A Heart, a Stencil and Perfect Pearls

January Stencil Fun

Although this challenge at Crazy is our Fame – Stencils are our Game has an optional twist of winter, I wanted to try a particular technique and the stencil I tried is a heart. The stencil was a gift from someone who makes their own using a Silhouette and it seemed the best one to use for this technique. I followed a tutorial found HERE and went to work. I discovered that running the stencil and card stock through my Platinum machine, as suggested in the tutorial, helped to hold the whole thing in place making it easier to add the inks. Note: running it through added some lines I didn’t want as the heart was not covering the entire piece of CS and to hide the lines I did some debossed scoring top and bottom. I used Distress Oxides in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Candied Apple. Then I added a pink powder over the top and set it with a bit of sprayed water. I overdid the water slightly and ended up with a couple of drops that spoiled the look so added some Pops of Color drops to cover it and then a few more so it would look balanced. The sentiment comes from a small die set from Divinity Designs which I’ve had for several years and never used until now. I die cut the words and cut off the last letter from Valentines as I didn’t want the S. This was cut twice in two colours and I offset them just a little before adding to the card front. The scored lines helped a lot with placement of the top words.

I enjoyed playing with this technique and already plan to do a few more in a similar fashion. I quite like the look and how this card turned out. I appreciate you stopping by.

14 thoughts on “A Heart, a Stencil and Perfect Pearls

  1. Thanks – I’m working on another from the same person who did the tutorial for this one. We’ll see how it turns out.


  2. Thanks my friend. This was easy to do and the result is great so I am going to try a few more with different stencils. Also got a shadow technique from the same person that I want to try.


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