I swear .....

some people shouldn't be allowed out!

TUTORIALSTENCILTECHNIQUE

4/19/20243 min read

                        

Would you like to experiment with a design like this? You'll find a supply list below, including a link to the stencils I used from A Colorful Life Designs.  Follow the link and use discount code ChrisFan10 to save 10% on your entire order! (Master Creator Bundles are excluded as they already have a 20% discount built in.)

Let’s get Started:

Card Base:  5.5 x 8.5, scored and folded at 4.25

Card Face: 5.25 x 4

Card Face:

  • I laid the card face on the Grip Mat, positioned the first stencil, and then applied yellow ink across the exposed area.

  • Having removed the first stencil, I positioned the second one so that the “peopleing”  was where I wanted it,  and masking off all other print to avoid accidental smudging.  I applied purple ink.

  • I moved the stencil to position the section with the stars correctly, masked anything in danger of being smudged,  and added the same purple ink.

  • I decided that I needed some contrast so I repositioned the stencil and applied ink again with a heavier hand to both “peopleing” and “do not”.

  • I added purple spatter to the card face here and there.

Other:

The Old Gal had already been stamped and coloured with alcohol markers, and was waiting in my binder * for the perfect card to be used on …  I pulled her out and used a deckled edge circle die to cut the paper down to the desired shape/size.

*See Ready to Go binder under techniques to learn how I use this to save both time and money.

Assembly:

  • I glued the card face to the card base.

  • I wanted a bit more definition,  so I added a fine purple border with a marker, allowing the lines to extend right to the edges and then colouring in the resulting overlap.

  • I put foam tape on the back of the circle,  and added this to the card face as shown.

  • I wanted something more …   after thinking about it for a few minutes I took a black pen and added a speech bubble and some “strong language”.  Now the card felt complete.

Final Thoughts:

I love this Old Gal … she always has an opinion, and shares whether you want to hear it or not: she makes me smile.   And I think that this card will make someone smile too.

Supplies: (and links where possible)

   I have listed which products I have used, and where they may be purchased. It's a huge marketplace and in most instances, there are multiple sources and many alternatives to choose from.

Stencils: 

   #1  Zero Stars: A Colorful Life Designs

     #2 Halftone Circle: A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: 

Die:  Honey Bee Deckled Edged Circles, Simon Says Stamp

Misti, Spellbinders

Waffle Flower Grip Mat, 8.5 x 6.5, Scrapbook.com

Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Blending Brushes: Stampin’ Up! 

Versafine Onyx, Simon Says Stamp

 Memento Ink: Stampin’ Up!

Alcohol Markers:

     Stampin’ Blends: Stampin’ Up!

     Copics:  Wallacks

Adhesive: Tombow Aqua, Michaels

Card Base & Card Face: Accent 100 lb., Amazon



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