I made this card for a friend's Granny who is having a rough time. I wanted to use some of the newest releases from Simon Says Stamp and to practice using stencils. Did you take the Stenciled Online Card Class? So awesome and they showed using Distress Inks so that's what I wanted to try.
I attached both a piece of white cardstock and the stencil to the craft sheet with washi tape. I then used an applicator tool to apply the Peeled Paint distress ink to the entire open area and then the Shabby Shutters to the tips of the leaves. With this stencil? You may have to hold down some of the little pieces of the stencil in the middle of the leaves with your fingers while you apply the ink. I then went back in with Gathered Twigs to put a litte brown on the stems. And inked up the edges with Scattered Straw. Inky for me! But fun!