Wouldn’t you know, right after I decided to skip the day six homework for the Creative Stenciling class over at StampNation and continue on with the other lessons, I finally came up with an idea for day six. Figures, right? LOL The lesson for day six was about using glitter with stencils.
There are a few different ways to use glitter with stencils. For my card, I opted to apply my glitter to some translucent embossing paste. I started by applying the embossing paste through a stencil to my pink panel.
After removing the stencil, I covered the whole thing with a bunch of prisma glitter while the embossing paste was still wet. I tapped off all the excess and then set it aside to dry. As you can see in the photo above, there was still quite a bit of excess glitter, but I was able to tap all of that off once the embossing past dried.
You can really see how different the glitter background looks once the embossing paste dries! I know we hear it all the time, but photos truly do not do justice to this background. It is absolutely exquisite in person! Since the background is really the focal point of this card, I kept everything else pretty simple.
For the cake, I stamped three different colors of card stock with the cake pattern layer stamps from the Bring on the Cake stamp set from Sugar Pea Designs using VersaMark ink and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. I then used the coordinating dies to cut them out. The stamps and dies are part of the Young at Heart collection from Stamp of Approval by Catherine Pooler. For the candles on top of the cake, I die cut them from black cardstock then added two coats of the clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. Once adhered to the card, I added a coat of Glossy Accents to give them a little dimension and extra shine.
The sentiments I used for this card are also from the Bring on the Cake stamp set. For the front of the card, I stamped the sentiment on black cardstock with VersaMark and then heat embossed it in white. I stamped the sentiment on the inside of the card using Intense Black ink from Simon Says Stamp and that finished the card.
Until next time …