Friday, March 25, 2022

Easter Blessings

Hi all and welcome! I have 2 Easter Blessings cards inspired by the soft pastel rainbow colors in the current Inspiration Station Challenge #26 - Rainbow:
and 2 other challenges, as well:
I had some mixed media fun making these Easter cards and wanted to share how easy it is to change the look of a simple stencil in 3 easy steps. Starting with this 3" X 6" stencil (my NBUS) from A Colorful Life Designs called Church Window:

Step #1 - I ink-blended 2 panels with Ranger's Distress Ink in a pink, yellow and violet. For me, I almost always use Scrapbook.com's Foam Blending Tools and Wendy Vecchi's Make Art-Stay-tion for ease of use.
I let them dry thoroughly because the next step (#2) is to white heat emboss a background stamp over the entire page, including the ink-blended stencil image. If they are not totally dry, your embossing powder will stick to the ink blended portions. The background stamp used is MFT Stamps' background stamp called Romantic Script. - I just wanted the hint of words, not really legible.
Lastly, Step #3 - add a layer of glaze over the stenciled area. In my case, I used Brutus Monroe's Glitter Glaze - Fallen Snow. It leaves a beautiful sparkle and yet I can still see the wording through it. A scraper tool is very handy to get a nice even layer - I used Scrapbook.com's All Purpose Craft Scraper:
You could also use an old credit/gift card, but this tool is wider and fits all sizes of stencils. For about $2.00 it is worth the investment!
For one of the cards I cut out the stencil and mounted it on Fun Foam. Then I added it to a white embossed panel created with the embossing folder by Pink and Main called Garden Gate. If you follow me, you've seen me use this a lot lately. I love both sides of the designs and the texture and movement it give the background.
The other panel I left alone, just mounted it to a heavy white card base. Both have an "Easter Blessings" sentiment from a retired set from Poppy Stamps called Springtime Fun. I heat embossed the sentiments with Altenew's Caribbean Sky Crisp Embossing Powder. I very seldom used colored embossing powder, but I like the softness of the blue with these pastel cards. A few Honey Bee Stamps Gem Stickers and we are all set!
Not sure which one I like best, but I do love taking stencils, ink, embossing and glaze and mixing them up to create soft ethereal cards! Thanks for joining me today and thank you to the challenge hosts for their inspiration, too.
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.
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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.

10 comments:

  1. Fabulous make and lovely use of your NBUS - thanks for sharing it with us this month

    Kathyk
    NBUS Guest DT member for March

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  2. Lovely cards, love how you used the colours thank you for joining us at Inspiration Station with these and of course good luck xx

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  3. Anita, these are lovely and I adore A Colorful Life Stencils...I think it's time for me to do a bit of shopping! Thanks for sharing your project with us at The Inspiration Station!
    Donna

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  4. Oh Anita these are all just BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at Inspiration Station!
    Darlene
    INSPIRATION STATION
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your EMBOSSING FOLDERS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at CAN YOU HANDLE THE PRESSURE. Hope to see you there! I see one of these beauties definitely qualifies!

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  5. Beautiful Easter cards!
    Thanks for sharing with Happy Little Stampers!

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  6. These are gorgeous!! I haven't shopped at A Colorful LIfe - but I definitely need this stencil and I need the Bunny Garden you used too!

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I know you'll love the stencils from ACLD! I sure do...

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