One of the lessons of Online Card Classes Mask-erade was to mask off an area prior to using a stencil. This is actually a really neat idea because it makes it so much easier to fit in a sentiment on a stencilled card. For my card I used Create a Smile’s Waves Stencil and added a gradient of blues through the stencil.
I liked Kristina Werner’s idea of wrapping twine “around” the masked area so I did that too. I used Winnie & Walter’s The Big, The Bold and Party for the sentiment and the smaller of the sentiments was embossed using a red WOW embossing powder.