Fourth of July, Fourth of July, Stenciled Background, Summer

Partial Stenciling Technique: Patriotic Card

Hi friends. Independence Day is approaching and if you like making cards to send to friends and family like I do, here’s a simple one to get started. I saw a video from Gina K Designs on partial stenciling so I decided to give it a try.

For this card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock to 7 x 10″ and scored at 5″ to create the card base. I taped off the area I wanted to stencil with Low Tack Tape and made sure to cover the rest of the areas so as not to add unwanted ink in those areas. I used Tim Holtz Candied Apple and Chipped Sapphire Distress Oxide Inks to create a gradient.

For the sentiment I diecut the letters for “fourth” from Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper Stash Metallic Kraft Stock and two from Simon Says Stamp Cardstock 100# Slate Gray using Honey Bee Tailgate Alphabet Dies. I also die cut silver stars using Queen & Company Foundation Dies #2.

I didn’t have any suitable stamps for the “Happy” and “of July” part of the sentiment so I printed some out from my computer. YOu can use a program like Microsoft Powerpoint or Word or Adobe Illustrator or any other program that allows you to create text and print it.

I left the inside of the card blank.

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Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to make this cute card yourself! If you want to share you creations with me tag me on instagram @kittieslovecrafting. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Halloween, Holidays 2021, Stenciled Background, Techniques

Easy Stenciled Halloween Background featuring Pretty Pink Posh and Lawn Fawn

Background stencils are a great option to make quick backgrounds! This cute Pretty Pink Posh CANDY BACKGROUND Stencil is a fun one to use for Halloween. This card came together very quickly with minimal stamping and coloring. I combined this background stencil and a couple of background and sentiment dies to create this quick and simple card.

I started by cutting a piece of Stampin’ Up! Elegant Eggplant 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock (retired) to 5-1/2 x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″ to make the card base and a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cards cut to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″ which I stenciled with the Pretty Pink Posh CANDY BACKGROUND Stencil and Tim Holtz Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive and Wilted Violet Distress Inks. Then diecut it with Catherine Pooler Designs Scallops & Dots Dies and adhered it to the card base.

I diecut a sentiment one from Stampin’ Up! Black 12″ X 12″ Glitter Paper and two fromC1 + 0 Simon Says Stamp 100lb Black 8-1/2 x 11″ Cardstock with the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Halloween Die Cut. Using three layers of the sentiment is a great way to add dimension to an image that is not easy to add foam tape.

I stamped the images from the Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Wreath Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored them with Copic Markers. I used R20, C1 + 0 blender for the ghost; C1 + 0 blender, Y02 + Y13, YR04 + YR07 for the candy corn; C7 + C9 for the bat and spider; V06 + V09, YG17 + YG25 for the witch hat; YR04 + YR07 and YG17 + YG25, YG17 + YG25 and V06 + V09 for the candy; C1 + C7, YR04 + YR07 for the lollipop. I added white highlights with my Uni-Ball UM 153 Signo Broad Point Gel Pen and die cut with the coordinating dies.

I added some Glossy Accents to the candy and some shimmer with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen. I also added some Ebony Black Nuvo Drops.

On the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 4 x 5-1/4″ and stamped a sentiment and the witch hat from the Pretty Pink Posh Halloween Wreath Stampset with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored the hat with copics.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give this sweet and easy Halloween card a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.

Holidays 2021, Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Jar of Flowers Slimline Card

Hi friends. Mother’s Day (in the U.S.) is coming up so I decided to make a nice floral bouquet for mom. I had to pull out my well loved mason jar stamp set from Lawn Fawn to give the flowers a cute holder. I love the How You Bean? stampset! So many cute cards you can make with it.

I decided to make modified slimline card. I started by cutting a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ to 7 x 7-1/2″ and scored to 3-1/2 and a top panel to 3-1/4 x 7-1/4″. I used the My Favorite Things Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Tim Holtz TUMBLED GLASS Distress Oxide Ink Pad by Ranger to create a cloud background.

Next I stamped the mason jar from Lawn Fawn How You Bean? onto the top panel with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink and the stems and leaves from Queen & Company’s Love Jar Kit stampset with Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus Ink. I added a little shading to the mason jar with BG000 and 0 Copic Markers and diecut it using the coordinating dies. I also diecut two additional jars from Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock which I adhered behind the image to add dimension.

I stamped several flowers from the Queen & Company’s Love Jar Kit stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock 8.5 X 11″ with Catherine Pooler Be Mine, It’s a Boy, Queen For a Day, Tutti Frutti, and Limoncello Inks. I diecut them all with the coordinating Love Jar Flowers & Stem Dies.

I adhered the card panel and mason jar to the card base and the flowers, using Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up some of the flowers. I stamped the from the Lawn Fawn HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY Stampset onto a piece of Neenah 110lb Classic Crest Cardstock with Catherine Pooler Tutti Frutti Ink and Catherine Pooler Eucalyptus Ink. I diecut the “happy” with the coordinating sentiment dies and trimmed the “Mother’s Day” to 1/2 x 2-1/4″. I finished off the card by adding some Nuvo Drops in Ivory Shell to the flowers and highlights to the mason jar with White Gel Pen.

On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Well Said Stampset with Catherine Pooler Midnight Ink and added some extra diecut flowers.

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Thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed and I’ve inspired you to give this slimline Mother’s Day card a try for yourself. Leave comments or questions below or feel free to email me.