Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BFF Birthday Card with Stencils and Ink


Earlier this spring I made some cards with a new technique for some special ladies in my life with birthdays in April. I learned a new stencil and ink technique by watching this tutorial by the brilliant Jennifer McGuire. It is not hard to do, but is a bit time consuming. Worth it when you see the results, right? I attached a Hero Arts stencil down over a blue card base with a low tack tape around the edges. Then I applied white pigment ink through all the holes in the stencil with a dauber. I heat set the pigment ink, then moved the stencil just slightly up and over a bit. Next I applied blue ink through the stencil openings. The end result is three tones - dark blue, medium blue (where the white and blue ink mix) and white. The second color of ink should always be tone on tone (like blue on blue paper.) What a cool look! I layered the completed piece on a white card and added the Spellbinders Contemporary Circle die. The sentiment for my BFF is from Inspired by Stamping.

I am entering this card in the Anything Goes challenges at Scribble and Scrap and Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

5 comments:

Jacquie said...

Looks brilliant Karen, lot of working out and hard work but the results are worth it.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a great look! wonderful card! :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Love this card background you created with the stencils. Great idea for adding more dimension to a card.

Craftychris said...

Brilliant technique, I keep meaning to try it! Your card is awesome - I love the die! xxx

Maxine D said...

Love this technique, and I do like your end result - a stunning card Karen
Blessings
Maxine