I decided to have a play with the Funky Fossil Designs "Blockade" stencil to see how I could use it other than filling the gaps with one colour.
I picked four shades of Distress Oxide Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Abandoned Coral and Candied Apple).
I used tape to hold the stencil in place, then used the lightest ink to fill in all the stencil gaps. I then lifter the stencil, rotated it by a quarter and used the next shade of ink. I did this four times till I had used the darkest shade.
To top the card, I used the Funky Fossil "Hello Sentiment" die and adhered over the top of the stencilled background.