I'm not always one to jump on the latest trend, but I'm loving the use of stencils. Whether you use them to add depth to a background, or as the star of the show, stencils can be an inexpensive asset to your card-making arsenal.
Here's the card I made as a sample for this week's CAS challenge to use stencils. I used a leaf stencil for my main image sponging then stamping through the stencil. I then masked the leaf, sponged around it and after masking rolled the Timber Wheel "behind" the leaf. I sponged around the edges of the card as well. This stencil left gaps where the veins of the leaf would be, but I decided to paint in those gaps and also painted around the leaf as well for added depth.
Here's an example of spraying through a stencil. I loaded up a mister with water and a mix of Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise and Island Indigo reinker drops. I masked and sprayed through my stencil then added the punched Mosaic pieces in six blues and stamped my sentiment.