted add a bit of a snowy scene around my trees.  It is hard to see in the photos, but I added some white pigment ink all over my background, by using a finger dauber and added some around the bottoms of the trees, as well as the sky.  To give it that wintry feel, I stamped one of the “wind blown” images in a Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  Like I said before, it is hard to capture in the photos, but it really adds to the scene.  Once, I was happy with the details of the white pigment ink, then I wanted to add some snow.  There is some snow images in the stamp sets that come in the October box, but I decided to add my own hand drawn details.  I usually get nervous when I attempt to hand draw anything, but thankfully for this go-round, it worked out.  Once I was complete with the white gel pen details, I stamped out my sentiment in black Versafine ink.  I cut down my panel an 1/8″ all the way around to have a nice white border that you could see once my focal panel was adhered to my card base.

This card would be easy to mass produce for the holidays.  And, it give a colorful punch to the norm of just red and green 🙂  Thank you all for stopping in today!  I will catch you right back here on the blog soon with more inspiration from the October 2019 box!

Kari W.