Good Morning, my crafty friends!
I’m glad to be back on the blog today with this cheery spring card, so let’s get right to the tutorial!
Let’s start off with the stenciled background.
Cut a 4.25 x 5.5 inch piece of white cardstock and tape it down to the back of your stencil. Turn your paper over (with the stencil on top), and use whatever inks you want to apply ink over the stencil on to your paper. I used Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide inks on this card, but you can use any dye or pigment inks you have on hand.
Once you’re finished with the ink blending, take you glimmer paste and some kind of application tool, and apply the glimmer paste over the stencil.
Carefully remove the stencil from your paper and rinse off with water. Let your ink blended panel dry and then you can focus on putting together the rest of the card!
Take a piece of colored cardstock that matches the color scheme of your ink blended panel and use the Dotted Patterns Set 4 die to cut the background scalloped panel for the card. Because this die cuts a panel and not a frame, you won’t be able to use the same die to cut your ink blended panel and use it as the negative space. But it’s still really easy to create the coordinating inside piece from your stenciled ink blended panel! Just measure the inside area of the scalloped panel you just cut and then trim your stenciled ink blended panel to be the same size!
After you’ve got your stenciled panel cut, glue it on top of your scalloped panel you cut from your colored cardstock, and then glue that assembly down to a cut and scored 4.25 x 5.5 inch card base.
Using the hexagonal-shaped die from the Half Striped Cover die, cut several frame pieces from the same colored cardstock and glue them together for dimension. Use that same die and cut a piece of white cardstock as well to use in the middle of the frames you just created and stamp your sentiment on it. I used the “hello” and “friend” stamps from the Floral Wreath stamp set, but you can use whatever you have on hand that fits on that inside frame piece!
Glue your frame assembly down to the card (hint – use a very strong adhesive since the stenciled panel is very thick with dimension because of the glimmer paste!), and then glue your stamped sentiment piece into the inside of the frames.
To finish off the card, glue down some hearts glitter in different places to tie everything together and pat yourself on the back for a job well done! 🙂
Thanks so much for joining me here on the blog today and I wish you the craftiest of weeks!