Thursday 12 January 2023

Thanks So Much

I send out a a number of thank-you cards in January and this newly released Heart Wreath Stencil from A Colorful Life Designs made for a fun background.
Now if you are scratching your head wondering where the wreath shape is, I decided to use the stencil to create an overall pattern using just 2 different shades of ink, just another way to get more mileage from your stencil collection.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I placed my piece of white cardstock onto my Make Art station with the Heart Wreath stencil right in the center of my cardstock and inked it up with some Broken China Distress Oxide ink.
  • I lifted the stencil off and wiped it clean.
  • I repositioned the stencil at the top edge, just using the bottom edge of what would have been the wreath shape and then inked it up with some Uncharted Mariner DOX ink.
  • I moved the stencil down to the bottom area and inked again with the same ink.  
  • Next, I wanted to fill in some of the open areas, so I masked off some of the hearts of the stencil and used them to fill in.  By using this stencil in a different way, I was able to get such a fun design.
  • Next, I splattered using my white Posca pen and set aside to dry.
  • When the ink was all dry, I rubbed over it with my anti-static powder and placed it into my Misti to stamp the sentiment with some Versafine Clair black ink.  I then clear heat embossed it just so it would pop.
  • I glued the finished panel onto a piece of light blue cardstock, then onto an A2 sized card base.

Here is the stencil I used:

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Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
(new stencil and new sentiment set I got for Christmas)

Stamps- XL Greetings (SSS)
Inks- Versafine Clair; DOX
Paper- Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.
Accessories and Tools- stencil (ACLD); TE Blending Brushes; white Posca pen;
Make Art Station (Ranger)


meg said...

A fabulous Thank you card,love the colours ,thank you for joining in at MMM

Mervi said...

Lovely and fabulous card!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Pat said...

This is cleverly stencilled so that it looks like an all over pattern Karen, and the two blues look great together, and finished with the large sentiment in black which stands out beautifully. x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Bright, bold and beautiful! A fabulous Thank You card, so pleased you joined us at Allsorts this week.

kiwimeskreations said...

Such a stunning card Karen - I love that stencilled background, and the stamped, embossed sentiment is stunning.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love all the hearts and the lovely sentiment Karen.
Faith x