I’ve seriously had so much fun with the new Fading Hearts Stencil from the newest Rainbows release by Simon Says Stamp! This stencil has sparked a new love for stencils for me! The ink blending! The gels! The pastes! Oh my, so many awesome things to do with them! But .. for today’s project, I tried a little something different! Let’s take a look!
I’m loving this stencil so much, but I wanted to mix it up a bit and use it in an unexpected way! To begin my project, I pulled out a sheet of watercolor paper and taped it to my board using masking tape. My board happens to be a cheap clipboard from Target. But hey, it works like a charm! I also pulled out some rainbow colors from my set of Karin Brushmarkers. I started by saturating my watercolor panel with water and dropping in color using the markers. I moved the color around with my brush to get it just the way that I wanted it.
Now that the Paper Glaze panel was dry, I placed it in the Misti and proceeded to stamp the SSS Crackle Background over the glazed hearts using VersaFine Onyx Black Ink. I did run my heat tool over the stamped crackle just to heat set it so that it wouldn’t smear. Then … I fussy cut all of the hearts! Well, some were too tiny to cut, but I cut all the ones that I could, and put 3M Foam Tape on the back of them.
That finishes this project, and I love how it turned out! I love the idea of using your stencils in a different way by cutting the design out. It’s so unexpected! Anyhoo, I hope you enjoyed this project, and I hope it sparks some inspiration in you to look at your stencils in a new way! Don’t forget to check out the entire new Rainbows release from Simon Says Stamp!
Hello there crafty friends! Hope you are doing well and enjoying your day! I’m seriously enjoying this new Fading Hearts Stencil from the latest SSS release, Rainbows! I’ve had so much fun using my pastes and gels with this one! So, let’s hop right into today’s project!
While that was drying, I worked on my sentiment. I opted for the SSS You Shine die cut, because my hearts are glittery, shiny, sparkly and it just seemed fitting! I die cut the shadow portion of the sentiment three times from black cardstock, and die cut the you portion once from glitter cardstock and adhered all of those together using Craft Tacky Glue.
I glued my sentiment directly to my heart panel, and adhered that to a black panel using double-sided tape. That was then taped to my card, which is also Neenah 110lb, using 3M Foam Tape.
There you have it! A super simple, yet beautiful slimline card! I hope you’ll stop by and check out the entire Rainbows release! Let me know your favorite products in the comments! Have a wonderful day, and don’t forget to stay awesome!
Hello there crafty friends! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your day! I’m still playing with goodies from the new Rainbows release from Simon Says Stamp! The Fading Hearts Stencil is one of my favorites from this release, so let’s jump right in!
I always tend towards white cardstock, but decided to mix it up with this project by using kraft cardstock instead. I began this mini slimline card by cutting a panel of kraft and adhering my stencil to it using masking tape. I then used ThermoWeb Deco Foil Transfer Gel to get a good layer on my cardstock before removing the stencil. Don’t forget to wash your tools right away, so as not to ruin them. Did I sound like your mom there? I let the panel dry for a few hours while I continued to figure out my sentiment.
Once my panel was ready, I used Tonic Studios Nuvo Gold Gilding Flakes on the hearts. I just put some flakes on and rubbed them around with my finger until all of the hearts were covered, beautiful and shiny! I decided on some SSS Sentiment Strips to adorn this card, so I trimmed those down and adhered them to my panel using 3M Foam Tape. I also found a cute, black heart in my sticker stash to add as well.
I adhered my kraft panel to a larger black panel, because I love that contrast. I then adhered those to my card base, which is Neenah Classic Crest 110lb cardstock.
That does it! Super duper simple card with lots of shiny impact! Don’t forget to check out the new SSS Rainbows release! Lots of pretty things!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and don’t forget to stay awesome!
I adhered this SSS sentiment strip to the panel using foam tape as well, tucking the edges slightly under the frame. Once everything was adhered, I added some Studio Katia Arctic Breeze Pearls for that much needed bling. Everything has to have bling, right?! My panel was then adhered to my card base, which is also Neenah 110lb.
That does it for this project! I hope it inspires you to get crafty in your space! Don’t forget to check out the new Rainbows release, and let me know your favorites in the comments!
To begin my project, I spent some time die cutting the panel fifteen times from fifteen different colors of cardstock. These cardstocks included some from my stash, as well as some from Concord and 9th and The Stamp Market.
I added a small piece of foam tape on the back of each colored heart and inlaid them into my card panel. I die cut the Love You shadow sentiment three times from white cardstock and the Love You sentiment once from gold cardstock and adhered all of those together and glued it to my card panel.
That’s it for today’s card. I hope you enjoyed this project and that it inspires you to get busy on your Valentine’s Day cards!