Hello Honeybee friends! It’s Carol here today, and welcome back for Day Three of the Twelve Designers Event here on the Honeybee Stamps blog! Well, it’s no secret that I love all things sparkly, especially for the holidays, and I had so much fun making this Winter card with the Snowfall Background Stencil!
To begin, I sprayed the back of the stencil with some Pixie Spray. If you are a fan of using stencils, this spray is a must have, I think. It’s a light, tacky adhesive that holds even the most delicate stencil in place and allows for easy removal when you are done. I put my stencil onto a 4″ x 5-¼” white cardstock layer and I used the Background Blender Brushes to ink an ombre background in Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky Distress Oxides.
An important thing I learned is to make sure the Oxide Inks have dried throughly before applying any paste or gel. The moisture will lift the colors and tint your medium (ask me how I know!) I applied some Gina K. Designs white Glitz Glitter Gel through the stencil and set it aside to dry.
While that was drying, I worked on the sentiment. Using the Winter Honey Cuts, I die cut three of the top layer from some Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock. I adhered those layers with liquid glue. For the middle layer, I took a scrap piece of cardstock and inked the same Distress Oxides in the ombre pattern with the Blender Brushes. While I had these out, I also inked around the edges of the front of my A2 card base. Using the inked scrap piece, I die cut the middle layer of the Winter Honey Cuts. The pierced bottom layer is die cut from vellum. I adhered all the layers together with Ranger Multi Medium Matte Collage and put them under a large stamp block to hold it down while it dried. I used more of the blue inked scrap piece and stamped the other sentiments from the Winter stamp set with Versamark ink. I added white embossing powder and heat set it. I used my paper trimmer to cut them in strips and added some thin foam tape behind them. I added all of the other elements to the card base with liquid glue.
I love how easy this card was to make and I wish you could see how sparkly this is in real life! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Be sure to check back each day as there will be a lot of awesome inspiration from some super talented designers for you to see! Until next time, have a wonderful, crafty week! Carol