I decided I wanted to try some different techniques and while looking on the internet I found two I wanted to try so I decided to do both with one card. The first technique is called Reverse Stenciling. I got this technique from Pinterest and I think it originally came from Gina K. I made the background of this card using that technique.
To make the background I first randomly sponged some bright colors (the colors are listed below) onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock making sure there was no white left. Then I put the polka dot mask from the set called Basic Pattern Decorative Masks over the top and sponged Memento Black ink which made the dots black. I thought it came out pretty cool and will definitely try this again.
The second technique I used came from Lydia on Splitcoaststampers.com. If you look at the photo below you will see the sentiment “Cocktails” is shiny. All I did was put a piece of packing tape onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock and a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheets on the other side. Then I cut the sentiment from the die set called Love You More Than. The sentiment came out shiny and popped up to add some dimension. The Foam Adhesive Sheets are like Dimensionals only it comes in large sheets.
I stamped the other sentiments and the drink using the coordinating stamp set called Nothing’s Better Than and layered them on a die cut from Tasteful Labels. If you purchase the Love You More Than dies and the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set together in a Bundle you can save 10%. I colored the drink using Stampin’ Blends. The colors I used are listed below.
I am definitely going to try both of these techniques again. They were both easy and fun!
This is such a fun card, Susan – and what wonderful techniques! I’ll be trying them very soon!
Susan, I LOVE this card and what great techniques! Love that background and how fun and colorful it is. And WHAT? Packing tape on c/s for a shiny look?! Never heard of it, but that is incredibly effective.
Awesome, fun card – love those colours! I learned about both of those techniques (of course we watch the same videos, and read the same blogs!) but haven’t tried them yet. Thanks for sharing how easy they are to do! 🙂