Tuesday 21 January 2020

Smile Time

Hello there.
Here is a card I created using a great Mandala stencil from A Colorful Life Designs.
I really wanted to try to use it in a different way and this is what I came up with.

I began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and taped the Mandala stencil to my paper.
I wanted to create a resist effect, so I took my Versamark ink pad and pressed it carefully all over my stencil trying to be sure to get every little nook and cranny covered with ink.
I removed the stencil, sprinkled on some white Embossing Powder then heat set.

Next, I wanted to figure out how I would add colour.  I decided to try something different. 
I took my little mini cube stamp pads and pressed them over the embossed background.  I think it gave a different look instead of just inking the whole thing.  
After I had pressed all the ink onto the bkg., I gently rubbed away the excess ink that sat on top of the embossing.
I took the 'smile' die and cut it 3 times; twice with white and once on a coordinating colour of cardstock.  I glued them all together and added them over my card front.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Here is the stencil I used:

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- none
Inks- Versamark; Lawn Fawn mini cubes
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Mandala stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Smile die (STAMPlorations);
white eb powder; heat tool


Pat said...

Such a bright and pretty blue and green Karen and love the large the beautifully dimensional die cut sentiment over the top, and the white embossing of the mandala gives great contrast to the stencilling. x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LUUURVE those colours and it does give me a big smile.
Faith x

Susan said...

Love those colours together - so fresh! Great card to bring a smile to someone.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful stenciled design. Gorgeous colors too!

Mac Mable said...

Fun technique and such a unique effect Karen. I always learn something when I stop by and I sure did today....Thank You x. A stunner of a card x.

cuilliesocks said...

Beautifully created Karen, gorgeous colours, Kate x x

Bonnie said...

You are so clever, Karen! Always coming up with new and fascinating techniques! This one yielded beautiful intense colors! Love it!

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful Karen, so impressed you got the versamark in all those nooks and crannies :)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Neat idea! It is sortof like a color block.

Viv said...

Amazing card and love the colour combo too Karen.Such a lovely design too ;) hugs Viv xx

Loll said...

First, your mandela stencil is gorgeous! LOVE the way you've used the mini cubes to add colour to your background It gives loves of shades of the different colours and they blend together beautifully. xx

kiwimeskreations said...

WOW Karen, what a a great result from a fascinating technique... love the card

Conny said...

Wow, this is wonderful!
Really nice card!