This is the last card we made at my September Stamp Class. It is another example of how you can take a Christmas themed stamp set and dies and use it year round. In this case we made a birthday card with them.
The fun thing about this card is I accidentally discovered a new way to use a the Patterned Party Decorative Masks (or stencils). I am sure someone other very talented Demonstrator discovered this technique way before me but I had not seen it before. I was using it the regular way where you lay the mask over cardstock sponge some ink on it. While I was doing this, I accidentally put the inky mask upside down on my Grid Paper and I noticed it left some ink in a fun pattern. I decided to try it on purpose using Seaside Spray Ink and a brayer instead of a sponge so I would get more ink on it. Then I took Pretty Peacock ink and dabbed some ink randomly around using a sponge. When this was done, I turned the Mask upside down on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and rubbed it. I think it looks kind of fun! It might be fun to try with the Mask that has clouds in it. You could make a textured looking sky with white clouds.
Anyway, after making the background I cut out two stars from the Stitched Stars Dies that are in the Stampin’ Up!® 2019 Holiday Catalog. The larger star is Pretty Peacock and the smaller one was cut out using the new Mercury Glass Designer Series Paper Acetate. As a side note, there is a piece of plaster one one side of this acetate that you need to peel off before using.
The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays and was cut out using a Stitched Rectangle Die.
Just a reminder, there are only a few more days to the Buy 3 Get 1 free Designer Series Paper Deal! September 30th is the last day.
Susan, THIS IS SOOOO COOL!! What a great technique. That you for describing it so well.
I love this! Playing with stencils is such fun; try the same technique using your colour bursts – make a positive & negative, all in one go!
What a fun idea! Thank you so much for suggesting this cool technique. I can’t wait to try this. You totally rock!
Oh – and the card is awesome too!