Hello Lovelies! The Hugs Release from December is joining the January Kisses Release and I couldn't be more excited! I'm warning you now, if animal print is not your thing, then you may want to skip this one, but I hope you'll stay.
The Kisses release has given us animal print stencils and I think these versatile patterns can become a very affordable crafting staple in your collection. I'll be sharing a series of cards that utilize these stencils in a few different ways so you can explore how to use them. Today, I am pairing with some of my favorites from the Hugs release for a "Wildly" fun card!
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WILD ABOUT YOU CARD - Stenciling, Die-cutting, Stamping and Coloring
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
In addition to our vibrant glitter cardstock, we will use the following COPIC markers to color our Kitty: N0, N1 and RV00.
Trim white cardstock to the same size as the Animal Print "zebra" Stencil, secure to your crafting surface and use a blending brush to apply Black Soot Distress Ink through the openings in the stencil
Leaving the stencil in place and using a palette knife apply Dark Matter Stickles Glitter Gel over the black ink and then immediately remove the stencil and place the stencil in a water bath to clean. Let the Glitter Gel dry
Trim the dried zebra pattern to 4" x 5 1/4" and die-cut using the Nested Dome Arch die. Also trim the Flamingo Glitter Cardstock to 5" x 3 3/4"
Stamp, color and die-cut/fussy-cut the Kitty from the Wild Love Stamp Set using the COPIC markers
Adhere the black Pawsitively Velvet Luxury Cardstock to white cardstock to "thicken" it. Die-cut the sentiment and heart embellishments out of this layered cardstock. Trim the sentiment strip and layer as shown on the card
STAMPING, COLORING & DIE-CUTTING Kitty
DIE-CUTTING AND LAYERING
For this first part of our stenciling series we doubled up on our stenciling by laying down stamping ink and overlaying with a specialty glitter paste. I hope you will also experiment with your stencil layers to add texture and interest to your stenciled patterns!
We added more texture, a lot more subtly this time :-) by die-cutting our sentiment and heart embellishments out of black velvet cardstock.
Some easy COPIC coloring brings our Kitty to life and the soft colors contrast nicely with the grey color scheme.
I think it all came together nicely!
Hope this gave you Happy Valentines Day vibes!
Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!
I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with SimonSaysStamp.com.