Thursday, September 20, 2012

Getting inky with stencils . . . and glitter!

I hope you've been having fun with the Getting Inky with Stencils challenge.  Here's what I've been working on this past week.  By the way, it's a great way to incorporate some of the beautiful background stencils into your projects.

Begin by cutting a piece of double sided mounting paper (MPDS) to your desired size, peeling off one side of protective paper and adhering it to a piece of card stock.  Peel back half of the other sheet of protective paper and sprinkle Glitter Ritz Microfine Warm Highlight glitter on the exposed sticky paper.  Tap off excess glitter and burnish with your finger.  Remove the other half of the protective paper and repeat the process. 

Now you're ready to get inky.  Note:  no need to rub the back of the stencil with soap as the glitter has completely covered the adhesive and there is nothing for your stencil to stick to.  Place the Hexagons stencil (LJ806) on the glittered paper and gently pounce distress ink (tea dye) around the edges.  Remove the Hexagons stencil and center the Flower and Leaves (LG625) stencil on the glittered and colored background.  Color the image (I used Splendor pigment inks by Tsukineko), adding layers and shading as you go along.  I used Spellbinder's Labels 22 to cut out the image and then adhered it to two coordinating mats before adding ribbon and then adhering it to the card base.  This really was a lot of fun and I can't wait to try it with some other stencil combinations.

The design team has been working on other project, so do stop by and take a look . . . and be sure to leave a note.  We love hearing from you.  Then, post your project on the Dream it Up! blog using Mr. Linky for a chance to be this month's lucky winner.

See you next week,


  1. Wow!
    I never would have thought to ink the glitter!

  2. Such a soft almost watercolor look to this card, with great sparkle!

  3. This is gorgeous Liz! Beautiful and sparkly!