Hello, crafty friend! When I saw the new “Feel Better Sentiments” & “Feel Better Sentiments 2” stamp sets from Scrapbook.com I knew I had to start making some cheerful cards. Let me show you how I created this one…
Step 1: Create a Background
Tip: To ensure your stencil doesn’t move during ink blending, consider using a low tack tape to hold it down.
Step 2: Add a Bit of Sparkle
You can see the sparkle and texture it created here once I removed the stencil. Unfortunately, you can also see where I smeared the ink a big in my haste. Once it was dry I used an eraser to fix that spot.
Step 3: Die Cutting
To create a perfect little rainbow across the front of my card, I used the Slimline Strips die set and swiped the ink pads directly onto each so the colors would match perfectly with background.
Step 4: Stamp & Heat Emboss
Tip: Heat tools get extremely hot, so be sure to use a pair of craft tweezers to hold small pieces like this to protect your fingers from burns.
Step 5: Cut & Paste
I wanted a thin pop of yellow cardstock to show around the border of my card, so I trimmed 1/8″ from each side of the umbrella background piece. A also added a bit of decorative stitching.
To make it easier to place my rainbow on the card front, I tacked the strips together with a bit of tape. Once I was sure of the placement, I used my adhesive roller to secure it wrapping the ends around the back. Any bits left hanging over were snipped with scissors.
Step 6: Splatter & Sparkle
Once I had the rainbow strips secured an laid out the rest of my elements where they would go, I thought the overall card looked a bit plain. So I squeezed a few drops of metallic frost, white pigment, and sky blue reinkers into a small dish one at a time, dipped a wet fan brush in and splattered it onto the card front.
Step 7: Final Touches
And there you have it! What do you think? What’s your favorite part? I think mine is all the glittery goodness I don’t think photos can do justice on.
Thank you for stopping by. Until next time… stay crafty! – Laura Evangeline