Love knows no no NO



5/19/20232 min read

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Getting Started:

Card Base: 4.25 x 11, scored and folded at 5.5

Card Face: 4 x 5.5

Small piece of scrap cardstock for sentiment

Card Face:

  • I secured the Contrails stencil to the card face with Mint Tape.

  • I brought in my blending brushes and applied blue, yellow and pink ink randomly: I allowed them to overlap to create new colours and tonalities.

  • I left the first stencil in place, and added the Humanity stencil over top, again securing with Mint Tape. I grabbled a blending brush and a dark blue ink and applied enough pressure to ensure that the pattern was transferred to the cardstock.

Technique: By layering stencils as described above you create the illusion that the second stencil is actually behind the first stencil. This happens because the first stencil is in place, keeping the paper clean underneath. Then the second stencil comes in and the pattern only goes into spaces that exist in the first one. It is an advantage to

a) for your first stencil, choose one that has larger spaces and

b) to plan your inks so that you are working from softer tones to more intense.


  • Sentiment: I stamped the sentiment twice on scrap paper and then cut the words into individual pieces as shown.

  • For the large NO I used individual letter dies, cutting from both white and black. I offset them slightly and glued them together with the white letters on top.


I glued the card face to the card base, and then glued the individual words on as illustrated.

Final Thoughts:

I am happy with the final result here, although I see that I had some ink sneak underneath the Contrails stencil - I should have used Pixie spray.

Supplies: ( And links where possible)

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


Contrails: A Colorful Life Designs

Humanity: A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps: Happy Thoughts, A Colorful Life Designs

Alpha Dies: Stampin' Up! (retired)

ink: Stampin' Up!

blending brushes: Stampin' Up!

adhesive: Tombo Aqua, Michaels

Card Base: Accent 100 lb, Amazon

Card Face: Accent 80 lb., Amazon

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