Monday 22 February 2021

Big Hug

Today, I am featuring 2 cards I made for my boys using this great stencil from A Colorful Life Design called 
Really a good one for creating a card during this difficult time.  
This stencil comes with the mask as well and is so easy to use to make some quick cards for friends or family.  
Card #1 shows my card using the stencil and card #2 shows what the mask looks like.

So here's what I did to create my card #1.
  • I cut my card panel, then positioned the Heart Hug stencil over my panel.  
  • Using some Distress Oxide inks (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Candied Apple), I blended the ink over the stencil with my blending brushes.
  • Leaving the stencil in place, I splattered with my white Posca pen to add some interest.
  • When all was dry, I stamped the sentiment from Hampton Arts over the heart with some Versafine Clair Noir and clear heat embossed.
  • I mounted the panel onto some orange cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

 Card #2

  • For card #2, I again began with a piece of heavy white cardstock and the same Distress Inks as above and my blending brushes.  This time, I used the mask instead of the stencil to give a different look.
  • When I was happy with the inking, I removed the mask and stamped the sentiment from Studio G with some Versafine Clair and clear heat embossed it.
  • I mounted this one onto a piece of red cardstock and then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Shopping Our Stash- IT'S ALL ABOUT FAMILY

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Love You to the Moon (Hampton Arts); Love You in the Morning (Studio G)
Inks- Versafine Clair Noir; Distress Oxides (listed above)
Paper- heavy white cardstock (Scribes Nook, Waterloo, Ontario)
Accessories and Tools- Heart Hug Stencil and Mask (ACLD); Blending brushes (TE); 
Wow clear embossing powder; heat tool; white Posca pen


  1. Oh Karen, these are just wonderful! What a brilliant stencil! Thanks for coming to play with us at Addicted to CAS :) Vicky x

  2. LOVE!! either, or both, would be wonderful for our Quote Me challenge at Inspired By... just sayin'! wink!

  3. Two very special heart cards for your boys using the stencil and mask. LOVE your color combo and wonderful stamped sentiments too. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

  4. Two beautiful cards Karen, I love the heart image with the outstretched hands, and such fab colours. Super sentiments too, Kate x

  5. Fab stencil and lovely makes Karen. x

  6. You can't beat a hug on a card, Karen. Unless it's two hugs on two cards! Both are fantastic and I love them!

  7. two great cards and beautifully blended. Love the sentiment ♥

  8. Bright, vibrant. . . . and GORGEOUS! XXX

  9. I love that you can get the two cards form the stencil/mask and what fabulous cards they both are. Great blending, gorgeous colours and wonderful sentiments x.

  10. Wonderful and creative cards Karen.
    Faith x

  11. Gorgeous cards, Karen! Beautiful ink blending and I love both sentiments! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!

  12. Amazing card. Your ink blending is so beautiful. Thank you for joining the Addicted to CAS Challenge.
    - Joy Dsouza

  13. I just love your Heart Hug stamp and you used it brilliantly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana Malkah

  14. That is such a great stencil and I love how you've created the ombre backgrounds!
    Thanks for celebrating all things family with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH!

  15. Fantastic cards for your boys Karen. I bet they adored them. And what a great way to hug a loved one! xx


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