We have been getting in a lot of new stencils recently.. so for class Wendy designed 3 cards using the stencils in different ways.
Check out how fun the cards are this week!!
To start, the first card is made using this new leaf stamp from Fred B. Mullett, Salal Lines, the Tim Holtz String Stencil, and the ALL NEW Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors
- Stamp the leaf image TWICE with Versamark ink and emboss with Detail White Embossing Powder on white card stock
- Using the new Hero Arts Liquid Watercolors and a Waterbrush, watercolor over the leaf images. Wendy used these beautiful purple, blues and green tones to create these gorgeous color combinations (Wendy only placed a couple droplets of the Liquid Watercolor into the palette and diluted SOME of the colors so she had dark tones and light tones of each color)
- Then, Wendy used the String Stencil and layed it on top of the leaf images. Using the Waterbrush again, she just swiped the color across so that the String pattern transferred onto the background of the leaves
- Next, she took a piece of Blue Mesh Ribbon and CUT IT IN HALF so you end up with 2 narrow, long strips. She put a piece of mesh above and below the leaves so it framed them nicely and used double-sided tape to adhere the image down on a green card stock card base
This next card was an easy one to make and is a lovely card for a friend!
Wendy used the new Tim Holtz Stencil, Code and the new Altenew stamp set, Simple Flowers
- First, stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink and emboss with Carnelian Embossing Powder on white card stock
- Next, using the Code Stencil and Finger Daubers, stencil just at the bottom of the card. Wendy used 4 colors of Distress Oxide inks (Worn Lipstick, Carved Pumpkin, Wilted Violet, and Peeled Paint). Students had the option of using one or more of the colors to do the stenciling.. using Finger Daubers to apply the ink evenly
- Then, Wendy used the Tim Holtz Platform to arrange the Simple Flowers stamps. She inked up the stamp using the SAME 4 Distress Oxide inks. Bringing the stamp pad DIRECTLY to the stamps, students were able to get a nice saturation of color for their flowers
- Then, to finish the card, Wendy used a strip of Red Double Dot paper by BoBunny and CUT IT IN HALF lengthwise (just like we did with the ribbon in the last card) and framed the flowers by placing a strip on either side.
- Wendy finished the card by using double-sided tape to adhere it to a purple card base
The last card in the series was made using the new Impression Obsession stamp, Elephant Scene and 2 ATC Stencils from Joggles, Dot-Dash and Daggers
To make the card:
- Stamp the Elephant Scene stamp out on Aged Astroparche paper with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and emboss with Clear Bark Embossing Powder
- Then, using the Daggers Stencil first, overlay the stencil and use a Jumbo Dauber to ink the stencil. Wendy used the Distress Ink Stormy Sky
- Next, she did the same process with the Dot-Dash stencil and used the Distress ink Rusty Hinge and a Finger Dauber to apply the ink
- To frame out the image, she once again used a piece of ribbon and CUT IN HALF lengthwise to create 2 narrow strips which she used above and below the Elephant Scene and adhered it to a textured backgound paper that had the same colors in it as the inks we used (blue and orange)
- She mounted the entire piece onto a nice, soft blue card stock using double-sided tape.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card!! The movement and textures just make it POP!!