This week’s card is one I made after watching the fabulous Jennifer McGuire on YouTube. Her card looked so elegant so I wanted to have a go. On reflection, I think I could have done with a larger stencil that covered more of the card.
To begin, I cut a bunch of strips of various widths from 4 colours of card. This is a great way to use up some of those off-cuts!
Next, I glued the strips onto some scrap paper and trimmed the panel to the height of the card blank. With Distress Oxide Weathered Wood, I used a blending brush to stencil the Frame pattern (Sweet Poppy Stencils) centrally onto the panel and card blank.
The birthday and shadow dies are by Honey Bee Stamps and were cut from the same-coloured card as the strips and mounted onto a stitched circle die cut.
I finished the sentiment panel with some stamping.
Due to the stencil not being quite big enough, I thought the card needed a bit more interest so added rhinestones for a touch of bling.
My energy levels have been seriously depleted since my surgery last October. It’s been really difficult just getting through each day so the tank’s been empty when I’ve tried to get creating. So, when I saw this stamp, I figured it just designs itself, all I’ve got to think of are the colours. The stamp is from Concord and 9th and they have a range of these turnabout stamps, designed to be used with a stamping platform.
Starting with a 5¾” square piece of card, I stamped my first colour.
The card was then rotated 90° and stamped 3 more times. You can use whatever colours you fancy, maybe adding a layer of embossing powder for some extra bling.
Since the stamped backgrounds were essentially the card, I wanted the sentiment to be the focal image so used Happy, Happy, Happy from Lawn Fawn, heat embossed in white onto black card.
The sentiment was mounted onto a stitched circle die-cut and the card finished with a few sequins. I love this pastel version!
This bright version was for a male friend so, rather than sequins, I added a little silver twine around the panel.
This one in shades of blue was for Mr L. The ‘husband’ was cut using my Cricut and I added some silver twine and heart rhinestones over a few of the stamped hearts.
These last 2 cards were made using the off-cuts from the A4 sheet. I only stamped 3 times as I quite like the less busy look but added embossing powder to one of the turns.