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Happy Tuesday everyone!

Pam DeChellis here – bringing you the Honey Bee Scraps first Technique Tuesday where we feature not only the fantastic Honey Bee stamps but also a great technique tutorial as well.

My project today features a sentiment stamp from the “Oh Snap!” stamp set.

“Oh, Snap!” Stamp Set

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The background for the card as well as the die cut heart were made using a technique called stencil mono printing. I first learned this technique from Tim Holtz and I have been addicted to it ever since. This card was made using Distress ink and pearlized water (add a scoop of Perfect Pearls to water in a mini mister) but you can also use acrylic paints and spray mists as well.

Apply various shades of red/pink distress ink to backside of stencil.

Apply various shades of red/pink distress ink to backside of stencil .

Spritz stencil lightly using a mini mister filled with pearlized water* just until you see droplets of ink appear.

Spritz stencil lightly using a mini mister filled with pearlized water* just until you see droplets of ink appear.

Carefully flip stencil over and place (inked side down)  onto watercolor card stock.

Carefully flip stencil over and place (inked side down) onto watercolor card stock.

Place a clean paper towel sheet over top of stencil, press gently to create the mono print.

Place a clean paper towel sheet over top of stencil, press gently to create the mono print.

Carefully lift stencil off and dry complete.y with a heat tool.

Carefully lift stencil off and dry complete.y with a heat tool.

Repeat the above steps to make a second background from which the heart will be de-cut.

After the background has been fully dried we can add the layering stencil elements.

Mask off the stencil leaving only the  portion that you want to ink open. Apply distress ink with blending foam over open areas of stencil over the areas of the background that you want the image.

Mask off the stencil leaving only the portion that you want to ink open. Apply distress ink with blending foam over open areas of stencil over the areas of the background that you want the image.

To finish the card and make the focal image- stamp the sentiment onto the second background piece with Versafine black ink, cover with clear embossing powder and heat set.  Die-cut the sentiment (heart shape). Ink the edges of the heart and main background piece with Barn Door distress ink.  Use dimensional foam tape to “pop” the heart onto the center of the background and the full piece onto the card base. Add embellishments to finish off design.

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Thanks so much for joining me today!  Be sure to check back every Tuesday for a new technique by the design team featuring Honey Bee Scraps Stamps !

Embrace Imperfection!

Pam

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  1. Katie says:

    Love this background technique! I can’t wait to try it out! The sentiment is one of my favorite sayings! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Patti J. says:

    Beautiful background! Your tutorial was great – so easy to follow! Thanks for sharing it 🙂 Love that sentiment!