Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Stenciled Rainbow Card for So Suzy Stamps

I'm featuring this pretty rainbow card today, for So Suzy Stamps and showcasing several techniques; stenciling, watercoloring and heat embossing.  I made this while at a craft retreat on National Scrapbook Day recently, and actually, gave this to my mom for Mother's Day.  It's very easy to re-create with some key ingredients, so scroll down for more.  I'm using the Simple Love You stamp and  the Swirly Hearts stamp for this A2 sized card.




In addition to the stamps mentioned, you will need:

-watercolor paper (Strathmore) and/or mixed media paper
- water mister
-patterned paper
-black cardstock
-solid cardstock (color of choice)
-water based markers (Marvy)
-stencil (DCWV chevron)
-paper towel
-Versamark clear watermark ink
-black embossing powder (Nuvo)
-white cardstock
-large circle die, scalloped dies and die cutter 
-embellishments, doily
-adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)
-white gel pen
-heat embossing tool
-Misti stamping tool
-optional * glitter glue




1. Heat emboss your sentiment by stamping your sentiment first with Versamark clear ink, sprinkling Nuvo black embossing powder over stamped ink, then tapping off excess.    Pour excess back into  bottle.  Melt the powder with your heat emboss tool.  I love heat embossing because it offers such nice, raised dimension on your card.  I'm also using my Misti stamping tool which allows mistake proof stamping and fuller ink coverage.





2.  I grabbed several water based markers  I love many brands, however I'm using the Marvy Le Plume II markers today.  Use what ever colors you like.  Using your Misti, position your heart stamp so that it will impress directly over the "Love" sentiment.  Grab the heart stamp with the lid of your Misti and carefully swipe the different colors across your heart.  I'm using the center heart only, from the Swirly Hearts stamp.  Lightly spritz with water.  I blotted any excess water that was on the outer edge of my heart, then stamped the watered ink over my sentiment.  Dry with heat tool and trim with fine tipped scissors, around the outline of your inked heart, and set aside.





3.   Next, trim a 4"x 4" piece of watercolor paper and grab a stencil of your choosing.  I'm using a DCWV chevron design that I trimmed from a larger 12" x 12" stencil.  Tape down stencil over watercolor paper or press and hold tightly, directly coloring each line with a different color.  When finished, spritz with a water mister, letting colors run a bit, then blot with a paper towel.  Dry with your heat emboss tool.  Using the largest stitched circle die (LaLa Land Crafts) and your die cutting machine (Cuttlebug), cut out a circle from the stenciled image and set aside.




4.  Using the two largest scalloped dies from your favorite nesting dies (Elizabeth Craft Design) that fit an A2 sized card, trim papers and layer as desired.   Adhere your watercolored heart to a larger square piece of black cardstock.  Outline white dots with a white gelly roll pen and trim the outline with scissors.  Adhere stenciled circle and decorative heart to your card.  






5.  I felt like it needed a little bling, so one of my housemates at the craft retreat suggested to decorate one stenciled line with Stickles glitter glue (Diamond).  Great idea!




Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Terri



Purchase Simple Love You, here.




Purchase Swirly Hearts, here.


Purchase Nuvo embossing powder, here.

Nuvo Jet Black





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