Friday, February 3, 2017

Playing with New Heart Stencils and Dies

With Valentine's Day approaching, I decided it was time to play with some new romantic stencils and dies before it was too late. My favorite technique with stencils right now is to apply ombre shades of ink with a soft brush, clean off the stencil and then apply Nuvo Moonstone Glimmer Paste over the ink. The pretty heart stencil I used for this card is from iStencils, a new company to me where I found a bunch of really cool stencils at a very reasonable price. I cleaned off the stencil and stencil knife right away in soapy water and let the glimmer paste dry, then attached the piece to a pink square card. I punched the corners and added some gems. The fun love die is a new one from Impression Obsession.

Here's a closer look that shows the sparkle of the glimmer paste over the inks:

I am entering this card in "The Color of Love" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the Anything Goes Challenge at Scrapy Land and the Hearts challenge at Dies R Us.


Diane said...

Very pretty, love stenciled cards!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us.
Diane DRU DT

Darlene said...

OH WOW ... this is awesome Karen! LOVE IT!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘HEARTS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
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Babs said...

Oh wow I love your card and your die is so beautiful the sparkle paste is amazing.

Hugs Babs

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beauty Karen - love that die - it is so different but very attractive too, and you have really shown it off marvelously.

Celeste Goff said...

Love this card Karen! Such fun detail and texture!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is gorgeous! Great stencil and die used on it with those wonderful colors.

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this...great card mf!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful card, Karen. I love the sparkle. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you share more with us in future challenges.

Melissa Bove said...

Adorable card! Such a fun design! So pretty!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!