Thursday 7 April 2022

Big Cheers!


Meet today's card.
Today, I am combining 2 newly releases stencil from ACLD.
The background one is called Shaped Ball and the hands are part of the Happy Caps stencil.
It's fun to try and incorporate 2 stencils together to make them work on a card.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock and positioned the Shaped Ball stencil over that.  I got out 3 colours of Distress Oxide inks:  Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin and some Peacock Feathers.  
  • I began inking in the middle of the stencil with the Mustard Seed and blended out from there, finishing with the blue along the outside edges.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • I die cut the 'Cheers' from black cardstock 3 times and glued them together.  I find by layering the dies, the sentiment has a lot more presence.
  • When the stenciled card front was dry, I placed the Happy Caps stencil over that, positioning it just along the bottom.  This stencil is a graduation stencil, but since I don't have any graduates, I wanted to use just the hands.
  • I glued the finished panel onto a 4 1/4" card front, then glued on the Cheers die cut.

Here are the stencils I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Try it on Tues.- SPRING COLOURS

Stamps- NONE
Inks- Distress Oxide, Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Happy Caps and Shaped Ball stencils (ACLD); TE Blending Brushes;
Stencil Mat (Waffle Flower); Posca pen; Cheers die (MFT)


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A SUPER card Karen, love the large greeting and the hands and the fab colour shading.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

A fabulous card Karen, love the design and colours, Kate x

meg said...

A wonderful combination of colours in your background ,the sentiment and stencilled hands look brilliant against it,thank you for joining in at the challenge at MMM

Bonnie said...

So bright and fun, Karen!

kiwimeskreations said...

Fabulous vibrant background Karen, that really emphasises the hands

Meggymay said...

Lovely bright spring colours for the background on this super card.
Thank you for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Pat said...

The colours are so beautifully bright Karen and I love the shape of the ball, and the black hands and the die cut black sentiment really stand out and make a wonderful contrast. x

My name is Erika. said...

What a fun card. I like that background Karen, and the black really pops. It makes a great piece. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Dawn Phillips said...

What a fabulous and funky background. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

Cazro said...

A terrific and modern card. I wish we could have more than 3 winners. Love it.
We appreciate you joining in our challenge at Make My Monday. Thanks. Caz. DT.