Thursday, December 21, 2017

Pretty in pink (and purple)

Hi Everyone!

It's Jenny here, and I'm taking a break from Christmas today (gasp!) to bring you two cards which use a cool stencil technique involving glitter paste, stencils and ink blending.  You don't even need layering stencils to create this look. 

For my first card, I used a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and taped it to a craft mat.  I then used Distress Oxide inks in Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberry and blended them over the Altenew Layered Dahlia Stencil A using a mini ink blending tool.

I removed the stencil and applied Stencil B, making sure to line it up (it's easy to do). I applied Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone.  This is my favorite Nuvo Glimmer Paste. It's clear with lots of iridescent sparkle. I found whne i applied it over the Oxides, it almost appeared to take on the colour it was applied over.  Very cool look!  I trimmed down the panel when dry and popped it up on a pale rose cardbase, lined with strips of rose gold washi.  For the sentiment I used Altenew's Halftone Hello Stamp and Die which I stamped in Versafine Onyx Black Ink which I popped up on foam tape.

My second card shows how you don't need a layering stencil to get a similar look.  For this card I used just one stencil - Echo Park's Geometric Heart stencil.  I blended Oxides again in Worn Lipstick and normal Distress Ink in Spun Sugar (we NEED the oxide of this stat!)

I then lifted the stencil and shifted it ever so slight to the left and then taped it back down. I applied the Nuvo Glimmer Paste over the top.  The result is a super cool look with lots of shimmer and texture!

As it's only a couple of months until Valentine's Day (I know I know!!) I made this a V card.  The sentiment is from the My Favorite Things All About You stampset - amazingly versatile and a must in my opinion for your stash.  I heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock trimmed out using the MFT Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip die using Hero Arts White Embossing Powder

The YOU die is also by MFT - it's the You Trio die. I die cut it from pink glitter cardstock and fun foam and then adhered to the card using Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive.  The sentiment was adhered over the top.

That's it - hope you enjoyed.  Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2018!   See you next week for my last post in 2017!

Jenny x