Simon Says Stamp - LOVE YA Card
Hello Lovelies! I'm back with some more Animal Print stenciling from the Hugs and Kisses releases. We are going to ease into today with a simple stenciling trick for one of the quickest cards that you can make!
The Kisses release gave us a trio of animal print stencils in an affordable set and I've surprised myself about how much I have fallen in love with them. Today, we'll give ourselves a headstart with stenciling onto to solid colored cardstock.
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LOVE YA CARD - Stenciling and Die-cutting
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Starting with our Lemon Chiffon Cardstock, we will blend Citrine and Cantaloupe Pawsitively Saturated Inks to create depth and gradients in our Giraffe pattern.
Trim Lemon Chiffon Cardstock to the same size as the Animal Print "Giraffe" Stencil, secure to your crafting surface and use the Large Citrine Blending Brush to apply Citrine Pawsitively Saturated Ink all over the cardstock through the openings in the stencil
Trim the stenciled layer to 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" and back with Foam Tape
Leaving the stencil in place use the same brush to apply Cantaloupe Pawsitively Saturated Ink in small sections of the cardstock through the openings in the stencil to create deeper tones
Die-cut the Glossy Black Cardstock three times with the Love Ya sentiment layer of the die. Die-cut white cardstock using the Love Ya base layer to create a backdrop for the black sentiment.
Adhere the die-cut layers together and back with Foam Tape
Attach the stencil layer to a white card base, position and adhere the die-cut and embellish with Studio Katia Gold Foil Pearls
For this second phase of our stenciling series we cheated by adding a darker ink color onto a lighter pastel colored cardstock and then creating shadows and gradients but adding even darker ink in some sections of the stenciled layer.
This was so easy that I created two more stenciled patterns with the same technique and blue and green cardstock for some other "wild cards" that I have yet to make. :-)
Look at that subtle gradient!
Stencils are always magic to me, I can't believe that we started with solid yellow cardstock and got here!
The glossy cardstock somehow fancies this card up along with the gold gems!
Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy! (I'm so sorry, I could help myself!)
This is a bit of a different take on a Valentine's card, but I hope you liked it!
Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!
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