Saturday 16 April 2022

Many Smiles

Happy Saturday!
Today, I'm having some fun with this great Paint Strokes stencil from ACLD inked up with happy colours of Distress Oxide inks.
So many possibilities using it too.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I cut a piece of white cardstock that was 3 3/4" x 5" first.  I wanted my card to be simple with a clean white border around it, so I placed one of the Marvelous Rectangle Masks from ACLD over my cardstock that masked off an area in the center of my card panel.
  • I used the Paint Strokes stencil in a random way, placing it onto the panel and inking some of the strokes from the top and some going up from the bottom all within the rectangle mask.  Here are the colours I used in order from left to right:  Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry.
  • When I was happy with the inking, I splattered using my white Posca pen.
  • When the ink was dry, I die cut the sentiment outline from the middle of the panel and the word part from some white cardstock, then glued them together.
  • I used my ScorPal board to score a border around the inked area after removing the rectangle mask.  It really helped to frame it up and gave some more visual interest.
  • I glued the stenciled piece onto some blue cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.
  • I pop dot mounted the sentiment back into place in the center and glued on the white heart.

Here is the stencil and masks I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- none
Inks- Distress Oxides
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- stencils and masks (ACLD); ScorPal; Posca pen;
Sending Smiles die- (Simon Says)


Mac Mable said...

Love the way you've used the two stencils and what a vibrant and contemporary card Karen x.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO colourful and happy, love the paint strokes and greeting.
Faith x

Bonnie said...

These happy colors sure do make me smile, Karen! Happy Easter.

kiwimeskreations said...

A fabulous cheerful card Karen. I think it is marvellous

I Card Everyone said...

Your colors are so bright, Karen - such colorful smiles to send and they're bound to bring smiles!

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful splashes of colour ♥

Pat said...

This is a wonderful stencil Karen and I love the rainbow of colours you have used, and the sentiment outline cut into the panel and white for the words themselves works beautifully and pop dotted it adds great dimension, and also the scored line around the inked area makes it stand out even more...a fabulous card. x