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.


Jacquie said...

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

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

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