With the Houndstooth template in place, I first applied Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist. Not satisfied with the contrast, I left on the stencil and applied Black Soot Distress Ink. Not only did this make the houndstooth pattern more visible, but the Glimmer Mist was still evident, as the pattern had a little sparkle to it. Also note the layers of tulle behind my flower. Keep in mind that Spellbinders can be used to cut other things, including felt and foam.
Papers: black and blue cardstock (stash)
Ink: Distress Black Soot
Accessories: Crafter's Workshop Template, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist, tiny alpha stickers (AMM), ribbon (Casa Collection), flower (Prima), brad (K & Co.)