Back again as promised.
I have been interested in participating in card challenges for a while now. I often look to sketches for inspiration on how to layout a card. I had a few birthday cards to make, so I thought it was a prime opportunity to try out this CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #125.
For Card 1, I penciled marked on how wide I wanted the stencil on top and bottom and that gave me the center space for the solid line. I taped down half the stencil and used a mini ink blender to blend in the ink. Then I used painter's tape to block off the stenciling and used a mini blender to fill in the Grape Jelly center line. For the sentiment, I used the Big Birthday Wishes in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink but I wanted it a little less bold, so I stamped off first and used the second generation on the card. I did the same process for the Happy Birthday. I added Wink of Stella over the sentiment and it darkened up the ink slightly.
On the inside of card 1 I used the Grape Jelly and Razzberry to ink up the sentiment. As you can tell a little bit of the colors blended. I liked the way it turned out.
For Card 2, I used the same stenciling technique but this time over patterned paper from My Mind's Eye. I penciled out and masked the center line and used a mini ink blender to blend in the center line color. For the sentiments I used first generation stamping. I added a hand-drawn exclamation point after the first line sentiment and the wavy lines under the second line sentiment. I also put some Wink of Stella in the stenciling.
On the inside of card 2 I used Rhubarb Stalk and Peacock Feathers for the sentiment and candle. For the flame of the candle I originally stamped it in Momento Tuxedo Black but didn't like it so I cutout a flame from the golden yellow paper I used on the front to cover it up. I also added Wink of Stella on the candle base.
Thanks again for stopping by!
Supplies: (for both unless otherwise noted)
White from Recollections 65lb
Stella & Rose Mabel by My Mind's Eye (Card 2)
Big Birthday Wishes by Simon Says Stamp (SSS) from the 2015 April Card Kit
Year Two by Lawn Fawn (Card 1)
Sweet Wishes by Penny Black (Card 2)
Momento by Tsuikenko
- Grape Jelly (Dew Drop)(Card One)
- Rhubard Stalk (Dew Drop)
- Tuxedo Black
Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
- Peacock Feathers (Card 2)
- Antique Linen (Card 2)
ColorBox Classic Pigment Queue Ink Pad: Razzberry (Cat Eye)(Card 1)
Stencil Mini Patterns by Heidi Swapp
Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Pen (Black)
WInk of Stella (Clear) by Zig
Howdy there and welcome!