“Cards for every Occasion”

by MichelleL

Hi Everyone!

Scarlett here today to share a trio of cards featuring the Rose stencil (2012353) along with some additional ScrapFX goodies.

For this first card I used ink and NeoColors through the Rose stencil to create my rose embellishments. I wanted the artsy roses to be the feature of this card and kept the rest to a minimum, especially since this card is for my guy. 😉

To recreate the inky roses on this card take an ink pad(s), blender brush of choice, and rub through the Rose stencil. To recreate the NeoColors roses take a watercolor crayon(s), watercolor paints would work too, and brush through Rose stencil. Cut out select portions from your stencilled creations for your embellishments.

I’d have to say this card is my favorite of the trio. I’m kind of chuffed at how the brick background came out and delight in having a rose floating among clouds.

I created the brick background by using some Liquitex Black Lava through the Brick Stencil (2016260). This is a fun medium that lends itself to a rich black, gritty texture.  Once my texture paste was dry I sprayed the background heavily with some mists and patted off excess. The rose is one of the embellishments made from the first card. The clouds were made using the Clouds A HAPPY Stamp (2014208) set and heat embossing. The butterfly was altered by using some homemade glitter glue and painting it on. This is one of my favourite, quick go to techniques to jazz up chippies!
This card began with the background, as most cards do I suppose – ha!, but truly I just wanted to get playing with the Rose and Brick stencils upon receiving them. I quickly painted up a background and then added some stencilled brick patterning with a metallic paint. I’ll admit I thought it would have showed up a bit more prominently but the outcome works. I then rubbed some texture paste through the Rose stencil and set it aside to dry.

While I was waiting out my background drying I started perusing through my chippie stash (I’ve been smitten with ScrapFX for some time!) and found this Steampunk Woman (2012336). Steampunk pieces typically intimidate me some since my usual style is quite different and I don’t get light bulb type ideas of how to use them. I decided to go for it and think the silhouette look suits her well. I used black paint to colour her and homemade glitter glue on the bottom portion of her dress. The dried rose texture was painted.

I find it a fun challenge to discover numerous ways to use a product more ways than one. This not only helps creations continue to look fresh, but I find the longevity of my interest in them is increased. I hope this inspires you to look at some of your products in new ways and take the challenge as well.

Until next time, take care!

Products Used:
Rose Stencil
Brick Stencil
Clouds A Happy Stamp
Steampunk Woman

One Response to ““Cards for every Occasion””

  1. Mary Shea says:

    Loving the brick background.
    Learned new ideas this time too!