Today's tutorial on Splitcoast is brought to us by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! Korin shows how to use the negative of a die cut as a stencil, and creates a cute background using a repeated border die. Very fun!
Here's a little twist on the technique, using a stencil I made out of chipboard and circle dies. (That tutorial is HERE.)
For my background, I squooshed chalk inks through the stencil onto watercolor paper, then spritzed with water to let the colors blend together a little.
The main image is a recent ebay addition to my Classic Pooh collection, and it's colored with Holbein oil-based pencils. I used a sentiment from Flourishes and some ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store to dress it up... I love the texture of that ribbon! I lightly heated it with my heat gun to help it keep its shape in the double bow.
Hope you'll check out the tutorial and join us!