Hello again! I’m back one last time with the third project in my third feature as guest designer for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! I want to thank Shery for inviting me to guest for her and for supplying some of the most awesome products I have in my crafty stash! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! As mentioned in my previous two posts, I have three projects to share and wanted to showcase them individually so I can enjoy sharing them in some challenges. All three projects feature several ARTplorations Stencils and Masks along with other products available in the store. So here is a super fun inspirational (or just for fun) note card featuring a background created with the ARTplorations Circles Flexi-Template and splattered black gesso, with a sentiment and lemon pieces from the STAMPlorations Layered Citrus stamp set stamped on novel text for interest, and flat sequins from CRAFTplorations Golden Autumn Shaker Blends added for a little bling!
I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from CutCardStock Basis Natural 110# cardstock along with layering panels cut from CutCardStock 80# Basis Gold cardstock, CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen 80# Eclipse cardstock and Neenah Classic Crest 80# Baronial Ivory cardstock. Using several of the stencils in the ARTplorations Circles Flexi-Template, I applied Catherine Pooler Chiffon ink with a blending brush to the ivory panel to create a simple background, and then splattered watered-down black gesso over the panel and set it aside to dry. I tore a page out of the old paperback novel in my stash, copied it on Neenah Classic Crest 80# Baronial Ivory cardstock and hit it with my heat tool which I always do with any digital images or sentiments printed on the printer. [I copied the novel page because I didn’t want my stamping to bleed through the thin paper.] Using the STAMPlorations Layered Citrus stamp set, I stamped the outlines of the lemon pieces in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then filled them in with the layering stamps from the same stamp set using Catherine Pooler Lemoncello and Tiara ink. I fussy cut them and ran a Memento Tuxedo Black marker around the edges for a more finished look. I laid them on the background to determine where I wanted my sentiments stamped, did the stamping, and then adhered the lemon pieces to the background panel, popping the middle slice up on Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles. I adhered the background to the CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen 80# Eclipse cardstock layer, then to the CutCardStock 80# Basis Gold cardstock layer and then to the card base. The finishing touch was adding several flat sequins from the CRAFTplorations Golden Autumn Shaker Blends. I LOVE flat sequins!
I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Baronial Ivory cardstock and embellished it with strips of CutCardStock 80# Basis Gold cardstock and CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen 80# Eclipse cardstock, stamped the lemon slice in Tuxedo Black ink and layered the panel on the gold cardstock. I left the inside blank since this is a note card, and there’s plenty of room to write a custom message.
And one more peek… I do believe this card rates right up there with a few of my other favorites! Love how it turned out!
Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Natural 110# cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 80# Baronial Ivory cardstock, CutCardStock Royal Sundance Linen 80# Eclipse cardstock, CutCardStock 80# Basis Gold cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink (pad and marker); Catherine Pooler Chiffon, Limoncello and Tiara ink
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, old paperback novel, Milwaukee heat tool, Liquitex Black Gesso, Darice Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Circles
I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects and you’re inspired to grab some of your stencils and play! Be sure to check out all the amazing stamps, dies, stencils, digis and other crafty goodies at the STAMPlorations main, outlet and digital stores! Use code STAMPGIRLLESLIE for a 20% discount on your orders in the store (with unlimited uses)! And there is A LOT going on over at the STAMPlorations blog – tons of creative inspiration, tutorials, promotions and giveaways – all month long! If you’ve never visited, you are definitely in for a good time! When you do visit, be sure to leave comments on the posts! Every month Shery draws seven random winners from all the posts published during the month, so the more posts you comment on, the more chances you have to win! And be sure to Follow STAMPlorations on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest for more creative inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)