I'm back because I made it to the Top 15 in the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol 2014 card contest!! I wouldn't be here if it weren't for all the votes for my card last week. That I am truly grateful!!!
You can see the Paper Crafts post HERE! You can vote using the link on my side bar!!!
This contest works just like American Idol and we rely on votes to make it to the next round. Today starts Round 3. The theme for Round 3 is all about using STENCILS.
You can check out all the details on the Contest page HERE.
My card uses TWO stencils in TWO different ways. I've used a stencil to apply the Distress Ink onto my paper and then another stencil to apply Heidi Swap Color Shine to add a pattern. All the supplies are listed at the bottom of my post.
To start, I applied my stencil to my cardstock with Painter's Tape and then using Distress Inks started at the top right corner with a balloon stenciled in with Mustard Seed Distress Ink. Without taking my balloon stencil off, I applied my striped stencil over the top with more Painter's Tape. At this point, I did need to add some copy paper to "cover up" the rest of my white cardstock because then I applied Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mustard over the striped stencil. (I spritzed about 3 times so that the color would show over the balloon image. I use a small box and lay my project in it and spritz away!)
Each time I stenciled the balloon and then did the stripes working across my cardstock panel in various colors. To do this, I did have to mask off each balloon. I did this using one of the matching Balloon Dies to diecut a mask that I used.
My sentiment and star accents were diecut using Glitzy Glitter cardstock in silver. This paper is by FAR the best glitter cardstock out there! To add some interest, I left all the little "pieces" in the word dies which with this glitter cardstock is easy!
Here is a look at my stencil set up:
And there's my version of using STENCILS! I hope I've shared enough to sway your vote!
You can vote......HERE.
Thanks so much for sharing a part of your day with me and for taking the time to VOTE! :)
Stamps: Birthday Balloons (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: White, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal (PTI), Glitzy Glitter Stack (DCWV)
Ink: Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry Distress Inks (Tim Holtz/Ranger), Versamark
Stencils: Balloons and Patterns (Simon Says Stamp)
Mist: Teal, Primrose, Mustard Color Shine Sprays (Heidi Swapp)
Misc: Foam Adhesive, Fine Tip Pigma Micron Pen