I’m back with another card created as homework for the Creative Stenciling class over at StampNation. This card is based on the lesson from day five and was inspired by a card made by StampNation Dream Team member, Ingrid. She shared a beautiful floral card made on kraft cardstock using a ghosting technique. Here’s my card:
For my card, I used some 100 lb. kraft card stock from Gina K Designs and did a double layer of stenciling on it. I used a white pigment ink first and dried it, then added a second layer, slightly offset, using Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. I incorporated the same gradient technique I used for my day one homework card. Here’s how my panel looked before I trimmed it down.
Once everything was dry, I trimmed the kraft panel down to 3.75 x 5″. I created another panel cut 4 x 5.25″ from black cardstock to use as a mat for the kraft panel. Before adhering them, I cut my sentiment using a couple of the word dies from the Birthday Wishes die set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps that came in the new Young at Heart collection from Stamp of Approval using my Big Shot. This is a great technique for stretching your cardstock. Since the middle of the mat isn’t going to show anyway, it can easily be used for cutting smaller die cuts.
For a little added bling, after applying the die cuts to the card, I went over both using the clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen from Crafter’s Companion which also came in the Young at Heart Collection. I then coated them with a layer of Glossy Accents to give the sentiment a bit of dimension and shine. I accidentally threw away the tittle for above the letter i, so I just added a tiny gemstone instead.
Until next time …