I’m back with my day two homework for the Creative Stenciling class I’m taking over at StampNation. I’m definitely learning lots of new ways to use the stencils I have which is a good thing because most of them have just been collecting dust as I was never quite sure how to use them. Of course, the bad part is now I want more stencils. LOL
This was my card for the day two homework for class. I created a mask by diecutting a circle from a piece of masking paper. I applied the mask to a panel cut from Neenah 80# Solar White cardstock.
Once the mask was applied, I taped the piece down to my craft mat and then tape a chevron stencil over it. I positioned the stencil at an angle because I felt like it would be a bit more interesting visually. I sponged through the stencil with a mini ink blending tool using Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, and Mustard Seed.
After I had the ink blending done, I removed the stencil and adhered the panel to a piece of Black cardstock from Simon Says Stamp. I then added the matted panel to the card base which is made from Doll Pink cardstock, also from Simon Says Stamp.
For the sentiment, I used one of the stamps from the Handwritten Sentiments set from My Sentiments Exactly. I stamped it with VersaMark ink on some more of the black cardstock and heat embossed it in gold. I added a fishtail edging on either side and adhered it to my panel using some foam tape.
For the inside of the card, I added a piece of the Neenah Solar White cardstock as a writing panel. I stamped a sentiment from the Big Birthday Wishes set from Simon Says Stamp using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and that completed my card.
I’m entering this card in the Seize the Birthday challenge. The theme with this challenge is always anything goes as long as it’s a birthday card, but there is an optional twist each challenge called a topping. The current topping is Clean & Simple.
Until next time …