Welcome back to another Gina K. Designs challenge! This month, Jeannie Kampa is your challenge hostess and she has a fun challenge for you!
Welcome to the September 2022 Gina K. Designs monthly challenge! I am thrilled to host this month’s challenge and have created a card using an offset or shadow ink blended stencil technique. This technique not only adds a shadow to the stenciled design but also makes the images “pop” off the panel! This is a great technique that allows colored ink blending to show up on dark cardstock as well. Keep in mind that any stencil can be used for this technique! I hope you find this technique fun and allow your imagination to run wild!
My card features the beautiful Lush Leaves Stencil, a die cut greeting from the Fluttering Fall Layering Stencil Bundle, a preprinted sentiment strip as well as GK’s beautiful dye inks! I used Slate cardstock for my example, however, any colored cardstock will work. *Darker cardstocks do show the white pigment ink a bit better. I have also included a photo of some other ink blends that I created as examples. Go grab your stencils and experiment with different colors of inks and designs, the combinations are endless!!
I started with a panel of Slate cardstock and taped the Lush Leaves Stencil over it. I then blended White Pigment Ink over the entire panel. When finished, I remove the stencil and clean it off then heat set the ink blended panel before moving on to the next step. After the pigment ink is dry, I place the same stencil over the design to line it up over the previous blend. I then shift or offset the stencil a bit so that the stencil is offset from the pigment ink and tape it down. I then blended Blue Raspberry Ink over the pigment ink. To add some depth I then blended Blue Denim Ink over the center of the leaves and faded the ink out towards the edges of the leaves being careful not to fully cover up the previous color. For more of a dramatic contrast, I blended Black Onyx Ink to the very center of the leaves.
That’s it for the technique! The key is to lay down the pigment ink first to create a base for your colored dye inks so they show up on the colored cardstock. Offsetting the stencil over the white pigment ink before blending colored ink creates the “shadow” affect which makes the images appear to be popping off the panel! To finish my card I die cut the panel and layered it using Master Layouts 1 Die Set. I stacked my die cut greeting from the Fluttering Fall Layering Stencil Bundle and added it over a strip of Vellum which is wrapped around the panel then added a preprinted sentiment strip. Finally, I added a few Silver Pearls to complete my card. Have fun creating your own offset stencil card, I can’t wait to see all of your creations!
Lush Leaves Stencil
Blue Raspberry Cardstock
White Pigment Ink
Blue Raspberry Ink
Blue Denim Ink
Black Onyx Ink
Master Layouts 1 Die Set
Grateful Die from the
Fluttering Fall Bundle
Mixed Messages Sentiment Strips
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We are so happy that you all played along and we can’t wait to see what you do with this month’s challenge!
Make it a great day and Happy Stamping!