Today’s card was created with a stenciling technique, using the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks, available September 6th. I will show you step-by-step how I created this “quick & easy” card.
I began with an Old Olive card base, 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″, folded at 4 1/4″. Then, I cut Basic White Cardstock, 4″ X 5 1/4″. The masks are 6″ X 6″, so I positioned the flower mask on top of my cut cardstock. Holding the mask with my left hand, I used Blending Brushes to add ink; first Calypso Coral around the center, then Crushed Curry to the ends of the petals.
Steps two and three, I added color to the centers of the flowers; first Crumb Cake, then Early Espresso.
Step four, I added Old Olive ink to the leaves. Did you notice the notches in the corner of the masks? This enables you to line things up perfectly, but my cardstock was 4″ X 5 1/4″, so I placed the leaves where I wanted them.The sentiment is from the Wonderful Thoughts Stamp Set, stamped in Early Espresso Ink, cut with a Wonderful Thoughts Die, and attached with Mini Dimensionals. The final step was adding some sparkle with Iridescent Rhinestones.
You’re going to love the Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks, which has three more patterns! They are so fun to use, and easy for new card makers. This is my sister-in-law’s first card, and she is very happy with the results. Diane used 6″ X 6″ cardstock, which we cut down to 4″ X 5 1/4″ after stamping, and her sentiment is from Sending Smiles.
My September Host Code Gift
Place an order of $75.00 or more, before tax and shipping, and I will send you the Festive Pearls in October.
200 adhesive-backed pieces, 50 each of 4 colors
Thank you for spending a few moments of your summer with me.