Misting with ink spray.
I need some practice with misting. I love Julie Ebersole's videos. She is such a hoot. She gave some great tips on how to keep your work surface clean, by using a spray box, I was able to contain the ink spray and didn't get any on my clothes. But, my fingers are now permanently blue, stencils are clean though. Oh well. The card, right, is my third attempt at spraying, did not come out half bad. I used my hero hearts hello stamp with black ink on light blue cardstock, then cut it out. Embellished with a couple (3) clear gems. Below is the card I decided to make using my second attempt at spraying once it had dried. I used my happy birthday die and glued it to a banner formed to the same design as the stencil. Despite the blue fingers, the cards came out ok. Cannot say for certain that I will be partial to this technique, it is a bit too messy.
Distress ink is marvelous with stencils. I used a Martha Stewart adhesive stencil for the oval and edging and a Versamark pen then embossed in clear. The distress inks are wild honey, tea dye and ripe persimmon. I attached the bow with glossy accents and mounted the white birds cut with my impression obsession die. You make me smile!