The April Challenge at a2z is Stenciling. When I play with stencils, it’s usually messy, so I make quite a few before I clean up.
Today’s card was made with several of my stencil leftovers using Hero Arts Gold Shimmer Spray & Hero Arts / BasicGrey Two Way Arrows Stencil. I cut one of the stencil designs into 1/2″ strips and wove together a paper mat. I used another leftover to frame the card base (the gold splatters are the overspill on the outside of the stencil).
I added a new wood block stamp With Deepest Sympathy together with some paper flowers. I punched leaves from the new Kelly Purkey Designer papers and used Hero Arts Grass Chalk ink on the edges to cover up the bits of white that show-up when you punch into white-cored paper.