I first masked off the section of card I was going to use, then laid the birch stencil over that and taped down to secure. Then using the torn pos-it method, I blended inks for the scene. I used about 5 different greens and then mustard seed, as well as neutrals for the base. I did mask the sun also, but when I uncovered it I dabbed some ink lightly so it wouldn't look so perfect. Before removing the stencil, I took a paintbrush with water and flicked it over the image to give it more texture and interest. Removed stencil and stamped sentiment.