I made this card for the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #287. They posted a link to a water-colored stencil tutorial to be used for the challenge.
I started with some Distress inks - Mermaid Lagoon, Pumice Stone, and Twisted Citron, sponging them randomly on the cardstock. I placed a SU! star stencil on top and misted water through it, and let it dry. What resulted was no stars on the inked background - just big round spots (like the one on blue in the lower right hand corner.) I suppose maybe the stencil openings were just too large for the technique, so I replaced the stencil on top of the dried, sponged panel, and sponged some Brilliance Platinum Planet ink through the stars and now I can see them. I added some MFP stamps, along with some Tim Holtz stamps to make a masculine card for either a birthday or encouragement.
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