Hello, STAMPlorations friends! It's Nonni here playing with two great stamp sets: Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments and VIGNETTE: Art Deco Border Builders. I also used a stencil; they are very popular right now and really handy too -- there's plenty of stencils for sale in STAMPlorations shop here if you are looking for trendy stencils!
I began the background of my card with stenciling the chevrons with Stormy Sky and Crushed Olive Distress Inks using a blusher brush - fab tip from STAMPlorations DT girl Monika! It's easy to blend the colours with the brush (especially when using Distress Inks) and you get a very vivid final result. After stenciling, I stamped the images from VIGNETTE: Art Deco Border Builders with black Versafine: it's a very highly pigmented black ink and perfect for getting good coverage. Here's a photo of the background still in process:
After stamping the entire background, it was time to work on my sentiments. I decided to use Memento Drew Drops - they are very small and it's easy to ink just part of the word with one colour and then change to another colour without messing up! This could be done with bigger ink pads too but the cat eye shaped ink pads make it very easy. Here's a photo of the sentiment panel getting ready, the stamp is inked and ready to roll: